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On This Date in Stafford History: June 13

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1969

Bugsy Stevens won the modified feature and Leo Nevins won the Late Model Tigers feature.  Stevens’ win was his 3rd of 5 wins in 1969 and it was the 14th of his 72 career modified feature wins at Stafford.  Nevins’ win was his only win of 1969 and it was the 4th and final win of his Stafford career.

1970

With double modified feature events on tap, 1970 modified track champion Ed Yerrington won the first modified feature with Fred DeSarro winning the second feature.  Frankie Edwards was the winner of the Late Model Sportsman feature.  Yerrington’s win was the only win of his championship season and it was the only feature he ever won at Stafford.  DeSarro’s win was his 3rd of 7 wins in 1970 and it was the 4th of his 30 career modified wins at Stafford.  Edwards’ win was his 2nd of 2 wins in 1970 and it was the 2nd of his 3 career wins at Stafford.

Modified Feature #1 Winner Ed Yerrington

Modified Feature #2 Winner Fred DeSarro

1980

Bugsy Stevens won the Modified feature, Dan Avery won the Late Model Sportsman feature, and Beatle Farone won the Street Stock feature.  Stevens’ win was his only win of 1980 and it marked the 67th of his 72 career modified wins at Stafford.  Avery’s win was his 1st of 4 wins in 1980 and it was his first career Stafford victory.  Avery would win 6 LM Sportsman races from 1980-1981 and he has 4 career SK Modified® wins and counting at Stafford.  Farone’s win was his only victory of 1980 and it was the 9th and final win of his Stafford career.

1986

Dave Rezendes won the modified feature and Ted Christopher won the SK Modified® feature that was made up from May 23.  Due to the lateness of the program, the regularly scheduled SK Modified® and Street Stock features were held the following week with Richie Gallup winning the SK Modified® feature and Norm Plantier winning the Street Stock race.  Rezendes’ win was his only win of 1986 and it was the only win of his Stafford career.  Christopher’s win was his first of 2 wins in 1986 and it was his first of 109 career SK Modified® wins at Stafford.

Modified Winner Dave Rezendes

SK Modified® feature winner Ted Christopher

2008

Ted Christopher won the Coors Light SK Modified® 100, Michael Bennett won a make up Late Model feature while Dillon Moltz won the regularly scheduled Late Model feature, Alan Provost won the SK Light feature, Sean Foster won the Limited Late Model feature, and Bill Dunn won the DARE Stock feature.  Christopher’s win saw numbers line up in his favor as on June 13 he drove car #13 to victory lane in a 100-lap feature for what was his 100th career win at Stafford.  While it was Christopher’s 100th overall feature win, it was the 85th of his 109 career SK Modified® wins.  Bennett’s win was his only win of 2008 and it was the 2nd of his 20 and counting career Late Model wins.  Moltz’s win was his 1st of 5 wins in 2008 and it marked the 3rd of his 17 career Late Model wins at Stafford.  Provost’s win was his only victory of 2008 and it was his 2nd and final career win at Stafford.  Foster’s win was his 1st of 4 wins in 2008 and it was the 7th of his 10 career Limited Late Model wins at Stafford.  Dunn’s win was his only victory of 2008 and it was his 3rd of 4 career DARE Stock wins at Stafford.

Coors Light SK Modified® 100 Winner Ted Christopher

Paul, Jack, Jr., Lisa, and Mark Arute present Ted Christopher with a plaque commemorating his 100th career Stafford victory and dedicate Section A of the main grandstand in his name.

Make-Up Late Model Winner Michael Bennett

Late Model Winner Dillon Moltz

SK Light Winner Alan Provost

Limited Late Model Winner Sean Foster

DARE Stock Winner Bill Dunn