One of the 'Keokuk Gang' which consisted of the 'Old Man' Ernie Derr, Don White, Ramo Stott and Dick Hutcherson. Ernie started racing in 1950. He won 12 IMCA championships between 1959 and 1971 only loosing out to Dick Hutcherson in 1963 and 1964.
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.