With Step Up On The Horizon, Mike Christopher Jr. Racking Up Legends Wins At Waterford

Mike Christopher Jr. (right) works on his Legends car (Photo: Tiesha DiMaggio/Sids Vault Crew)

Mike Christopher Jr. (right) works on his Legends car (Photo: Tiesha DiMaggio/Sids Vault Crew)

WATERFORD – The time behind the wheel of a Legends car is running out for Mike Christopher Jr., so it seems he’s trying to pocket every win he can get with it.

For the ninth time this season at the Waterford Speedbowl, Christopher was celebrating in victory lane Saturday.

Christopher held off Joey Ternullo over the closing laps to win the 25-lap Legends feature at the Speedbowl.

Ternullo, of Middletown, was second and Dylan Izzo of Westport third.

Christopher, of Wolcott, got his first career Legends win on April 19 and hasn’t stopped rolling since. He has five victories as part of the Wacky Wednesday program this year at Waterford and four victories as part of the Saturday NASCAR Whelen All-American Series program.

After winning Saturday, the 15-year old revealed that he plans to begin racing later this season in an SK Light Modified owned by Al Heinke, with the plan to move to the SK Modified division at Stafford Motor Speedway next season.

A move to Stafford in 2015 will allow Christopher to run against his well known uncle Ted Christopher, Stafford’s all-time winningest driver.

Saturday at Waterford Christopher took the lead from Dylan Izzo with 17 laps remaining and never trailed again.

“My dad gave me a really good piece tonight and I kept it up front,” Christopher said. “Last year we had the old car and we were going pretty good in that car. A few seconds and top-fives. But once we got the new car for the last race of the season last year … we knew we were going to be fast. But I’m really surprised that we’ve got nine wins.”

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