Woody Pitkat took down the 2018 Valenti Modified Racing Series Championship last month at the Sunoco World Series of Racing at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park.
Pitkat won the Valenti Modified Racing Series championship back in 2015.
Pitkat told 22News when he clinched the championship that the race did not go as planned. Pitkat looked at the big picture in what he wanted to do.
“None of this would be possible with all the guys that helped me. Especially this weekend (October 13). It was just a big effort from my late model team. My SK Modified team. My Tour (NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour) team. Jimmy Paige, my old SK Modified team Billy and Curtis Mathis from the Billy Kid they let me borrow a motor. It was really cool to see all the hard work. I probably slept two hours on Friday night into Saturday morning (October 12, 13)) trying to figure out how we were going to get the motor in. It was nice that the hard work paid off,” said Pitkat.
Pitkat did not have a ride heading into the season finale but he knew he had a good chance at getting something. He had talked to some people and knew there were some things out there and he had probably still had other options if the deal with Todd Patnode did not work out. At that juncture when Patnode asked him if he would drive the car at the season finale. Pitkat thought it was the best opportunity.
The biggest thing was he wanted to do this for Mayhew Tools out of Turners Falls where they have been a big supporter of Pitkat with his other Valenti Modified Racing Series team.
Pitkat has had a busy season racing in different divisions. He raced on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour as well as the Tri-Track Open Modified Series and in the Sunoco Modifieds and Late Models at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park
Pitkat and his team will be honored at the 2018 Valenti Modified Racing Series Awards Banquet this Friday, November 30.