Woody Pitkat    85

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Owner Kevin Stuart
Crew Chief Kenny Stuart
Birthdate July 7, 1979
Hometown Stafford, Conn.
Twitter @WoodyPitkat

Woody Pitkat

No. 85 Stuart's Automotive/Dunleavy's Repair Chevrolet (Troyer)

Career Highlights

  • Earned first NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour victory at Stafford in 2014
  • Won the 2015 All-Star Shootout at New Hampshire
  • 2007 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national runner-up and Connecticut State Champion

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Statistics

Year Rank Races Wins Poles Top 5s Top 10s
2007 27 10 0 0 1 4
2008 30 7 0 0 0 3
2009 9 13 0 0 1 6
2010 16 14 0 0 0 2
2011 23 11 0 0 1 4
2012 21 9 0 0 1 6
2013 9 14 0 0 2 9
2014 9 13 2 2 5 7
2015 3 15 1 2 11 14
2016 22 9 0 0 1 5
TOTALS   115 3 4 23 60

WINS:  3 - Stafford (8/8/14), New Hampshire (9/20/14), Stafford (4/26/15)

POLES:  4 - Thompson (4/6/14), Thompson (10/19/14), Thompson (6/10/15), Bristol (8/19/15)

Year-by-year Whelen Modified Tour Recap

2015: Set new career marks for points finish (third), top fives (11) and top 10s (14) ... His 11 top fives doubled his career total ... Won the Stafford Spring Sizzler and earned two poles.  2014: Breakout season included the first two wins and poles of his career ... Long-awaited first win came at his home track, Staford, in August ... Second triumph came in September at New Hampshire ... Thompson Icebreaker and World Series poles bookended the schedule.  2013: Finished ninth in points thanks to a career-high nine top-10 finishes … Best effort of the season was a fourth-place finish at Riverhead in September … Recorded eight-straight top 10s in the middle of the campaign.  2012: Ran nine of 14 races and recorded six top-10 finishes, highlighted by a runner-up effort in the Stafford Fall Final ... Led a career-high 128 laps in the Fall Final ... Competed on a part-time basis with two different teams.  2011: Raced in 11 of 16 events and finished 23rd in points with four top 10s, including a career-best finish of second at New Hampshire in August.  2010: Completed second full-time season 16th in points with a pair of top 10s and a best finish of eighth at Martinsville.  2009: Started all 13 races and recorded six top 10s to finish ninth in points.  2008: Recorded three top 10s in seven starts.  2007: Made NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour debut with 10 starts.

Noteworthy

Made two NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour starts in both 2007 and 2013, and had one NASCAR K&N Pro Series East appearance in 2008 … Began racing in Stafford’s DARE Stock division in 1996 and moved to late models in 1998 … Won the Thompson Speedway late model title in 2002 … Captured the late model crown at Stafford and the Sunoco Modified championship at Thompson in 2006 … NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Region IV champion in 2006 … Was Connecticut state titlists and finished second in the NWAAS national standings in 2007 … Finished third in the Connecticut NWAAS standings in 2010, 2011 and 2013 … Earned NWAAS Division II finalist recognition in 2010 and 2012 … Captured the Stafford track title out of the SK Modified division in 2013 … Had 72 career NWAAS wins at Stafford through 2014, tied with Bugs Stevens for second on the track's all-time feature wins list … Won inaugural North-South Shootout SK Modified feature … Won three races and the Modified points title during the 2013 World Series of Asphalt Racing at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway ... Drove to the Thompson track title and Valenti Modified Racing Series championship in 2015.