New Pick Up: Ted Christopher Raising New Sponsor To Chase SK Modified Wins At Waterford In 2014

Waterford Speedbowl team owner Doug DiPisa is looking to raise winner’s trophies with his driver Ted Christopher in 2014. He’ll bring a new sponsor familiar with raising items on board for the mission.

Ted Christopher (Photo: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Ted Christopher (Photo: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images for NASCAR)

DiPisa revealed Wednesday that he will team with Smedley Crane & Rigging of Branford for the 2014 season at the Waterford Speedbowl.

“We’re just there for wins,” DiPisa said. “I like to go to the track and have fun and going for wins is fun.”

Last year cracking that victory column proved a trying endeavor for Christopher and DiPisa. Christopher had five second place finishes in his SK Modified feature appearances at Waterford in 2013, but couldn’t grab a victory.

“What was missing for us last year to break through, we needed support,” DiPisa said. “We needed sponsor support to get us over the top and that’s what we’re getting now. We’ve got really really good sponsorship this year and that’s going to be a big factor for us.”

Smedley Crane & Rigging joins Costello Lanscaping of Plainville, a returning sponsor, on the DiPisa car this year. The team is also getting major support this season from Cliff Nelson Motorsports. The DiPisa car will be re-numbered to No. 90 for Nelson for the first event of the year before returning to No. 13 for all events following.

Now the question is could the team be running for wins and a championship in 2014? Last year Christopher was forced to miss multiple events because of his commitments to the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. It’s unclear at this point what effect the Modified Tour will have on Christopher’s racing at Waterford on Saturday nights. Christopher has said he’s unsure what his Modified Tour plans are for the 2014 season.

“We haven’t really talked about his tour plans yet,” DiPisa said. “I know he’s running some, but I don’t know if he’s running a whole season. If running for a championship was on the table it would be cool, but if not, it’s no big deal. I’m there to have fun. We were having fun with Ted last year and I think he was having fun with us.”

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  1. I was hoping to see a Rocco-Christopher battle at the bowl. Maybe that will happen this season.

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