Archive for September 10th, 2010

Pitkat, Barrett, Nocera & Hayes Take Sept. 10th Shark Cycle 100 Feature Victories at Stafford Motor Speedway

Stafford Springs, CT — After a week away from racing, Stafford Speedway was back in action on Friday, September 10th with the Inaugural Shark Cycle 100. It was a banner night for Stafford’s own Woody Pitkat, who bagged a double by winning both the 40-lap SK Modified® feature, and the 30-lap Late Model feature. The SK Modified® victory was the third of 2010 for Pitkat and the Late Model win was his second consecutive and seventh overall win of 2010. Other feature winners were Tommy Barrett, Jr., who scored his ninth win of 2010 in the 20-lap SK Light Modified feature, George Nocera, Jr., who won his second feature of 2010 in the 20-lap Limited Late Model feature, and Andrew Hayes scored his third win of the 2010 season in the 15-lap DARE Stock feature.

In the 40-lap SK Modified® feature event, Sean Foster took the lead at the drop of the green with Chris Jones behind him. Dan Avery held third with Zach Sylvester fourth and Ryan Preece in fifth. Sylvester made a move to the inside of Avery for third on lap-4 and their side by side fight allowed Woody Pitkat to close in.

Jones took the lead from Foster on lap-7 and Foster continued to slide backwards as Pitkat, Preece, and Sylvester all moved by. Preece made a run to the outside of Pitkat for second on lap-15, but he was not able to take the position. Mark Bakaj spun in turn 2 to bring out the yellow flag with 18 laps complete.

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Ted Christopher Wins Inaugural Shark Cycle 100 Modified Racing Series Event at Stafford Motor Speedway

Stafford Springs, CT — With 109 career victories at Stafford Motor Speedway, Ted Christopher recorded several firsts in winning the Inaugural Shark Cycle 100 Modified Racing Series event at Stafford Motor Speedway. It was the first race held at Stafford for the Modified Racing Series and it was also Christopher’s first career Modified Racing Series feature victory, bringing his career Stafford win total to 110. Christopher started third, took the lead on lap-2, and led the rest of the way.

The race took the green flag with Ronnie Silk pacing the field, but he was quickly overtaken by Ted Christopher for the race lead on lap-2. Silk settled into second place behind Christopher with Rowan Pennink, Chris Pasteryak, and Jeff Malave making up the early top-5.

Christopher and Silk were running nose to tail several car lengths ahead of Pennink in third, and the top-5 ran in line until the first caution came out with 24 laps complete as Steven Masse and Lou Mechalides spun in turn 2.

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Versatility Puts ‘TC’ Back Atop Hunter Index

Modified Veteran Piling Up Wins In Weekly & Touring Series

Daytona Beach, FL — It’s hard to beat the perfection produced recently by Duane Howard in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series or Andrew Ranger in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1. But then again, Ted Christopher has made it a habit of prevailing against whatever competition he faces.

The September edition of the Hunter Index is no different, as Christopher’s efforts over the last month put him atop the latest edition of the monthly power poll designed to highlight the standout performances in the NASCAR Developmental Series.

The Hunter Index is a new feature in 2010 on Drivers are ranked on their performance over the previous month. The rankings are compiled by a panel of auto racing writers and NASCAR representatives.

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Thursday Night Open Gets PASS 400 Weekend Off to a Fast Start

Naples, ME — The stars of Maine’s mid week racing series took the spot light Thursday, opening four days of motorsports mania at Scarborough Maine’s Beech Ridge Motor Speedway.120 of the fast and furious racers answered the call to get the sixth annual PASS 400 party started in style.

The Four Cylinders kicked off the night with a fifty lap feature and a thirty-one car field. Kyle Hewins made it two in a row on PASS 400 Thursday night, surviving a torrid battle with Troy Jordan. The pair worked lap traffic for much of the night and Jordan got the better of Hewins from laps 11 to 26 but Hewins was able to drive under Morse to reclaim the lead. The pair put on a show as they worked lap traffic, splitting slower cars and battling for the $500.00 payday e but into the end it was Hewins by 6 car lengths.

The 305/Mad Bomber feature was up next and Adam Lovejoy jumped out front early. Trouble was, Lovejoy made that jump a little too soon and he was docked four spots at the next yellow. That put Paul Ureneck out front on the restart but Lovejoy wasted no time getting to second, putting his ride on Ureneck’s bumper by lap 15. AT the half-way mark it was still Ureneck with Lovejoy hot on his heels, then a straightaway back to Kirk Bean, John Lord and Jason Inman. Lovejoy saw an opening on the bottom and took over the top spot at the line on lap 31 to claim the feature over Ureneck, Kirk Bean, Jon Lord and Jason Curtis.

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How Far We Have Come

Last week I talked about looking back over the season and seeing how God has blessed. As I looked forward to this weekend, I found myself following that advice. God has made it possible for Lynda and me to take a little break from things. I have a little time to spend time away from the racing world. Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

One of the challenges in racing is that most of what we do is done when the weather is the best. This summer has had no shortage of glorious days. With those days come plenty of opportunities to head out to the track somewhere. It is difficult on many counts to stay home and rest. However, we need to set priorities. My family has been understanding and allowed me to reach out to others.

It is no secret that the family unit is high in the pecking order of God’s priorities. If we take a look at their order they should go something like this, God, marriage, family, others. Many times we get our priorities wrong.

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