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.

#51 Dave Trapp – 7th Place

Posted by | Posted in General | Posted on 08-11-2018

Dave Trapp in the 51-car took 7th place, ending his season with a total of 351-points.

  

In 1986 Dave was a founding member of VMRA and hasn’t missed many races in the past 32-seasons. Dave has won multiple championships and he has always been a fun guy to be around. One night at Spanaway Speedway, when our cars were lined-up in the pits waiting for the Main Event, one of the drivers got into his car to get fastened in and ready to race; but, his steering wheel was missing. As he looked around and up the line of cars, there was Dave laughing as he was walking with the steering wheel held over his head.  Congratulations Dave for another fun season.

      

Special thank you to Barbara Trapp, Todd McCartney and Streamline Auto Body.

Ken Jackson’s Ford F-350 has been Found

Posted by | Posted in Classifieds, General, VMRA Newsletter | Posted on 28-10-2018

Greetings Everyone,

Ken’s pick-up truck was found. The police had it towed to impound. Unfortunately, his generator and air compressor is gone. His pick-up truck was totally stripped. The horrid people that did this to Ken used his truck for parts. For whatever reason, who knows. Ken will have to pay the impound fees to get what’s left of his pick-up truck. When I hear more I will update everyone.

Thank you everyone who has been a part of finding Ken’s pick-up truck. He is a good man. Fighting cancer. The go-to-man for all of our racing club; as well as, the tracks we race at. This is such a huge hit for Ken. But thank-you one and all.

  

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Hey everyone, Our good friend Ken Jackson’s (aka: Mountain Man) 2000 Ford F-350 extended cab diesel pickup was stolen from his apartment at 1107 A St. Auburn, WA on October 24th. In the bed of his pickup was his big air compressor and an 8200 watt generator.  His Ford is Teal green with custom wheels. Vintage Modified stickers on left rear window with 88 Robert Rux sticker too.

Ken uses his pickup to tow his trailer to every race. His big air compressor and 8200 watt generator are part of his equipment for using his tire machine. Ken not only mounts tires for our racing club, but he is the go to guy all around the pits for many classes/teams.

Please help me get the word out for Ken and hope the evil people that stole his truck and equipment get caught. His truck is covered by insurance, however, not his compressor or generator. This is a huge loss for Ken. He cannot afford to replace his equipment.

                  

Please share this information in hopes of someone seeing his pickup and call the police.

#88 – Robert Rux 8th Place

Posted by | Posted in General | Posted on 26-10-2018

Robert Rux in the 88-car took 8th place, ending his season with a total of 296-points.  Robert began his racing hobby at Spanaway Speedway. He came to Vintage Modifieds in 1998, and with the exception of a couple years in Street Stocks at Spanaway Speedway has been an active Vintage member ever since. Robert held the position on the board as president for 3-years. There were a few years in a row that he was awarded the, “Hard Luck” award and the joke began to call it the “Robert Rux Hard Luck” award.  Also, in the past, his 88-car was voted best appearing car.  Robert, along with his wife Micki, are responsible for the shirts, hats and souvenirs that we all wear.  They both have been very involved in fundraising efforts for the club.  Robert recently sold his car, rumors have it that he has already purchased a replacement.  Congratulations Robert for another fun year of racing.

  

During the banquet there was a 50/50 drawing.  Robert had the winning ticket. What a great night.  Pictured with Robert and his 50/50 winning ticket are Nate, Helen Rose and Micki.

  

Thank you to Robert’s 2018 sponsors:
STICKERBOYZZZ Discount Lettering – stickerboyzzz@comcast.net
Visual Options – Tacoma – 253/472-1440 (tinted windshields ask for Jon)
NAPA Centerline Machine Shop, Puyallup – 253/848-3525
Puyallup Pizza Time – 253/841-9515
Sentenial Law Group – P.C.
My Three Sons. LLS
SYNAPSE Films
Micki Rux, wife and financial backer

#2 – Rick Villyard – 9th Place / Best Appearing Car

Posted by | Posted in General | Posted on 21-10-2018

Rick Villyard in the #2-car took 9th place, ending his 2018 season with a total of 279-points.  Rich has been around racing in the North West for a few years. Last year Rick bought a race-ready Vintage car, then proceeded to spend the entire winter tearing it all apart and making it better. Rick was very  competitive in the second half of 2018.  Rick’s car was voted in as the best appearing Vintage for 2018.  A very clean car, excellent paint job.  Congratulations Rick for your 2018 accomplishments. Looking forward to another great season in 2019.

   

    

Thank you to Rick’s 2018 sponsors:   Archer Construction, A&R Sawing & Drilling

 

 

#12 – Shane Conway took 10th Place in 2018

Posted by | Posted in General | Posted on 18-10-2018

Shane Conway in the #12-car ended his season with a total of 239-points, ending the 2018 season in 10th place.  Shane is currently serving on the board as Vice President.  Shane and his father, Dean, have been building the #12-car for several years. It finally made it to the track last year, being voted in as the Best Appearing Car in 2017. They ran a full season this year. They had some growing pains, but we all look for them to make great strides going into 2019.  Shane and Dean were out of town during the 2018 banquet, supporting a family member’s racing endeavors.  Dave Trapp graciously accepted Shane’s trophy.  Congratulations for a great year of racing.

      

Calling out a special thank you to Shane’s 2018 sponsors:  Financial Planning by Shane Conway, Charles Schwab. Co. Inc, Vets Electric, PSI Concrete and Roto Rooter