Bob Potter 1941-2019

“All of us at Stafford Speedway are saddened by the loss of a great friend and mentor, Bob Potter. For over 6 decades Bob has been a true representative of the sport,” explained Mark Arute, Stafford Speedway GM. “The Stafford Speedway racing community has lost a great hero. A 5-time SK Modified® Champion, with 24 overall wins at Stafford, his passion for racing is unsurpassed. In his retirement from competitive racing Bob gave back to the racing community as he continued as the driver of the 2-seater modified, at Stafford, always looking to give the fans a good ride. Bob was always looking at the big picture and enjoyed sharing ideas. It is without a doubt that we will miss Bob but his legacy as a champion and love for racing and life will serve as an inspiration. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Dale, son Bob, Jr., daughters Debbie and Ginny and all his family and friends.”

RaceDayCT.com: Father Time: Bob Potter An Entertainer For The Ages In Connecticut Short Track Racing

Bob Potter at Stafford Motor Speedway

  • 5-Time SK Modified® Track Champion (1988, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995)
  • 24 Career SK Modified® Feature Wins at Stafford
  • Made One career start at Stafford on dirt
  • Competed in very first asphalt race at Stafford in 1967
  • Competed in very first NAPA Spring Sizzler in 1972, finished 9th

Bob Potter Racing Career

  • 151 Career Feature Wins – 97 @ Waterford, 30 @ Thompson, 24 @ Stafford
  • 6 Track Championships at Waterford (1976, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1989)
  • 1988 Dual Track Champion at Stafford & Thompson
  • 1994 Norwich Sports Hall of Fame Sportsman of the Year
  • Voted 1994 Most Popular Driver at Stafford
  • Voted as one of 50 Greatest Modified Drivers of all-time in 1998
  • Voted Most Popular Driver of All-Time at Waterford in 2000
  • 2007 Inductee into New England Antique Racers Hall of Fame
  • 2016 Inductee into Norwich Sports Hall of Fame