Wife of late NASCAR Driver to honor husband

Published on Tuesday, 7 September 2021 13:49


PLAINVILLE – Quinn Wazorko Christopher will honor her late husband, NASCAR Driver Ted Christopher, on the fourth anniversary of his tragic death with a safety initiative through his memorial foundation.

Ted Christopher died on Sept. 16, 2017, when the plane he was a passenger in, crashed in North Branford. He was on his way to a race in Riverhead, New York. Both he and the pilot died in the crash. He was an accomplished driver, with 42 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour wins and 10 K&N Pro Series East wins in his career. He was also NASCAR’s 2001 Whelen All-American Series National Champion and 2008 Modified Tour Champion.

This Friday, Sept.10, Wazorko-Christopher will honor his memory and legacy by awarding Bell auto racing helmets to five winning drivers as part of Stafford Speedway’s TC13 Shootout.

“After Teddy died in the plane crash four years ago, I knew I wanted to do something with the donations that were made to his memorial fund,” said Wazorko-Christopher. “Everyone who knew Teddy knew that racing was everything to him, so besides using the donations for initiatives in Plainville including the wrestling Hall of Fame display at Plainville High School and some other community projects, I earmarked a portion for the TC Safety Initiative, designated to provide racing safety equipment to drivers.”

Wazorko-Christopher said that her husband had always stressed to her the importance of safety equipment in his racecar.

“Helmets are expensive and I’m happy to be able to help drivers who may not have the best helmet or might be in need of a new helmet,” she said.

Wazorko-Christopher said that The TC Safety Initiative won’t stop with just the helmet giveaway. She plans to continue the program by raising additional funds going forward.

“The new Ted Christopher tee-shirt is now on sale with proceeds being put back into his memorial fund,” Wazorko-Christopher said.

Tee shirts, which are $20, are available online at mandtenterprises.com/shop.

Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or bjohnson@bristolpress.com.

Posted in The Bristol Press, Plainville on Tuesday, 7 September 2021 13:49. Updated: Tuesday, 7 September 2021 13:51.