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Driver Profile: Tracy J. Potter

Driver Tracy Potter

Auto Racing

2010 Competed at Clinton County Speedway, finishing 6th in season points and earning the Most Improved Driver award in the Sprint Class.

2009 Competed at Clinton County Speedway finishing in top ten in season points.

2007 Competed limited schedule locally at Clinton County Speedway, Sportsmans Speedway, and Tri-City Speedway in the Sprint Car Division.

2006 Competed limited schedule locally at Clinton County Speedway in the Sprint Car Division.

2005 Competed limited schedule locally at Clinton County Speedway and Tri-City Speedway in the Sprint Car Division.

2004 Competed limited schedule locally at Clinton County Speedway in the Sprint Car Division.

2003 Competed locally at Clinton County Speedway as a rookie in the Sprint Car Division.  Won 1 consy event and finished 10th in points.

2002 Competed locally at Central PA Speedway in the Late Model Division.  Earned 14 top 5 finishes and 3 feature wins, in addition to Late Model Division Championship.

2001 Competed locally at Central PA Speedway in the Super Late Model Division.  Earned a 3rd place finish in the annual Yankee Doodle 100 event.  

2000 Competed in Super Late Model and Sportsman Late Model Divisions at Central PA Speedway (Clearfield) and Mansfield Speedway (Mansfield, OH), including AC Delco/Murray’s Iceman Series events.  Three feature wins in the Sportsman Late Model Division.  Also competed (on dirt) in the Limited Late Model Division at Dog Hollow Speedway and the newly reopened Hummingbird Speedway (near Falls Creek, PA).

Tracks competed at in 2000: Central PA Speedway, Clearfield, PA; Mansfield Speedway, Mansfield, OH; Dog Hollow Speedway, Strongstown, PA; and Hummingbird Speedway, Falls Creek, PA.

1999 Competed in Late Model class on various asphalt and dirt tracks throughout Pennsylvania and Ohio, including NASCAR sanctioned events at Motordrome Speedway and AC Delco/Murray’s Iceman Series events in Clearfield, PA, and Toledo, OH.

Tracks competed at in 1999: Clearfield Mountain Speedway; Motordrome Speedway, Smithton, PA; Toledo Speedway, Toledo, OH; Marion Center Speedway; and Dog Hollow Speedway, Strongstown, PA.

1998 Competed in Late Model class on various asphalt and dirt tracks throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, North Carolina, and Georgia, including NASCAR sanctioned 150-lap and 100-lap events in North Carolina and Georgia.

Tracks competed at in 1998: Concord Motorsports Park, Concord, NC; Lanier National Speedway, Braselton, GA; Clearfield Mountain Speedway; Hidden Valley Speedway; Challenger Speedway; Dog Hollow Speedway, Clymer, PA; and Hagerstown Speedway.

1997 Competed in Late Model class on various asphalt and dirt tracks throughout Pennsylvania and Maryland. Competed on dirt to become well versed in different types of racing.

Tracks competed at in 1997: Clearfield Mountain Speedway, Clearfield, PA; Jennerstown Speedway, Jennerstown, PA; Evergreen Speedway, Hazelton, PA; Hidden Valley Speedway, Clearfield, PA; Challenger Speedway, Indiana, PA; Tri-City Speedway, Franklin, PA; Marion Center Speedway, Punxsutawney, PA; Thunder Valley Speedway, Johnstown, PA; and Hagerstown Speedway, Hagerstown, MD.

1996 Competed in Late Model class at Clearfield Mountain Speedway and special events at Evergreen Speedway. Ended the season with a 5th place in point standings at Clearfield Mountain Speedway.

1995 Competed in Late Model class at Clearfield Mountain Speedway completing successful season, capturing 3rd position in yearly points standings.

1994 Competed at Clearfield Mountain Speedway while constructing new Late Model race car.

1993 Moved to Pro-Stock Division at NASCAR sanctioned track Jennerstown Speedway and Late Model Division at Clearfield Mountain Speedway. Drove a Late Model/Pro Stock Car owned by Harry White of Concord, NC, capturing the Rookie of the Year award at Jennerstown, one feature win, and several Hard Charger awards. Competed at all events at both tracks.

