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July 25, 2020 - Seventh place finish in Silver Dollar Nationals at I-80 Speedway
1Tyler Erb returned with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) on Thursday afternoon at I-80 Speedway (Greenwood, Neb.) for the Dirt Track Bank Go 50. After grabbing the fourth and final transfer spot in his heat race, the crew discovered mechanical issues, forcing Tyler to pull out his secondary ride for the $12,000-to-win A-Main. He was slated to roll off 13th but with his decision to change cars before the feature, he was sent to the tail. Gaining seven spots in the 50-lap affair, Erb recorded a 19th place outing.

On Friday night with two rounds of heat race setting the grid for Imperial Tile Silver Dollar Nationals A-Main on Saturday, Erb passed six cars in his first round to register a third place finish. Scoring a third place finish in his second heat, Tyler sat in eighth overall in passing points.

1Starting the $53,000-to-win A-Main in eighth, Erb slid ahead of Jimmy Owens for the lead on lap 44 and led the ensuing 20 circuits. With tire wear dropping him outside of the Top-5, Tyler hung on to a seventh place finish in the 101-lap affair. (Todd Boyd photo)

Tyler jumped up to fourth in the latest LOLMDS point standings. Full results from this event are available at www.LucasDirt.com.


July 19, 2020 - Erb wires Hell Tour field at Plymouth for fifth win of 2020; Tops LOLMDS foes at Tri-City Speedway
1A busy week for Tyler Erb and the Best Performance Motorsports team ended with two more wins, bringing their season tally to four. 

Erb piloted his Industrial Resourcing Group No. 1 Best Performance Motorsports/ Rocket Chassis/ Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model to victory Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway on Tuesday and at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Ill on Friday.

Following the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) on Monday night, Tyler Erb was one of 27 cars on hand at 300 Raceway (Farley, Iowa) for the Truck Country 50. Coming in third in his heat race, Erb locked into the seventh-starting position for the $10,000-to-win A-Main. Charging forward two spots in the 50-lap affair, Tyler scored a fifth-place finish behind Josh Richards, Jimmy Owens, Tim McCreadie, and Kyle Bronson.

1On Tuesday night, Tyler rejoined the DIRTcar Summer Nationals at Plymouth Speedway for the fourth stop of the Hell Tour. In a field of 31 cars, Erb streaked to a 10-lap heat race victory, which positioned him second on the starting grid for the main event. (Jim DenHamer photo)

Leading flag-to-flag in the 40-lapper, Tyler survived a late-race challenge from Brian Shirley to register his fifth win of the season over Shirley, Devin Moran, Jason Feger, and Kyle Bronson. Winning by 1.387 seconds, Erb pocketed $5,000.

“I was excited those last 10 laps. I knew [Shirley] was beneath me and I was just trying to stay as smooth as I could. Man, this [track] was slick tonight, it didn’t rubber, so hats off to Plymouth Speedway,” Erb said.

Wednesday night's DIRTcar Summer Nationals event at LaSalle (Ill.) Speedway was nixed by Mother Nature.

1Traveling to Spoon River Speedway in Banner, Ill. on Thursday night, Erb qualified fourth in his time trial group and went on to win his heat race. Starting third in the $5,000-to-win A-Main, Tyler ran as high as second at times before settling to a fifth-place finish behind Kent Robinson, Brian Shirley, Tyler Carpenter, and Billy Drake.

1Erb was one of 39 LOLMDS entries on hand for the NAPA Know How 50 on Friday at Tri-City Speedway. After qualifying fourth in his group of time trials, Tyler surged to a heat race win, positioning him third on the starting grid for the $12,000-to-win main event. (Heath Lawson photo)

In the 50-lapper, Erb took the lead on lap 22 following a three-car battle with Kyle Strickler and Billy Moyer Jr. Erb quickly stretched his lead over Moyer Jr. as he went unchallenged to the checkers. Moyer Jr. finished second, followed by Jonathan Davenport, Shane Clanton, and Tyler Bruening.

“I knew that surviving out front was going to be half the battle. When we took off, I knew we had a really good car. I expected the track to come back the way it did. They had it rolled in really nice when we started. I almost took the lead when that caution came out. I knew when I was in second to just keep following Billy, he was a hand full tonight until an opportunity presented itself. He had a good car tonight and was going to be tough to beat. Congrats to him and JD on their finishes tonight,” said the 23-year-old in Victory Lane.

The following night at Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Mo.) for the Show-Me 100 presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com, Erb secured his spot into the $20,000-to-win A-Main with a second place finish in his heat behind Kyle Strickler. Losing one position in the 100-lap affair, Tyler notched an eighth-place outing.

