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June 29, 2019 - 6th Place Finish in Ralph Latham Memorial at Florence
1 Tuesday night saw Tyler Erb return with the DIRTcar Summer Nationals for the $7,500 top prize at Tri-City Speedway (Granite City, Illinois). Following the second fastest lap in his time trial group behind Kyle Bronson, Erb streaked to a 10-lap heat race victory which positioned him 3rd on the starting grid for the A-Main. After Erb slid past Kyle Bronson for the lead early in the race, Tyler dropped out of the top spot after bouncing through a hole in turn one. Swapping back in forth for the lead late in the race, Erb was credited with a 10th place finish after contact with him and another competitor while battling for the lead left him pinned against the wall.

On Friday night 27 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) competitors headed to Tazewell Speedway (Tazewell, Tennessee) for the $12,000-to-win opener. Posting a runner-up finish in his heat behind Jimmy Owens, Erb earned the 5th-starting position for the A-Main. Falling one spot shy of a Top-10 finish, Tyler slipped back to an 11th place outing.

1The following night at Florence Speedway (Union, Kentucky) for the Ralph Latham Memorial, Tyler secured his spot into the $12,000-to-win finale with a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Jimmy Owens. Starting the feature in 5th, Erb dropped one spot in the 50-lapper to place 6th. (Heath Lawson photo)

Tyler is currently third in the latest LOLMDS standings and leads the Rookie of the Year battle. Full results from these events are available at www.HellTour.com
and www.LucasDirt.com.

June 22, 2019 - Runner-up Finish in Hell Tour Stop at Spoon River Speedway
1After losing the Firecracker 100 opener at Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, Pennsylvania) to Mother Nature, Tyler Erb traveled to Spoon River Speedway (Banner, Illinois) on Thursday evening for the eighth round of the rain-plagued DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour. In a field of 34 cars, Erb set a new track record in qualifying before capturing a heat race win. Earning the 4th-starting position for the $5,000-to-win A-Main, Tyler improved two positions to place 2nd behind Brian Shirley with Frank Heckenast Jr., Tanner English, and Bobby Pierce trailing him the to the checkers. (Mike Ruefer photo)

1On Friday evening the team rolled into Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, Pennsylvania) for the opening round of the annual Firecracker 100. The World of Outlaws (WoO) Morton Buildings Late Model Series event drew a field of 46 entries. Tyler started the night by setting fast time in qualifications with a 17.087-second lap. He finished second in his heat race to earn the eighth-starting spot for the 30-lap feature.

By lap 15 Tyler was up to the second position, but bad luck struck with a flat tire. Erb headed pitside before rejoining the tail of the field. He rebounded to finish 13th.

On Saturday evening Tyler started fourth in his heat race. He was running in a transfer spot on the final lap of his heat race, when a broken torque arm knocked him from contention. As a result he failed to qualify for the feature. His night was not over though as he earned a spot in the $3,000-to-win, Uncle Sam 30 non-qualifier's race. Erb battled with Max Blair for the lead early in the race, and actually led the field on lap 6 before Blair took the top spot back. Tyler went on to finish second behind Blair.

Full results from the events are available at www.HellTour.com
and www.WoOLMS.com.

June 15, 2019 - 3rd Place Finish in Wayne Gray Memorial at Fayetteville
1 Following the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS), Tyler Erb was one of 30 Super Late Models on hand at Fayetteville Motor Speedway (Fayetteville, North Carolina) for the Dunn Benson Ford Wayne Gray Memorial. Starting the night off with a heat race victory, Tyler earned the pole positions for the opening night feature. After leading the first 12 circuits, Erb held on to a 3rd place finish behind Kyle Bronson and Brandon Overton with Hudson O’Neal and Jonathan Davenport rounding out the Top-5. (Heath Lawson photo)

1On Friday evening at Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, South Carolina) for the Grassy Smith Memorial, Erb recorded a 3rd place finish in his heat which positioned him 12th on the starting grid for the $12,000-to-win A-Main. Jumping up two spots in the 50-lap affair, Tyler notched a 10th place finish.

The following night at Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tennessee) for the Big Daddy 60, Tyler came in 2nd in his heat behind Ricky Weiss locking his spot into the $15,000-to-win finale. Coming one spot shy of a Top-5 finish, Erb gained two spots in the 50-lapper to place 6th.

Tyler has climbed to second in the latest LOLMDS standings and leads the Rookie of the Year battle. For complete results and the latest standings, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.


June 8, 2019 - Erb Lands Top 5 Finish in Dirt Late Model Dream at Eldora
1It was a home-game kind of weekend for Tyler Erb as he and Best Performance Motorsports thundered into the famed Eldora Speedway (Rossburg Ohio) for the 25th running of the Dirt Late Model Dream.

The weekend ended with Erb piloting the Best Performance Motorsports No. 1 New Point Lighting and Design/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model to a Top-5 finish in the finale for the crown jewel.

"The first 40-50 laps [of Saturday night’s finale] I was trying to kind of save my stuff, but I was slipping backwards so I knew it was time to go by the time we got to the midway point," Erb said. "I'm happy with our performance, but it's kind of disappointing too. It's so hard to get to the front of these big races, so when you get this close you really want to win. When I got to second, I made some mistakes that cost us some position on the track. With what we've learned here, hopefully we can come back and win the World 100 in September. We just have to keep digging."

Located just down the road from their St. Mary's Ohio shop, the team invaded Eldora Speedway on Thursday night as the first crown jewel event of the 2019 campaign came to life. With 92 competitors on hand for the opener, Tyler streaked to a heat-race win, which locked him into the fifth-starting spot for the 25-lap, $10,000-to-win, preliminary feature. He would go on to fight a tight race car home to an eighth-place finish.

On Friday evening, the field was again split into a pair of $10,000-to-win programs. Tyler qualified ninth fastest in his group, which positioned him in the second starting spot for his heat race. He slipped to a third-place performance in the heat, but the finish was good enough to send him to the 25-lap, preliminary feature, where he started ninth. He again found himself chasing the handle on his No. 1 entry. He crossed the finish line in 11th.

1Via his performances in preliminary action, Tyler was positioned third on the grid for his Saturday night heat race. A charge to a second-place finish locked him into seventh-starting spot for the coveted, $125,000-to-win finale in front of a massive crowd. (Zachary Yost Photography)

During the early stages of the 100-lap affair Erb would slip back in the pack to just outside the Top 10. However, as the race progressed, so did the forward drive for the Texas native. By the late stages of the event he battled for the runner-up position before slipping to a fifth-place finish following a late-race restart. He followed Brandon Sheppard, Dale McDowell, Shane Clanton, and Chris Ferguson across the finish line.

For complete results from the weekend, please visit www.EldoraSpeedway.com.


June 1, 2019 - 6th Place Finish in Clash at the Mag Finale at Magnolia
1Tyler Erb followed the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) on Thursday night for the opening night of the Geico Clash at the Mag. Posting a 3rd place finish in his heat, Erb earned the 10th-starting position for the $5,000-to-win preliminary feature. Gaining three spots in the 25-lap affair, Tyler scored an 7th place finish.

1Returning on Friday for another preliminary feature, Erb came in 2nd in his heat behind Mike Marlar locking him into the 6th-starting position for the A-Main. With $5,000 on the line, Tyler held his spot for all 25-laps to place 6th. (Heath Lawson photo)

With his spot already locked into the $15,000-to-win finale on Saturday evening, Erb passed one car in the 100-lapper reeling in a 6th place finish.

Tyler remains in third in the latest LOLMDS standings and leads the Rookie of the Year battle. For complete results and the latest standings, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.