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Nov302011

John Potter, no. 44

As one of the most colorful characters in the paddock, John Potter has rigorously competed in various amateur and professional series, accruing a number of accolades and top prizes along the way. John pursued his full-time career in racing after attending Lehigh University, where he graduated with degrees in Economics and Political Science. Originally from St. Louis, John moved to Salt Lake City to embark on an ambitious project with Porsche, as well as to take advantage of the new Utah Motorsport Complex.

Now in his ninth full season of professional sportscar competition, 2017 will see John competing in his eighth season as a team owner. John's accolades include winning the 50th Running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, and again in 2016, the Twelve Hours of Sebring, the Inaugural Brickyard Grand Prix, the Continental Tire SportsCar Festival, as well as championship runner-up honors in 2013 and the Inuagural North American Endurance Championship in 2012. 

In addition, John comes with a strong business acumen and understanding of client entertainment, client service, and forging business to business relationships.

Reader Comments (9)

Congratulations John. looking forward to a great season.

March 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKen Hughes

John,
We met over at Gateway a few years ago. Know your uncle Ed. Knew your dad. What you have put together looks great. Congrats. Good luck in '10.

March 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRob Sherwood

Hey John!
I'm a first cousin of your Mom's on her mom's side and live in Birmingham. Your Aunt Bernadette sent us the information on the race here. My family is looking forward to coming. I hope we'll get to meet you! Would you mind telling us which day you're racing?

March 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnne Adams Ragsdale

As a Cayman owner, it is fantastic to see you show the world that the Cayman is capable of being a competitive track car. Having two excellent drivers doesn't hurt either! You should be very proud of your accomplishments. Keep up the good work and I look forward to watching your future successes.

June 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarkR

Hey John, I am a corner worker at MMP and have been enjoying watching you race in MPRA. You are always the class of the field when you are on the track. Wave back next time on your cool down lap.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJeff
AWSOME!!! Congrats on the 24 hour. Saw you many times out at Miller... Keep it up John
January 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterScott
Congratulations John...a great win!!!
Watching the Roex 24 was the first time I'd heard of Magnus Racing. You guys did an amazing job and a historic win. I am a life-time Porsche fanatic, my favorite number is 44, the paint scheme on the car is great, I'm from Missouri as John is...what's not to like! I'll be tracking you guys in the future and pulling for Magnus!
January 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Ellis
John,

Best of luck this season. It was awesome to see you run at Miller Motorsports Park with NASA this past Saturday. Yes, I was the copper Porsche 944 racer you passed like I was standing still :)

@PorscheOtto
April 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterOtto Silva

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