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Ted Christopher
Born: June 5, 1958 Currently: Inactive/unemployed
Hometown: Plainville, CT, United States of America Fun Fact: This Driver Has a Page on The Third Turn!
BIOGRAPHY
Ted Christopher (Born June 5, 1958), from Plainville, CT is an American racing driver who has raced and won in many different types of race cars, including Modifieds, SK Modifieds, Camping World East Series, Late Models, Pro Stocks, Midgets, and Supermodifieds. He has also raced in NASCAR's Sprint Cup, Nationwide Series, and Craftsman Truck Series. He is best known for competing on the Whelen Modified Tour, where he was the champion in 2008. He is also well known for his success on the 1.058 mile New Hampshire Motor Speedway where Christopher has won 5 Camping World East Series events and 5 Whelen Modified Tour events.

Christopher won the 2001 NASCAR Weekly Series national championship in 2001.[1]. Driving asphalt SK Modifieds for multiple teams while also pursuing the Whelen Modified Tour championship and racing in other series, Christopher won 15 of the 18 races that he entered at Thompson International Speedway in Connecticut.[1]

In 2008, Christopher won the Whelen Modified Tour championship for the first time[2]. Christopher, who is known as one of the most accomplished drivers in the Northeast, had never won the Whelen Modified Tour championship. He did so in fashion, winning both the championship and the final race of the season, at Thompson International Speedway. It came in his 12th full-time year of competing on the tour. It was Christopher's 31st career win on the tour. Christopher came into the race leading the championship standings over Matt Hirschman by 31 points. Late in the race, Hirschman suffered an electrical problem, which put him a handful of laps off the pace. Christopher drove on to win the event, with Hirschman finishing 21 laps down, in 25th position.

Ironically, in 2005, Christopher went to the season finale at Thompson holding a 36-point lead over Matt Hirschman's father, five-time tour champion Tony Hirschman, only to lose the championship due to a lap 11 crash.[2]

Christopher was known for his aggressive driving style, which has changed in the past year and has brought more success to his racing career. So far 2009 is starting to shape out as one of "TC" most incredible years. [3]

Christopher, currently has 34 Whelen Modified Tour victories. All of his statistics are viewable on the Whelen Modified Tour section of right hand column of this page.

Honors

  • As part of the 25th anniversary of the NASCAR Weekly Series in 2006, Christopher was named one of the series' All Time Top 25 drivers.[4]
  • In 2008 Stafford Motor Speedway named a section of their grandstand for him in honor of his 100th victory at Stafford. Chirstopher, who currently has 102 victories at the prestigious and storied Connecticut oval, is Stafford's all-time winningest driver.
  • Christopher is the only driver to win SK modified track championships at all three Connecticut race ovals that race the cars on a weekly basis--Stafford Motor Speedway, Thompson International Speedway, and Waterford Speedbowl.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Schaefer, Paul. Where Stars Are Born: Celebrating 25 Years of NASCAR Weekly Racing. Coastal 181, Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA, 2006. ISBN 0-9789261-0-2. pp. 131-136.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Courchesne, Shawn. Christopher Earns First Whelen Modified Tour Championship Thompson, Connecticut, USA, 2008
  3. Courchesne, Shawn. Destiny Finally Finds Ted Christopher[1], 2008
  4. Schaefer, Paul. Where Stars Are Born: Celebrating 25 Years of NASCAR Weekly Racing. Coastal 181, Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA, 2006. ISBN 0-9789261-0-2. pp. 163-170.

