Stafford Speedway Reschedules No. 13 Retirement For Ted Christopher To Oct. 1

(Press Release from Stafford Motor Speedway)

Ted Christopher celebrates victory in the NAPA SK 5K in 2016 at Stafford Motor Speedway (Photo: Driscoll MotorSports Photography)

Ted Christopher, a hero, a rival, a legend, and a once in a generation driver. His first start at Stafford Speedway in May of 1983 marked the beginning of a journey, a journey that no one could have predicted. 35 years later the journey comes to an end with statistics that make you ask, was Ted the greatest modified driver of all-time; 131 career wins, 109 SK Modified® wins, and 9 SK Modified® Track Championships.

At the request of both fans and race teams that have a prior commitment at New Hampshire this weekend, Stafford Speedway management has moved the ceremony to retire Ted Christopher’s number 13 to Sunday, October 1st as part of the pre-race for the NAPA Fall Final. This will allow all teams and fans to share in this tribute.

This Friday, September 22 we will honor Ted Christopher and his racing career with all those in attendance.

“Since Ted’s first win in 1986 to his last win on September 8, just 2 weeks ago, he has been a fixture at Stafford,” explained Stafford GM Mark Arute. “We will miss TC but we will never forget him. We will retire his number from weekly Modified racing at Stafford Speedway on Sunday, October 1st as part of the NAPA Fall Final Weekend. The number 13 is and always will be Ted’s number.”

For more information, contact the Stafford Motor Speedway track office at 860-684-2783 or visit us on the web at


  1. This will likely make that Sunday’s event sold-out. I hope that Stafford will make arrangements to have this streamed online somehow.

  2. Good call. Hoping for a SOLD OUT crowd and a stout entry list. Can’t wait to see the presentation.

  3. I was thinking about this when announced. Absolutely the right call to move it. Gives everyone a chance to attend.

  4. Good decision. Too many won’t be able to make it Friday night.

  5. Henry Lecomte says

    When I first saw Mike&Ted I hated them However after 30 some odd years I not only liked him I loved watching A MASTER CRAFTSMAN at work. Give them hell up there Ted !!!!!!!¡!!!

  6. Gary Montesi says

    Thank you Stafford !

  7. Great job to all!!!!

  8. darealgoodfella says

    For this event, all SKs and Tour Mods should be renumbered 13.

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