PAIR OF BANQUETS THIS WEEK AT MOHEGAN
CLOSE OUT 2009 NASCAR SEASON
Camping World Series East
Banquet Friday, Whelen Modified Tour Saturday
The 2008 seasons will ceremoniously conclude this weekend for the
NASCAR Camping World Series East and NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
respective seriesí annual awards banquets at Mohegan Sun Resort in
Uncasville, Conn. Veteran drivers Matt Kobyluck and Ted Christopher
will each celebrate their first NASCAR touring championship of their
Kobyluck will be the guest of honor at the NASCAR Camping World
Series East Awards Banquet on Friday, Dec. 12. A veteran driver from
Uncasville, Kobyluck compiled four wins and 12 top 10s during the
13-race 2008 season en route to his first career NASCAR Camping
World Series East championship. Kobyluck, driver and owner of the
No. 40 Mohegan Sun Resort Chevrolet, reached Victory Lane at Watkins
Glen International, Music City Motorplex, Adirondack International
Speedway and Lime Rock Park in 2008 and finished 210 points ahead of
Austin Dillon in the championship standings.
Christopher will be crowned the 2008 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
champion at Mohegan Sun on Saturday, Dec. 13 at the seriesí
postseason banquet. Christopher registered four wins and 13 top 10s
in 16 races to earn his first NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour title this
year in the No. 36 Al-Lee Installations Chevrolet owned by Edward
Whelan. A resident of Plainville, Conn., Christopherís title
campaign was highlighted by wins at Stafford Motor Speedway,
Mansfield Motorsports Park , New Hampshire Motor Speedway and
Thompson International Speedway. He finished 127 points ahead of
Matt Hirschman in the season standings.
Christopher became the 32nd driver to earn a NASCAR Modified
championship in the 61-year history of the division. Throughout the
2008 season, the past champions in NASCAR's Modified history were
honored, dating back to Red Byron's first title in 1948. Christopher
is the 13th driver to capture a NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour title
since the series was formed in 1985.
Kobyluck also became the 13th driver to capture a NASCAR Camping
World Series East crown since the series was established in 1987.
In addition to the coronation of the champions, the top drivers and
owners and special award winners from the NASCAR Camping World
Series East and NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will also be honored at
the respective banquets.
Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribe, is one of the largest,
most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and
meeting destinations in the United States . Situated on 240 acres
along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut , Mohegan
Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and
Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops
and waterfront of Mystic Country.