Robert 'Barky' Barkhimer was a popular racing driver and promoter. The Bay Cities Racing Association Midget Champion in 1945, he became the West Coast regional director of NASCAR and during the 1950s and 1960s he controlled most of the tracks in Washington, Oregon and California.
Robert Barkhimer died 15 years ago, he was 90
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.