NASCAR Roots mourns the death of Carl Pasteryak at 71, on Facebook

By | December 13, 2021

Carl Pasteryak death – cause of death: Carl Pasteryak, 71-year-old, of Lisbon, a longtime modified driver and team owner Carl Pasteryak passed away Friday, December 10, 2021, after a brief illness. NASCAR Roots in a post on Facebook on Friday, December 10, 2021, shared the sad news as they mourn his death.

NASCAR mourns the passing of Carl Pasteryak, who was a pillar of the modified community in the Northeast. In addition to racing for 25 years in the Whelen Modified Tour, Carl was a proud brother (Charlie) and uncle (Chris) of racers. He will be missed at the track, and his family and friends are in our thoughts.

He got his start racing Modifieds in 1976 at Stafford Speedway with his brother Charlie  Together with his brother on the track they became stalwarts on the Whelen Modified Tour and also known around Northeast racing as the Polish Pavers. They operated the Pasteryak Asphalt company. For more than 45 years, he has been involved in Modified racing in the Northeast. He also competed with the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour for 25 years.

He made 354 Whelen Modified Tour starts over 25 seasons with five podium finishes, 15 top-fives, 91 top-10’s and three pole positions. He had second-place finishes at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway in 1990 and Stafford in1999.

Carl Pasteryak’s obituary will be organized by the family.