NORTHEAST: Ted Christopher Claims Stafford SK Mod Title During NAPA Fall Final

Kyle Souza Asphalt Modifieds, Northeast 0 Comments

STAFFORD SPRINGS, Conn. — Report by Race Chaser Online New England Correspondent Kyle Souza — Darren McCollester/Getty Images North America photo — A warm and sunny fall afternoon in Stafford Springs, Conn. saw Ted Christopher clinch his 9th career Stafford Motor Speedway SK Modified championship in front of a packed house on Sunday.

Early on in the 40-lap feature things looked to be headed in Ryan Preece’s way, after Christopher was sent to the tail end of the field for aggressive driving.

Just as Preece saw the light at the end of the tunnel, Teddy closed it up by driving his way back through the field and into the top five before feature’s end.

Christopher finished in the third spot, finishing exactly where he needed to and automatically clinching the championship no matter what Preece did on Sunday afternoon.

What Preece did do was go on to claim the checkers, but the defending Whelen Modified Tour champion fell two points short of the division crown.  Oddly enough, Preece fell that same distance short of the championship in 2013, just behind Woody Pitkat.

Preece was disappointed in Victory Lane, but took many highs away from Sunday’s feature and the season as a whole — he also went on to claim the Tour feature later in the afternoon.

Preece collected six total wins in the SK division at Stafford this season, while Christopher only sat in Victory Lane once, but even though Preece collected more top fives then Christopher as well, Teddy was able to notch three more top tens in the battle of consistency en route to his title win.

 

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