Woody Pitkat Scores World Series SK Modified Victory

THOMPSON – Not even a bad draw for starting spots at Thompson International Speedway could keep Woody Pitkat in SK Modified division action Sunday.

Woody Pitkat

Pitkat rolled deftly from a 15th starting spot to win the 30-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series SK Modified feature Sunday at the World Series of Speedway Racing at Thompson International Speedway.

Ted Christopher of Plainville was second and Ryan Preece of Berlin third. Without qualifying heat races on Saturday, the starting field was set by draw.

“I was a little bit nervous starting back there,” Pitkat said. “I didn’t draw very good. I was hoping we were going to have a heat race. The car was just really really good. They always prepare me a really good car.”

Pitkat, of Stafford, was up to fourth by the time caution flew on lap 10. On the ensuing restart he passed third place Ryan Preece and second place Michael Gervais Jr. to move to the runner-up spot behind Christopher.

After another caution, Pitkat used a lap 11 restart to move past Christopher for the lead.

Christopher made numerous moves over the closing laps in attempt to get by Pitkat, who up to the task of playing defense.

“Towards the end I was getting a little bit free and Teddy was barking on the door,” Pitkat said. “I kind of had to do what he used to do when I’d be second and he’d be first. I just took a chapter out of his book.”

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