Robert (Bob) Berkley . Bob was a car owner for many years from the 1950s through the 1970s. He gave many drivers the opportunity to race and the familiar “skunk” as well as the 4JR were well known at the track.
Some of Bob’s drivers include hall-of-famer Harold McGilton (his first ride); Ron Van Delear; Bud Merkel; John Fernbaugh; Ken Stuckey; Bob Van Allen; Otie Clymer; Frankie (Kaye) Kwiakowski; Rich Root; Chuck Ritter; Wayne Meyers; Dick Domanski; Dick Nitschke; and Bill Hammond.
Bob also owned a Cadillac motor in Chuck Stroup’s Flying S. He raced at Fremont , Tiffin , Sandusky , Findlay , Lorain County , New Bremen, Attica, Toledo Raceway Park and Columbus Fairgrounds. Hall-of-famer Donnie Linton called Bob “The Carburetor Man” as he worked on many to help racers.
Bob passed away before he could see his grandson, Dan Hammond, race a 305 sprint car.