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July 27, 2019 - Best Performance Motorsports Battles Bad Luck at FALS
1 Tyler Erb couldn't seem to catch a break all weekend during the 30th Annual Prairie Dirt Classic at Fairbury Speedway (Fairbury, Illinois). (Todd Healy photo)

"We had a fast car from the time that we unloaded, but we just had zero luck," Erb commented. "We got suspension damage, while battling for the second spot in our qualifying feature. That left us starting at the back of a B-Main on Saturday night, and we got all the way up to sixth before the halfway point, but then a car slowed in front of us and left me with nowhere to go. I ended up on my side with heavy damage. It was a really frustrating weekend, but it is what it is."

An event-record, 72 entries took part in the World of Outlaws (WoO) Morton Buildings Late Model Series event, and Tyler hit the ground running on Friday night with the second-fastest time in his qualifying group. As a result, he started on the pole for the a $2,500-to-win, preliminary feature. While battling for the second spot with Devin Moran, the two made contact, resulting in suspension damage that ended his night.

On Saturday evening Tyler started on the tail of a Last Chance Showdown. He had charged to the sixth position just before the halfway mark, when bad luck struck. A car slowed entering turn three, leaving Erb with nowhere to go. Tyler made heavy contact causing his No. 1 to flip onto his side. Luckily he was uninjured, but his weekend was brought to an end.

Full results from the weekend can be found at www.WoOLMS.com.

July 20, 2019 - Best Performance Motorsports Competes in Silver Dollar Nationals
1 On a steamy Thursday night Tyler Erb and Best Performance Motorsports kicked off the ninth annual Imperial Tile Silver Dollar Nationals at I-80 Speedway (Greenwood, Nebraska). With 45 entries on hand Tyler qualified fourth fastest in his group and then charged to his heat race win to earn the fourth-starting spot for the 50-lap feature.

As the Malvern Bank Go 50 went green, Erb began pressuring Tyler Bruening for the lead. Erb surged to the lead on the second circuit and lead until lap-8 when Mason Zeigler slipped past for the top spot. Tyler ran in the Top 5 for the next several laps before contact with another driver on lap 35 caused him to spin. He joined the back of the pack but was only able to manage a 15th-place finish.

On Friday night double heat races were contested for the Silver Dollar Nationals, mega finale. Tyler recorded a second-place finish and a third-place finish in his respective heats. His performances locked him into the fifth-starting spot for Saturday night's 80-lap, $53,000-to-win finale.

In the feature, Tyler raced to as high as the third position before a broken j-bar and driveshaft ended his outing early.

Tyler is currently third in the latest LOLMDS standings, and he continues to lead the Rookie of the Year battle. For full results from the event as well as the latest series' standings, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.

July 16, 2019 - Tyler Erb Charges to Top-10 Finish at Brown County
1 Despite struggling early in the night, Tyler Erb rebounded in the feature on Tuesday night at Brown County Speedway (Aberdeen, South Dakota). The Texan advanced 12 spots to finish seventh in his Industrial Resourcing Group No. 1 XR1 Rocket Chassis/ #Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model.

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) program drew a field of 24 entries to the high-banked bullring. A flat tire in his heat race, left Tyler with a seventh-place finish, which positioned him 19th on the starting grid for the 50-lap, $10,000-to-win feature.

In the main event Tyler mounted a charge through the field. By the time the checkered flag dropped he was up to the seventh position.

Wednesday night's event at Jackson Motorplex (Jackson, Minnesota) was rained out.

Tyler is currently third in the latest LOLMDS standings, and he continues to lead the Rookie of the Year battle. For full results from the event as well as the latest series' standings, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.

July 14, 2019 - Tyler Erb Races to Second-Straight LOLMDS Victory
1 Tyler Erb carried his hot hand into battle with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on Thursday night at Tri City Speedway. The end result was his second-straight, series victory in his Industrial Resourcing Group No. 1 XR1 Rocket Chassis/ #Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model.