External Links

  • Stats
CAREER RESULTS
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Grand National Division Results
K & N Pro Series East Results
Season St W T5 T10 Poles Standing Laps Led
1990 3 of 24 0 0 0 0 36 0
1991 3 of 24 0 0 1 0 51 0
1992 1 of 20 0 0 0 0 69 0
1993 4 of 19 0 2 2 N/A 37 0
1994 4 of 20 0 0 0 N/A 47 0
1995 10 of 22 0 1 2 N/A 28 1
1996 12 of 21 1 1 3 0 28 129
1997 10 of 22 3 4 4 1 26 174
1998 9 of 19 1 1 2 1 31 221
1999 5 of 18 0 3 4 0 37 35
2000 8 of 19 1 2 2 0 34 68
2001 8 of 20 0 1 3 2 32 102
2002 3 of 19 1 1 1 0 38 26
2003 4 of 17 1 1 1 0 34 10
2005 6 of 13 1 3 5 0 22 55
2006 1 of 11 0 0 0 0 58 0
2008 1 of 13 0 0 0 0 67 42
CAREER 92 9 20 30 4 -- 863
K & N Pro Series West Results
Season St W T5 T10 Poles Standing Laps Led
2005 1 of 12 0 0 0 0 60 0
2006 1 of 12 0 0 0 0 67 1
CAREER 2 0 0 0 0 -- 1
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Modified Tour Results
Whelen Modified Tour Results
Season St W T5 T10 Poles Standing Laps Led
1987 2 of 28 0 0 0 0 N/A 0
1988 3 of 24 0 0 1 0 N/A 0
1989 4 of 26 0 0 1 0 38 0
1990 1 of 23 0 0 0 0 N/A 0
1993 3 of 17 0 0 0 0 N/A 3
1994 19 of 21 0 2 8 3 15 51
1995 14 of 21 0 0 3 1 27 70
1996 14 of 20 0 0 1 0 27 51
1997 19 of 23 0 3 6 1 21 76
1998 11 of 22 0 1 2 0 30 0
1999 18 of 21 2 5 8 0 15 128
2000 17 of 17 2 7 11 2 5 659
2001 19 of 20 2 10 13 3 6 932
2002 19 of 19 5 10 13 0 2 714
2003 18 of 18 2 8 12 0 4 269
2004 19 of 19 3 7 11 3 4 390
2005 18 of 18 7 12 14 0 2 568
2006 16 of 16 3 7 11 1 3 326
2007 16 of 16 1 8 10 2 5 292
2008 16 of 16 4 10 13 0 1 467
2009 13 of 13 3 8 10 3 3 617
CAREER 279 34 98 148 19 -- 5613
Whelen Southern Modified Tour Results
Season St W T5 T10 Poles Standing Laps Led
2005 4 of 12 1 2 3 0 17 85
2006 3 of 13 1 2 3 1 25 229
2007 1 of 12 0 0 0 0 42 0
2008 1 of 11 0 1 1 0 32 0
2009 3 of 14 2 2 3 0 19 231
CAREER 12 4 7 10 1 -- 545
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International Results
Canadian Tire Series Results
Season St W T5 T10 Poles Standing Laps Led
CAREER 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
Mexico Corona Series Results
Season St W T5 T10 Poles Standing Laps Led
CAREER 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
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Elite Division Results
Midwest Series Results
Season St W T5 T10 Poles Standing Laps Led
CAREER 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
Northwest Series Results
Season St W T5 T10 Poles Standing Laps Led
CAREER 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
Southeast Series Results
Season St W T5 T10 Poles Standing Laps Led
CAREER 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
Southwest Series Results
Season St W T5 T10 Poles Standing Laps Led
CAREER 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
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Defunct Touring/Regional Results
Speedway Division Results
Season St W T5 T10 Poles Standing Laps Led
CAREER 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
Grand American Results
Season St W T5 T10 Poles Standing Laps Led
CAREER 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
Grand National East Results
Season St W T5 T10 Poles Standing Laps Led
CAREER 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
Goody's Dash Series Results
Season St W T5 T10 Poles Standing Laps Led
CAREER 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
North Tour Results
Season St W T5 T10 Poles Standing Laps Led
CAREER 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
All-American Challenge Series Results
Season St W T5 T10 Poles Standing Laps Led
CAREER 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
O'Reilly All-Star Series Results
Season St W T5 T10 Poles Standing Laps Led
CAREER 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
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Local/Weekly Racing Results
Regional Format (1985-2004)
Season Track Region St W T5 T10 Track Standing Reg. Standing
1982 style="background:#FFFFFF" style="background:#FFFFFF" style="background:#FFFFFF" style="background:#FFFFFF" style="background:#FFFFFF" style="background:#FFFFFF" style="background:#FFFFFF" colspan=2|
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1985 style="background:#FFFFFF" style="background:#FFFFFF" style="background:#FFFFFF" style="background:#FFFFFF" style="background:#FFFFFF" style="background:#FFFFFF" style="background:#FFFFFF" colspan=2|
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1986 style="background:#FFFFFF" style="background:#FFFFFF" style="background:#FFFFFF" style="background:#FFFFFF" style="background:#FFFFFF" style="background:#FFFFFF" style="background:#FFFFFF" colspan=2|
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1987 Stafford Motor Speedway Northeast 41 5 22 26 1 4
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1992 Stafford Motor Speedway Northeast 19 4 12 13 3 31
