Potsy Goacher came from Summitville, Indiana. He raced in AAA/USAC National Midget from 1948 to 1960 (9th in 1951). 10 AAA/USAC National Midget feature wins.
In 1949 and 1950 he finished third in the AAA Chicago-Mississippi Valley Circuit (Asphalt Tracks) Midget Championship.
He tried and failed to qualify for the Indy 500 twice, in 1953 with a Pankratz/Offy and in 1954 with a Moore/Offy.