Erick raced tracks up and down the west coast of America winning more than his share. NASCAR founder Bill France Sr. paid him to compete back east. But his roots were elsewhere and he soon returned to race in the west.
An American club racer of midgets and sports cars who, aged 43, tried and failed to qualify a Cooper-Climax T51 for the 1963 Mexican Grand Prix. Subsequently he became an Indycar mechanic, worked for Howard Hughes and was a USAC official.