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.

Introduction the 2015 Vintage Modified Racing Association’s Board Members

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Robert Rux owner and driver of the 88-car is the 2015 Board President.

Trophy 88 Rux 

John Mustered “Johnny Lighting” owner and driver of the 26-car is the 2015 Vice President.

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Maleah Smitham is the 2015 Secretary

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Leaonard Schmidt owner of the 32-car is the 2015 Treasurer.

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Devin Eierman driver and owner of the 6-car is the 2015 Sgt. of Arms.

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Thank you for volunteering your time and commitment to the Vintage Modified Racing Association.  Your dedication to the club, it’s members and sponsors is greatly appreciated. Good luck in 2015.

The full 2015 racing schedule is posted on the Race Schedule and Events page.

More Trophy Winners for 2014

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Devin Eierman driving the 6-car came out this year fast and furious.  Determined with his team, too end 2014 as the champion, ran into problems and troubles with no end in sight.  Being the sportsman that he is, Devin still managed to make it to the next race, in-spite of complications from the previous event.

Devin ended the season with 413 points and took home the 8th place trophy.  He is a veteran racer who had a tough start to 2014. He will definitely be a contender this year.  It seemed like every time this team showed up to race they were on the trailer before time trials.  They were fast but just did not get the right break.  It was nearly unanimous this year, Devin and his team were voted and awarded the “Hard Luck Award”.

Pictured below is Devin and his very proud mom, Mrs. Eierman.

Devins mom   Devin

Scott Rinkel driving the 63-car came in 9th place with 308 points. It was Scotts 2nd year racing with Vintage Modifieds, who might have finished much higher in the standing had he not left in August to attend College.  Best wishes to you Scott and we all send our best to you as you enjoy the time of life in College.

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Cheater Dave Trapp in the 51-car took home 10th place.  Dave ended the season with 198 points.  Dave is a founding member of Vintage Modified and has been involved with racing for 28-years.  Dave is highly regarded among his peers and it is always fun seeing Dave give ‘em hell on the track.

Dave Banquet 2014  Side 51 Trapp

 

 

 

 

We look forward to seeing everyone in 2015.  The racing schedule has been posted on the Racing Schedule / Events page.  Information, for each race, is provided with links to a variety of sites. To the tracks, lodging, driving directions and/or weather.  Time to start planning so the 2015 racing season is successful for the driving teams, families and friends and sponsors.

Season 2014 Trophy Winners – 5th, 6th and 7th Place

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Chuck Peterson, owner of the 23-car, took home the 5th place trophy for the 2014 season. Jeff  Peterson drove the 23-car this year while Chuck took over as crew chief. Together they make a great racing team. Chuck is one of the founding members of Vintage Modified. Chuck has won the Sportsmanship award in the past, due to his gentleman ways in the pits and for always being there to offer any team a lending hand when cars break down and parts are needed. Congratulations to the father and son team.
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Mike Clother in the 7-car took home the 6th place trophy in 2014, ending his racing season with a total of 556 points.  Mike has been involved with Vintage Modified for 19-years, and through out these 19-years Mike has been an active member of the board.  Thank you Mike for all your years of service to Vintage Modified’s club and the members.  Mike has 7-VMRA Championships under his belt and will be a top contender in 2015 too make it eight.

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Tom Smitham drove the 32-car this year for car owner, Leonard Schmidt.  Tom ended the season with a total of 551 points coming in 7th place.   Even though he sometimes lacked engine power, Tom kept Leonard’s car competitive all year.   In fact, this was one of the best racing seasons the 32-team has had in a long time.  Tom made racing a challenge for every car on the track.  Tom is owner and operator of NuTread Tires in Tacoma and has been an active member of the VMRA board for the past several years.  Congratulations to the 32-team.

Tom Banquet 2014  Tom was out front for several laps of the Main Event.  It looked like he was going for another trophy when he had car troubles and had to pull off the track. All in all, it was an exciting night of racing for the 32-team.

Robert Rux 3rd place and John Mustered 4th place

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Robert Rux in the 88-car came in 3rd place, ending his season with 611 points.     You can find this guy talking to fans and letting youngsters sit in his race car. On the track he is a challenging competitor.  The 88-car was voted as the Best Appearing car for the 2014 season.

Robert Rux pictured with his sponsor, Charles from SYNAPSE FILMS.

Robert Rux pictured with his sponsor, Charles from SYNAPSE FILMS.

Voted Best Appearing car for the 2014 racing season.

Voted Best Appearing car for the 2014 racing season.

One of the 88 team sponsors, Snyapse Films.

One of the 88 team sponsors, Snyapse Films.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
John Mustered in the 26-car came in 4th place this year, ending his season with 607 points. It seems like Johnny Lightning was very close in points to be in the top 3-cars, he only needed 5 more points.

Johnny Lightning with his 4th place trophy

Johnny Lightning with his 4th place trophy

John Mustered in the 26 car.

John Mustered in the 26 car.

John's sponsor, Poulsbo RV of Auburn.

John’s sponsor, Poulsbo RV of Auburn.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2015 Board Members:
Robert Rux – president
John Mustered – vice president
Leonard Schmidt – treasurer
Devin Eierman – Sgt. of Arms
Maleah Smitham – Secretary

Bobby Wheeler, JR. 2014 Champion

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Bobby Wheeler, Jr. is not a stranger to the winner’s circle. Bobby has won several races, not just this season but several through-out his years of racing; and he has four previous Vintage Modified championships.   In spite of his accomplishments Bobby has remained a humble and likable racer.  Congratulations Bobby.

2014 SEASON CHAMPION #22 Bobby Wheeler, Jr.  Ending the season with 706 points.

Bobby began racing in 1973 in the A Quarter Midget class. Then he followed in his father's footsteps and joined the Vintage Modified class.

Bobby began racing in 1973 in the A Quarter Midget class. Then he followed in his father’s footsteps and joined the Vintage Modified class.

Bobby Wheeler, Jr. with the two very lovely trophy girls.

Bobby Wheeler, Jr. with the two very lovely trophy girls.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

#30 Kyten Jones ended his season with 635 points, taking 2nd place. In his second full season Kyten has overcome many challenges and is well on his way to winning many future championships. Not only did Kyten take home the 2nd place trophy, he was voted in by his peers as Most Improved Driver, tying for this position with Jim Palmer in the 05 car. Congratulations to Kyten Jones and the 30-team for such a great an successful year of racing.

Kyten and Makiah proudly holding the 2nd place trophy.

Kyten and Makiah proudly holding the 2nd place trophy.

Kyten holding his trophy for Most Improved Driver, voted in by his peers.

Kyten holding his trophy for Most Improved Driver, voted in by his peers.