Ted Christopher Drive For Safety Initiative Launched For 2020 Season At Stafford Speedway

(Press release from Stafford Speedway)

Ted Christopher with his wife Quinn Christopher in victory lane at Stafford Speedway

Quinn Christopher, wife of the late Stafford Speedway legend Ted Christopher, has launched the Ted Christopher Drive for Safety Initiative for the 2020 season at Stafford. The program, aimed to increase driver safety awareness, is donating safety gear to all drivers registered for the 2020 race season at Stafford Speedway. 

Funded by the Ted Christopher Memorial, the Ted Christopher Drive for Safety Initiative will provide eligible drivers with either a Nomex undershirt, Carbonx single layer head sock, or helmet skirt. Also participating drivers will be entered into a drawing to win a fully custom, Leaf Racewear, double-layer, pro series race suit, including custom design, custom fit, and embroidery. The fire suit will be awarded at the annual TC 13 SK Modified® Shootout scheduled for July 10th. 

“Teddy is my inspiration for this,” explained Quinn Christopher.  “He always told me that being safe while racing was important to him and he would spend whatever he needed in order to accomplish that.” 

A Stafford Speedway competitor for over 30 years, Ted Christopher is remembered as one of the greatest all-time Stafford drivers. Christopher scored 131 wins including 109 SK Modified® wins to go along with 9 SK Modified® track championships, leading the way in all three categories.

Though Ted will always be remembered as one of the best on track, many remember his character and passion for racing off the track serving as a mentor and hero for many young drivers over the years. Christopher was a big proponent of driver safety throughout his many seasons at Stafford, known for sharing that philosophy with other drivers. This memory of Ted pushed Quinn to develop the safety initiative.

“I want drivers to take safety seriously when they race. It is not only protection for them but keeps them safe for their family and friends, which was Teddy’s priority always,” continued Christopher.  ”I’ve heard of race car drivers being in accidents and getting burned. Using the money from the Ted Christopher Memorial will not only honor and keep his memory alive, it will hopefully prevent such injuries to drivers at Stafford Motor Speedway.”

“I want to thank Leaf Racewear for helping me with this initiative,” said Christopher.  “Teddy had a long-standing business relationship with Leaf for many years.  More than once, thank God, Teddy was fortunately wearing their gear while racing.”

To participate, drivers must be registered to compete in one of Stafford Speedway’s five weekly racing divisions for the 2020 season. Eligible drivers can complete an online form to select their safety equipment and corresponding size. All safety equipment will be distributed at the 2020 NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler scheduled for April 25th and 26th.  

“I appreciate the racing community for continuing to remember and honor Teddy with their race tributes like the TC shootout at Stafford,” continued Quinn Christopher. “It has also been nice to see many of Teddy’s friends and fans at the racetrack over the past two years sharing their favorite TC stories with me. It truly means a lot to know how much he is loved, admired and missed.”

To participate in the Ted Christopher Drive for Safety Initiative drivers must be registered to compete at Stafford Speedway for the 2020 season and are required to complete an online form available here: Ted Christopher Drive for Safety Online Form. Submissions for the program are due before March 1, 2020. 

For more information, visit www.staffordspeedway.com, checkout Stafford Speedway on Facebook or Twitter, or contact the track office at 860-684-2783.

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  1. THANK YOU Ms Quinn Christopher. The Ted Christopher safety initiative is a great idea that will help many racer stay safe while racing. Thanks again, and God bless

  2. Sharpie Fan says

    Thank you Quinn and the Ted Christopher Drive for Safety Initiative for coming up with something that would benefit ALL drivers equally across ALL divisions.

  3. Seems to me every driver in every division should be on here thanking Quinn, it’s not something she had to do ,it’s something she wanted to do in memory of her husband to help others ,and that’s pretty special THANKS

  4. dan butler says

    Outstanding!!! Thank you so much Quinn….from a VERY low budget “racer”. i am big on safety, almost all of my budget was spent on new safety gear and its not cheap. I selected the fire retardant undershirt…..like the one Teddy made iconic because he always had his on at the track. Much appreciated and valued!

  5. Any old timers out there that raced Streets. Remember those cheesy two piece vanilla fire suits that looked more like pajama’s. Open face helmet and sneakers. Marine, VW or some other gas tank shoved forward in the full sheet metal trunk with only two supports coming off the cage to the rear frame. And that was ultra safe compared to what they did in in the 50’s and 60’s.
    This is on Ms. Quinn Wazorko Christopher. She called Stafford and volunteered this out of the blue or at least that’s how Paul Arute framed it.. Something I know I’ve never seen. And deeply personal expression for their well being to many people she doesn’t know.
    Who is this Quin Christopher? You want the widows of your hero’s to have the right stuff and she’s all that. Running M & T Transmission apparently along with others help including Mike Sr and Jr. . Take a look at what they’re working on. It’s so big and complicated it makes me nauseous just contemplating having to work on one.
    Indeed a women of substance and lucky for us continues to be a race fan as well.

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