STAFFORD SPRINGS, Conn. — Mayhew Tools will sponsor asphalt modified veteran Woody Pitkat and the No. 52 Dan Stebbins-owned modified this season.
The three-time Stafford Motor Speedway champion will carry Mayhew Tools branding in Valenti Modified Racing Series action, the Tri-Track Open Modified Series and Modified Touring Series competition.
“I am so excited with the addition of Mayhew Tools to our 2017 racing schedule. It’s awesome to see what they have done with Doug Coby on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour this year and what they did with Bob Garbarino and Jimmy Blewett last season,” Pitkat said. “I am thrilled to see what they are doing with the modified cars whether it be the modified tour or one of the other modified series, they must figure that it is their best interest to be a part of modified racing and we are happy that they have chosen us to be a part of this season.”
Stebbins is equally thrilled with the sponsorship and what it means.
“We are definitely thrilled with our affiliation with Mayhew Tools,” he said. “They are a local company and have had been a big name in Western Massachusetts for a long time. Anytime you have a local company with a national name step up, it’s a big deal.”
Stebbins says they plan on running all of the Tri-Track Series races, five to six Modified Racing Series events and eight to 10 races on the Modified Touring Series.
For Mayhew Tools president John Lawless, he too, is equally excited about the fit.
“This is a natural extension for us,” he said. “Our brand name is well known in the automotive industry. We want to expand and reinforce our reputation in the market place and we believe this will help us. We are a Made in America Company and can’t wait to see Woody in action.”
When Pitkat was asked if he and good friend and competitor, Doug Coby might have a contest to see who can get the most wins for Mayhew Tools, he just laughed.
“You look at how tough Doug has been on the modified tour, it would be very hard to go against him but it would be fun as far as the most wins,” Pitkat said. “I know that would be great for Mayhew Tools, regardless of who wins.”
CREDIT: Mayhew Tools