Craig Gabriele



MODIFIEDS @ Rockingham Speedway ?????



 A short video made the rounds on Facebook last week showing Woody Pitkat roaring his Hill Enterprises NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour car around the 1-mile Rockingham Speedway in Rockingham, N.C.


Pitkat won the 2013 World Series of Racing Championship @ New Smyrna Speedway in February with the #79 Hill Racing team.

Yes it was real, but the mystery is, why was he there?

Rockingham Speedway was set to host a NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour event last year but in the end the race was quietly scrubbed off the divisionís schedule.

For his part, Rockingham owner Andy Hillenburg was secretive about why Pitkat was rumbling around his track last week. Hillenburg said it was just part of a Hoosier tire test and nothing else is planned.

So could there a Modified event coming in the future at Rockingham? The rumbles of the rumor mill say Hillenburg would like it to happen, even if itís not a NASCAR sanctioned event.

Could a second North-South Shootout type open Modified show in North Carolina be in the making? Stay tuned.

 Rockingham would be a great addition to the WMT. WMT-WSMT combo event as well

Any event that included the Modifieds would be great to see at the ROCK.














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