THOMPSON – A rough year in the SK Modified division at Thompson Speedway ended on a high note Sunday for Woody Pitkat.
Pitkat led every lap to win the 30-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series SK Modified feature at the World Series of Speedway Racing Sunday at Thompson Speedway.
“This caps off a pretty bad year that we’ve had this year,” Pitkat said. “So it’s always nice to finish off on a strong note and get a win. Green to checkered there, we kind of needed that. It probably made it look easier than it really was.”
Ryan Preece of Berlin used a sixth place finish to clinch the 2014 championship.
Preece came into the event holding a 10-point lead over Keith Rocco in the standings. Rocco, of Wallingford, finished fourth giving Preece a six point advantage in the final standings.
The championship proved the perfect elixir for Preece, who lost the SK Modified division title at Stafford Motor Speedway by two points to Ted Christopher three weeks ago.
“It feels really, good especially after losing by two points at Stafford,” Preece said. “I’ve got to thank [car owner Al and Cathy Moniz] and everybody on this team. They do such a great job.”
Preece won three of nine SK Modified features this season at Thompson. Rocco had four victories.