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Team: Buzz Chew-88-WMT
Age / DOB:  (35) / 7/7/1979

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Woody Pitkat finished fifth in Sunday's NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race at Riverhead (NY) Raceway.
He started the No. 88 Buzz Chew Chevrolet/Elbow East Chevrolet 24th in the lineup for the Riverhead Hoosier Tire East 200. He completed all laps of the 200-lap race. He is currently third in the 2015 Whelen Modified Tour championship standings. Jun 30 - 11:51 AM

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Woody Pitkat (No. 88 Buzz Chew Chevrolet/Elbow East Chevrolet) has three wins, two poles and 46 top 10s in 96 career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour starts.

Ranks second in points, five behind Ryan Preece, with a tour-high five top-five finishes and a win in the Stafford Spring Sizzler. Has six top 10s and an average finish of 12th in 12 career bullring (tracks .25-.375 miles) starts. Has two top 10s, an average finish of 12th and a best result of fourth (2013) in five previous Riverhead (NY) Raceway races.
Jun 24 - 11:32 PM

Woody Pitkat finished sixth in Wednesday night's NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race at Thompson (CT) Speedway Motorsports Park.

He started the No. 88 Buzz Chew Chevrolet/Elbow East Chevrolet on the pole for the Mr. Rooter 125. He completed all laps of the 125-lap race (led one lap). He is currently second in the 2015 Whelen Modified Tour championship standings, five points behind leader Ryan Preece. Pitkat also won the 'Coors Light Pole Award' contingency award in the event.
Jun 11 - 2:57 PM

Woody Pitkat, the Stafford, Connecticut driver claimed his third career Coors Light Pole Award in early evening qualifying Wednesday at Thompson (CT) Speedway Motorsport Park for the night's Mr. Rooter 125.

All three of Pitkat's NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour poles have come at the .625-mile oval. Pitkat went out 29th of 30 cars in his No. 88 TSI Harley Davidson/Buzz Chew Chevrolet/Elbow East Chevrolet, and posted a lap of 18.854 seconds (119.338 mph) to knock Doug Coby off the provisional pole. Coby settled for the other front row spot with a lap of 18.889 (119.117) in his No. 2 Dunleavy's Repair/HEX Performance Chevrolet. Keith Rocco qualified third at 18.952 (118.721). Corey LaJoie and Timmy Solomito rounded out the top five.
Jun 10 - 8:15 PM

Woody Pitkat (No. 88 Buzz Chew Chevrolet/Elbow East Chevrolet) has three wins, two poles and 45 top 10s in 95 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour starts.

Ranks second in points, eight behind Ryan Preece. He and Preece are the only drivers to finish in the top five in all four races this year. Has seven top 10s, and an average finish of 16th and a best result of second (2014 & 2015 Icebreakers) in 26 Thompson (CT) Speedway Motorsports Park starts. Won Thompson’s late model division title in 2002 and was the track’s 2006 NWAAS champion out of the Sunoco Modified division.
Jun 9 - 8:42 PM

Woody Pitkat finished second in Friday night's NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race at Stafford (CT) Speedway.

He started the No. 88 TSI Harley Davidson/Buzz Chew Chevy Chevrolet fourth in the lineup for the TSI Harley-Davidson 125. He completed all laps of the 125-lap event. He is currently second in the 2015 Whelen Modified Tour championship standings, eight points behind leader Ryan Preece.
Jun 8 - 4:57 PM

Woody Pitkat (No. 88 Buzz Chew Chevrolet/Elbow East Chevrolet) has three wins, two poles and 44 top 10s in 94 career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour starts.

First career victory came at Stafford (CT) Motor Speedway in August 2014. He and Ryan Preece are the only drivers to finish in the top five in all three races this year. Has two wins, 16 top 10s and an average finish of 13th in 27 NWMT Stafford starts. Has 27 career wins in Stafford’s SK Modified division. His 73 overall career feature wins at the track rank second all-time behind Ted Christopher.
Jun 3 - 2:12 PM

Woody Pitkat finished sixth in Saturday night's NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race at New London-Waterford Speedbowl (CT).

