Woody Pitkat is putting together a World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing to remember this year in his Hill Enterprises Modified at New Smyrna Speedway.
Pitkat is now two for three at the World Series after winning Wednesday’s John Blewett III Memorial 76 at New Smyrna Speedway.
Pitkat, of Stafford, won opening night of the World Series last Friday. He was fourth in the second night of action Saturday night.
Tuesday marked the third of six events for the Modifieds over nine nights at New Smyrna.
Chuck Hossfeld of Ransomville, N.Y., the winner Saturday at New Smyrna, was second Wednesday. Andy Seuss of Hampstead, N.H. was third.
According to The Chrome Horn, Pitkat lost the lead to Hossfeld on lap 53 but, went back to the top spot for good on lap 65.
Pitkat sported the a III symbol on his firesuit in memory of Blewett and a Blewett pendant on a chain around his neck. Blewett was killed in an accident during a NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event at Thompson International Speedway in 2007.
“I always looked up to John because he was the kind of person that worked on his own cars and set them up,” Pitkat told The Chrome Horn. “I’m kind of the same way- that was the way I was brought up – go to the shop and work on the car, not just show up and drive. I had a lot of respect for him because of that.”
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