The Hartford Courant reports (http://cour.at/2xungyT) the funeral for Ted Christopher was held Tuesday at a church in Bristol. A wake Monday night in his hometown of Plainville was attended by 3,500 people.
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Federal officials say the plane had left Plainville’s Robertson Airport headed for New York’s Long Island.
Stafford Speedway says Christopher’s No. 13 will be retired on Sunday.
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Christopher had 131 wins, 109 SK Modified wins and nine SK Modified track championships during his career.