Woody Pitkat Finishes 9th in Twisted Tea Open Modified 80 at Stafford Motor Speedway
By Souza Media/Kyle Souza
STAFFORD, Conn. — Driving the Twisted Tea No. 6 in the Twisted Tea Open Modified 80 at Stafford Motor Speedway, Woody Pitkat and the Stan Mertz Racing team put together a solid effort with a ninth-place finish on Friday, June 11.
Pitkat started the day with two successful practice sessions and finished fifth in his qualifying heat race. Before the feature, Pitkat attended an autograph session, where he joined fans of his home track to meet and greet with those in attendance. During the feature, the Twisted Tea machine ran consistently around the top-10 and finished a solid ninth in the 27-car starting field.
Doug Coby Wins Superstar Racing Experience Feature at Stafford Speedway
(Stafford Springs, CT)—Stafford Speedway welcomed the Superstar Racing Experience for its inaugural race that was shown live on CBS. The SRX cars took to the Stafford half-mile for 2 heat races before the 100 lap feature began. Greg Biffle won the first heat race where the field was inverted for the second heat race, which would set the starting lineup for the feature. Doug Coby won the second heat to score pole position for the 100-lap main event that he would go on to win in domination fashion, leading 80 of the race’s 100 laps.
The 100-lap SRX feature event took the green flag with Doug Coby and Michael Waltrip leading the field to the green. Coby took the lead at the drop of the green flag while Tony Stewart quickly took second from Waltrip. Ernie Francis, Jr. was fourth and Tony Kanaan was fifth. The caution came out on lap-4 when Francis made contact with Waltrip to send Waltrip into a spin in turn 3.
Michael Christopher, Jr. Wins TickMike.com SK Modified® All-Star Shoot Out at Stafford Motor Speedway
(Stafford Springs, CT)—Stafford Speedway played host to the TickMike.com SK Modified® All-Star Shoot Out as part of the Superstar Racing Experience event held Saturday night, June 12th. The 50-lap race was broken down into three segments with the first 2 segments 20 laps each and then the final stage was 10 laps. Andrew Molleur won the first stage, but Michael Christopher, Jr. was the big winner of the night by winning the second stage and then winning the final 10-lap stage to take home a total of $5,000.
The 50-lap TickMike.com SK Modified® All Star Shoot Out took the green flag with Todd Owen and Teddy Hodgdon bringing the field to green. Owen took the lead at the green flag with Marcello Rufrano going around Hodgdon for second on lap-2. Andrew Molleur was on the move from his 5th starting position and he took the lead from Owen on lap-4. Owen slotted into second with Hodgdon third, Michael Gervais, Jr. fourth and Rufrano in fifth. This top-5 ran unchanged to the end of the first stage of 20 laps with Molleur taking the win and the $1,000 bonus that went with winning the first stage. The top-10 cars were inverted after the first stage, which put Mike Christopher and Tyler Hines on the front row for the beginning of the second stage of 20 laps. Andrew Molleur decided to restart the second stage in 15th place to set himself up for a potential $1,500 bonus if he won the final 10-lap stage.