On Sunday afternoon for the CMH Diamond Nationals, Tyler came one spot shy of a transfer position in his heat with a fifth-place finish, sending him into the B-Main. Getting involved with a tangle that damaged his nose, Erb was forced pit side and had to rely on a provisional into the $12,000 finale. After rain delayed the main event more than two hours, Tyler Erb retired from the 50-lapper on lap 30 when he suffered a broken rear axle.

This week the team will travel to I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. The action gets underway on Thursday with The Dirt Track Bank Go 50, paying $12,000-to-win. Friday includes preliminary events for the 10th Annual Silver Dollar Nationals. The weekend culminates on Saturday with a $53,000-to-win finale. Tyler sits in fifth in the latest LOLMDS point standings. Full results from these events are available at www.LucasDirt.com and  www.DIRTcarSummerNationals.com.

July 10, 2020 - Tyler Erb bests Pierce for Hell Tour opener triumph
1Kicking off a busy stretch of events for the Best Performance Motorsports team, Tyler Erb picked up the win in Wednesday’s DIRTcar Summer Nationals opener at Brownstown (Ind.) Speedway. (Mark Schaeffer photo)

Erb drove the Industrial Resourcing Group No. 1 Best Performance Motorsports/ Rocket Chassis/ Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model to a $5,000 triumph.

1Erb was one of 22 DIRTcar Late Models on hand at Brownstown Speedway for the Hoosier Dirt Classic. After setting the fast time in qualifying with a blistering lap of 13.568 seconds, Erb picked up a 10-lap heat race victory, which positioned him on the pole for the main event.

With Bobby Pierce jumping into the lead and setting the pace early, Tyler began closing in on the leader after a caution flew on lap 31. Overtaking Pierce on lap 36, Erb went on to pick up his fourth win of the season over Pierce, Mike Marlar, Allen Weisser, and Kyle Bronson.

“I knew I wasn’t very good running around the top like Bobby was, so I was better off to kind of float in the middle,” Erb said. “I finally figured out how to (exit) turn four with a little bit of a speed. … I was waiting for Bobby to move down. I honestly thought he might try to block.

“I think he just had his momentum built up so much there he couldn’t do it, and I just kept working him and working him. I didn’t see him (exiting turn) two, I believe, and I got pretty clear and I sailed her pretty hard into (turns) three and four and never saw him.”

Full results from the event can be found at www.DIRTcarSummerNationals.com.

1Returning to action on Friday, the team headed to Florence Speedway (Union, Ky.) for the two-day General Tire Summer Sizzler Nationals. Drawing 33 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) entries for the two-day event, Tyler edged his way into the $12,000-to-win A-Main with the fourth and final transfer spot in his heat race. Rolling off 13th the grid, Erb fell seven spots in the 50-lapper to place 20th.

Saturday night’s finale at Florence Speedway fell victim to Mother Nature.

Tyler is currently fourth in the latest LOLMDS championship standings. Full results from these events are available at  www.LucasDirt.com.

July 4, 2020 - Erb grabs third win of the season in Lucas Oil triumph at MCS
1Tyler Erb earned his first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) win of the season on Friday night aboard the Industrial Resourcing Group No. 1 Best Performance Motorsports/ Rocket Chassis/ Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model.

The $12,000 triumph came at Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville, Ohio.

“I want to thank all of my crew. This deal is tough, it’s not easy. In all honestly, I think we have had a better year as far as being consistent than last year. We are going to keep digging, we want to get that orange spoiler before the end of the year.”

“This is almost one of my home tracks, I’ve stayed with Devin [Moran] several times. I have made many laps here with Donnie [Moran] to help me get better, but this is the first time I have turned competitive laps here. It seems like I’ve made 10 million laps here. I just want to thank the Moran family for everything they have done for me. This was my home shop for a while. This is just awesome,” said the 23-year-old Texas native.

To start the weekend, Erb visited Florence Speedway (Union, Ky.) on Thursday evening for the track’s season opener. In a field of 31 cars, Erb started the night off with a heat race victory, which positioned him fourth on the starting grid for the $5,000-to-win A-Main. After suffering a flat tire while running in second, Tyler charged from the tail of the field to place seventh in the closing laps.

1The following night at Muskingum County Speedway for the LOLMDS-sanctioned Independence 50, Tyler laid down the fastest time in his group before coasting to a 10-lap heat race victory. (Heath Lawson photo)

Sneaking ahead of race-long leader Jonathan Davenport in the final 10 laps amid lapped-traffic, Erb soared to his third overall win of the season over Devin Moran, Davenport, Tyler Carpenter, and Hudson O’Neal.

1On Saturday evening at Portsmouth (Ohio) Raceway Park, Erb secured his spot into the $12,000-to-win finale with a second-place finish in his heat behind Jonathan Davenport. Falling short of a Top-10 finish in the 50-lap feature, Tyler slipped back to a 14th place outing.

Tyler has climbed to third in the latest LOLMDS point standings. Full results from these events are available at www.FlorenceSpeedway.com and www.LucasDirt.com.