He started the No. 88 Buzz Chew Chevrolet/Elbow East Chevrolet 10th in the lineup for the Mr. Rooter 161. He completed all laps of the 165-lap event. He is currently third in the 2015 Whelen Modified Tour championship standings.
Jun 2 - 12:14 PM

Woody Pitkat (No. 88 Buzz Chew Chevrolet/Elbow East Chevrolet) has three wins, two poles and 43 top 10s in 93 career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour starts.

Has five top 10s, an average finish of 13th and a best result of fourth (Riverhead-2013) in 11 career bullring (tracks 0.25-0.375 miles) starts. Has finishes of 22nd and seventh the last two years at the New London-Waterford (CT) Speedbowl.
May 28 - 9:28 PM

Woody Pitkat, the 35-year-old Stafford, Connecticut, driver powered to the victory in the NAPA Spring Sizzler 200, the traditional season-opening event for Stafford Motor Speedway.

In the process, the driver of the No. 88 Buzz Chew Chevrolet/Elbow East Chevrolet became the first hometown driver to win the prestigious NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event. It was Pitkat's third career tour win. He scored his first career win last year in the August event at Stafford before following it up with a win a month later at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Sunday, Pitkat led the last 40 laps after muscling his way past Todd Szegedy through the bottom of Turn 3. It was the last of 11 lead changes.
Apr 26 - 7:10 PM

Woody Pitkat (No. 88 Buzz Chew Chevrolet) leads the lone practice for Sunday's NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour NAPA Sprint Sizzler 200 at Connecticut’s Stafford Motor Speedway.

The 99.922 mph lap was the quickest of the 33 cars out on the track for this session. No. 6 Ryan Preece, No. 58 Eric Goodale, No. 4 Todd Szegedy and No. 16 Timmy Solomito are the rest of the top five on the speed chart. No. 01 Melissa Fifield was the slowest.
Apr 25 - 1:36 PM

Woody Pitkat (No. 88 Buzz Chew Chevrolet/Elbow East Chevrolet) has two wins, two poles and 42 top 10s in 92 career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour starts.

His first career win came in the Aug. 2014 Stafford (CT) Motor Speedway race. Finished ninth in points last year with the first two wins of his career. Has the win, 15 top 10s and an average finish of 14th in 26 NWMT Stafford starts. Has 27 career wins in Stafford’s SK Modified division. His 72 overall career victories at the track are tied with Bugs Stevens for second all-time behind Ted Christopher.
Apr 22 - 7:30 PM

Woody Pitkat finished second in Sunday's NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race at Thompson (CT) Speedway Motorsports Park.

He started the No. 88 Buzz Chew Chevrolet/Elbow East Chevrolet seventh in the lineup for the Icebreaker 150. He is currently second in the 2015 Whelen Modified Tour championship standings.
Apr 13 - 11:39 PM

Woody Pitkat (No. 88 Buzz Chew Chevrolet Inc. Chevrolet) has two wins, two poles and 41 top 10s in 91 career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour starts.

His poles came in last year’s Thompson (CT) Speedway Motorsports Park Icebreaker and World Series. Finished ninth in points last year despite the first two wins of his career, which came at Stafford Motor Speedway in August and New Hampshire Motor Speedway in September. Has six top 10s, and an average finish of 17th and a best result of second (2014 Icebreaker) in 25 Thompson starts.
Apr 8 - 4:48 PM

When it was all said and done, Woody Pitkat finished in the same Whelen Modified Tour points position he had the year before, and actually had two less top 10s, but it was a transformational year for the veteran.

After seven seasons of mostly full-time competition, Pitkat scored the first two race and pole wins of his career, and registered a personal-best five top fives. The long-awaited first win appropriately came at his hometown track, Stafford, in the August event and he reached Victory Lane on the tour’s biggest stage three races later in the September New Hampshire race. 2014 was the year Pitkat became a contender.-NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 12:14:00 PM