Ted Christopher Captures Eighth SK Modified Track Championship At Stafford Speedway

STAFFORD – It wasn’t the kind of day Ted Christopher likes to have behind the wheel of an SK Modified at Stafford Motor Speedway, but it was enough to get the big picture job done.

Ted Christopher celebrates his eighth SK Modified championship Sunday at Stafford Speedway (Photo: Nicholas Teto)

Christopher, of Plainville, finished 13th in the 40-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series SK Modified feature Sunday at Stafford Motor Speedway to clinch his eighth title in the division.

Christopher, the all-time winningest driver at Stafford, won his first SK championship at the track in 1987. He also won titles in 1996, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2007 and 2009. He has 98 career SK Modified feature victories at the track.

“It means a lot,” Christopher said. “It was fun this year to have a car that was so competitive. Week in and week and week out always be fast.”

Christopher spun out of fifth place on the second attempt at green-white-checkered finish in the feature which was won by Eric Berndt.

“The distributor broke,” Christopher said. “The motor just would never pass on the straightaways. I was getting killed. People that I should pass like nothing I couldn’t pass. But sometimes parts break.”

Christopher came into the event with a virtually insurmountable 46 point lead over Woody Pitkat in the standings.

It was the 12th NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track championship for Christopher since the series’ inception in 1983. Christopher has four of the NASCAR weekly division SK Modified championships at Thompson International Speedway. The 12 titles moves him into a fifth place tie all-time for premier division championships in NASCAR Whelen All-American Series history

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