Erik won racers at Mance Park, Waukegan and O?Hare Stadium. He achieved much of his success when he teamed up with Roy Martinelli driving his 2nd car. He won the O'Hare Championship in 1962, 1967 & 1968. He won the pole position for Chicago's longest race, the O'Hare 500 in 1963. He won the last 500 ran in 1966 and won both end of the year 100 lap races in 1967.