Passing of John Potts

TMC Chase
8 months ago
3,912 posts

Learned through multiple tweets today that John Potts has passed away. John was a member here at RacersReunion though he didn't post frequently. He was very helpful to me in providing photos and some additional info regarding my blog post about Lee Petty's win at Corbin Speedway in Kentucky - the only GN/Cup race held in the bluegrass state until Kentucky Speedway was added to the Cup schedule.

I didn't know John personally. But based on the bit I've read today, some are familiar with him from his days as an ASA flagman - especially at Winchester Speedway. Hopefully others here knew him and will have more to add.

Here is John's RR member page:

Schaefer: It's not just for racing anymore.

updated by @tmc-chase: 03/16/17 10:06:13PM
Dave Fulton
8 months ago
9,092 posts

Sorry to hear of John's passing.  Prayers to family and friends.

"Any Day is Good for Stock Car Racing"

updated by @dave-fulton: 03/16/17 11:20:24PM
Steve Struve
8 months ago
47 posts

This is a BAD LOSS for all of racing.  I saw John many times through the years, but I never actually conversed with him until social media came along.  Wish I'd known him earlier.  Shared many photos with him and he even asked if he could use one of mine in his book. Sad day.