Two Timer: Woody Pitkat Rolls To Valenti Modified Racing Series Win At Stafford

Woody Pitkat (Photo: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Woody Pitkat (Photo: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images for NASCAR)

STAFFORD – On May 22 hometown boy Woody Pitkat scored his first career Valenti Modified Racing Series victory when the series visited Stafford Motor Speedway for the first of three events at the half-mile oval this season.

Friday Pitkat put himself in place to grab a series season sweep at the track.

Pitkat drove away from the field over the closing laps to win the 80-lap Valenti Modified Racing Series feature Friday at Stafford Motor Speedway.

Todd Szegedy of Ridgefield was second and Chris Pasteryak of Lisbon third.

Pitkat will have the chance to get the season sweep when the series returns for its final event of 2015 at Stafford on Sept. 4.

“That would be pretty cool,” Pitkat said. “We have a really good car that’s capable of doing that.”

Pitkat started fifth in the 26-car field. He went by Steve Masse for the lead in lapped traffic on lap 43.

Pasteryak briefly got the lead from Pitkat off turn two following a lap 62 restart, but Pitkat went back to the lead half a lap later and never trailed again.

“Pasteryak had a really good car on the top there,” Pitkat said. “I want to thank him for running me clean. I know I didn’t really run him that clean [during an Tour Type Open Modified race at Monadnock Speedway on June 13] so, he showed me tonight a true gentleman. I apologize for that. We’ve just got to keep going on and move on from that. We had an outstanding car. We had a great car last time we were here and the sway bar broke and I kind of hung on to win last time. Tonight with the sway bar hooked up the thing was pretty stout.”

Szegedy went by Pasteryak for second on lap 65 but had nothing for Pitkat in the closing laps.

“I’ve got to thank [car owner Kevin Stuart] and the whole team,” Szegedy said. “They give me a great car everywhere I go. I was just super tight in the center [of the corners]. It wouldn’t cut well.”

Said Pasteryak: I started off a little too tight. When I got a chance to get to second I just really didn’t have enough. It showed at the end. [Pitkat] and [Szegedy] had the cars to beat tonight.”

Leave a Reply

Copyright 2018 E-Media Sports

Website Designed by Thirty Marketing