(All photos by Heath Lawson)
A talented group of young drivers have declared their intent to compete for the 2019 Eibach Springs Rookie of the Year with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tour.
“We’re really looking forward to this year’s Eibach Springs Rookie of the Year battle,” said Series Director, Rick Schwallie. “This great group of rising young stars should really add another element of excitement to this year’s tour.”
Tyler Erb, 22, of New Waverly, Texas began his racing career at the age of 14. He has claimed over 30 career wins to date. Known to fans as “Terbo,” Erb has claimed three victories thus far in 2019, along with nine Top-5 finishes and 12 Top-10 performances.
“I want to be the first to win the Lucas Oil Championship as a Rookie,” exclaimed Erb. “The Lucas Oil tour is ultra-competitive. It takes more than just money to be the best. It comes down to your team and your ability behind the wheel.”
Erb pilots the Best Performance Motorsports, No. 1 Rocket Chassis with a Durham Racing Engine.
Devin Moran, the 24-year-old hot-shoe from Dresden, Ohio has also committed to contend for the LOLMDS Rookie title in 2019. Moran has been absorbing all things racing since he was born. His father, Donnie Moran was inducted into the National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame in 2002.
“I’m very excited to compete for the Rookie of the Year,” stated Moran. “Having the opportunity to drive for the Dunn-Benson Motorsports team has been a privilege. The Lamm family and everyone at Dunn-Benson Motorsports are great to work with. I hope to win the Rookie of the Year and battle for the Championship to make Big C [the late Carlton Lamm] and the entire Lamm family proud.”
Moran is recognized as the driver of the iconic Dunn-Benson Motorsports-owned, No. 1 Rocket Chassis. He utilizes a Pro Power Racing Engine.
Jason Jameson, a 34-year-old native of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, joins the list of talents who are competing on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series in 2019. The driver known as “Racin’ Jason” hopes to capitalize on his experience as he pursues the 2019 LOLMDS Rookie championship.
On his decision to tackle the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Jameson commented, “Rattliff Motorsports has been attending Speedweeks for many years. This year, we decided if we left Florida in the Top 10 in points, we’d compete for the Rookie of the Year. I really want to say thanks to James and Justin for this opportunity and Jeff, Tim, Munk, Willie, and Tony for putting up with me.”
Jameson pilots the Justin Rattliff Racing, No. 12 Swartz Race Car and is propelled by a Pro Power Racing Engine.
In 2019, the Eibach Springs Rookie of the Year will earn $10,000 in cash and several other prizes at the year-end awards banquet. Throughout the season, the Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race will award $100 cash to the highest finishing Rookie driver, at each points-earning event.
Erb currently leads the standings over Moran and Jameson.
The LOLMDS competitors return to action on May 3-4 with events at Tazewell Speedway and Florence Speedway.