Stafford Springs, CT — Stafford Motor Speedway's all-time winningest driver, Ted Christopher, will have an extra opportunity to add to his career win total in addition to his SK Modified® and Whelen Modified Tour duties at Stafford in 2012. With the addition of the Pro All-Star Series (PASS) to the Stafford schedule, Christopher has secured a ride with car owner Scott Mulkern for the PASS race on Sunday, August 26 at Stafford, and he will be looking to add another win to his Stafford win total, which currently stands at 114 feature victories.
"Once I heard about the PASS race coming to Stafford, I called Scott Mulkern, and we put a deal together for me to drive his car at Stafford," said Christopher. "He's got a real good car and real good equipment, he won at Oxford this year, so I'll be looking to attack and hopefully take home another trophy. I won the first Modified Racing Series race at Stafford, and it would be a good thing for me if we can have another race like the MRS race was."
Christopher has won in a PASS car before, winning the 2004 PASS race at Thompson Speedway, and he has won at Stafford in a ProStock, including 4 races in a row during the 1996 season. Christopher hopes that he will enjoy a homefield advantage over the rest of the competition when the PASS cars take the green flag.
"A lot of these guys, it will be their first time racing at Stafford, so hopefully that will be an advantage for me," said Christopher. "The PASS cars are a lot like ProStock cars, but they're a bit more sophisticated with bigger engines and better shocks, so the cars should get around Stafford real good. PASS is a great series, they have great car counts, and everyone loves to race at Stafford. I'm really looking forward to the race, it should be a lot of fun."
Chances are that Christopher won't be the only Stafford regular on track during the PASS event. Stafford's Limited Late Model cars will be able to run with the PASS Sportsman class for their feature event with minor changes to their cars.
The PASS Sportsman cars run on 8" wheels and weigh a minimum of 2,900 pounds with a maximum of 56% for left side weight. Stafford's LLM cars run on 7" wheels with a minimum weight of 3,100 pounds with 53% maximum left side weight. Stafford Ltd. Late Model cars have the option of remaining on 7" tires for the PASS Sportsman feature, or they can run on the same 8" tires that the PASS Sportsman cars run on. If Stafford cars race on the 7" tires, they will have to weight a minimum of 2,950 pounds, while cars with 8" wheels will have to weigh a minimum of 3,000 pounds, and all cars must adhere to the maximum 56% left side weight before, during, and after the PASS feature.
Further details about the Sunday, August 26 PASS Event will be released next week, so stay tuned to SMS Online located at www.staffordspeedway.com.
For more information, contact the Stafford Motor Speedway track office at 860-684-2783 or visit us on the web at www.staffordspeedway.com.
Sources: Scott Running/Stafford Motor Speedway PR