NWMT: Hometown Favorite Pitkat Scores Stafford Win; Making Championship Strides in 2015

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STAFFORD, Conn. — Story by Race Chaser Online New England Correspondent Kyle Souza — Scott Martin photo —

The drive for Woody Pitkat on Sunday showed he means business in 2015.

Pitkat, the Stafford, Connecticut native came from the middle of the pack after a pit stop and took the lead from Todd Szegedy with 40 laps remaining, never looking back all the way to the checkers.

It was his second career Stafford Motor Speedway NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour victory — his first coming last August, which was also his first career win on the tour.

Pitkat summed up Sunday’s victory by letting everyone know how great the car was during the race.  “To have a car that’s that good and it’s been that good since I’ve been with these guys – it’s just unreal,” Pitkat mentioned.  “It was so huge to win at Loudon, but this race is definitely bigger.  I wasn’t even sure if I could keep up the stamina for 200 laps.”

Pitkat has really come into his own on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour on the past few seasons.  While running a few side Valenti Modified Racing Series and open competition shows, his main focus has been on the No. 88 Buzz Chew Chevrolet and it is paying off big-time.

He currently leads the 2015 point standings by three points over Doug Coby.  This is the first time in his career he sits at the top of NASCAR’s oldest touring series’ standings and odds are it will not be the last.

His success so far in 2015, with a second-place finish in the opener at Thompson and a win at Stafford — will provide a boost going into Waterford just over a month from now.

Watch for Pitkat to rack up the top-five finishes and be in the title fight right until October.

NASCAR Home Tracks contributed to this report.

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