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CHRISTOPHER'S HOOSIERS GO THE DISTANCE
IN NASCAR FEATHERLITE MODIFIED SERIES

7-08-2002

Ted Christopher after his Wednesday night win at Stafford (photo courtesy of Howie Hodge)STAFFORD SPRINGS, CT (July 3) -- Ted Christopher felt he could go the entire 150-lap distance on one set of Hoosiers in the Connecticut Classic 150 at Stafford Motor Speedway last Wednesday. His feeling became a reality when he picked up his third consecutive NASCAR Featherlite Modified Series win at the 1/2-mile speedway and his ninth career victory overall. Christopher led all 150 laps in picking up his third win of the season after electing not to pit during the entire event. Christopher commented after the victory, "We got such great wear at the Sizzler we thought we'd see how the race went tonight. My crew gave me a great car and we never needed to stop." The race was postponed first from May 24th and then on May 31st due to rain before Wednesday's race was finally completed.  

Forty-four cars were entered in qualifying with Nevin George winning the Bud Pole Award after averaging 97.986 mph around the 1/2-mile track. Qualifying actually took place back in May when the race was originally scheduled. The top six drivers then drew for starting positions. Christopher drew the pole with George drawing the third starting position.

Thirty cars started the race. Despite ten cautions periods, Ted Christopher elected to go the distance on just one set of Hoosiers. His trust in the durability and longevity of the Hoosiers was rewarded with the win and $8,700 in prizes and awards after leading all 150 laps of the event. Finishing in second place was Eddie Flemke after starting 13th. Rick Fuller rounded out the top three with Jerry Marquis and Chris Kopec rounding out the top five, respectively. Fourteen of the 30 starters finished the race on the lead lap. 

Jerry Marquis is in first place in the season long point standings with 1200 points, closely followed by defending series champion Mike Stefanik with 1180 points.   

The NASCAR Featherlite Modified Series returns to action this Saturday, July 13th, at Beech Ridge Mo