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Bierbaum, John

John L. Bierbaum, age 61, died on May 26 at his home in Dover. He was born in Honolulu and was a 1976 graduate of Delaware Technical and Community College, becoming a talented auto mechanic. He was a lifelong fan of auto racing and through 2015 had attended 43 consecutive Indy 500s. He and his late father Hank fielded a midget race car in the 1970s and 1980s, competing in the Super Midget Racing Club. He was also a driver and builder of micro-midgets in the Blackbird Micro Midget Racing Club. In addition, he was a skilled model builder, assembling custom scale replicas for other drivers and owners. He is survived by four sisters (Vicky, Kathy, Teresa and Beth) and three brothers (Tom, Bob and Jim). Burial will be private.
Published in The News Journal on June 8, 2016
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