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TED CHRISTOPHER TAKES 2ND WIN OF SEASON
IN NASCAR FEATHERLITE MODIFIED SERIES

6-11-02

Teddy Christopher after his win at Riverhead (Photo courtesy of Hazel Meredith and modseriesscene.com)RIVERHEAD, NY (June 8) -- Ted Christopher won the Miller Lite 200 at Riverhead Raceway Saturday night becoming the first repeat winner of the season in NASCAR Featherlite Modified Series action. Christopher started the race on the pole and led 77 laps in capturing the win. The Plainville, Connecticut driver pocketed $7,550 for the victory. 

A total of 44 cars posted times in qualifying. JR Berticcio won the Bud Pole Award after circling the tight 1/4-mile oval in 11.903 seconds. The top six times were inverted for the starting line-up. Ted Christopher drew the pole with defending series champion Mike Stefanik alongside.

Twenty-eight cars started the event that had Christopher jumping out to the early race lead. On lap 52, Christopher turned over the lead to 5th starting Rick Fuller. Fuller looked to be in control of the race when on lap 179 he was involved in an incident with the 2nd place car of J.R. Berticcio. Berticcio was able to continue but Fuller's night was over. The melee turned the race lead back over to Ted Christopher who led the remainder of the way to capture the win by .38 seconds over 12th starting Jerry Marquis.

John Blewett, Chuck Hossfeld, Dave Berghman, Fred Vordermeier, Jamie Tomaino, Bill Park and Eric Beers rounded out positions three through nine completing the list of lead-lap finishers.

Mike Stefanik holds a slim four point margin in the NASCAR Featherlite Modified Series standings with 734 points over Jerry Marquis. Robby Summers is in third place with 705 markers. He too is followed closely by Dave Berghman (704) and Todd Szegedy (701).

The series will resume action on June 22, at Seekonk Speedway in Massachusetts.

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