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.

Vintage Modified’s 2021 Banquet / Fellowship / Trophy Presentation

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First of all, I want to thank Mountain Edge Wedding & Event Venue, owner and operator Deanna Conwell, for hosting our 2021 year end Banquet for the Trophy Presentation. What a beautiful venue, even in the cloudy day with a possibility of rain.  However, the day was blessed with no rain through out the day.

Stayed tuned for more photos of this family fun event throughout the week. Yes, there are many more photos to come.  Be sure to scroll down to enjoy the trophy photos; as-well-as, the entire event.

We had such a great time seeing the top ten drivers receive their trophies; as-well-as, the five people voted in by their peers.

       

Best Appearing Car:     
#15 Ed Beck
Here are a few comments made about Ed on the Peer Voting Sheet:
Car is Bright, clean and slick. A sweet ride.
Always looks good. Nice and clean
Good looking car.
Even though it’s a Ford, it came out pretty cool looking.
I love the Mustang body style.

Ed Beck, #15 took home the best appearing car trophy and also the 5th place in points trophy. Congratulations Ed on another great year of racing with Vintage Modified Racing Association. Ed took 5th place in his 1947 Ford Sedan. He began racing in 1990 with the Thunder Car class and his favorite track is Stateline Idaho. Ed started racing with VMRA in 2019.

 

Most Inspirational Person (non-driver)
Micki Rux
Here are a few comments made about Micki on the Peer Voting Sheet:
Always friendly and encouraging.
Generous and giving.
Puts up with a lot.
Puts up with more than anyone else in the club and still remains positive
She keeps us all fed.

Here’s what was on Micki’s ballot
Now this is a hard one. I’d like to thank each person that was supportive to me when our club email was hacked. I was distraught over it and so many of you were so positive when talking to me about it. So many of you inspired me in a positive way.  Thank you all.

Hard Luck:  
Vern Huson #77
Here are a few comments made about Vern on the Peer Voting Sheet:
He tried sooo hard.
Motor issues all year
He keeps running out of oil.
Broke many times and many mechanical problems
You couldn’t possibly have worse luck than he did this season.
If something was going to go wrong it was going to happen to him.
Every race something negative happened to his car.
He never met and engine he couldn’t kill
   

Thank you Rick Villyard for making this amazing Hard Luck trophy

Sportsmanship of the Year:
#47 Vince Conwell
Here are a few comments made about Vince on the Peer Voting Sheet:
Always helpful
Always has a smile
Friendly greetings

 

Most Improved Driver and Rookie of the Year:   
#37 Mitch Woods

Here are a few comments made about Mitch on the Peer Voting Sheet: Improved every race
He said he couldn’t get the car right but always finished well.
Got a new to him car going fast.
Hasn’t been in a racecar for 10 years but finished 6th in points.
Rookie of the year and 6th in points

Congratulations Mitch for such an amazing first season with VMRA and taking home not just on trophy, but three trophies for 2021.

 

Car #37 is a 1948 Ford, driven by Mitch Woods, who took home the 6th place trophy for 2021. Mitch is also a rookie this year with VMRA, but he has been racing since 2003 in the Hobby Stock and Pure Stock classes. His favorite track was Spanaway Speedway.  

  

 

Coming in 7th place is another 2021 Vintage Modified Rookie, Shane Strimple in the 28-car. Even though Shane is new to VMRA he is not new to racing. Growing up Shane was around many race tracks. Shane is the business owner of Owner of Aaron’s Olympic 4×4. Shane is off to a great start with VMRA.

  

Kahl Cheth racing in the 23-car is a Rookie this year with Vintage Modifieds. However, Kahl first began racing in 2013 with the Hornets class. His very favorite track to race at is in Tucson, Arizona. Kahl came in 8th place racing in his 1956 Chevy Bel Air.

Mike Clother in the 7-car took 9th place for the 2021 racing season. Mike started racing with the Demo derby, on Mother’s Day, in 1981. When he won his first trophy Mike was hooked on racing from that date on. His first year racing with VMRA was in 1995 and had the nickname, “Jeckyll & Hyde”. 

 

Robert Rux in the 88-car took home the 10th place trophy, ending. Robert has been racing with Vintage Modifieds since 1999. He first started racing 1984 with the Compact Class at Spanaway Speedway.  This year Robert raced in a 1936 Chevy Humpback.

 

This lovely venue worked out perfectly for our awards presentation. Thank you Mike Clother for being the guest speaker and Helen for keeping the drawings for the gift table fun and active.

 

 

We were in this very lovely room for the end of the evening and for our trophy presentations and for the guest gift selections.  Coffee and deserts.

                              

Thank you to Helen and Donovan for greeting the guests and giving them their tickets for the guest drawings.  And thank you too Micki for bringing shirts for the fundraiser. And thank you Leonard and Shirley for taking care of signing everyone in and taking money for the 50/50 fundraiser. And Congratulations to Becca Woods, the winner of the 50/50 drawing. 

     

  

It was so nice having time with the teams and their families.  An hour of visiting before the meal was served.

                   

I’d like to acknowledge the catering service, EJ’s catering from Black Diamond. Their food was amazing. Michelle is one of the owners. You can find all of there information on their Facebook page.

        

And now for our fine dining. Everyone had a very nice time dining together. Laughing and talking over good times.

