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June 29, 2019 - Best Performance Motorsports Rolls into Tennessee and Kentucky
1 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) resumed on Friday night as Best Performance Motorsports rolled into the "Bad Fast Taz" for the $12,000-To-Win Toyota of Knoxville 50 at Tennessee's Tazewell Speedway.

Twenty-seven drivers looked to tamed the wicked high banks, and Tyler started his night in his Industrial Resourcing Group No. 1 Super Late Model by finishing second in his heat race to earn the fifth-starting spot on the grid for the 50-lap feature.

For the first half of the feature Erb rode in a podium spot as he pursued race leader, Josh Richards. The Texan shot to the lead on lap 28 and paced the field until disaster struck on lap-44 in the form of a flat, right-rear tire. Erb rejoined the tail of the field, but was only able to manage an 11th-place finish.

Saturday night found the team at the King family owned, Florence Speedway (Union, Kentucky) for the 33rd annual Ralph Latham Memorial. With 44 entries on hand, Tyler finished second in his heat race to earn the fifth starting spot for the $12,000-to-win feature. He raced in the Top 10 throughout the finale before crossing the finish line in the sixth spot.

Tyler is 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.

June 25, 2019 - Tyler Erb Gets KO'd Coming to the Checkers on Tuesday Night at Tri City
1On Tuesday evening, Tyler Erb was back on the DIRTcar Summer Nationals trail. The Best Performance Motorsports team took their Industrial Resourcing Group No. 1 Rocket XR1/ Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model into battle at Tri City Speedway (Pontoon Beach, Illinois).

Erb started his night with a win in his heat race, which locked him into the third-starting spot for the 40-lap, $10,000-to-win feature. Early in the race Tyler overtook Kyle Bronson for the lead, but would relinquish the top spot a few laps later, when Bronson slipped past.

Following a late-race restart Erb shot back to the lead. He paced the field until the final lap, when he and Bronson made contact in turn three. The result found Erb making hard contact with the wall as his night came to a very disappointing early end in the 10th position.

Full results from the weekend are available at www.TheHellTour.com.

June 22, 2019 - Tyler Erb Races to Runner-Up Finish in Hell Tour Action at Spoon River
1After seeing the opening round of the Firecracker 100 weekend at Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, Pennsylvania) nixed by rain, Best Performance Motorsports decided to take a detour on Thursday night. The altered path took the team into battle at Spoon River Speedway (Canton, Illinois) in the $5,000-to-Win DIRTcar Summernationals event.

With 35 entries on hand, Tyler screamed to a new track in qualifying with a 12.995 second-lap. He backed it up with a heat race win before drawing the fourth-starting spot for the 40-lap feature in his Industrial Resourcing Group No. 1 New Point Lighting & Design/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model.

In the main event he advanced two spots to finish second behind race winner, Brian Shirley. Frank Heckenast Jr., Tanner English and Bobby Pierce completd the Top-5 finishers.

On Friday evening the team rolled into Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, Pennsylvania) for the opening round of the annual Firecracker 100. The World 1of 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 weekend are available at www.TheHellTour.com and www.WoOLMS.com.

June 15, 2019 - Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Triple Header Takes Best Performance Motorsports to the Southeast
1Tyler Erb and Best Performance Motorsports returned to the grind of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) on Thursday night as a triple header came to life.

Action kicked off with the Wayne Gray Memorial at North Carolina's Fayetteville Motor Speedway. Thirty Super Late Models entered the event, and after winning his heat race Tyler earned the PFC Pole Award for the $10,000-to-win feature.

Erb led the first 12 circuits of the feature before slipping to the second spot. Throughout the remainder of the event he fought diligently to get back to the top spot before ultimately settling for a third-place finish behind Kyle Bronson and Brandon Overton.

Friday night found the team in South Carolina at Cherokee Speedway, where 15th Annual Grassy Smith Memorial headlined the $12,000-to-win race. With 30 entries on hand, Tyler earned the 12th-starting spot for the feature after finishing third in his heat race. In the main event, he struggled to find forward drive and would cross the finish line in the 10th position.

The busy weekend came to a close on Saturday night at Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tennessee), where a $15,000 top prize was on the line for the Big Daddy 60. Tyler started eighth in the 60-lap finale and went on to register a sixth-place finish.

Tyler is now second in the latest LOLMDS points and continues to lead the Rookie of the Year battle. For complete results from the weekend's events, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.

June 8, 2019 - Tyler Erb Races to Top-5 Finish in the Dirt Late Model Dream
1 It 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.

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.

Via 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 the coveted, $125,000-to-win finale in front of a massive crowd.

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 of 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.

"The first 40-50 laps 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."

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