Archive for April 27th, 2008

Christopher Captures Spring Sizzler at Stafford

Veteran Earns 28th Career Victory

Stafford Springs, CT — Ted Christopher captured the second event of the 2008 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season when he drove to victory Sunday in the Tech-Net Spring Sizzler at Stafford Motor Speedway.

Christopher moved to the front on lap 172 following the 10th caution of the day and never relinquished the lead.

“We worked on the motor program this winter,” Christopher said. “The motor is good. It’s got a lot of power. That thing comes off the bottom and never stops pulling.”

[Fri. Photo Gallery] by Adam Fohlin
[Sat. Photo Gallery] by Adam Fohlin

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Alexander Shines in Monadnock Opener

Winchester, NH — Point leader and defending series champion Kirk Alexander, Swanzey, NH., returned to his home race track Saturday night, started last in a 26 car field, passed cross town rival Rob Goodenough on lap 86, to win the” Bond Auto Parts 100″ in front of a near capacity crowd at Monadnock Speedway. The True Value Modified Racing Series event was Alexander’s 28th career victory and his third season opening win at the track known as “The Dog.”

Pole sitter Chris Pasteryak, Lisbon, CT., set a torrid pace holding off the constant challenges of 2007 Rookie of the Year, Peter Jarvis, Acutney,VT., Jarvis stayed within striking distance of Pasteryak with Bryan Shumway, Belchertown, MA., last years winner, Les Hinckley, Windsor Locks, CT., and 2006 champion Dwight Jarvis,Ascutney, in hot pursuit.

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Gada And Yuhas Score At Speedbowl

Waterford, CT — Six-time champion Dennis Gada charged from a 20th-place starting spot, passed Jeff Pearl with 10-laps remaining and went on to win Saturday evening’s 35-lap SK Modified feature at the Waterford Speedbowl. It was the 59th career triumph for the 2008 Budweiser Modified Nationals winner. Following Gada was Ron Yuhas Jr, Keith Rocco, Pearl , and Frank Ruocco.

In other action, Ron Yuhas Jr. grabbed the first Late Model win of his career in taking down the hotly-contested 30-lap main event. Starting deep in the field, Yuhas, a veteran Modified competitor, took the lead from Ed Reed Jr. Defending champion Bruce Thomas Jr., who was after a third straight win, slipped past Reed for second. Marc Curtis and, Tim Jordan completed the top five.

[Photo Gallery] by Nick Vasquez

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