Christopher Reigns At Stafford

Collects 11th NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Win At His Home Track

STAFFORD, Conn. (Aug. 5, 2011) — Over his career, Ted Christopher has proven he can win in many different cars on a variety of tracks. 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 winning the Town Fair Tire 150.

It is 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. Stefanik settled for second, followed by Bobby Santos, Eric Beers and Eric Goodale.

Rowan Pennink finished sixth, followed by points leader Ron Silk. Silk leads Pennink by one point after eight races.

Erick Rudolph, Doug Coby and Jimmy Blewett completed the top 10. Earlier in the day, Coby won his second Coors Light Pole Award of the season.

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour returns to the track Saturday, Aug. 13 for the Granite State Classic at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H.

For additional information, contact:

Jason Cunningham, NASCAR IMC, (704) 201-6658 or jcunningham@nascar.com

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour-Town Fair Tire 150 Unofficial Results

Friday

At Stafford Motor Speedway

Stafford, Conn.

Lap length: 0.5 miles

(Start position in parentheses)

1. (3) Ted Christopher, Plainville, Conn., Chevrolet, 150 laps, 82.142 mph.

2. (8) Mike Stefanik, Coventry, R.I., Pontiac, 150.

3. (5) Bobby Santos, Franklin, Mass., Dodge, 150.

4. (4) Eric Beers, Northampton, Pa., Chevrolet, 150.

5. (12) Eric Goodale, Riverhead, N.Y., Chevrolet, 150.

6. (17) Rowan Pennink, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., Chevrolet, 150.

7. (10) Ron Silk, Norwalk, Conn., Chevrolet, 150.

8. (11) Erick Rudolph, Ransomville, N.Y., Chevrolet, 150.

9. (1) Doug Coby, Milford, Conn., Chevrolet, 150.

10. (6) Jimmy Blewett, Howell, N.J., Chevrolet, 150.

11. (7) Justin Bonsignore, Holtsville, N.Y., Chevrolet, 150.

12. (16) Bryon Chew, Mattituck, N.Y., Chevrolet, 150.

13. (22) Matt Hirschman, Northampton, Pa., Chevrolet, 150.

14. (9) Todd Szegedy, Ridgefield, Conn., Ford, 149.

15. (15) James Civali, Meriden, Conn., Pontiac, 149.

16. (13) Jamie Tomaino, Howell, N.J., Chevrolet, 149.

17. (18) Patrick Emerling, Orchard Park, N.Y., Ford, 149.

18. (19) Ron Yuhas, Jr., Groton, Conn., Chevrolet, 149.

19. (2) Tom Rogers, Jr., Patchogue, N.Y., Chevrolet, 149.

20. (28) Glen Reen, Wilbraham, Mass., Chevrolet, 148.

21. (23) Richie Pallai, Jr., Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Chevrolet, 148.

22. (21) Woody Pitkat, Stafford, Conn., Chevrolet, 148.

23. (14) Eric Berndt, Cromwell, Conn., Chevrolet, 147.

24. (25) Gary McDonald, Ronkonkoma, N.Y., Pontiac, 146.

25. (26) Wade Cole, Riverton, Conn., Chevrolet, 145.

26. (20) Ed Flemke, Jr., Southington, Conn., Chevrolet, 127.

27. (27) Jake Marosz, Middletown, Conn., Chevrolet, 121, handling.

28. (24) Ken Heagy, Calverton, N.Y., Ford, 17, engine.

Race Statistics

Time of Race: 0 hours 54 minutes 47 seconds

Margin of Victory: 0.247 seconds

Fastest Qualifier: D.Coby (98.776 mph, 18.223 seconds)

Caution Flags: 2 for 14 laps.

Lead Changes: 4 among 4 drivers.

Lap Leaders: T. Rogers,Jr. 1-15; D. Coby 16-87; T. Christopher 88-120; M. Stefanik 121-134; T. Christopher 135-150.

Standings: 1. R. Silk, 1275; 2. R. Pennink, 1274; 3. T. Christopher, 1217; 4. T. Szegedy, 1159; 5. B. Santos, 1132; 6. E. Beers, 1129; 7. M. Hirschman, 1119; 8. D. Coby, 1113; 9. M. Stefanik, 1023; 10. E. Rudolph, 1012.

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