Woody Pitkat's Busy 2007 Set to Kick Off at Thompson's Icebreaker NASCAR Champion Looks to Repeat and Add to His List of Accomplishments STAFFORD, CT (April 9, 2007) -- To say that Woody Pitkat's 2006 racing season was a great one would be an...
Woody Pitkat's Busy 2007 Set to Kick Off at Thompson's
NASCAR Champion Looks to Repeat and Add to His List of Accomplishments
STAFFORD, CT (April 9, 2007) -- To say that Woody Pitkat's 2006 racing season was a great one would be an understatement. He claimed two track championships in two different racing divisions as well as the NASCAR Division IV Regional Championship. Now, as he looks to get his 2007 season started beginning with the Icebreaker event at Thompson International Speedway (CT) on April 15th, he has his eyes set on a few more championships in a season that will make him busier than ever.
"It's going to be a busy season," said Pitkat. "I am planning on running the Thompson Speedway Sunoco (SK) Modifieds and try and defend the title up there, and then the Late Model and SK at Stafford Speedway (CT) and then also we are going to do about half of the True Value Modified Schedule depending on whatever ones on the schedule do not conflict with the Stafford and Thompson races."
Racing won't be the only thing that will be keeping Pitkat busy this season. In addition to his racing duties in the SK Modified and Late Model at Stafford, Sunoco Modifieds at Thompson and the True Value Series, he will be heading to all of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour events that do not overlap with his own racing events to help out good friend James Civali.
"It will be fun going to the tracks to help out James on the Modified Tour. It is all going to keep us busy. I have been getting about four hours of sleep every night and the season hasn't even started and I am already tired," joked Pitkat. "James lost his crew chief so he doesn't really have anybody to help him besides himself, so I have been trying to help him out as much as I can.
"I will be at the track helping him a lot, because I think there are only about two races that have conflicts with our schedule. If you look at the whole schedule for all the different series, it is something that we will be pretty capable of doing it. It will just be a little tiring. A lot of what we end up doing depends on how we run and what happens with our stuff."
Pitkat may be spending the majority of his time at numerous racetracks either racing or turning wrenches, but he has several goals that he would like to accomplish as he heads into this season. And he knows that he has to be focused if he wants to have another banner year.
"To be able to repeat last year's accomplishments would be great," added Pitkat. "To claim two track championships and a regional championship again is going to be tough but we are going to try. We are just going to go out there like we did last year. We didn't even think about what were doing until the end of last year. We were only going to run a few races at Thompson but then we got the points lead and we just kept on going. Who knows what could happen this year.
"Obviously you want to repeat, but you have to look at the only thing I haven't accomplished is winning the SK Championship at Stafford. If we have to choose something that we have to focus on, it would be Stafford's Championship. And we are going to do whatever we can to win that championship."
Pitkat's 2007 racing season will get started next Saturday April 15th with a 25-lap double feature for the Sunoco Modifieds at Thompson International Speedway.