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Christopher Captures Spring Sizzler at Stafford Veteran Earns 28th Career Victory STAFFORD, Conn. (April 27, 2008) -- Ted Christopher captured the second event of the 2008 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season when he drove to victory Sunday in...

Christopher Captures Spring Sizzler at Stafford
Veteran Earns 28th Career Victory

STAFFORD, Conn. (April 27, 2008) -- Ted Christopher captured the second event of the 2008 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season when he drove to victory Sunday in the Tech-Net Spring Sizzler at Stafford Motor Speedway.

Christopher moved to the front on lap 172 following the 10th caution of the day and never relinquished the lead.

"We worked on the motor program this winter," Christopher said. "The motor is good. It's got a lot of power. That thing comes off the bottom and never stops pulling."

The victory was the 28th of Christopher's career and his eighth at Stafford.

Runner-up Eric Beers was followed by Chuck Hossfeld, Mike Stefanik and James Civali. With his second top-five finish, Hossfeld has assumed a 21-point lead over Christopher in the standings.

Rowan Pennink, Richard Savary, Jamie Tomaino, Todd Szegedy and Glenn Tyler rounded out the top 10.

Ryan Preece, who became the youngest Coors Light Pole Award winner on Saturday, led 64 laps in the event but exited the race on lap 91 with engine failure.

Prior to the race NASCAR honored past Modified champions Ernie Gahan (1966) and the late Red Byron (1948) as part of the season-long celebration of 60 years of Modified champions. Gahan was on hand to participate in the ceremony.

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will return to Stafford for its third event of the season on May 23 with the TSI Harley-Davidson 150.

-credit: nascar

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Chuck Hossfeld , Jamie Tomaino , Todd Szegedy , Ted Christopher , Eric Beers , Ryan Preece , Rowan Pennink