TED CHRISTOPHER JOINS CAMPING WORLD
EAST SERIES FIELD
FOR STAFFORD SPEEDWAY’S CARQUEST FALL FINAL WEEKEND;
CHASING SK MODIFIED® AND MODIFIED TOUR CHAMPIONSHIPS
Stafford Motor Speedway’s all-time winningest driver Ted Christopher
will once again be a busy man when the 36th Annual CARQUEST Fall
Final Weekend comes to Stafford Motor Speedway on October 10, 11,
and 12. Christopher has joined the Camping World East Series field
to go along with his Whelen Modified Tour and SK Modified® efforts,
where he is chasing after championships. Christopher will drive a
Ted Marsh Chevrolet, a combination that has reached victory lane at
Stafford once before in the Camping World Series East Division.
Christopher and Marsh have enjoyed past success together at Stafford
with Christopher taking down his only career Stafford Camping World
East Series victory in the June 30, 2000 CARQUEST 150. That night,
Christopher qualified in the 20th position, but weaved his way
through traffic in a hard charge that had him in the lead for the
first time on lap-82 from Brad Leighton. Christopher went on to lead
the final 68 laps of the race and he took the checkered flag.
Christopher currently leads Matt Hirschman in the chase for the
2008 Whelen Modified Tour championship, and Christopher already has
one victory at Stafford this season, winning the April CARQUEST
Tech-Net Spring Sizzler. Christopher’s track knowledge and
experience at Stafford could go a long way in helping guide him to a
first career Whelen Modified Tour championship. In addition to his
NASCAR Touring Series rides, Christopher will be looking to win his
second consecutive and seventh overall Stafford SK Modified® track
championship. Christopher enters the CARQUEST Fall Final Weekend
trailing Keith Rocco by 14 points, or seven positions on the track.
Christopher’s aggressive on-track style will suit him well as he
knows he will have to go all out during the 40-lap SK Modified®
feature event in order to overtake Rocco and win his seventh
CARQUEST Fall Final Weekend kicks off on Friday, October 10th with
practice for Stafford’s five weekly divisions. Practice runs from
2pm to 6:30pm and the grandstand gates will be open free of charge
to the public for the practice session.
Saturday has practice sessions for the Camping World East Series
and Whelen Modified Tour beginning at 10:00am. Time Trials get
started at 2:00pm with heat and consolation events for Stafford’s
five weekly divisions to follow. Closing out the Saturday on-track
activities will be feature events for Stafford’s SK Light Modified,
Limited Late Model, and DARE Stock divisions, including the
Paradiso-Muska DARE Stock Shoot-Out. Grandstand gates for Saturday
open at 10:00am.
The 36th Annual CARQUEST Fall Final Weekend concludes on Sunday
with feature events for the Camping World East Series, the Whelen
Modified Tour, and Stafford’s SK Modified® and Late Model divisions.
Spectator gates open at 9:30am with the famous CARQUEST Belts and
Hose Pit Party taking place from 10:00am to 11:00am. The Camping
World East Series takes to the track for their feature at 12 noon,
followed by the SK Modified® feature, the Whelen Modified Tour
feature, and the Late Model feature will be the last on-track action
of the weekend.
Tickets for the 36th Annual CARQUEST Fall Final Weekend are now on
sale at the Stafford Motor Speedway Box Office. Tickets are priced
at $35.00 for adult general admission tickets, $5.00 for children
ages 6-14, $38.00 for reserved seats, and free for children ages 5 &
under. Tickets are good for admission to the Saturday, October 11,
and Sunday, October 12 portions of the Fall Final. As always,
Stafford Motor Speedway offers plenty of free parking with overnight
weekend parking available.
For more information, contact the Stafford Motor Speedway track
office at 860-684-2783 or visit us on the web at