Stafford To Retire Ted Christopher’s No. 13

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Ted Christopher (13) battles Bobby Santos III at Connecticuit’s Stafford Motor Speedway. (Track photo)

STAFFORD SPRINGS, Conn. — Stafford Speedway has announced that the half-mile oval in Connecticut will retire Ted Christopher’s famed No. 13 from weekly modified competition during their Friday night racing program on Sept. 22.

Christopher was a hero, a rival, a legend and a once-in-a-generation driver. His first start at Stafford Speedway in May of 1983 marked the beginning of a journey, a journey that no one could have predicted.

35 years later, the journey ends with statistics that put Christopher among the list of the greatest modified drivers of all-time. He took down 131 career wins at Stafford, including 109 in the SK Modified division, as well as 9 SK Modified track championships at the famed half-mile.

“Since Ted’s first win in 1986 to his last win on Sept. 8, just 2 weeks ago, he has been a fixture at Stafford,” said Stafford general manager Mark Arute. “We will miss TC but we will never forget him. We will retire his number from weekly modified racing at Stafford Speedway this Friday. The number 13 is and always will be Ted’s number.”

CREDIT: Stafford Motor Speedway

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