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The CARQUEST Extreme Tuesday Champions for Charities Event at Stafford Motor Speedway scheduled for June 28th is building in momentum and excitement as the drivers gear up to raise funds for their respective charities. The impressive field of open wheeled division champion drivers represents over 50 championships among 14 drivers.

This week’s spotlight is on Bob Potter, the 5-time Stafford SK Modified® Champion, and he will be racing to raise funds for Compassion for Cats of New London County.

"I like cats and this is a great organization," said Potter. "They take stray and neglected cats and give them shots, they spay and neuter the cats, and they provide a home for the cats until they can find an owner to adopt the cats out to. The fact that I'll be racing for charity is what makes this race great. We're all racing to raise money, and it should be one heck of a race. I'm really looking forward to getting back on the track."

From 1991-1995, Potter put together one of the most dominant stretches in Stafford’s SK Modified® history. Potter won the track championship in 1991, 1992, 1994, and 1995, leaving only the 1993 season standing between him and winning 5 consecutive track titles.

“I started full time with Jiggs [Beetham] in 1988 and we won the championship that year,” said Potter. “If you could run at Stafford, there was a lot of publicity by racing at Stafford and it was a really tough track to win a race at. We certainly worked our hardest on the cars and we ended up winning four championships in five seasons. I quit midway through the 1993 season, so maybe if I didn’t quit that season, we could have won 5 championships in a row. But we got 4 out of five, so I can’t complain too much about that, we did pretty well. When you’re running that well and winning, it’s a lot of fun to come out to the track and we certainly had a lot of fun racing at Stafford.”

For his SK Modified® career at Stafford, Potter has 24 victories, which places him in a tie with Steve Chowansky for fourth place on Stafford’s all-time SK Modified® winners list. Potter is looking to add one more victory to his Stafford resume and he is eager to get some practice time in before he takes to the Stafford Mini-Mile behind the wheel of a Senior Outlaw Kart on June 28th.

“I like the karts that we’re going to be racing in,” said Potter. “They have a roll cage and you can drive them sitting up. I drove a kart at the Plainville Reunion last year and you had to lay down to drive them, which wasn’t too comfortable. I’m going to have to see if I can get out to Stafford one of these Monday nights and see if I can take a kart around for 20 laps or so to get a feel for it. They’re pretty fast karts from what I’ve seen and I’m sure they steer a lot different than a modified.”

Compassion For Cats of New London Inc. is a charitable, 501c3 organization dedicated to saving the lives of abandoned, abused and neglected animals, getting them their necessary medical care and adopting them into responsible, loving homes. For more information about please visit Compassion For Cats.

CARQUEST Extreme Tuesday will take place on June 28, 2011 and will also feature the ISMA Super Modifieds, NEMA Midgets, and Pro-4 Modifieds. Tickets for CARQUEST Extreme Tuesday are on sale now at the Speedway Box Office and are priced at $30.00 for adult general admission tickets, $5.00 for children ages 6-14, and children ages 5 and under are admitted free of charge when accompanied by an adult. Reserved seating is priced at $32.00 for all ages. As always, Stafford Motor Speedway offers free parking with overnight parking available.

For more information, or to order tickets to the 8th Annual CARQUEST Extreme
Tuesday event, contact the Stafford Motor Speedway track office at
860-684-2783 or visit us on the web at www.staffordspeedway.com.

  Source: Scott Running / Stafford Motor Speedway
Posted: April 15, 2011

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