  

  

  

                                    

Just a few photos of the lovely grounds, set up for rain or sunshine. 

This beautiful Venue hosts amazing Weddings, Engagement Parties, Formal gatherings, and then yes a huge group of Race Car Drivers and their Families, Friends and Crews.  

Everyone enjoyed being outside during the Fellowship time. Families having fun with their kids. 


 

It was such an enjoyable day. Being with peers, family and friends. And not in the Pits. Not in Racecars. No helmets or engines involved. A time to share with families, friends and fellow drivers.

                         

If you are looking for a Venue to Host your event, click on this link, “Mountain Edge Wedding & Event Venue”  and make contact for a tour and pricing. You will be very impressed.

VMRA 2021 Season BBQ / To assure there is enough food for everyone PLEASE RSVP by eMail before October 4

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Greetings Members – just a reminder to send an eMail letting us know if you will be attending the year end awards banquet.

And a reminder to send in your Peer Vote ballot.

And a reminder to get your nomination for a 2022 board position.

Thank you and we look forward for the opportunity to celebrate our 2021 racing season.

                           

August 29 – Last Race of the 2021 Racing Season

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Evergreen Speedway on August 29th was our last race of the 2021 racing season. We had a great evening of racing with a 15-car turn out. Two Heat races and the Main Event. 

Ken Kaltschmidt, car #47,  beat the track record and he also took 1st place in the Main Event.  Ken ends the 2021 season in 3rd place with a total of 468-points.  Congratulations to Ken Kaltschmidt and Vince Conwell #47.

 

Congratulations goes out to Steve Woods in the 22-car, he came in 2nd place in the Main Event. But not only that, he holds the 2021 Season Championship with a total of 490-points.   Steve Woods is 1st Place with Vintage Modifieds.

 

Our Rookie, Mitch Woods in the 37-car took home the 3rd place trophy in the Main Event. However, Mitch is in 6th place over all; but he is in 1st place with the 2021 Rookies. Mitch has a total of  344-points. Congratulations Mitch for a great first year of racing with Vintage Modifieds. 

 

8/21/2021 – Wenatchee Valley Super Oval

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What a fantastic night of racing at Wenatchee Valley Super Oval.  A 25-lap Main Event and two 8-lap Heat Races. A great turnout and a night of good old fashion racing.

Steve Woods, in the 22-car took home the 1st place trophy in the Main Event. Kyten Jones in the 30-car took home the 2nd place trophy in the Main Event and Rick Villyard in the 2-car took home the 3rd place trophy in the Main Event.  These three racers are neck too neck racing for 1st place in overall points.  

So congratulations to our 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners of the 25-lap Main Event.

Steve Woods 1st place in the Main Event

 

Kyten Jones 2nd place in the Main Event.

 

Rick Villyard 3rd place in the Main Event.

 

There were two 8-lap Heat Races this evening as well.  Oh what a night of racing the Steve Woods in the 22-car. Steve took 1st place in A-Heat Race and George Chambers in the 47-car took 1st place in the B-Heat Race.

 

Congratulations Steve, Kyten, Rick and George for a fantastic Trophy evening at Wenatchee Valley Super Oval.

 

Evergreen Speedway August 7, 2021 / Rick Villyard 1st / Steve Woods 2nd / Vince Conwell 3rd

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What a great turn out on Saturday at Evergreen Speedway August 7th.  Fifteen cars showed-up for a great evening of racing.  The evening was unpredictable,  with the schedule changing several times throughout the evening and the rain coming down, the schedule changed to having only the Main Event for Vintage Modifieds.  Unfortunately for Vern Huson #77, his car broke and Brian Cottrell #10 pulled out once the rain steadily came down. So 13-cars ventured out for the 30-lap Main Event.

Rick Villyard #2 took the lead after several laps and a caution, winning the 30-lap Main Event and taking home the 1st place trophy. This moves Rick into 4th place with a total of 309-points. Congratulations Rick!

  

Steve Woods #22 started in the back of the line-up and worked his way up and getting into 2nd place. It was touch and go between several cars for 2nd, but Steve crossed over and took the 2nd place trophy.  Steve is also in 2nd place with a total of 337-points.  Great job Steve!

    

-Vince Conwell #47 battled for 3rd place in the Main Event. And Vince is currently in 3rd place in points, giving him a total of 325-points.  Vince teams up with Ken Kaltschmidt. Congratulations!

  

Thank you to all the teams that showed up to race on Saturday, even with the chance of a rainout. 

Kyten Jones #30 is currently in 1st place with points, ending his evening with a total of 341-points.  Ed Beck #15 is in 5th place with a total of 298-points.

 

Robert Rux #88 holds 6th place with a total of 214-points and Mitch Woods #37 is in 7th place with a total of 213-points.

 

Kahl Cheth #23 holds 8th place with a total of 209-points and Shane Strimple #28 is in 9th place and a total of 205-points.

George Chambers #24 holds 12th place with 117-points and Randy Adams is in 15th place with 92-points.

 

Vern Huson #77 holds 17th place with a total of 40-points and Jason Quatsoe #8 is in 18th place with a total of 35-points.

 

Todd McCartney #51x  is in 19th place with 32-points and Brian Cottrell #10 holds 20th place with 20-points.

 

Thank you one and all for putting on a great show at Evergreen Speedway.