Super Cup Continues Ties to Stock
Car Racing’s Roots While Looking Ahead to Next Series Race at CNB
Bank Raceway Park
North Carolina (June 23, 2014) – The Super Cup Stock Car
Series is known as “Racin’ the Way It Used to be” and there
are many reasons for that as the cars and stars enter the Cool Shirt
75 presented by RH2.
Followers of stock
car racing for decades are most likely familiar with the independent
Potter racing family. Jess
Potter fielded a ’57 Chevy on the Daytona Beach Road Course as
well as two cars in the first Daytona 500 in 1959. His son Mike
started sixty NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races from 1979 through 1993,
and now looks to make his second career start in Super Cup and at
CNB Bank Raceway Park. After
a seventh place finish in 2013 the Johnson City, Tennessee driver
looks to come back for more, but why at a track in Clearfield,
“I liked the race
track,” simply stated Mike Potter.
“I think all race tracks should be just like that.”
The veteran driver
brings a car with a good amount of history.
The number 14 Chevrolet sponsored by Surplus Brokers and
Wrench Rags was originally a Cup car he competed with in the early
1990s, was later converted to an ARCA and Pro Cup car, and now is
able to run with Super Cup. Despite
the age of the car and the driver, Mike is very confident about his
up there to win the race,” said Potter.
Mike had originally
planned to make his season debut at Jennerstown Speedway in May, but
unfortunately rain put a stop to those efforts.
In fact, his brother Gary was also planning to compete for
the first time since a NASCAR Nationwide (then Budweiser Late Model
Sportsman) Series race in 1983.
Gary went on to work for teams in the NASCAR garage, most
notably with Terry Labonte at Hendrick Motorsports in the 1990s.
Mike looks back on his own career as someone who had the
chance to do things others didn’t get to do, and feels that the
racing as well as the atmosphere in the Super Cup pit area relates
back to the way it was many years ago.
“It’s all about
aerodynamics and technology and engineering and all that stuff now
in NASCAR,” said Potter. “Super
Cup doesn’t have any of that.
You get to drive the car a bit and run up against others.
You’ve got some control of the car.
That’s what we did it for most of our lives because it
wasn’t about the money. What
racing is about is rubbin’ a little bit and having a good time.”
other drivers, many of which have multiple generations of racing
history in their blood, will look to navigate the largest track the
series visits all season. During
last year’s inaugural appearance, Todd Peck held off several
challenges from JJ Pack during a long green flag run and a
green-white-checkered finish to lead the race flag-to-flag.
Both are slated to return for this year’s running, along
with Brent Nelson who rides in on a two race winning streak.
There is an
optional practice on Friday evening from 5:00pm until dark, while
all drivers will hit the track on Saturday afternoon in preparation
for the 75 lap feature later in the evening.
A full schedule can be viewed at www.supercupstockcarseries.com
and updates leading up to and throughout race day will be available
on the official Super Cup Stock Car Series Facebook page (www.facebook.com/SCSCSRacing).