TED CHRISTOPHER FILES
PROVIDENCE INDOOR ENTRY
Defending NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Ted
Christopher is the first to file an entry for the upcoming indoor
Three-Quarter Midget race at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, R.I.,
on March 6 and 7.
“I have to go,” Christopher, 50, said. “I do not want miss an event of this
caliber. This is a first time for a motorsports event in 50 years in the
state of Rhode Island, and I want to be a part of it.
“This event is huge for the Northeast. For me, it is only an
hour-and-a-half from my home. Plus, we have a lot of race fans in this area
and big markets, like Boston, Mass., Hartford, Conn., and Providence, to
Christopher is skipping an ASA/S.M.A.R.T. Series asphalt Modified
event at Orange County Speedway in Rougemont, N.C., which he had previously
scheduled to attend for that same weekend.
The versatile driver from Plainville, Conn., collected his
first-ever indoor TQ Midget feature win on January 17 at Boardwalk Hall in
Atlantic City, N.J.
“Winning that race really meant a lot,” Christopher said. “Racing
indoors is so intense for a driver, and it is just as intense for the race
fans. I know race fans will want to experience the speed and tight racing
that happens when you are racing indoors.”
Just how fast are the TQ Midgets indoors?
In Atlantic City, Aston, Pa.’s Lou Cicconi Jr., who defeated NASCAR
Sprint Cup star Tony Stewart in Fort Wayne, Ind. recently, posted a record
8.982-second lap. Similar speeds are expected to occur inside the Dunkin’
“I am an intense driver, so indoor racing fits me quite well,”
In addition to the high-powered TQ Midgets, the programs will feature Senior
Champ Karts, a division that features speeds close to that of the TQ
Entries for the event are limited to 36 TQ Midgets and 36 Senior
Champ Karts. Those who qualified for the feature events in Atlantic City
will get the first chance to compete in the race at the Dunkin’ Donuts
Center as long as those entries are filed before January 30. After that,
entries will be accepted accordingly.
Each night will feature complete shows, including heat races,
consolation races and a feature, for both classes.
Tickets go on sale this Saturday and can by purchased at the
Dunkin’ Donuts Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by calling
1-800-745-3000 or online at:
Friday tickets are $20 (front row for adults and children), $15
(adult seats) and $10 (children age 12 and under). Saturday tickets are $25
(front row for adults and children), $20 (adults) and $10 (children age 12
Show information is available at Len Sammons Productions by calling
609-888-3618 or online:
www.aarn.com. Special room rates are now available on the web-site
at the Hilton for just $79 per night. The Hilton is located within walking
distance of the Dunkin Donuts Center.
Saxton Communications / Dunkin' Donuts Center TQ Races