Budds Creek, Md., -- With the 2001 racing season approaching in just a couple months, Potomac Speedway has announced some major changes. The biggest change is that after twelve years of racing on Friday nights, Potomac Speedway will now change to...
Budds Creek, Md., -- With the 2001 racing season approaching in just a couple months, Potomac Speedway has announced some major changes. The biggest change is that after twelve years of racing on Friday nights, Potomac Speedway will now change to a Saturday night program.
The change stems from track promoter Pete Cameron wanting to make things easier for the drivers, crews, and the fans. With many Potomac Speedway regulars coming from different areas in northern Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania, they have had to rearrange their work schedules or take off work early to make the races on Friday nights.
"We feel these changes will be beneficial to everyone for many different reasons," said Cameron. "There will be less traffic leading to the track on Saturdays. It will be more convenient for fans and racers to attend events on Saturdays due to work schedules either because of working late on Fridays or having to work on Saturday morning. Fewer people have to work on Sundays."
With the change to a Saturday night format, the track will have an earlier starting time. Potomac Speedway will change from a 7:30 p.m., starting time to 7:00 p.m. Driver meetings will begin at 6:00 p.m., with "hot laps"starting at 6:15 p.m.
Another change in the 2001 racing season is the names of some of the racing divisions. The Late Models will now be called Super Late Models, with Semi-Lates now being called Late Models. Pure-Street Stocks will simply be changed to Street Stocks, with Enduros changing to Enduro/Hobby Stocks. The Four-Cylinders and Bombers will remain the same. The name changes come from trying to align the names with divisions from many other area speedways
- Vicki Adkins