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Stafford Motor Speedway has again lined up an impressive field of current and former open wheel champions for its CARQUEST Champions For Charities Event as part of CARQUEST Super Saturday on June 30th. During the coming weeks, SMS will offer a profile on each of its championship winning drivers and the charity they will be racing for. This week's CARQUEST Champions For Charities spotlight falls 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 abandoned 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. Last year, they adopted out about 75 cats, and everyone there is a volunteer. It’s really awesome what they do for the cats and they can certainly use the money that we’re raising for them.”

While Potter is one of the most experienced drivers in the CARQUEST Champions For Charities field with 5 Stafford track titles and 24 career feature wins, he was a rookie last year in the Senior Outlaw karts on Stafford’s mini-mile.

“I’m really looking forward to the race, it was so much fun last year,” said Potter. “It was a pretty bumpy ride and I remember I said to David Arute ‘You need to tell your dad to repave that third and fourth corner.’ It was a new experience for me and it was a little hairy with how you have to drive the turns. I wish we could have raced on the big track, but those karts would probably look they’re lost on the big track. But this race is for charity and it’s all about helping out and I love to be able to help people out as much as I can.”

The CARQUEST Champions For Charities feature event won’t be the only time that Potter will be hitting the Stafford asphalt this season. Fans will have the opportunity to not only watch Potter speed around the half-mile once again in a modified, but they can actually ride in the passenger seat next to Potter thanks to Stafford’s new 2-seat modified that made its debut during CARQUEST Tech-Net Spring Sizzler Weekend with Cathy Lent as the first ride along participant.

“Driving that car, it made my day,” said Potter. “I have to thank Mark and Lisa Arute for giving me the opportunity todrive the 2-seater. I was so happy, it felt like I was in another world. We were turning some pretty quick lap times. It was as much fun for me to drive the car as it was for Cathy to get the ride in the car with me. She told me she would never forget that ride for the rest of her life. It was a lot of fun and that’s what it’s all about.”

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 Compassion For Cats, please visit http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/CT410.html, or find Compassion For Cats on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CompassionForCats. The starting lineup for the CARQUEST Champions For Charities feature event will be determined by how much money each driver raises for their selected charity. The starting grid will be set with the drivers who have raised the most money starting up front. Fans are encouraged to get involved in the event by donating to their favorite driver or favorite charity. To make a donation to Compassion For Cats on behalf of Bob Potter, and for more information on the event, please refer to the CARQUEST Champions for Charities donation page at www.staffordspeedway.com. Stay tuned for more driver spotlights and exciting information regarding the CARQUEST Champions for Charities event.

CARQUEST Super Saturday will take place on Saturday, June 30, 2012 and will feature the ISMA Super Modifieds, NEMA Midgets, and Pro-4 Modifieds in addition to the Senior Outlaw Wild Thing Karts. Tickets for CARQUEST Super Saturday are on sale now at the Speedway Box Office and are priced at $33.00 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 $35.00 for all ages. All ticket prices include 10% CT Admission Tax. As always, Stafford Motor Speedway offers free parking with overnight parking available.

For more information, or to order tickets to the 9th 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: May 11, 2012

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