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Christopher killed in plane crash

The Hartford Courant
September 17. 2017 8:44PM

NORTH BRANFORD, Conn. - Two people, including Ted Christopher, one of the winningest race car drivers at New England tracks, died when a small plane crashed Saturday afternoon in a wooded area near the North Branford-Guilford border.

Police confirmed that the crash killed the pilot and passenger. Christopher's family confirmed that he was one of the victims. He was 59. The second victim was identified on Sunday as 81-year-old Charles Dundas.

Christopher, of Plainville, Conn., made six career starts in NASCAR's top-level Monster Energy Cup Series and had 21 career starts in NASCAR's second level Xfinity Series.

In NASCAR's regional K&N Pro Series East he had 10 career victories in 92 starts from 1990 to 2008.

Said David McGrath, executive vice president and general manager at New Hampshire Motor Speedway: “The short track community is one of the tightest-knit groups in motorsports, and today it lost one of its most passionate, talented and well-respected members. Ted Christopher was the gold standard when it came to short track racing, specifically the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. With 10 career victories, Teddy is one of New Hampshire Motor Speedway's most prolific drivers. I know that I can speak for everyone here, as well as our entire Speedway Motorsports, Inc. family, when I say that while Teddy may be gone, his legacy will carry on for generations to come. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and fellow competitors at this very difficult time.”

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