Triumphant Erb sits on Clarksville's toilet trophy
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (March 12) — Dennis Erb Jr. of Carpentersville, Ill., captured one of Dirt Late Model racing's unique trophies Saturday with a victory in the Tuckassee Toilet Bowl Classic at Clarksville Speedway. Erb earned $5,000 for his second career victory on the MARS DIRTcar Series. | Blog | Slideshow
Erb outdueled former race winner Wendell Wallace of Batesville, Ark., along with Ronnie Johnson of Chattanooga, Tenn., who collected $3,000 with his victory in Friday's tuneup of the season-opening weekend on the Missouri-based MARS circuit. Terry English of Benton, Ky., and Ryan Unzicker of El Paso, Ill., rounded out the top five finishers.
For Erb, whose previous MARS victory came in 2008 at I-55 Raceway in Pevely, Mo., it marked his first victory in the Bloomquist Race Car he debuted in February.
Tuckassee Toilet Bowl Classic: (1) Dennis Erb Jr., (2) Wendell Wallace, (3) Ronnie Johnson, (4) Terry English, (5) Ryan Unzicker, (6) Jeff Walston, (7) Kent Robinson, (8) Jason Feger, (9) Brian Shirley, (10) R.C. Whitwell, (11) Brad Looney, (12) Chris Wall, (13) David Webb, (14) Rodney Melvin, (15) Carnell Parker III, (16) Brandon Sheppard, (17) Michael Kloos, (18) Dillan White, (19) Terry Phillips, (20) Jeremy Payne, (21) Todd Hall, (22) Jack Sullivan, (23) Mitchell Lingauer, (24) Jason McBride. Heat race winners (among 52 cars): Erb, Johnson, Looney, Walston. Consolation winners: Kloos, Sheppard.