New England Region, National champion, Ted Christopher

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (September 26, 2001) - Ted Christopher of Plainville, Conn., captured the New England Region championship and parlayed it into the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series national championship. Christopher will collect over $163,000 when...

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (September 26, 2001) - Ted Christopher of Plainville, Conn., captured the New England Region championship and parlayed it into the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series national championship. Christopher will collect over $163,000 when he is honored at the champions banquet at the Peabody Hotel and Resort on Friday, November 16. Christopher, who competes in the SK Modified Division at Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway, has scored 15 victories and 16 top-five finishes in 18 starts at the historic .625-mile oval. Christopher also leads the point standings in the SK Modified division at Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway.

Dennis Gada of Salem, Conn., finished second in the regional standings. Gada, who competes in the SK Modified division at Waterford (Conn.) Speedbowl, collected seven victories, 13 top-five and 14 top-ten finishes in 19 starts at the .375-mile oval. Gada will take home $21,350 in posted awards.

Craig Von Dohren of Barto, Pa., grabbed third in the region. Von Dohren, who competes in the Modified division at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., scored five victories this season. Von Dohren has 12 top-five and 14 top-ten finishes in 17 starts at the .333-mile speedway and earned $15,400 from the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series point fund. Dan Bezanson of Plaistow, N.H., Star Speedway in Epping, N.H.; Chuck Docherty of Springfield, Mass., Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway; Len Ellis of North Dartmouth, Mass., Seekonk (Mass.) Speedway; Larry Gelinas of Scarborough, Me., Lee (N.H.) USA Speedway; Stephen Berry of Gorham, Me., Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, Me., and Howard 'Punky' Caron of Goshen, N.H., Claremont (N.H.) Speedway round out the top nine in the regional standings of the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Competition Performance Index (CPI) for the New England Region for the 2001 season.

Regional champions in the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series are determined by the Competition Performance Index (CPI). NASCAR Weekly Racing Series champions will be honored at the Peabody Hotel and Resort at the national champions banquet on Friday, November 16.

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