My first trip to Depue in 1972, I was checking out Ron Anderson's AOH rig in the pits. One of the things I noticed was he had real low boat stands. The only reason I noticed this was because my mentor ( Dick Fickett) had real high boat stands. Dick said it was much easier on his back working on the motors. Ron went to warm up his Konig and it was the first motor I ever heard auto ignite. Ron walked back and put his right foot up on the rope plate to stop the motor. No sense of panic, just went on working like it never happened. I am sure that this was not the first time it had happened to him. The guys out West sure liked their nitro.

Ron had about 10 MPH on me.