February 8, 2023

Mike Christopher, Jr wins 8th yearly NAPA Automobile Parts 5K SK Modified at Stafford

STAFFORD SPRINGS, Conn. (WWLP) – Mike Christopher, Jr took down the gain in the 8th once-a-year NAPA Vehicle Areas SK 5K on Friday night at Stafford Speedway.

Hatfield’s Tyler Leary led some laps in the party. He started on the pole and fell back to second ahead of having the direct from Marcello Rufrano on lap 4 and then shedding on lap 6. Leary would then regain the direct from Rufrano on lap 16. Todd Owen would get started to get on Leary and consider the guide on lap 36.

Mike Christopher, Jr took the lead from Owen on lap 66 in the 100 lap race. The race went the initial 90 laps with no a warning as Leary spun to carry out the to start with caution of the occasion at lap 90.

Christopher, Jr would direct on the restart on lap 91. Stephen Kopcik was building his for the direct and took it with a few laps remaining but the warning would appear out on lap 96 as the field would go back again a lap. Christopher, Jr, and Kopcik would be aspect by aspect on the restart for two laps as Christopher, Jr would consider the lead on the closing lap and went on to acquire the NAPA Auto Components SK 5K.

Mike Christopher, Jr in victory lane (Picture Courtesy of Stafford Speedway) 

Christopher, Jr talked about the get to 22Information.

“I was biding my time in the beginning. I feel Todd (Owen) wore off around that time so I handed him and yet again just biding my time and of course, the yellow arrived out with 10 laps to go and had that restart. Nonetheless had the auto I imagined I experienced prior to that simply because we were even now pulling absent and then of course, Stephen (Kopcik) was saving his things the complete time because he lit the candle at the stop but experienced that restart with three to go and held on in some way,” Christopher, Jr mentioned.

Stephen Kopcik finished in next. Chase Dowling completed in third. Todd Owen concluded in fourth and Andrew Molleur rounded out the best five.

Dylan Kopec out of Feeding Hills concluded in 11th. Mikey Flynn out of Hampden concluded in 15th. Tyler Leary out of Hatfield concluded in 19th and Dan Wesson out of Monson finished in 22nd.

Stafford Speedway will return to motion this Friday evening.