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On Ted’s Tail: A 4-day, 5-race, 3-track Run With Ted Christopher

In June of 2005, as a reporter for the Hartford Courant, I pitched to my editors the idea of following Ted Christopher around for a few days and making a feature story about the adventure. It seemed the perfect weekend to pull it off was arranged by a special NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour makeup event […]

The Voices Of Racing On Ted Christopher’s Legacy From Sid’s Vault Productions

— Tom DiMaggio of Sid’s Vault Productions produced an amazing tribute to the late Ted Christopher through the voices of those around so well known around the sport that knew him. —

In Memory: Short Track Racing Has Lost An Irreplaceable Giant In Ted Christopher

When I started helping out covering auto racing at the Hartford Courant in the mid-1990’s Dave Heuschkel – then the lead reporter covering motorsports – gave me a tip. He told me if I wanted to get the best stories around the local racing scene that I needed to connect with Ted Christopher. It was […]

Racing Legend Ted Christopher Killed In Plane Crash Saturday

Local auto racing legend Ted Christopher was killed in a plane crash Saturday in Connecticut. Christopher was 59 years old. Christopher was flying to Long Island to compete in a NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event Saturday night at Riverhead Raceway in Riverhead, N.Y. Christopher was one of two people killed on the plane, which crashed […]

Bookending: Todd Owen Grabs Second SK Mod Win Of Season At New London-Waterford Speedbowl

Todd Owen kicked off his week last Sunday at Thompson Speedway by grabbing the overall victory in the SK Modified 20/20 Sprint event at the track. Saturday he closed the week celebrating again. Owen, of Somers, won the fog shortened SK Modified feature Saturday at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl. The race was stopped with 12 […]

On Tap Presented By The Hidden Still: Back In Action At Stafford And Waterford

On Tap: Presented by The Hidden Still — Where: Stafford Motor Speedway What:  Whelen All-American Series Racing card When: Friday Schedule: 40-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series SK Modified, 30-lap Late Model, 20-lap SK Light Modified, 20-lap Limited Late Model and 15-lap DARE Stock. Grandstands open: 5:15 p.m; Qualifying: 6:15 p.m; Features: Immediately following qualifying. More: The 15th event […]

Glen Reen Wins New England Racing Fuel Support Performer Of The Week Award

Glen Reen’s third Late Model victory of the season Friday at Stafford Motor Speedway came with a little extra added bonus this week. Reen, of Wilbraham, Mass., was voted this week’s New England Racing Fuel Support Performer of the Week Award winner. Reen made a late run in the polling to edge out Alexandra Fearn […]

Richie Coy Continues Coy Legacy With Speedbowl NEMA Lites Victory

(Press Release from Northeastern Midget Assocation) Richie Coy turned a disappointing start to the season into a cinderella story this past Saturday evening at the Waterford Speedbowl, as he took down his first ever NEMA Lites victory, extending the Coy legacy into NEMA’s record books. Coy’s father, Johnny, retired from racing in 1992, after driving […]

Vote Now For The New England Racing Fuel Support Performer Of The Week Award (Sept. 8-10)

It’s time for you the fans to make the big decision. Each week during the 2017 racing season the New England Racing Fuel RaceDayCT Support Performer of the Week will be chosen from among drivers competing in events in one of the weekly support divisions (divisions below the SK Modifieds) at Connecticut short tracks.  And you […]

Keith Rocco Rolls Once Again In SK Modified At Speedbowl; Eric Goodale Wins MTS Event

The all-time winningest driver at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl is making a nearly weekly habit in 2017 of rewriting the track’s record book. Keith Rocco rolled to victory in the 35-lap SK Modified feature Saturday at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl. It was the seventh victory in eleven SK Modified division start this year at the […]

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