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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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Whelen Modified Tour Postponed At Stafford

Official Release

STAFFORD, Conn. – Due to rain in the area on Sunday, and more forecasted throughout the day, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour’s race at Stafford Motor Speedway has been postponed to Saturday, May 1.

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour was to take the green flag today in the Tech-Net Spring Sizzler presented by CARQUEST at 2:30 p.m. The tentative start time for the rescheduled race next Saturday is 3:15 p.m.

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QUALIFYING: Santos Sizzling At Stafford

Shon Sbarra/NASCAR

STAFFORD, Conn. – Without skipping a beat, Bobby Santos collected his second NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Coors Light Pole Award of the season in record fashion at Stafford Motor Speedway in qualifying for the Tech-Net Spring Sizzler presented by CARQUEST.

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PRACTICE: Santos Stays Strong

Jason Cunningham/NASCAR

STAFFORD, Conn. – The fastest car all weekend in the season opener is off to a similar start for the second race of the 2010 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour campaign.

Bobby Santos earned the Coors Light Pole Award and led 91 of 150 laps in the Icebreaker at Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway on April 11, and paced practice Saturday in advance of this weekend’s Tech-Net Spring Sizzler presented by CARQUEST at Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway.

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Statistical Advance: Analyzing The Tech-Net Spring Sizzler Presented By CARQUEST

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The second stop for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour in 2010 will be at Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 25 for the Tech-Net Spring Sizzler presented by CARQUEST.

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News & Notes: Stafford Spring Sizzler

Official Release

With one New England racing tradition in the rearview, its time for another as the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will participate in Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway's Tech-Net Spring Sizzler presented by CARQUEST on April 24-25.

The 2010 season began for the Whelen Modified Tour in the Icebreaker on April 11 as part of the traditional opening weekend for Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway. The same set-up is scheduled to take place this weekend as the Tour will be on the bill for Stafford's season-opener, also a mainstay on the northeast racing calendar.

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