ST. MARYS, Ohio – Best Performance Motorsports is busily gearing up for a new season of racing, which is shaping up to be the team’s most ambitious campaign to date.
The team will field entries for both Tyler Erb and Landon Simon, with Erb setting his sights on a breakthrough season in the dirt late model ranks and Simon giving the team its first major foray into the worlds of dirt sprint car and midget racing.
Erb will set his sights on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series championship and rookie of the year crown behind the wheel of the Best Performance Motorsports No. 1 Bulk Material Lift/XR1 Rocket Chassis super late model.
Meanwhile, Simon will pursue a full slate of competition in both his Best Performance Motorsports No. 1 DRC Chassis sprint car and Best Performance Motorsports No. 1 XXX Chassis midget.
“I’m very excited to have these two young and talented drivers in our stable for the 2019 season,” said Best Performance Motorsports team principal Eric Brock. “I think it surprised a lot of people when we announced that we would be fielding both a super late model and sprint car operation for 2019, but anybody that knows me knows that I like to take shots at the unexpected.
“With these two drivers the sky is the limit. 2019 is going to be a fun ride for our team.”
For the 29-year-old Simon, his new opportunity with Best Performance Motorsports offers a chance to bridge the gap between different types of motorsports.
“I am really excited about this opportunity and the future at Best Performance Motorsports. I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished at LSR the last five seasons, and I look forward to taking that to BPM,” said Simon. “Aligning common goals and bridging the gap between late model and sprint car racing creates a new world of opportunity.”
Known for his throttle-mashing style and charismatic antics, Erb views his new ride as a major step in his racing career.
“With the support of my family, my crew, my sponsors, and my fans this is the opportunity that I’ve been working toward for the past several years,” the 21-year-old noted. “This is the chance of a lifetime, and I’m extremely gracious to the Brock family and Best Performance Motorsports.
“I’ve never been as focused on an upcoming racing season as I am right now. We are definitely going in with all guns blazing.”