Mike Christopher Jr. Gets Third Win Of Season In SK Modifieds At Stafford



Phil Kurze (left), James Civali (center) and Don King (right) (Photo: Courtesy Stafford Speedway)
Mike Christopher Jr. celebrates victory in the SK Modified feature Friday at Stafford Speedway (Photo: Jim DuPont/RaceDayCT)

STAFFORD – It’s been a long list of drivers visiting victory lane in SK Modifieds events in 2021 at Stafford Motor Speedway. 

But only one driver can say he’s done it three times in regular events this season. 

Mike Christopher Jr. held off the late lap charges of Todd Owen to win the 40-lap SK Modified feature Friday at Stafford Speedway. 

It was the third victory in 10 events this season for the Wolcott driver. 

“We’re in contention to win every time,” Christopher said. “Tonight it wasn’t perfect but not every race car is perfect. We held on there and somehow made it to victory lane. [Owen] obviously was right there but Todd is a real respectful driver. I like that about him. You race respectfully and you get race respectfully.” 

Christopher also won the exhibition TickMike.com SK Modified All-Star Shootout on June 12. 

Owen, of Somers, was second and Tyler Hines of North Haven third. 

Hines, with two victories, is the only other driver besides Christopher with multiple victories in the division this year. 

Owen came back from a hard wreck in his heat race. 

“I’ve just got a great bunch of guys around me,” Owen said. “They never say die. We came in after the heat race pretty tore up, but nobody ever skips a beat, they just went right to fixing it. I just can’t thank all them guys enough.”

Christopher used the outside lane on a lap 28 restart to go by Marcello Rufrano for the lead. Owen followed to second, but couldn’t find the lane by Christopher over the final seven laps. 

Comments

  1. I’m sure Mike Christopher Jr is a pretty good driver but I’m just so impressed with what Mike Sr has accomplished. They have been off a bit the past couple years but this year they’re completely on their game even as the competition gets stronger. Unless something changed that’s all Mike Sr with his do it all, anal retentive personality having to micro manage everything that goes into the 82.
    So did we miss Narducci, Rocco and Williams last night? Not me and not at all. The guys fighting for the championship were all there and doing their thing. Kopcik uncharacteristically a little too rough at times and it cost him but an acceptable points finish. The 22 on bad tires or something amiss cause Dowling had opportunities but didn’t have the car to take advantage. Owen playing hurt the surprise of the night for over coming adversity to deliver a second place. That might have been a first place were he not playing hurt nor the gentleman racer he is but that’s another story.
    Stafford please tell Christopher enough with the two bows deal. It was nice the first time but now it’s a bit over the top.

  2. SIMPLE SIMON SAYS says

    Doug/Dog what ever your name is, you are the biggest storyteller you should write fictional stories for Disney you MORON. Were u at the track last night, or watching from your couch

  3. You have the insult and name calling down perfect SIMPLE. Meaningful commentary not so much.
    Not a couch a Barkalounger what are you new here? And I have to say if you were in fact at the race which you have not demonstrated at all, I’d have to say objectively FloRacing and the Barkalounger are beating you by a mile so far.

  4. I have never met SIMPLE SIMON.

  5. WeldingWonders says

    “ hate me because I’m beautiful and smarter than you.
    “And just a reminder, I was right, again.”
    “See, I was right. Even Earl can finally get it.”
    “wmass01013, you were correct when you addressed me as “genius”.
    “Hey Doug, I was right again.”

    STARRING DAREALGOODFELLA

    THE 2021 DAREALGOODFELLA INSULT COUNTER DAY 198

    400 Doug you’re an idiot!!!! There, made 400!!!!
    401 As big as this track is, it is so very hard to stay out of the trouble of others. Idiocy leaves a wide and long wake. Unlike a bullring where idiocy happens in a fraction of a blink of an eye, idiocy goes in slow motion at Loudon.(NWMT drivers)
    402 There are no numbers to crunch for Doug. It requires basic intelligence, such that a person knows east from west, and west from east. There is a technique, but it is far out of the reach of Doug
    403 Doug is an idiot and will just make (vulgar emoji) up
    404 (Doug’s) apparent profound passive aggressive narcissism
    405 And people willingly followed Hitler, Mussolini, and other dick-taters (like Doug)
    406 I’ll continue to do what I can to protect you (everyone in the RaceDayCt forum) from Doug and his other screen names.
    407 Those three potential outcomes have galactically different statistical possibilities, but Doug gave them equal weighting. Only an idiot would do that.
    408 Everyone (no including Doug) that was smart enough to know the direction a location was from his house would know that.
    409 This is too obvious… the handful of favored cars have equal weighting as a dark horse pick?????? Stupid is as stupid does.(Doug)

    TOTAL INSULTS IN 2021 THROUGH DAY 198……………………………409

    NEW TRAUNCH OF INSULTS SINCE DAY 194……………….…………..10

    AVERAGE INSULT COUNT PER DAY THROUGH DAY 194.. …………2.07

    PROJECTED INSULT TOTAL FOR 2021 BASED ON 2.07/DAY…………756

  6. solsticeson says

    Apple didnt fall from the tree, Mike Sr. was always a better shoe,,,then lots of others,,,

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