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.

2015 Second Place winner is Robert Rux in the 88-Car

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Robert Rux, 2015 and 2016 Board President, took 2nd place in the 2015 racing season.  Robert came in with 845-season points.  His engine blew towards the end of the season, with doubts of completing the end year of racing his team mate John Mustered in the 26-car came through with his back up engine.  It was all about team work.  Mike Clother in the 7-car drove back to Tacoma, from Rochester, early in the morning before the evening race to grab the engine for the 88-team.  So as it turned out, with all the team work, Robert was able to finish the evening of racing and held 2nd place. Thank you to all the teams that pitched in and came to the 88-team’s rescue.  Congratulations to Robert Rux and the 88-team for a very successful season.  Not only did the 88-car take 2nd place, but also received the ” Best Appearing Car” for 2015.

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Helen Rose, pit crew for the 88-team, was also acknowledged for being a dedicated volunteer in the sale of the Vintage Modified t-shirt fundraiser.  Helen put several hours into the sale of the t-shirts. Her time and energy was greatly appreciated, thank you Helen Rose.

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Micki Rux, also part of the 88-team pit crew.  Micki was also recognized for her volunteering to the sale of t-shirts, hats and sun-visors.  She would sell Vintage Shirts where ever she went. Doctor or dentist appointments. Friends and family. Thank you for your dedication to Vintage Modified’s club and members.  She was also honored for 2015, “Most Inspirational”.  Voted in my her peers. A great honor and very appreciated.

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One other team mate of the 88-team got recognition for always going the extra mile. Les Yeager, Pit Boss and part owner of the 88-car.  Les is a strong member for the 88-team. His years of partnership and dedication has always been 100%.  Thank you Les.

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3rd Place went to Mike Clother

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Mike Clother in the #7 car took home the 3rd place trophy, ending his 2015 season with 828-points.  Mike has been involved with Vintage Modified Racing Association since 1995. During his 20-years with VMRA Mike served as treasurer; as well as, president on the Board.  His dedication to the members has been appreciated and respected.  Mike not only received a 3rd place trophy this year but he also received an award of recognition for his dedication and years of service to VMRA and its members.  Mike brings a lot to VMRA. Always positive, brings good sportsmanship to the track and he is a tough contender on the track.

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This car is a 1948 Buick with a 355 engine built by Kevin Rinkel.  Car owner and lovely wife is Jacque Clother.  Some interesting facts about this 1948 Buick, it was clocked at 160 MPH at Bonneville Salt Flats. Now that’s amazing.

Thank you to Mike Clothers’s sponsors:  Bowtie Performance (Power) – 253/862-4159 and Carburation Technology – 253/472-9667

Fourth Place went to Devin Eirman in the #6 car! Devin ended 2015 with 669 in points.

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Congratulations to Devin Eirman and the 6-team. Devin made fastest time-ins four times in 2015, he won two Heat Races and took home the 1st place trophy, winning a Main Event once. All in all, it was a pretty good year for the 6-team. Devin served as the 2015 board’s Sgt. of Arms and was voted in for that same position for 2016. Thank you Devin for your service to Vintage Modified Racing Association. Your willingness to step-up to support the members is greatly appreciated.

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Devin Eirman in 4th place with 453 points. P7180029

Thank you to Devin’s sponsors for 2015:  #1 Sponsor is Mom, Rears & Gears, Image Auto Body, Red Line Oil and Coinforce.com

2015 Fifth Place went to car #26, Driver Johnny ‘Lightning’ Mustered

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Johnny ‘Lightning’ Mustered has been more then a race car driver with Vintage Modified Racing Association; he has volunteered as the club promoter, as-well-as, been nominated for board vice president several different years through out his club affiliation.  So first off, thank you John for all your years of dedication to VMRA.  Being a volunteer is not an easy position at times, but a position that is gratifying most of the time.  You are doing a great job Johnny Lightning so keep up the fantastic work.

Not only taking home the 5th place trophy, with a total of 619-season points, the 26-car made it to every race and won a heat race.  John began racing with VMRA in 2005 and was quoted saying as to why he races with this class, “Awesome Club, Biggest bang for your buck.”

Congratulations to team 26 for a great season.

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John Mustered in the 26 car.

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Johns car is a 1937 Studebaker with a 350 engine built by Chuck Peterson. John began racing in 2004 with the Hobby Stocks. Looking forward to another fantastic season in 2016.

Dave Trapp took home the 6th Place Trophy

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Dave Trapp in the 51-car took home the 6th place trophy, ending his season with a total of 427-points. Dave is one of the founding members of VMRA.  His long standing nickname is, “Cheater Dave”.  Dave began racing in 1969 with the Figure 8s.  His beautiful mean-green-machine took a bit of beating this season, got ran over.  But Dave still had the positive heart of a great racer.

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Thank you to the pit crew Barbara Trapp and Todd McCartney.  Thank you to the 51-team sponsor Streamline Auto Body.