On Wednesday night stars from the Super Late Model and Pro Stock worlds will descend upon Massachusetts to visit a palace. They will do battle at the “Cement Palace” of Seekonk Speedway in the second annual $10,000-to-win U.S. Pro Stock/SLM National Championship. Stars such as Eddie MacDonald, Joey Polewarczyk, Raphael Lessard and more of fendered racing’s stars will all be going for the victory. But perhaps the driver they’ll have to beat will be Woody Pitkat, a Modified driver.
Pitkat has turned plenty of laps at Seekonk Speedway between starts with the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, Valenti Modified Racing Series and the Tri-Track Open Modified Series. He’s run well at the track that is measured at 1/3-mile at the outside wall, with multiple top 10 and top five finishes under his belt.
“I was asked a couple of weeks ago if I’d be available to run this race at Seekonk,” Pitkat told Speed51.com powered by JEGS. “I’m sure expectations will be high. I’ve run pretty well at Seekonk lately in a Modified. I’ve always run well in Mike Menard’s equipment.”
The Super Late Model is just another car that the DARE Stock graduate from Stafford can add to his resume and reputation as a driver that will race anything with four tires and a steering wheel. Pitkat recently raced a Mini Stock in the New England Short Track Showdown at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
And in addition to his Super Late Model duties on Wednesday, Pitkat will race his Goodie Motorsports No. 46 Modified twice this weekend on Friday and Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.
But first, Pitkat will head to the Rhode Island/Massachusetts border for a shot to pocket $10,000 on Wednesday night. Pitkat said he’s hoping that he and his team will find something and will be contenders.
“We’re going to test on Tuesday for a couple of hours. Hopefully we’ll hit on something and be able to have a pretty good run on Wednesday night.”
Race fans can watch Woody Pitkat race live on Wednesday night at Seekonk Speedway on Speed51 TV’s live stream broadcast of the race on Speed51.com for just $24.99. Fans can purchase Wednesday’s race by clicking here.
-By Rob Blount, Speed51.com Southeast Editor – Twitter: @RobBlount
-Photo Credit: John A. Miller