Woody Pitkat To Wheel Borrowed Ride In Tri-Track Open Mod Series Wednesday Event At Seekonk Speedway

(Press Release from Stan Mertz Racing)

Woody Pitkat (Photo: Shawn Courchesne/RaceDayCT)

Fresh off what was going to be a strong run at Stafford Motor Speedway last Friday night, the Stan Mertz Racing team spent the weekend scrambling after a motor issue ended that race abruptly for the team. However, as of Monday afternoon, the ship is back on track heading for a special race on Wednesday night. 

But it’s a different ship.

Driver Woody Pitkat will compete in the conclusion of the Speed51.TV Modified Madness with the Tri Track Open Modified Series on Wednesday, August 25, but he will do it in a different ride. Norm Perry and the No. 76 Tri Track team have graciously offered their SK Modified car to the Stan Mertz Racing stable for the night to compete in the 100-lap, $10,000 to win race on Wednesday night at Seekonk Speedway.

Pitkat will start from the 14th position in the fifth of six Tri Track events on the schedule.

“Norm and I have been friends since I started to drive for him myself in 2013,” Mertz said. “We have a great friendship and he’s stepped up to the plate and offered for us to use his SK car and we couldn’t be more thankful. An SK car can win at Seekonk. We’re going to pick up the car tonight and get it turned around and ready to go on Wednesday.”

Wednesday’s race day schedule includes one practice session from 5:30-6:10 p.m., and the drop of the green flag in feature racing at 7 p.m. All of the qualifying races were completed on June 30, before a power outage struck the area and postponed the race to this week. For those who can’t make it to the track, the race will air live on Speed51.TV via PPV. For those who have tickets from June 30, those tickets and pit passes will be honored, if you still have them.

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  1. Oops. Pitkat wild card too soon says I…..

  2. The Perry family is some of the nicest people you could meet, not just in racing. Norm is a true class act that would help anyone

  3. You may be surprised with the 57% left side percentage, -25 lbs. weight break and 650 carb what may happen. Woodys a good wheelman!

  4. Good luck Woody sounds like your going to need it and then some , seems like they’ve had their share of engine problems this year

  5. So why do that? You had a car that could win ann now you’re competing to overcome the odds with a SK package bonus at stake. Is it worth it?
    That’s why Mertz and Pitkat are two of the coolest cats in the paddock in my view. They did it prior to the Gunsmoke Stables engine support with an SK package and no one knows the ins and outs of it better then Mertz.
    Is it an automatic they go with the 4 barrel. I’m not so sure. Seekonk is a giant skid pad, momentum and tire preservation in longer runs point to the 2 barrel. Or at least that’s what Mertz said back when they raced the SK package.

  6. The Atomic Punk says

    SK package?? Who is the guy that mentioned Slower Mods?

  7. Fast Eddie says

    Hirschman won this race in an SK car before, so it can happen.

  8. There’s that and the fact the Mertz/Pitkat on a number of occasions cracked the top 10 with the SK package.

  9. Woody has had success running the SK package in the past. Running that package at Seekonk may yield successful results as Seekonk is more of a circle than an oval. Seems they’ve been plagued by engine issues this year. Who builds their engines?

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