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News & Notes: Modified Tour Heads Back To Stafford For TSI Harley-Davidson 125

Official Release

The third race date on the 2010 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour schedule will see a return to Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway on Friday, May 28 for the TSI Harley-Davidson 125.

The return to Stafford comes four weeks after Ted Christopher took the checkered flag in the Tech-Net Spring Sizzler presented by CARQUEST  on May 1 at the historic half-mile in the second race of the season.

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Modifieds Test At Bristol Motor Speedway

Tim Southers, NASCAR

Bristol, TN. – Selected drivers from the NASCAR Whelen Modified and Southern Modified Tours participated in a test held by Hoosier Tire on Thursday at Bristol Motor Speedway.

In preparation for the second running of the UNOH Perfect Storm 150 combination race for both Whelen Modified Tours, Whelen Modified Tour veteran Mike Stefanik, along with Southern Tour regulars James Civali and Burt Myers took part in the all-day session.

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Modifieds Test Lime Rock Road Course

Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Selected drivers from the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour participated in a test held by Hoosier Tire on Tuesday at Lime Rock Park.

In preparation for the Whelen Modified Tour’s inaugural visit to Lime Rock Park on July 3, drivers Ted Christopher, Rowan Pennink, Bobby Santos and Todd Szegedy took part in four 20-minute sessions throughout the afternoon at the Connecticut road course.

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Hoosier Tests Coming Up For Modified Tour

Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Selected drivers from the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour are slated to participate in Hoosier Tire tests at Lime Rock Park and Bristol Motor Speedway next week.

In preparation for the Whelen Modified Tour’s inaugural visit to Lime Rock Park on July 3, Hoosier has invited Ted Christopher, Rowan Pennink, Bobby Santos and Todd Szegedy to test their respective cars at the historic road course in Lakeville, Conn. The test is scheduled for Tuesday, May 11, and will be open to the public.

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Sizzler Win Puts ‘TC’ At Top Of Hunter Index

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Ted Christopher has been so successful at Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway that they already have a section of the grandstands named after him. His win there last weekend in the Spring Sizzler, the second race of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season, was a record sixth in the event that the late Jack Arute Sr. billed his signature event as the ‘Greatest Race In The History Of Spring.’

It earned Christopher the traditional swig of milk in Victory Lane, and helped him secure the top spot in the May edition of the Hunter Index.

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Christopher Captures Fifth Spring Sizzler

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

STAFFORD, Conn. - Ted Christopher continued to add to his legend at Stafford Motor Speedway as he took the checkered flag in the Tech-Net Spring Sizzler presented by CARQUEST for the third year in a row, and a record fifth time in his NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour career.

Christopher, from Plainville, Conn., had a top-five car all day and was able to wrestle the lead from Jimmy Blewett on Lap 146. From the front Christopher had to hold on through four cautions and a green-white-checker attempt to earn his 35th career Whelen Modified Tour win.

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PRACTICE: Christopher Paces Sizzler Tune-Up

Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

STAFFORD, Conn. – In final preparations for today’s rescheduled Tech-Net Spring Sizzler presented by CARQUEST, Ted Christopher paced NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour final practice.

Christopher, who has won this race the two previous seasons, recorded a fast lap of 18.285 seconds (98.441 mph) to lead the 32-car field. A four-time Whelen Modified Tour winner in the Spring Sizzler during his career, Christopher laid down just nine laps during final practice.

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LIVE: Mod Tour At Stafford Spring Sizzler

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour is at Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway for the track's season-opening weekend, the Tech-Net Spring Sizzler presented by CARQUEST.

For updates from Stafford throughout the weeked, please click here: LAP-BY-LAP

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Modifieds Set For Second Shot At Stafford

Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Originally scheduled for April 25, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour’s race at Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway is now set to take place this Saturday, May 1.

The Tech-Net Spring Sizzler presented by CARQUEST was to be the season-opening weekend for Stafford, and the second race of the year for the Whelen Modified Tour. Practice and qualifying took place last Saturday, April 24, under sunny skies. But when raceday rolled around, the rain rolled in, so the event was postponed to this weekend.

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Bush First To Utilize SPEC Motor Full-Time In NASCAR Whelen Modified Tours

Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A few years back NASCAR and Wegner Motorsports set out to develop an engine that would provide an economical alternative for teams that wanted to compete at the touring series level. While NASCAR K&N Pro Series teams have powered their cars almost exclusively with the engines in recent seasons, Johnny Bush has become the first NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour driver to run it full-time in 2010. In fact, it is because of the SPEC that Bush even makes it to the track this year.

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