1992 Street Stock competition at Clearfield Mountain Speedway, again capturing the Points Championship and several feature wins.

1991 Street Stock competition at Clearfield Mountain Speedway, capturing the Points Championship and several feature wins.

1987 through 1990 Began auto racing in Street Stock class at the asphalt tracks of NASCAR sanctioned Clearfield Mountain Speedway and Jennerstown Speedway.

 

Previous Racing Experience

Bicycle Motocross age 10 through 14.
1985 and 1986 modified ATV and Motorcycle racing extensively throughout Ohio, New York, and Pennsylvania.

 

Education & Achievements

  • Owner of Advanced Powder Products, powdered metal manufacturing business, located in Philipsburg, PA
    Clearfield Co. Vo.-Tech. Drafting and Design
  • Penn State University Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Ernie Saxton Communications Marketing Seminar
  • Government Patent 5,602,350

 


Team Members' Profiles

Part of the Potter Motorsports Crew

Achievements

  • Three track championships
  • Rookie of the year award
  • Several hard charger awards
  • NASCAR True Value gold wrench award
  • Competition on both asphalt and dirt racing surfaces
  • Ernie Saxton Communications Marketing seminar
  • Race car construction and setup for customers

Team Members

Jodie Potter

Jodie Potter - Data Acquisition –Jodie has a B.S. and M.S. from Penn State University and extensive computer knowledge enabling her to organize and graph data. Jodie collects, formats, and organizes all data at the race track and the shop. She is also responsible for all of our website development and updates.

Harry Hunter - Crew Chief – Harry helps to maintain the car throughout the week and is head mechanic at the track.  Harry is an avid vintage racecar enthusiast.  He owns and shows a vintage Offenhauser-powered Curtis Craft midget.

Lori Potter

Lori Potter – PR Director and Team Manager - Lori has been involved in every aspect of motorsports for nearly 30 years. She has worked for an IMSA road racing team in the area of logistics. Lori is extremely familiar with many different forms of motorsports including asphalt, dirt, open wheel and stock cars. Lori performs our team’s public relations and logistical planning.

Don Narehood

Don Narehood - Truck Driver/Mechanic – Don maintains the truck and hauler on a weekly basis, in addition to working on all aspects of maintenance on the car chassis, engine, body.  He is an automotive service writer at a local car dealership.

Roger Irvine

Roger Irvine - Crew Chief - Roger is a former driver with over 15 years of racing experience. Roger has worked on all types of stock cars from dirt street stocks to NASCAR Winston Cup stock cars competing at Pocono, PA and Atlanta, GA.  Roger also prepares the vinyl graphics for our car.

Harry White - Chassis Specialist and Fabrication – Harry has been involved in racing for over forty years building and preparing cars that have won numerous track championships. Harry has worked on a full time basis with NASCAR Craftsman Truck and NASCAR Busch Grand National teams. His extensive knowledge of fabrication, welding, machining, and race car preparation make him a valuable member of our team.

Dick DeLisle

Richard "Dick" DeLisle - Chassis Consultant – Dick has 40 years of racing experience analyzing and setting up chassis on tracks ranging from quarter mile dirt to Daytona International Speedway.

 


Potter Motorsports Facilities

Race cars

Maxium dirt sprint car with a ASCS series 360 engine.

Shop facilities and equipment

2,400 square foot shop dedicated solely to racing operations.

Welding and cutting equipment.

Sheet metal fabrication equipment: sheet metal brake, sheet metal shear, bead roller, and crimper/stretcher.

Metal fabrication equipment: lathe, tubing bender, tubing notcher, hand drills, drill press Miller MIG welder, and Miller TIG welder.

Shop equipment: air compressor, 30-ton press, parts cleaner, complete fastener bins, bead bllast cabinet, powder coating equipment

Frame jig for complete chassis repair and construction.

Electronic wheel scales.

Setup equipment, capable of caster, camber, ackerman, and bump steer adjustments.

Engine assembly equipment.

Laptop computer for operations and promotions.

Race support equipment

Haulmark Elite II enclosed race car hauler with GMC truck.

Complete pit cart with hand tools.

Tire cart, jacks, and air impact wrenches.