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February 10, 2019 - Tyler Erb Finishes Second in Friday and Saturday Night LOLMDS Action
1On Friday night, Tyler Erb entered the fifth round of the 43rd annual Wrisco Winternationals at East Bay Raceway Park (Gibsonton, Florida). He qualified second-fastest in his group in time trials, and then won his heat race to lock into the third-starting spot for the $12,000-to-win feature event.

Tyler jumped to the second position early in the feature as he set his sights on race leader, Jonathan Davenport. Erb powered into the top spot on lap 15 and paced the field for the next 22 circuits. Following a late-race restart Davenport slipped past for the lead. Erb continued to apply pressure to Daveport, but on a rubbered-up track he was forced to settle into a runner-up finish. Earl Pearson Jr., Scott Bloomquist and Devin Moran completed the Top-3 finishers.

On Saturday evening 41 cars returned for the final night at East Bay Raceway Park. Tyler won his heat race to lock into the fourth-starting spot for the 50-lap feature. He ran in the Top-5 throughout the main event before surging late to finish second behind race winner, Jonathan Davenport. Devin Moran, Tanner English and Justin Williams.

Sunday night's LOLMDS Speedweeks finale at Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, Florida) fell victim to Mother Nature.

For full results the event, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.

February 7, 2019 - Tyler Erb Goes Back to Victory Lane in East Bay Raceway Park Opener
1Tyler Erb continued his red-hot start to the 2019 season on Monday night as the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) rolled into East Bay Raceway Park (Gibsonton, Florida) for the first of six races during the annual Winternationals. The pilot of the New Point Direction & Lighting #1 Best Performance Motorsports/ Franklin Enterprises/ Rocket XR1/ Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model streaked to the $5,000 win.

"I am super-excited to get this opportunity to work with Randall Edwards, Eric, and Kelly," Erb said. "This is a dream come true for me. I have been dreaming of this chance for a long time and to finally get to this point is very satisfying, but you have to stay hungry. We still have a lot of racing left this year, but we couldn't ask for a better start to the season.

"It feels really great to win here at East Bay! This is such an historic track. I led two or three races here last year but let them slip away. I could feel Josh underneath me in three and four and I knew that if I lost the race, it wasn't going to be because of a lack of effort."

After winning his heat race, Tyler started on the pole for the 30-lap, $5,000-to-win feature. He wouldn't get the best of starts in the feature, and as a result he initially slipped back to the fifth position. Over the course of the ensuing laps he began clawing his way forward, and on lap 13 he took control of the lead from Brandon Sheppard. Once out front he never looked back on his way to his second LOLMDS win of the season and his 1fourth victory overall. Josh Richards, Sheppard, Austin Hubbard and Don O'Neal rounded out the Top-5 finishers.

On Tuesday night Tyler Erb broke out the broom at East Bay Raceway Park. He started the night by blazing to the fastest time in Miller Welders Time Trials over a field of 56 entries and backed it up with a heat race win to earn the pole position for the 30-lap, $5,000-to-win feature.

The main event found Tyler leading every lap on his way to his second-straight victory and third of Speedweeks. He was followed across the finish line by Earl Pearson Jr., Dennis Erb Jr., Brandon Sheppard and Jimmy Owens.

"Like I said last night, driving for this team has been a dream come true," Erb said. "I am probably one of the happiest people in the world right now. I am lucky enough to be able to do this for a living. I just couldn't imagine being with anybody better than this team at the Best [Performance Motorsports] shop. I am really thankful for this opportunity.

Wednesday evening saw the winner's check increased to $7,000 as 52 entries took part in the event. Tyler started his night with a runner-up finish in his heat race, which positioned him in the eighth-starting spot on the feature grid. The main event saw Erb mounting a strong run through the field as he quickly made his way through the pack. He would reach the runner-up spot late in the race as he began to pressure Jonathan Davenport for the lead. Despite Tyler's best efforts he would be unable to make the pass and had to settle for a runner-up finish.

On Thursday night another $7,000-to-win slate was contested at the 1/3-mile oval. Tyler qualified second-fastest in his group before winning his heat race to lock into the third-starting spot for the 40-lap feature. Erb pursued early leader Kyle Bronson before jumping to the lead on lap 10. Tyler held the top spot until lap 38, when Hudson O'Neal shot past on the outside as Earl Pearson Jr. simultaneously worked past on the low side. The pilot of the Best Performance Motorsports No.1 Super Late Model crossed the finish line in third.

For full results the week, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.


February 2, 2019 - Tyler Erb Wins LOLMDS Opener at the Rhino Ag Super Bowl of Racing
1Tyler Erb hit the ground running in his debut with Best Performance Motorsports. The 22-year-old Texan scored the season opening win with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) on Saturday afternoon during the annual RhinoAg Super Bowl of Racing.

The victory came aboard the team's New Point Direction & Lighting #1 Best Performance Motorsports/ Roberts Bee Company/ Rocket XR1/ Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model.

"I want to thank Eric and Kelly Brock and Randall Edwards for having faith in me to drive their car," Erb commented. "This is a great way to start the season! There is so much tough competition here. I was a little worried in traffic, but those guys gave me plenty of room to get by. It was fast today, for sure. I want to thank Wayne Childress of New Point Lighting and Design, and Billy Franklin for helping us out this year."

Erb entered his first-career event with Best Performance Motorsports on Friday night at Golden Isles Speedway (Brunswick, Georgia). He started his night with a heat race win to lock into the fourth-starting position for the 50-lap, $12,000-to-win finale.

Mother Nature intervened before the feature could be run as a steady rain pushed the finale to early Saturday afternoon.

As the race went green Tyler quickly advanced into a podium position. By lap 10 he climbed into the second spot, and on lap 13 he overtook Hudson O'Neal for the lead. Once out front Erb kept the field at bay for the remainder of the event, en route to the victory. It marked his third overall win of 2019, and his second-career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory.

On Saturday night the second round of the RhinoAg Super Bowl of Racing came to life. After a lengthy rain delay, Erb started his night by qualifying second in his group, and then backed it up with a heat race win. Starting the feature fourth on the grid for the second-straight event, Tyler ran in the Top-5 throughout the feature before crossing the finish line in the fourth position behind Earl Pearson Jr., Jonathan Davenport and Scott Bloomquist.

Tyler is currently tied for second in the latest LOLMDS standings. For more information on the event, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.