Champion’s Exclamation: Todd Owen Wins Final SK Mod Race Of The Season At Stafford NAPA Fall Final 

Todd Owen celebrates victory in the SK Modified feature Saturday at the NAPA Fall Final at Stafford Speedway (Photo: Jim DuPont/RaceDayCT)

STAFFORD – On Oct. 6 at Stafford Speedway Todd Owen made history when he clinched the 2023 SK Modified division championship at the historic half-mile.

Owen, of Somers, became the first driver in track history to win three consecutive SK Modified championships. Owen was able to clinch that title with an event still remaining on the schedule for the division. 

Saturday, with the championship already in hand, Owen put an exclamation point on his historic season at Stafford. 

In 17 starts this season Owen had three victories, 11 top-five’s and 17 top-10’s. Saturday’s event marked Owen’s 34th consecutive top-10 finish in the division dating back to June 10 of the 2022 season. 

“This season has been a dream come true,” Owen said. “I can’t even believe that I’m starting where I’m at. From where we were 10 years ago to where I’m at now, just what an incredible situation we’re in. I’ve got some awesome guys behind me. Great supporters, great sponsors. Everybody believes in what this Chassis Pro group does. I’m just fortunate to be the guy that I guess gets to be in charge.” 

David Arute of Stafford was second and Mike Christopher Jr. of Wolcott third. 

Owen got by Mikey Flynn for the lead on lap 28. Arute and Christopher both challenged Owen over the final 10 laps. The race came down to a green-white-checkered finish. Arute was able to get by Christopher for second place on the final restart, but couldn’t find a way by Owen. 

“That’s pretty awesome racing right there with those guys, Michael [Christopher Jr.] and David [Arute],” Owen said. “Two guys I respect. They ran me clean. We were bumping a little bit, but it was still a lot of fun. Just a hell of a way to end my season.” 

Said Arute: “I was hoping for the best there [on the final restart]. I was hoping I could clear them both down in [turn] three. I was surprised it stick myself. I got a lot of damage early in the race and wasn’t sure how good of a car we were going to have the rest of the race.” 

Nick Hovey of Chaplin won the 20-lap SK Light Modified Invitational. Sami Anderson of Chaplin was second and Tim Sullivan of Tolland. 


  1. Great CHAMPION!!!!

  2. Suitcase Jake says

    Total Domination….Races and Championships are Won in the Shop and with a cool hand guiding the car to the front each week with tough handicapping at Stafford it’s so so hard to do, But Owen & Chassis Pro have a Great Program that enables them to do battle with Troyer & LFR , Chassis Dynamics , Raceworks, Spafco and Chassis Pro seems to be able to run the outside groove at Stafford when they need to make a pass, That is huge at that Track if you wanna get to the front…..Congratulations to
    Todd, Butch and the whole crew at Chassis Pro for an incredible last two seasons…That kind of consistency is unheard of …. Except for Big Money Matt..

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