CHAMPIONS FOR CHARITIES DRIVER SPOTLIGHT:
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
"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
“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
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
Source: Scott Running / Stafford Motor Speedway