Flat tire late slows Erb at Portsmouth; finishes sixth in LOLMDS chase
Best Performance Motorsports and Tyler Erb visited Portsmouth Raceway Park (Portsmouth, Ohio) on Friday afternoon to wrap up the 2022 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) campaign with the 42nd annual General Tire Dirt Track World Championship presented by Optima Batteries. (Heath Lawson photo)
In a massive field of 68 cars, Erb missed a transfer spot by one car in his heat race with a fourth-place finish, relegating him into a B-Main on Saturday.
Needing to place second or better, Tyler logged a fourth-place finish, forcing him to take a provisional into the $100,000-to-win Dirt Track World Championship. Starting in 23rd, Erb had worked his way into the Top-10 and was running in seventh when he suffered a flat tire on lap 88. He salvaged a 16th-place outing from the tail in the final 12 circuits.
Tyler finished sixth in the final LOLMDS point standings.