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Woody Pitkat Wins 3 Championships in 2006 & 2 in 2007

(March 2000 FLRS Class Photo, click on image)

Woody Pitkat, at the age of 16 began his racing career driving D.A.R.E. stocks for 2 years before moving up to Late Model competition.  He would go on to win many races in his career and finish in the top ten consistantly.  Woody's championships include: 2002 Thompson Speedway Late Model Championship,  2005 North-South Shootout SK Modified championship and  3 Championships in 2006: NASCAR Dodge Weekly Division IV, Thompson International Speedway Sunoco Modifed and Stafford Motor Speedway Late Model.  2 Championships in 2007: NASCAR Whelen All American (National) &
NASCAR Whelen All American (Conn)

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History Made at Thompson in Regular Season-Finale
Pitkat Earns NASCAR WRS Region IV Championship

Thompson, CT (September 28, 2006): With so much on the line at Thompson International Speedway on Thursday night, the biggest story was Woody Pitkat of Stafford, CT. Pitkat turned his rookie Sunoco Modified season into a track championship and ultimately the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Region Four Championship. Along with the glory will come a check for $25,000. (Read more...)

September 2006
Young Driver Has Potential for Divisional and Two Track Titles

This season, 27-year-old Woody Pitkat has been one of the busiest drivers in the country. He has been racing – and winning – in some of the toughest NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series divisions, not just in the Northeast, but in the entire scope of the weekly short track world; the Sunoco Modifieds at Thompson International Speedway (CT) and the Late Model and SK Modified divisions at Stafford Motor Speedway (CT). (Read more...)

NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Division IV
Pitkat Prevails as Division IV Champion
By NASCAR Public Relations
October 5, 2006

SK Modified North-South Shoot Out 2005 Champion --- Woody Pitkat
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway has long been the site of many memorable NASCAR races and championships. Classic NASCAR Modified battles between Richie Evans and Jeff Fuller, Jimmy Spencer and Mike McLaughlin, and Mike Stefanik and Reggie Ruggiero are part of the track’s history and New England racing lore.

To win at Thompson is a career-defining achievement. Ted Christopher, of Plainville, Conn., won the 2001 NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series national championship there and this season, Stafford Conn.’s Woody Pitkat claimed the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series Division IV championship after a close, back-and-forth points race with rival Jeff Malave.
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Pitkat & Trudeau Score Icebreaker Weekend with Saturday Wins
Thompson, CT: Perseverance paid off for everyone at Thompson International Speedway on Saturday to officially kick-off the 2006 season. After playing the waiting game for inclement weather that included everything from rain to sleet to snow, Woody Pitkat and Pat Trudeau of Mansfield, CT found victory lane in the Sunoco Mods and Late Models respectively. Pitkat overcame a trying day to take down his first SK victory at Thompson. The Stafford Springs driver was involved in an incident during practice but recovered to score the victory. Trudeau had a bit of an easier day, taking the lead on lap seven and never looking back.
Woody Pitkat of Stafford Springs, CT picked up where he left off by claiming the victory in the Sunoco Modified division. The young competitor took home top honors back in November at the North-South Shootout in the final event of the 2005 season and went on to win in fine-fashion in the season opener. (Read more...)

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