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1994 Thompson International Speedway Northeast 24 2 12 15 4 26
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1995 style="background:#FFFFFF" style="background:#FFFFFF" style="background:#FFFFFF" style="background:#FFFFFF" style="background:#FFFFFF" style="background:#FFFFFF" style="background:#FFFFFF" colspan=2|
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1997 style="background:#FFFFFF" style="background:#FFFFFF" style="background:#FFFFFF" style="background:#FFFFFF" style="background:#FFFFFF" style="background:#FFFFFF" style="background:#FFFFFF" colspan=2|
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1998 Stafford Motor Speedway New England 16 1 9 11 3 23
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1999 style="background:#FFFFFF" style="background:#FFFFFF" style="background:#FFFFFF" style="background:#FFFFFF" style="background:#FFFFFF" style="background:#FFFFFF" style="background:#FFFFFF" colspan=2|
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2000 Stafford Motor Speedway New England 18 9 12 14 1 1
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2001 Thompson International Speedway New England 18 15 16 16 2 1
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2002 Thompson International Speedway New England 15 4 15 15 1 2
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2003 style="background:#FFFFFF" style="background:#FFFFFF" style="background:#FFFFFF" style="background:#FFFFFF" style="background:#FFFFFF" style="background:#FFFFFF" style="background:#FFFFFF" colspan=2|
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2004 Stafford Motor Speedway New England 19 8 13 18 1 2
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2005 style="background:#FFFFFF" style="background:#FFFFFF" style="background:#FFFFFF" style="background:#FFFFFF" style="background:#FFFFFF" style="background:#FFFFFF" style="background:#FFFFFF" colspan=2|
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2006 style="background:#FFFFFF" style="background:#FFFFFF" style="background:#FFFFFF" style="background:#FFFFFF" style="background:#FFFFFF" style="background:#FFFFFF" style="background:#FFFFFF" colspan=2|
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State/National Championships Format (2007-2009)
Season Track State St W T5 T10 Track Standing State Standing Nat'l Standing
2007 Stafford Motor Speedway CT 21 2 15 19 3 3 5
2008 Stafford Motor Speedway CT 17 4 9 13 2 8 53
2009 Stafford Motor Speedway CT 28 9 18 23 1 2 5
ARCA Results
ARCA West Mac's Series Results
Season St W T5 T10 Poles Standing Laps Led
CAREER 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
ARCA West Late Model Challenge Series Results
Season St W T5 T10 Poles Standing Laps Led
CAREER 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
Results
ASA National Tour Results
Season St W T5 T10 Poles Standing Laps Led
CAREER 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
ASA Southern Modified Race Tour Results
Season St W T5 T10 Poles Standing Laps Led
2007 1 of 9 1 1 1 0 30 128
2009 1 of 4 0 0 1 0 22 0
CAREER 2 1 1 2 0 -- 128
ASA Midwest Tour Results
Season St W T5 T10 Poles Standing Laps Led
CAREER 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
ASA NorthWest Late Model Tour Results
Season St W T5 T10 Poles Standing Laps Led
CAREER 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
ASA Southeast Asphalt Tour Results
Season St W T5 T10 Poles Standing Laps Led
CAREER 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
USAR Results
USAR Pro Cup Results
Season Division1 St W T5 T10 Poles RSR1 CSR1 Laps Led
2000 0 of 20 0 0 0 0 100
CAREER -- 0 0 0 0 0 -- -- 0
Pro All Star Series (PASS) Results
PASS North Super Late Model Results
Season St W T5 T10 Poles Standing Laps Led
2004 3 of 15 1 1 1 0 35 0
2005 1 of 18 0 0 0 N/A 113 0
2008 0 of 13 0 0 0 0 105
CAREER 4 1 1 1 0 -- 0
PASS South Super Late Model Results
Season St W T5 T10 Poles Standing Laps Led
CAREER 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
PASS Sportsman Results
Season St W T5 T10 Poles Standing Laps Led
CAREER 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
Results
CRA Super Series Results
Season St W T5 T10 Poles Standing Laps Led
CAREER 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
Various/Other Sanctioning Bodies Results
Rocky Mountain Challenge Series Results
Season St W T5 T10 Poles Standing Laps Led
CAREER 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
S.M.A.R.T. Modified Tour Results
Season St W T5 T10 Poles Standing Laps Led
2001 2 of 13 0 0 0 0 35 1
2004 1 of 13 1 1 1 0 40 42
CAREER 3 1 1 1 0 -- 43
UARA STARS Late Model Results
Season St W T5 T10 Poles Standing Laps Led
CAREER 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
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