Potomac Speedway Employee Injured After Being Struck by Race Car

September 4, 2019

On Sunday, September 1, 2019, at approximately 11:05 p.m., fire and rescue personnel responded to the Potomac Speedway in Budds Creek, for the reported traumatic injuries.

The Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department reported one patient had an amputation to the leg.

Crews on the scene requested a helicopter and the Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper 7 landed at the scene and transported the patient to an area trauma center with serious injuries.

The Potomac Speedway released a statement on Facebook at 2:45 p.m. on Monday, September 2, 2019.

“Good afternoon race fans, last night an accident took place at the speedway. Our turn 4 flagman, Bucky Bellere, was struck by a UCar during the UCar feature. After being airlifted to the hospital he suffered a major leg injury. We are asking for prayers for him and for his recovery as he has worked many years at Potomac Speedway. Thank you for all the support and we will be putting something together for him at a later date. I’m unable to put into words how saddened we are at what happened but we are thankful he is alive and did not suffer anything worse. Please pray for Bucky and the UCar drivers involved. Thank you to the medics and other Potomac Speedway employees.”

Updates will be provided when they become available.

13 Responses to Potomac Speedway Employee Injured After Being Struck by Race Car

  1. Chris on September 4, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    Just horrible. Thank goodness he has survived though. Keeping him in my thoughts.

  2. Larry Norris on September 4, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    Hey Bucky,you still going to work on my John Deere tractor right . Get better soon buddy

  3. Anonymous on September 4, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    Prayers for the victims

  4. Anonymous on September 5, 2019 at 7:58 am

    Have you ever used Google? Anyone can look up what a UCar is.

    • Wiggy on September 5, 2019 at 12:22 pm

      I’m assuming this is in response to a comment that SMNEWSNET deleted (probably for no good reason). At this time, there were 5 comments showing, but the banner stated 9 comments posted.

      • Vote No to U car on September 5, 2019 at 2:12 pm

        I looked them up. U cars should be banned.

        • Johnny Cab on September 6, 2019 at 8:00 am

          I cant believe they let Ubers on the track! Totally unacceptabel!

      • Wiggy on September 8, 2019 at 4:00 pm

        Still 4 comments missing. Post them SMNEWSNET.

    • Heather Raley on September 7, 2019 at 2:14 pm

      What about a MeCar? I’m waiting…..

      • Wiggy on September 9, 2019 at 5:09 am

        You must be a millennial. Always about U.

  5. Stadz on September 5, 2019 at 10:48 am

    Google is your friend- U Can Afford Racing or UCAR for short. … UCARs are front-wheel drive cars that have been slightly modified and fitted with safety measures such as a roll cage, racing seat, etc. and are run at short tracks all over the VA, NC, and SC region. Cars such as Ford Escorts or Probes, Chevy …

  6. Sue on September 5, 2019 at 11:17 am


  7. DB on September 5, 2019 at 11:25 am

    In this ultra sensitive world we live in today it still seems acceptable to call someone a redneck? I don’t get it. If anyone else uses someones color, race or religion to describe another person or a category of people they are considered a racist. The bottom line is someone was severely injured to the point of amputation and your biggest concern is what is a Ucar? Why don’t you use your intelligence to research what a Ucar is instead of making such an ignorant reply. GOOGLE IT!!!

    Prayers to the victims of this tragedy and their families.