In short track racing, gaining momentum in an event after starting off with none is a very tough task.  We also often see drivers go an entire event with all the momentum in the world just to lose it all in an instant. There were examples of both of these instances this past Saturday night […]

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Just two days after the conclusion of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour’s busiest stretch of the season, which included racing three times in 12 days, tempers flared between two of the Tour’s top drivers on Friday night at Stafford Motor Speedway (CT).  Current NWMT points leader Ryan Preece (Berlin, Connecticut) and hometown driver Woody Pitkat, […]

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How a race is viewed is often a matter of perspective, this is especially true among drivers and officials. This can lead to very strong opinions both during and after races. That was the case this past Saturday night at Seekonk Speedway (MA), the site for race number three of the 2015 Valenti Modified Racing […]

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 2, 2015) – A good number of NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour drivers call Stafford Motor Speedway their home track, but none can reference it with a more literal meaning than Stafford resident Woody Pitkat, who has been taking advantage of the familiarity as of late.   Raised in the northern Connecticut […]

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Woody Pitkat added another major achievement to his resume at Stafford Motor Speedway (CT) on a cold, windy night in Connecticut on Friday.  Pitkat, who calls Stafford, Connecticut home, held off Keith Rocco on a late race restart to score his first career Valenti Modified Racing Series win in his 15th try.  The win also […]

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Chris Pasteryak didn’t want to sit home and watch piles of snow build up on his lawn this past winter.  He wanted to go racing, so that’s what he did.  Pasteryak and his Connecticut-based team loaded up his No. 5 Troyer Modified and headed south to compete in a pair of KOMA Unwind Modified Madness […]

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For the loyal fans of both the Valenti Modified Racing Series and the quarter-mile Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, NH, the long cold off-season seemed like it would never end.  That feeling was increased when the season opening Spring Dash 100 event for the series was delayed a full two weeks from its original date of […]

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The No. 88 team that competes in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour has been penalized for a rules infraction discovered during post-race inspection April 26 at Stafford Motor Speedway. This infraction is a P2 level penalty and violates the following Sections in the 2015 NASCAR rule book: 12.1: Actions detrimental to stock car […]

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The Spring Sizzler at Stafford Motor Speedway is billed as “The Greatest Race in the History of Spring.”  For Woody Pitkat, who won Sunday’s Spring Sizzler at the Connecticut half-mile track, it’s now the greatest win in his life.   The hometown driver took the lead for the final time with 39 laps to go […]

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For much of Saturday at Stafford Motor Speedway (CT) it appeared that nobody would keep Stafford’s own Woody Pitkat from winning the pole for the Spring Sizzler 200-lap event.  Throughout much of practice he appeared to be in his own zip code.  But that didn’t faze Ryan Preece who went out and set down a […]

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