Welcome to Vintage Modified!

Modified racing is one of the oldest types of racing in the US, dating back to the days of the post-World War II coupes. Modified racing began as race drivers modified their cars to gain a competitive advantage over their fellow competitors. What started out as minor modifications to the cars has now grown to the point that some modified classes are no longer based on any current production vehicles. NASCAR was instrumental in modified racing's beginnings. Some of NASCAR's pioneers were veteran modified racers long before NASCAR's inception in 1949.

Kyten Jones and the 30-Team came in Eight

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Kyten Jones and the 30-Team came in eight, ending their 2015 Season with a total of 336-points.  This season Kyten took home one Main Event trophy and two Heat Race checkered flags.  Kyten began racing with VMRA in 2012 and he is a 2nd generation driver with VMRA.  He races in a 1946-Mercury with a 350-Chevy Engine.  Kyten’s Mercury was built by his dad, Jim Jones and their friend Bob Fulmer.  Thank you to car owner, Laney Lou Jones. Crew chief, Jim Jones and pit crew Keith Cook.  Thank you to the Sponsors of the 30-team:  Benchmark Barrels – www.benchmark-barrels.com – Arlington, WA; Berg’s Custom Cylinder Heads – Arlington, WA; Jay’s Automotive – Everett, WA and Dillon Trucking – Arlington, WA.  A special Thank you too:  Mike VanHulle, Gram Schostak and too Tom Hobeck of RPM Signs Arlington, WA for the graphics.

In Loving Memorial of Cheryl Jones.

In Loving Memorial of Cheryl Jones.

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Just a reminder that the general membership meeting will be held on Saturday, November 14th at 1:00 pm at Shots Bar & Grill located at: 106 N. Meridian Puyallup, WA

All ages are welcome. This is an important meeting and want input from as many members as possible. Please plan on attending.

Shots Bar & Grill normally opens at 3:00 pm; but are available to open at 1:00 for our general membership meeting. Plan on eating and having a beverage. Downtown Puyallup has a lot of cute shops, maybe plan to make a full day of strolling the sidewalks and exploring the fun downtown shops.

Shots Bar & Grill offer a great menu of Burgers, Sandwiches, appetizers and Salads. Shots Bar &b Grill also offered up Happy Hour prices for our meeting. So just head down town Puyallup, have this important meeting, eat, have a beverage and know you each made a difference in the voting for the VMRA club’s future. Thank you to all the members. Easter WA, Northern WA, Western WA and Southern WA. Welcome All Members of VMRA!

Ninth Place went to Chuck Peterson

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Chuck Peterson in the 23-car took 9th place, ending his season with 268-points and the checkered flag at one heat race. Chuck is one of the founding VMRA members.  Chuck began racing in 1969.  Chuck shared racing his 1937 Studebaker with his son Jeff. Chuck has had many career wins over the years. Congratulations to the Peterson team.  Thank you to the Peterson’s team sponsors: West Bay NAPA Auto Parts and Kitsap Tractor.  Thank you to Dan Watkins, Crew Chief; Leonard Schmidt, Pit Crew and a special thank you to Pat Peterson wife and partner.

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Thank you Shane Conway, AAMS® VP – Financial Consultant of Charles SCHWAB

Posted by | Posted in General | Posted on 27-10-2015

Thank you Shane Conway, AAMS®  VP – Financial Consultant of Charles SCHWAB our 2016 Sponsor.  We appreciate all of our sponsors, without your generosity VMRA wouldn’t exist.

For more information about Shane Conway of Charles SCHWAB click here.logo

Jim Palmer in the 05-car took 10th place

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Jim Palmer in the 05-car took 10th place in Season 2015, ending his season with a total of 248-points.  Jim shared racing in the 05-car with Richy Henderson.  Some of you may remember a very exciting race last season, at Evergreen Speedway, when Jim was in last place and then came around turn 4 on the last lap to take the checkered flag and 1st place Main Event trophy.  Congratulations to Jim Palmer and the 05-team.


A very Proud team!

A very Proud team!

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A Wonderful Night with Wonderful Friends. October 17th, 2015 Vintage Modified Racing Association’s Season End Banquet

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It was a great night of family fun.  Sweet little Kristin and Samantha Rollins played hop-scotch on the carpet; which by-the-way, looked like pieces of the movie “Frozen”.  Car owners, Crew Chiefs, Sponsors, and teams laughed, ate and had a drink together.  Trophies were handed out to the top ten drivers.  Plaques of appreciation were handed out to the folks that went above and beyond to help make this club financial sturdy, but also put their-selves out there to bring awareness of sporting goods available for fundraisers. Drivers and/or their cars were voted-in for the following awards, ‘Best Appearing Car’, ‘Sportsman’, ‘Hard Luck, ‘Most Improved Driver’, and ‘Most Inspirational Non-Driver’.   There were thank-you-plaques handed out to crew chiefs and sponsors.   And by the way, an amazing menu of food was offered.  Drawings for the gift tables.  Fifty / Fifty drawing. All-in-all it was such a great time had by all.  Enjoy the pictures of the evening. In the upcoming weeks there will be a breakdown of what was just mentioned.  With out more introductions, please enjoy the pictures of the evening events.  And, for more fun pictures you can view the wonderful updated face book by the board secretary, Meleah Smitham, just look for Vintage Modified Racing Association. Meleah has wonderful videos, pictures and just a great job of posting for the club.

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