(Stafford Springs, CT)—When the green flag falls on this weekend’s NAPA Fall Final Weekend, October 8 & 9, the American Three-Quarter Midget Association will take to the Stafford mini-mile for the very first time. Ted Christopher will be among the drivers taking part in the TQ Midget feature and he will be looking to add yet another division and feature victory to his stellar Stafford Speedway resume.
Christopher is the track’s all-time winningest driver with 125 career feature wins spread across 6 different divisions. Christopher has 103 career wins in the SK Modified® division, 12 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour wins, 6 ProStock wins, 2 Valenti Modified Racing Series wins, 1 K&N Pro Series East win, and 1 Pro All-Star Series win. Christopher has shown a knack for winning inaugural events at Stafford, winning the very first VMRS feature back in 2010 and he won the one and only PASS race to be held at Stafford. Christopher has had some experience racing on the Stafford mini-mile, participating in Stafford’s Champions for Charities races with Wild Thing Kart Senior Outlaw karts. Although there is a vast difference between the karts and TQ Midgets, Christopher hopes he can use his experience as an advantage.
“You know the track and you watch the karts and legend cars and the way they race, so that might help a little,” said Christopher. “We’ll see what happens come Saturday.”
Christopher is also no stranger to the world of TQ Racing as he has participated in indoor events across New England.
“The indoor stuff has a lot more grip because you’re dealing with rubber and rubber,” said Christopher. “They build the track with a lot of grip in it and this place never has a lot of grip. I hope the racing will be good. It’s going to come down to whoever hits on the setup and the right gearing is going to be the lucky one and hopefully that will be us.”
With 20 Midgets on the entry list, Christopher knows it will be a tough challenge to add another feature victory with the likes of Matt Janisch, Justin Bonsignore, Joey Payne, and Lou Cicconi all among the entries.
“Matt Janisch goes good, he wins a bunch of outdoor races, and all those guys have a good idea of what they’re doing outdoors so it should be a good race,” said Christopher.
The 2016 NAPA Auto Parts Fall Final Weekend gets underway on Saturday, October 8th with practice sessions for Stafford’s Whelen All-American Series divisions, Legend Cars, TQ Midgets, Mr. Rooter Truck Series, and the Whelen Modified Tour. Action continues with Coors Light Pole Qualifying for the Whelen Modified Tour cars, along with heat races for all divisions except for the Legend Cars. Feature events for the SK Light, Limited Late Model, DARE Stock, TQ Midgets, and Mr. Rooter Truck Series divisions will wrap up Saturday’s on track activities. The NAPA Fall Final continues on Sunday, October 9th with the NAPA Auto Parts Pit Party from 11am-12noon followed by feature events for Stafford’s SK Modifieds®, Late Models, Whelen Modified Tour, and Legend Cars.
Tickets for the NAPA Auto Parts Fall Final Weekend are on sale now at the Speedway Box Office. Tickets are priced at $38.50 for adult general admission tickets, $5.00 for children ages 6-14, and children ages 5 and under are admitted free of charge when accompanied by an adult. Reserved seating will be priced at $42.00 for all ages. All ticket prices include 10% CT Admission Tax. Visit your local participating NAPA Auto Parts Store for discount tickets.
For more information on the 44th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Fall Final, or to order tickets, contact the Stafford Motor Speedway track office at 860-684-2783 or visit us on the web at www.staffordspeedway.com.