1999 Updates

December 1999

Seasons Greetings!

With the busy holiday season, it’s always hard to find time to get everything done. Over the last three seasons, we have been racing until October and sometimes November, so it makes the holiday season come up that much faster.

In 1999, the Potter Motorsports team competed at several different tracks, primarily asphalt, but also on dirt. Tracy drove the dirt semi-late model for car owner Dick DeLisle of Clearfield, PA. He competed in about ten dirt events at Dog Hollow Speedway in Strongstown, PA, and Marion Center Speedway near Punxsutawney, PA. In 1999, Tracy also competed at three different asphalt tracks utilizing the Potter Motorsports car and a car owned by Harry White of Concord, NC. We decided to try our luck in the highly competitive Jennerstown and Motordrome NASCAR limited late model circuit. We attended three events at Motordrome Speedway in Smithton, PA. Our team had a hard time adapting to this track, as we had never seen the facility before and have limited experience with restricted engines. All the races we attended at Motordrome had over 35 competitors vying for starting positions.

Motordrome Results:

  • 50 lap event--did not start due to mechanical failure
  • 150 lap event--qualified for the field, got crashed out on lap 35
  • 200 lap event--did not qualify

We have not regularly competed at Clearfield Mountain Speedway for a couple years, but we participated in three events in ‘99 with some success. We used two different cars at CMS in ’99. In the Yankee Doodle 100, it was the Harry White racer, and for the second Iceman Supercar Series event and the Labor Day special, the Potter Motorsports racer was used.

Clearfield Mountain Speedway Results:

  • 100 lap Yankee Doodle event--finished 5th, this was our first race at CMS since the beginning of 1997
  • 100 lap Iceman Supercar Series event--running in the top 10 on lap 94 and ran out of gas. "I guess we better get a bigger gas tank"
  • 50 lap Labor Day Special--finished feature in 4th position

After finishing the 50 lap Labor Day special at CMS, we loaded up the hauler and headed for the 200 lap Iceman Supercar Series finale in Toledo, OH, at the high-banked Toledo Speedway. This event provided a real challenge for Potter Motorsports and for Tracy. We had never competed at this facility before. In fact, no one on the team, including Tracy, had ever even seen this track before the day of the race, and we had never competed in an event over 150 laps. This didn’t stop Tracy though. He brought home a fifth place finish out of a competitive field of 24 cars.

1999 Highlights

  • The Potter Motorsports show car appeared in the Dubois Mall car show, the Multiple Sclerosis Walk at the State College High School, and the benefit car show for Big Brothers/Big Sisters at the Clearfield Wal-Mart.
  • In August, Tracy competed in two races in one day. He raced a 100-lap Iceman event at CMS, then headed to Dog Hollow Speedway for a make-up race in the DeLisle dirt semi-late model.
  • In mid-November, Tracy attended the world’s largest racing trade show, the 12th Annual Performance Racing Industry trade show in Indianapolis, IN.

For the 2000 Season…

  • Be sure to check out our web site at www.pottermotorsports.com. The site will soon be updated for the 2000 season.
  • Tracy and the Potter Motorsports team will be attending the Pennzoil Motorsports 2000 show in Fort Washington, PA, in mid-January. Tracy will be presenting a seminar on asphalt late-model set-up, and Lori will be there with information on the racerparts.com website, so please stop by and see us. For more information on this show, see www.aarn.com or contact us.
  • Tracy will be competing in the Iceman Supercar Series for the 2000 season where he will be chasing the rookie of the year title. He will also be racing in selected dirt and asphalt events throughout Pennsylvania.

We would like to say a special thank-you to our 1999 sponsors: Clearfield Imports, Fuel and Save, Leitzinger’s Used Car Center, Big M’s Garage and Rusty Jones Auto Body.

Tracy and the Potter Motorsports crew wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Safe New Year. See you in 2000.

2008 | 2007 | 2005 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996 | 1995