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September 21, 2019 - Tyler Erb Returns to Lucas Oil Late Model Series Victory Lane
1Making his debut at Kokomo Speedway (Kokomo Indiana) on Friday night, Tyler Erb triumphed in thrilling fashion to pick up the $12,000 victory in his Best Performance Motorsports No. 1 Industrial Resourcing Group/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model. (Heath Lawson photo)

Twenty-four Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) drivers looked to try their hand at claiming the victory in the rare Super Late Model appearance at the renowned Sprint Car facility. A win in his heat race positioned Tyler on the outside-front-row for the 50-lap feature. Tyler slipped as far back as the third position at times during the event before staging a late-race charge to the lead.

With just four laps to go, Erb shot past Hudson O'Neal for the top spot. The Texas native went on to lead the final circuits on his way to his sixth series' win of the 2019 season. The victory increased Tyler's overall win tally on the year to nine.

Tyler thundered into Indiana's Brownstown Speedway on Saturday, where the 40th annual Jackson 100 took center stage with a $15,000 winner's check on the line. With 34 entries taking aim on the top prize, he finished third in his heat race to earn the 10th-starting spot for the feature. Advancing four spots in the finale, Erb crossed the finish line in the sixth spot.

Tyler is currently fourth in the latest LOLMDS standings and continues to lead the Eibach Springs Rookie of the Year standings. For complete results from the weekend, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.

September 14, 2019 - Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals Finds Best Performance Motorsports in Iowa
1The 16th annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals came to life over the weekend at the famed Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa), where Tyler Erb once again returned to the driver's seat of the Best Performance Motorsports No. 1 Industrial Resourcing Group/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model.

With 55 entries on hand, preliminary action on Thursday night found Tyler finishing third in his heat race to lock into the fourth-starting spot for the night's 25-lap, $7,000-to-win feature. Erb shot to the lead on the fifth circuit of the finale and led the way until lap 14, when Shane Clanton charged to the top spot. Tyler was unable to get back to the lead and crossed the finish line in second behind Clanton with Darrell Lanigan, Ricky Weiss and Ricky Thornton Jr. completing the Top 5.

On Friday evening another $7,000-to-win prelim was contested. Tyler was third-fastest in qualifying and with an invert in place he was positioned sixth on the starting grid for his heat. Charging to a runner-up finish in his heat race, Erb was positioned fifth on the starting grid for the feature. Tyler picked off a few cars early in the feature before ultimately sliding back to a sixth-place finish.

With two strong performances under his belt during preliminary action, Tyler locked into the fifth-starting spot for the $40,000-to-win, 100-lap, crown jewel final on Saturday night.

Erb ran in the Top 5 until lap 55, when he slowed with issues in turn three. He ducked into the pits for repairs before rejoining the tail of the field. He rebounded to a fifth place-finish.

Tyler is currently fifth in the latest LOLMDS standings and continues to lead the Eibach Springs Rookie of the Year standings. For complete results from the weekend, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.

September 7, 2019 - 49th Annual World 100 Takes Center Stage for Best Performance Motorsports
1Tyler Erb and Best Performance Motorsports rolled into Tony Stewart's Eldora Speedway over the weekend for the 49th annual World 100.

The biggest Dirt Late Model race on the planet came to life on Thursday night at the 1/2-mile oval, located in Rossburg, Ohio. Ninety-eight entries registered for action as the field was split into twin $10,000-to-win programs. Tyler recorded a third-place finish in his heat race to lock into the 10th-starting spot for his 25-lap prelim feature. In the finale, Erb battled the handle on his racecar to a register a 17th-place finish.

On Friday evening Tyler again raced his way into a 25-lap, $10,000-to-win prelim. He started seventh on the grid before before crossing the finish line in the 14th position.

Via his performances on Thursday and Friday evening, Tyler was positioned third on the grid for his Saturday night, heat race. With the Top-3 finishers moving onto the coveted, 100-lap finale, Erb fell short with a fourth-place finish. However, he did earn a starting spot in the main event after finishing third in his B-Main.

Starting 26th for the $52,000-to-win finale in front of a capacity crowd, Erb ran around mid-pack for the majority of the race. Unfortunately, his night was brought to an end on the 83rd circuit, when he made contact with a slowing Bobby Pierce in turn one. The ensuing damage to the rear of his racecar sidelined Erb, and he was credited with a 25th-place finish.

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

September 1, 2019 - Best Performance Competes in Labor Day Weekend Tripleheader
1Tyler Erb kicked off a tripleheader weekend with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) on Friday night at Kentucky's Ponderosa Speedway.

A capacity crowd was on hand for the $12,000-to-win event, and Tyler finished sixth in his heat race to earn the 17th-starting spot for the 50-lap feature. In the main event, the driver known as "Terbo" turned on the booster and passed 12 competitors to register a fifth-place finish behind Tim McCreadie, Tanner English, Jonathan Davenport and Don O'Neal. For his efforts he received both the Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race Award as well as the Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race Award.

On Saturday evening the annual Bob Miller Memorial took center stage at Portsmouth Raceway Park (Portsmouth, Ohio), where competitors were pursuing a $12,000 winner's check. With 30 entries on hand, Tyler blazed to the fastest lap in Miller Welders Time Trials. He went on win his heat race to earn the pole position for the 50-lap finale.

As the race went green Tyler slipped to the second spot as fellow-front-row starter Jonathan Davenport jumped to the lead. Erb went on to run in a podium spot for much of the feature before registering a fourth-place finish behind Davenport, Josh Richards, and Tim McCreadie.

The three-race weekend drew to a close on Sunday evening at West Virginia's Tyler County Speedway, where the 51st annual Hillbilly Hundred came to life. With a $30,000 winner's check on the line, Tyler qualified fastest in his group before notching a runner-up finish in his heat race.

Starting the finale in the sixth position, Erb ran in the Top-10 throughout the event. At the checkered flag he was found in position No. 10.

"On one hand I'm bummed because I feel like I let some wins get away from us this weekend, but on the other hand, we finally had a weekend with no mechanical failures and we were really consistent, so that's a definite plus," Erb said. "Hopefully we can go to Eldora Speedway this weekend and win some globes."

Tyler is currently fourth in the latest LOLMDS standings and continues to lead the Eibach Springs Rookie of the Year standings. For complete results from the weekend, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.