Wall Township, N.J. — The wait was well worth it for Woody Pitkat.   The Stafford, Connecticut, native outlasted all other competitors in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour return to Wall Stadium Speedway on Saturday and took the checkered flag in the first event at the third-mile in 12 years.   It was the fourth […]

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As the Bullring Bash Quarter Mile Challenge prepares to get its first season started, modified racing wheelmen are making their presence known on the entry list, putting the “star” in “all-star.”   Woody Pitkat, a two-time Valenti Modified Racing Series champion and a three-time Whelen Modified Tour race winner, is planning to run all three […]

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THOMPSON, Conn. – Woody Pitkat is certainly a veteran of Sunoco Modified racing at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park.   Just four years ago, the Stafford, Conn., driver won the championship in Thompson’s premiere division for the second time, following up a 2006 title with another one just about a decade later. After finishing sixth in […]

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Attleboro, MA — Stan Mertz Racing has announced that it will participate in multiple Bullring Bash Quarter Mile Challenge events in 2019 with its familiar No. 6 Modified. Two-time MRS champion and 2015 Thompson Speedway Sunoco Modified champion Woody Pitkat will continue his relationship with the team for the sixth straight year, and the team […]

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For the second week in a row, the Valenti Modified Racing Series featured a night full of drama, action and suspense.  Todd Owen capitalized on a late-race restart to score his second career VMRS victory at the Sunoco World Series at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on Saturday night.   Owen started ninth in a […]

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Woody Pitkat left Sunday night’s Modified Racing Series event at Lee USA Speedway as the most recent winner and the series points leader.  But he also left the track without a guaranteed ride for the series finale at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Saturday night.   That all changed Monday morning when the entry […]

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The battle for the 2018 Valenti Modified Racing Series championship took a dramatic turn Sunday evening at Lee USA Speedway .  While championship contender Woody Pitkat celebrated in victory lane, Sam Rameau – who led the MRS point standings entering Lee – was left fuming with a decision made by series officials.   Rameau entered […]

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Picking the winners of big short track races throughout the country is a tradition that our staff at Speed51.com has enjoyed for many years. With one of the biggest annual Tour-type Modified races taking place Wednesday night, we decided to challenge our staff once again.   This week we asked members of our Speed51.com team, "Who […]

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