WHITINSVILLE, Mass. — After a few weeks off, Stan Mertz Racing and driver Woody Pitkat will return to open-wheel Modified racing in one of the biggest races of the year this Wednesday, June 30. Set to return to Seekonk Speedway for the first time in over one year, the Tri Track Open Modified Series will […]

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oody Pitkat is a championship race car driver, father of three, avid sports fan, and as some may or may not know, he’s also a championship hockey goalie.   As Stanley Cup fever returns to the springtime, so too does the amateur playoffs for many communities across the land. This past hockey season, Pitkat competed, […]

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Seekonk, MA — While looking back over his more than six years with Stan Mertz Racing, Woody Pitkat feels like the team might be primed for glory more than ever before in 2021.   On top of competing in the six Tri Track Open Modified Series presented by All Phases Renovations events, the team will […]

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(Stafford Springs, CT)—Open Modified cars returned to Stafford Motor Speedway for the fourth and final time during the 2020 season on Friday, September 18th for the Twisted Tea Open Mod 80.  Woody Pitkat survived a host of late restarts to hold off all challengers and win the Twisted Tea Open Modified 80.   Chase Dowling […]

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For the second time in 2020, the Tri-Track Open Modified Series stormed into the tight ¼-mile Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, NH, and for the second time, they put on a show. Sam Rameau survived a flurry of late-race restarts and a wallop from Ronnie Williams entering Turn 3 on the final lap to score his […]

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On Monday, Speed51 asked short track racing drivers and teams to send us their #51ShopPics.  Speed51 shared many of those on Tuesday, and now we’re back with some of the latest Shop Pic submissions.   Several people have sent in their submissions via email.  One such submission came from Big 8 Late Model racer Grant Brown, who […]

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This Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers will meet in Miami for Super Bowl LIV, a sporting event that has reached international acclaim far beyond the reach of the football world.   Short track racers may be highly focused on their next race on the calendar, especially at the start of […]

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The mighty Modifieds capped off another great decade that saw a changing of the guard. The traditional names from the first part of the decade have shifted to the likes of Doug Coby, Justin Bonsignore and other rising stars. Coby won six NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour titles, while Bonsignore scored his first in 2018 and […]

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