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April 28, 2019 - Tyler Erb Bounces Back from Flat Tire to Finish Fourth
1 Tyler Erb spent much of the weekend trying to find a place to race, where Mother Nature wasn't a factor. His pursuit of a race eventually took him to Atomic Speedway (Chillicothe, Ohio) on Sunday afternoon, where he took his Best Performance Motorsports No. 1 New Point Lighting and Design/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model into battle in the inaugural Atomic 100.

Tyler won his heat race to earn the pole position for the $10,000-to-win, 100-lap finale. The Texas native paced the opening laps beforer relinquishing the top spot to Freddie Carpenter.

Erb pursued the leader until lap 29, when Carpenter slowed with mechanical issues. Tyler reinherited the lead and would stay out front until lap 49, when he began to battle a deflating tire. Tyler dropped back a pair of spots before ultimately drawing a caution on lap 56 for the flat tire.

Tyler ducked into the pit area for a fresh tire and rejoined the back of the pack. During the final 44 laps Erb charged from the back of the pack to a fourth-place finish behind Tim McCreadie, Kyle Strickler and Devin Moran.

Full results from the event are available at www.AtomicSpeedway.net.


April 20, 2019 - Mechanical Failure Sidelines Tyler Erb at 34 Raceway
1 Tyler Erb entered a single event over the weekend in his Best Performance Motorsports No. 1 New Point Lighting and Design/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model. The 11th annual Slocum 50 took the team to 34 Raceway (West Burlington, Iowa), where Erb had his sights set on the $10,555 top prize. (Todd Healy photo)

Thirty-seven competitors entered the Lucas Oil Midwest Late Model Racing Association (MLRA) event, and Tyler raced to a third-place finish in his heat race, which locked him into the 10th-starting spot for the finale.

Unfortunately, Erb's hopes of a first Slocum title were sidelined by a battery failure early in the feature, while he was racing inside the Top 10. He was credited with a 19th-place finish.

Full results from the event are available at www.MLRAracing.com.


April 14, 2019 - Tyler Erb and Best Performance Motorsports Battle Rain Throughout Scheduledn Four-Race LOLMDS Weekend
1 Tyler Erb kicked off a four-day run with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) on Thursday night at Atomic Speedway (Chillicothe, Ohio). With 33 entries on hand, a runner-up finish in his heat race, positioned Erb fifth on the starting grid for the 50-lap feature in his Best Performance Motorsports No. 1 New Point Lighting and Design/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model.

Tyler raced in the Top 10 throughout the $12,000-to-win feature before crossing the finish line in the seventh position.

Friday night's scheduled stop at Ohio's Sharon Speedway, fell victim to rain, so the team resumed action on Saturday night at Hagerstown Speedway. Tyler finished second in his heat race at the 1/2-mile oval to earn the 14th-starting spot for the $12,000-to-win, 50-lap finale. He battled the handle on his entry on his way to a 14th-place finish in the final running order.

Rain intervened again on Sunday evening, forcing the program at Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, Pennsylvania) to be canceled.

Tyler is currently 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.


April 6, 2019 - Pair of Top-10 Finishes in Weekend LOLMDS Action for Best Performance Motorsports
1 Tyler Erb returned to the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) circuit over the weekend in his Best Performance Motorsports No. 1 New Point Lighting and Design/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model as the tour sanctioned a pair of events in Tennessee and Georgia.

Action opened on Friday night at 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tennessee), where 29 cars registered for action in the "Tennessee's Action Track 50." A third-place finish in his heat race locked Tyler into the 12th-starting spot for the 50-lap, $12,000-to-win finale.

During the course of the main event he raced his way to a ninth-place finish.

Saturday night took the team south to North Georgia Speedway (Chatsworth, Georgia), where another $12,000 top prize was on the line for the LOLMDS competitors. A runner-up position in his heat race found Tyler earning the eighth-starting spot for the 50-lap feature.

As the main event went green, Tyler began clawing his way forward through the field. By lap 32 he was up to the second spot as he set his sights on leader, Jonathan Davenport. Unfortunately, he hooked the cushion on lap 37, causing him to spin to a stop.

Tyler was able to continue as he rejoined the tail of the field. Over the remainder of the event he rebounded to finish ninth.

Tyler continues to sit 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.


April 1, 2019 - Tyler Erb Scores Richest Career Win with Thaw Brawl Triumph
1 Tyler Erb claimed his richest, career payday on a cool Sunday afternoon at La Salle Speedway (La Salle, Illinois). The Texas native streaked to a $15,000 triumph in the eighth annual Hoker Trucking Thaw Brawl in his Best Performance Motorsports No. 1 New Point Lighting and Design/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model.

“I was riding back in eighth or so for the first 40 or so laps, and just kept telling myself to be patient until we caught lapped traffic,” Erb said. “You had to go with your gut and run the top, even though it wasn’t really the desired line. I knew I had to hit it just right.

“I want to thank Eric Brock and Jeff Babcock and all my sponsors for giving me this opportunity. I couldn’t be more excited about how this year has started. We’ve got a long year still, but everything’s going real well right now.”

After seeing Saturday’s program washed away by rain, thirty-one Super Late Models took to Tony Izzo Jr.’s La Salle Speedway on a very cool Sunday afternoon for the American Ethanol Late Model Tour (AELMT) event. Via preliminary action, Tyler earned the 11th-starting spot for the 75-lap, $15,000-to-win finale.

For the first half of the race Erb bided his time as he ran just inside the Top 10. However, as the race entered its latter stages he began to pick up the pace as the front runners negotiated lapped traffic. Erb used the high side to go to the lead on lap 64 but surrendered the top spot two circuits later.

Despite losing the lead, Tyler would not be denied. On lap 72 he shot to the cushion in turns one and two and propelled himself to the lead. Erb went on to leading the closing laps to claim the $15,000 prize, which marked the richest of his career. Pierce, Chris Simpson, Dennis Erb Jr. and Ricky Weiss completed the Top-5 finishers.

The victory was the sixth overall on the year for Tyler Erb.

For full results from the event, please visit www.LaSalleSpeedway.com .