Woody Pitkat Returning to Stafford Open Modifieds in New Ride

Woody Pitkat announced today that he will return to competition in the Open Modified events at Stafford Motor Speedway during the 2024 season. Pitkat will drive the No. 8, a Chassis Pro machine, owned by Mike and Makayla Holmes. 

Pitkat will run all of the Open Modified events, including the $20,000 to win NAPA Spring Sizzler to open the season, April 27-28.

“Mike has been a friend over the years and driving for him in this new car is a great opportunity,” Pitkat said. “The team will remain very similar to our team with Dunleavy Racing, with Cam McDermott as the crew chief and many of our crew members. We’re looking forward to getting back to Stafford, a place I am lucky enough to call home. They have done a great job with their short-track racing program and we’re excited to chase wins in these major events.”

The team may also run additional events in New England if time allows. Pitkat announced last week he will return to Dunleavy Racing to compete for the full Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series schedule driving their No. 88.

Mike Holmes & Son Excavating includes services like septic installation, septic repairs, complete house lots, additions, yard expansions, drainage work, gravel driveways, trucking and more. They also have a 24-hour emergency service available. Fans can find out more information about the business by following their Facebook page or calling 603-235-7233.

“We’re beyond excited to finally be a car owner, especially with having a driver like Woody Pitkat behind the wheel,” Mike Holmes said. “Woody has become a great friend over the years and I’m blessed to have Cam and his wife, Lauren, who have become family to my wife Makayla and I, along with our entire crew. I can’t thank Todd Owen, the Chassis Pro team, and all of our sponsors and crew members enough. We’re looking forward to Stafford and some other races we will have scheduled to chase checkered flags and have a fun year.”

Pitkat is second on the all-time Stafford Motor Speedway wins list with 83 career victories, the most recent in 2023. He’s also a two-time Stafford Late Model champion and a former SK Modified champion at the Connecticut half-mile.

For more information on Woody Pitkat, visit Woody Pitkat Racing on Facebook.

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