Mar 27, 2011
Name: Chris Stearns
Hometown: Davison, Mi
Years In Racing: 8
Car Owner: Mike Stearns
Crew Members: Mike Stearns, Courtney Ford, Lonnie Saumier
Sponsors: Bodies by Beach- Otisville Michigan- 810-624-8545
Bryants Engine Rebuilding- Mt.Morris Michigan- 810-686-5666
Lonnie’s M15 Towing- Davison Michigan- 810-653-2477
State Building Company- Davison Michigan- 810-653-1560
Stearns Garage- Davison Michigan- 810-653-0887
Wolfy’s Service Center- Owosso Michigan- 989-723-6765
Family: Mike Stearns(Dad), Lisa Stearns(Mom), Alicia Durantini(Sister),
Job Info: Mechanic
Racing Accomplishments: September 13, 2003- Winning my first career feature
which was the Street Stock portion of the “Mudslinger 100” at Auto City Speedway.
Taken from www.SpartanSpeedway.com:
Stearns Takes “Wild Child 100” Win
Chris “Tater” Stearns of Davison scored a big win on Sunday, May 16th, at the
Spartan Speedway, by leading all but 18 laps of the Brian Heeney Memorial “Wild Child 100” for the Valvoline Instant Oil Change Modified division. Sonny Coito and Justin Kazmar brought the field down to the green, with Coito taking the early lead. Stearns worked his way into second behind Coito, as Larry Wallace and Travis Eddy began their march to the front. Stearns took the lead on lap 19, opening up a large lead over second place, Wallace. Eddy moved into the third spot ahead of Coito just 10 laps before the halfway caution for fuel. Tom Hernly and Andy Bozell got around Coito just before the mandatory stop at lap 50. On the restart, Stearns chose the outside lane and held a slight advantage over Wallace until Stearns took sole possession of the lead again. Hernly jumped to the high side of Eddy to take away third and Kazmar jumped back into the mix, as Bozell had to make an unscheduled pit stop for a flat tire. Late cautions put Stearns to the test, as time after time, he chose the outside lane and was able to outrun Wallace for the lead.
Back in the pack, Wayne Haughton dove under Coito for sixth, while John Mamula and Leroy Ellis battled for position behind Coito. Andy Bozell was moving toward the front again, sitting in sixth by lap 80, and moved into fourth four laps later. Wallace tried both the high- and low-side looking for a way around Stearns, but the leader was too much for the wily veteran. With five laps to go, a great battle was shaping up between Eddy and Bozell and after 100 laps it was Stearns, Wallace, Eddy, Bozell and Kazmar as the top five. Coito, Earl Miles, Wayne Haughton, Dan Loughan and Mamula rounded out the top ten finishers.
Racing acompishments: Finishing 2nd in PLM Points and receiving Rookie of the Year in 2007 at Dixie Motor Speedway.