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CHRISTOPHER CAPTURES SPRING SIZZLER 

5-6-2002

NASCAR Featherlite Modified SeriesSTAFFORD SPRINGS, CT (May 5) -- Ted Christopher led 150 laps in the 200-lap NASCAR Featherlite Modified Carquest Tech-Net Spring Sizzler at Stafford Motor Speedway on Sunday and collected $10,280 for the win. The win was the first of the season and 7th of his career for the Plainville, CT driver.

The race was originally scheduled for April 28th, but rains forced it to be postponed to the following Sunday. The 33-car field was led to the green flag by Joey Caraccia and Ted Christopher in the front row. Caraccia took the early lead from the pole position before giving way to Christopher on the third circuit. Christopher's lead was only interrupted by Chuck Hossfeld (1 lap), Dave Berghman (34 laps) and Rick Fuller (3 laps) before reassuming the race lead on lap 173. 

Christopher won by .88 seconds over Rick Fuller who had started seventh. Fuller collected $5,385 for his runner-up finish. Tony Hirschman, the 1996 and 1999 series champion, earned third place honors and $4,030 after starting fourth. 

Dave Berghman finished fourth and Tommy Cravenho finished fifth. Jerry Marquis charged from 29th to finish in sixth place and unofficially take over the series points lead. Marquis won the season opener at Thompson International Speedway on April 7. 

Chuck Hossfeld, Mike Stefanik, Carl Pasteryak and Frank Boardwick finished seventh through tenth, respectively.

Ken Woolley, Jr. won the Bud Pole Award, while Christopher won the Gatorade Front Runner Award for leading the most laps.

The NASCAR Featherlite Modified Series resumes on May 11, at Connecticut's Waterford Speedbowl for a 150 race.

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