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
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
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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