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Stefanik Set For UNOH Battle At The Beach


Nine-Time NASCAR Champ Ready For Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A large part of NASCAR history in his own right, Mike Stefanik is set to participate in the historical and inaugural UNOH Battle At The Beach at Daytona International Speedway, Feb. 18-19.

For the first time, NASCAR’s weekly and regional touring series will have a prominent place during Budweiser Speedweeks in Daytona, the “Worlds Center of Racing.” As a nine-time touring series champion, Stefanik had to be a part of it.

“At Daytona, whether you win on the road course, the big track or the small track, the trophy will be worth its weight in gold,” Stefanik said.

Stefanik knows a little something about trophies. He shares the all-time record of nine NASCAR championships with NASCAR Hall of Famer Richie Evans. Stefanik won seven NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championships as well as a pair of NASCAR K&N Pro Series East titles.

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KLM Motorsports to Pay It Forward during 2013 Season with Acts of Kindness

Waterford, CT — This season, KLM Motorsports, competitors on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, led by car owner Mike Murphy of Valley Cottage, NY, and driver Ron Yuhas, Jr. of Groton, CT, will pay it forward during the 2013 season. Beginning in January and running through the remainder of 2013, the team will engage in 64 acts of kindness, symbolic of their car number, as part of the “Race It Forward 2013” program.

“We are incredibly fortunate to be able to race at this level,” said car owner Murphy, “and even more blessed to do it as a cohesive team that is more like an extended family. It is just the right thing to do to pay it forward. ” “The Murphy’s give us every advantage,” said Yuhas.“This amazing family would much rather that we ‘repay’ their kindness and generosity by helping others.”

Some of the most significant “Race it Forward” acts scheduled for 2013 will benefit the team’s favorite organization, Special Olympics Connecticut. The team will participate in the Penguin Plunge at Ocean Beach Park in New London, CT, on February 17, 2013. The New London Penguin Plunge raises funds for Special Olympics Connecticut' s year-round programs of sports training and athletic competition for people with intellectual disabilities.For the second consecutive year, the team will also serve as volunteers at the annual Summer Games held in New Haven. A host of other events to benefit the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, local community projects, and individual fans will take place during the year.

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‘Coffee Cup’ Win In Dunkin’ Donuts Center To Burned, But Unbowed Ted Christopher; Sieber Wins Thrilling Champ Kart Co-Feature

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Ted Christopher of Plainville, Conn., came back from a fiery incident that occurred in the pit area, and, with left hand tightly bandaged, raced his to the lead by Patrick Emerling, Orchard Park, N.Y., with eight laps remaining in the 40-lap ‘Coffee Cup’ main event inside Dunkin’ Donuts Center here.

The win for Christopher was his sixth indoors and by far the most dramatic.

Christopher’s night started out fortuitously when he ran the second quickest time trial lap and won his heat race. When he and the other drivers left the arena floor after the heat for a routine post-race fuel sample inspection, his car burst into flames. Christopher escaped with a badly burned left hand; the car sustained little damage.

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