Archive for August 5th, 2011

Christopher Reigns at Stafford

Collects 11th Whelen Modified Tour win at his home track

Stafford Springs, CT — Through his career, Ted Christopher has proved he can win in many different cars at a variety of facilities. But nowhere has he been more dominant than his home track, Stafford Motor Speedway. The Plainville, Conn., driver collected his 41st career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour victory Friday night in the Town Fair Tire 150.

It was Christopher’s 11th career tour win at Stafford, where he is a seven-time track champion in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series. He is the track’s wins leader over all divisions with 113 victories.

Christopher took the lead for the final time from Mike Stefanik on Lap 135 Friday and led the rest of the way for his third win of the year in the No. 36 Al-Lee Installations Chevrolet.

“At the end there, you just gotta go,” Christopher said. “It [the car] started to get tight, so I had to run a different line there to hold Michael off. It was a lot of fun.”

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Rocco, Hill, Cipriano, Provost & Wood Score Town Fair Tire 150 Feature Victories at Stafford Speedway

Stafford Springs, CT — After a week away, Stafford Speedway was back racing with the 21st Annual Town Fair Tire 150 program. In NASCAR Whelen All-American Series feature racing, Keith Rocco outdueled Ted Christopher to take his third consecutive and sixth feature win of the 2011 season in the SK Modified® feature, J.J. Hill scored a dominating first win of 2011 by leading all 30 laps in the Late Model feature, Joey Cipriano nailed down his fourth win of 2011 in the 20-lap SK Light Modified feature, Duane Provost picked up his first career win in the 20-lap Limited Late Model feature, and Josh Wood beat his father Don to the checkered flag to record his third win of the 2011 season in the 15-lap DARE Stock feature.

In the 40-lap SK Modified® feature event, Chris Matthews took the lead at the green with Michael Gervais, Jr. behind him. Sean Foster and Tom Bolles were side by side for third place while Nichole Morgillo and Dan Avery were side by side for fifth place. Bolles took the third spot and Avery took the fourth spot while Ryan Preece moved into fifth place.

Preece was the car on the charge as he moved from fifth to second in the outside groove. Keith Rocco was right behind Preece and he followed him towards the front and occupied the third position while Matthews continued to lead. Avery moved by Gervais for fourth place on lap-9 and Woody Pitkat followed him by Gervais.

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