Busy Weekend Has Ted Christopher Looking To Extend NHMS Record For Wins

Ted Christopher (Photo: Getty Images for NASCAR)

It’s that time of year when New England vacations for many are taking shape.

Ted Christopher will be a traveling man around New England this weekend, but it won’t have anything to do with slowing down or taking in the scenery.

Christopher will take part in Saturday’s inaugural New England Short Track Showdown at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. As of now Christopher is scheduled to run in the 50-lap Valenti Modified Racing Series event at NHMS. He said the possibility still exists that he could also be running in the 50-lap Granite State Pro Stock Series feature and the 30-lap North East Mini Stock Tour feature Saturday at NHMS.

And sandwiched around the Saturday NHMS show are SK Modified events at Stafford Motor Speedway Friday night and at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl Saturday night.

In Loudon Christopher will be looking to take back sole possession of the track’s title at all-time winningest driver. He is currently tied at the top of the list with Mike Stefanik. Christopher has five NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour wins at NHMS and five NASCAR K&N Pro Series East wins at the track. Stefanik has eight Whelen Modified Tour wins in Loudon and two K&N Pro Series East wins.

Christopher’s last win at Loudon came with the Whelen Modified Tour in 2008. Stefanik tied him atop the list when he won the Whelen Modified Tour event in Loudon in July 2012.

“I didn’t even really think of that,” Christopher said. “… That would be cool. We’ll see what happens I guess. I’ll have a chance this time and we’ll have some chances when the [Whelen Modified Tour] goes back there. It would be cool to be the all-time winningest driver alone again.”

Saturday’s event will make the first Valenti Modified Racing Series feature held on the 1.058-mile NHMS oval.

Christopher will compete with a car he owns that has numerous victories previously at the track.

“It’s the old Mystique car,” Christopher said. “Then when I ran it with [car owner Bob Katon] a few years ago I almost won there with it. That car is a good car there with my motor.”

Christopher will start his day Friday with practice at Loudon.

“Am I doing a Mini Stock and a [Super Late Model]?” Christopher said. “I’m not sure yet. I guess I’ll find out on Friday when I get up there.”

After practice Christopher will head to Stafford Motor Speedway, where he is coming off a victory in last Friday’s feature, his second of the season at the track. He’ll be back in Loudon in the morning Saturday. After the features at Loudon, Christopher will head to the New London-Waterford Speedbowl for the SK Modified feature there. He missed the opening event last week at Waterford due to his commitment to run for Danny Watts Racing in the Whelen Modified Tour event that evening at Riverhead (N.Y.) Raceway.

“It will be a cool weekend,” Christopher said. “Should be fun.”


  1. Christopher at the Speedbowl. Good news. As I said, the car counts and especially the SK’s will get stronger. I’m sure of it.

  2. Rocco also said that Talman might be at Waterford this weekend with the car he won with at Thompson. The one he rents out.

  3. Sounds like the TC of old. if the SK’s were running, he was there, through in a tour race, he was there. His brother Mike raced like that also. He’d run his 82 at Stafford, the 6 or 54x at Waterford, and his 82 at Thompson on Sunday. It was so much fun watching and being involved in modified racing back then, lots of racing, lots of fun.

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