DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Oct 12, 2005) - The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will try again to complete the penultimate race of 2005 this weekend at Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway. The 125-lap World Series of Auto Racing presented by Whelen Engineering & XTRA/MART on Sunday, Oct.16 moves from the role of closer, to the final setup race for the championship. The
New England Dodge Dealers 100, originally scheduled for Oct. 8 and postponed because of
inclement weather, will now be the final race of 2005 on Oct. 29.
Current NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour point leader Ted Christopher, of Plainville, Conn., is
attempting to secure his first Whelen Modified Tour title. “I’m glad we’ll be racing,” said Christopher.
“I don’t enjoy sitting around. ”Christopher hopes the success at Thompson in the previous three races this season will continue in his run for this first championship. “We won two of the three this year at Thompson and I think we could have won all three,” said Christopher. “If it weren’t for a flat tire in
August we might have gone three for three. ”Christopher leads defending Tour champion
Tony Hirschman by 36 points. As close as the championship battle is, Christopher is trying to
ignore any pressure. “We’re the only team that can control its own destiny,” said Christopher. “If
we win the final two races then we are guaranteed the championship. That will be our goal.
”Christopher has a tremendous amount of confidence in his crew. “They give me a great car".
said Christopher. “We have great pit stops; I have a lot of horsepower which is a key at Thompson.
I’m glad the final two races will be there".
Bud Pole Qualifying for the World Series is scheduled for 2:45 p.m. on Saturday Oct.15.
The 125 lap race is scheduled to get the green at 3:30 on Oct. 16.