TED CHRISTOPHER'S MOD PLANS "PRETTY MUCH DONE" by Matt Kentfield
Car Owner's Arrest Has Legendary Modified Driver's Career on Hold
"It's like you’re just standing there and someone kicks you in the balls as hard as they want."
Those were the words of legendary NASCAR Modified driver Ted Christopher upon hearing that his friend and team owner Jim Galante was arrested on Federal charges Friday morning in Connecticut, putting the 47-year-old's racing plans on hold.
Officials seized the team's equipment from the Connecticut shop, leaving Christopher without a ride for the time being.
Christopher is currently second in NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour points with top-10 finishes in each of the series' first two events. The veteran driver has been a part of Galante's Mystique Motorsports team since the early 1990's. Galante was one of a dozen people arrested after a federal investigation over organized crime's influence on the Southern Connecticut trash industry.
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"Right now it’s pretty much done, SK and Tour," said Christopher of his affiliation with the Mystique Motorsports team owned by Galante. "We’re not racing Stafford tonight (with the SK Modified) and it’s doubtful for Jennerstown next week."
When asked if he had made plans to race for another car owner at the next WMT race, June 17th at Jennerstown Speedway (PA), Christopher said it was too soon to tell.
"It's too early to tell what's going to happen. I really haven't checked into driving for someone else. I guess I'll drive for someone else, I don't know.
"We'll just find out and see what happens."
It appears that we have seen the last of Ted Christopher in a Mystique Motorsports #13 (51 Photos).