Kicking off a four-race weekend, Erb hit the ground running in Miller Welders qualifying at Tri City Speedway (Pontoon Beach, Illinois) by registering the fastest lap over the 31-car field at the 3/8-mile oval. He then backed up his qualifying performance with a heat race win to lock into the pole position for the Hoker Trucking 50.

For the first 22 laps of the finale, Erb chased Jimmy Owens for the top spot. On lap 23 Tyler edged ahead for the first time to take the lead, and led the next four circuits before losing the lead on lap 27. Not to be denied though, the Texas native blasted back to the lead on lap 30 and went on to pace the final 20 circuits for his fifth series win of 2019.

"That was a pretty exciting race. I really didn't want to see that last caution because I had gotten into a rhythm," Erb commented in Victory Lane.. "I was kind of kicking myself when Jimmy [Owens] got back by me for the lead. I knew when Mikey [Marlar] was behind me that things were going to be tough. I could hear Jimmy under me and then the same thing with Mikey. I just kind of let it go for broke in the last four laps. About a month ago I was in the same position [at Tri City Speedway] and I wasn't going to let what happened last time, happen again."

Mike Marlar, Tim McCreadie, Jimmy Owens and Earl Pearson Jr. completed the Top-5 finishers.

On Friday night the team again competed at Tri City Speedway in another $12,000-to-win event. Unfortunately, luck would not be on Erb's side throughout the night, and he was only able to manage a 15th-place finish in the Napa Know How 50.

Saturday found LOLMDS action shifting west to Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Missouri) for the first night of a doubleheader at the CMH Diamond Nationals. Thirty-nine competitors entered the $15,000-to-win event, and Tyler earned the 22nd-starting spot for the feature via B-Main action. In the finale he advanced to a 16th-place finish.

On Sunday night the final night of the Diamond Nationals was held. Unfortunately, Tyler's luck wouldn't improve. After starting 11th in the feature, he spun late in the going and was able to only rebound to a 21st-place finish.

Tyler is currently second in the latest LOLMDS standings, and he continues to lead the Rookie of the Year battle. For full results from the event as well as the latest series' standings, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.

July 6, 2019 - Tyler Erb Tops Tyler County Speedway for $12,000 LOLMDS Payday
1 Tyler Erb stormed to his fourth Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series triumph of the 2019 season on Friday night. He piloted his Industrial Resourcing Group No. 1 XR1 Rocket Chassis/ #Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model to the $12,000 triumph in the 25th annual Topless 50 at Tyler County Speedway.

The victory was his fifth of the year with Best Performance Motorsports and his seventh overall.

"I am super-pumped!" exclaimed Erb in Victory Lane. "We have a super-fast racecar right now. This is the best car I have ever driven. It feels like a year since we won a race. This is one of my favorite tracks. We haven't been here a lot, because it's a long way from Texas."

"I wanted to move up higher in turns one and two; that's what got me the lead on Devin [Moran]. It's hard to move up when you can see those guys below you. I was getting sideways into turn three and I could almost see the entire field behind me. This just shows how good of a team we have. We put in the work to win and it paid off tonight."

Following a rainout on Wednesday night at Muskingum County Speedway (Zanesville, Ohio), the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) was able to get back to business on Thursday night with a trip to Portsmouth Raceway Park (Portsmouth, Ohio).

1With 29 Super Late Models entered, Tyler raced to a runner-up finish in his heat race in his Industrial Resourcing Group No. 1 Super Late Model. His heat finish positioned him fifth on the starting grid for the finale. He went on to record a seventh-place finish in the final rundown of the $12,000-to-win affair.

Friday night at West Virginia's Tyler County Speedway, Tyler won his heat race to earn the outside-front-row starting spot for the 50-lap finale. He jumped to the lead at the drop of the green flag. Once out front he paced the field for all 50 circuits on his way to the $12,000 triumph in the 25th annual Topless 50.

Saturday night's event at Mansfield Motor Speedway (Mansfield, Ohio) fell victim to rain and will not be rescheduled.

Tyler is up to second in the latest LOLMDS standings, and he continues to lead the Rookie of the Year battle. For full results from the event as well as the latest series' standings, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.