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.

A Celebration of Life for Cheryl Denise Jones

Posted by | Posted in General | Posted on 23-05-2015

A Celebration of Life will be held for Cheryl Denise Jones at her family home located at 21301 SR 530 NE Arlington, WA 98223 on May 30th, 2015 at 1:00 PM. Anyone who knew her and would like to come is welcome.

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Cheryl was born on December 7th, 1970 at 7:42 AM in Port Angeles, WA to William and Robin Schostak. Ten years later she was joined by her sister, Kimberly Schostak.

She was a very special woman who loved and supported her husband Jim, son Kyten, and daughters Chalaine (Laney) and Makiah each and every day. Cheryl and Jim were married on April 28th, 1990 at the Assembly of God Church in Forks, WA.

Cheryl left us peacefully at the age of 44 while at the University of Washington Hospital on Thursday May 21st, 2015 with her family by her side. Cheryl fought hard for 5 months against the genetic Alpha One Antitrypsin Deficiency, while waiting for a liver transplant.

Cheryl was well known for her many talents; some of which included, taking excellent care of her family, gardening, cooking, and canning. One of her favorite holiday traditions was making homemade Christmas baskets that were gifted to many family and friends. She also valued the extensive amount of time she spent volunteering at her children’s schools. Cheryl cherished the time she spent watching and supporting her husband and son in many years at the race track.

The family would like to give a heartfelt thank you to everyone who supported the GoFundMe account. Cheryl enjoyed reading the names and comments of everyone who donated in honor of her. The family would also like to thank fellow racers, who donated their race winnings and are raffling a vintage modified racecar to support Cheryl and her family in return for the many years of her devotion towards the whole club. An additional fundraiser is being held in her home town of Forks which will include a spaghetti dinner and a silent auction.

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30 team trophy    03 WVS) 6_12_09  Monroe Jones 2011  30 Jones trophy dash 3 laney    cheryl black white  Copy of PA Jim Jones Family

Cheryl Denise Jones will be missed by many.  Cheryl was loved, respected and held with such a high regard. A wonderful friend to have.  To be friends with Cheryl was as precious of a friendship that you were lucky to have, a friendship that will not be replaced.  We love you Cheryl.

 

Another trophy for Bobby Wheeler, Jr in the 22-car – That makes THREE already for the 2015 Racing Season.

Posted by | Posted in General | Posted on 17-05-2015

 UPDATE: Thank you racing friends, families and 88 sponsor for purchasing fundraiser tickets at South Sound Speedway Saturday May 16th.  A total of $485.00 in tickets were sold.  Tickets are still available until June 5th.

It was a chilly night Saturday, at South Sound Speedway, but the faithful families, friends, fans and sponsors watch as Devin Eierman in the 6-car won the Heat Race and Bobby Wheeler, Jr in the 22-car won the Main Event.

Bobby Wheeler, Jr started in the back and dominated his way to the front, taking the checkered flag at the 35th lap.

VMRA donated a T-Shirt wrapped around the schedule/poster to be given away when SSS was calling out names of children who won the Little Fan’s drawing.  The winner of the shirt also was given the opportunity to have his or her photo with the winner of the main event.  Well young Joey won the shirt.  He is pictured below with Bobby and the trophy girl.  When the photo shoot was finished, Bobby handed little Joey his Main Event Trophy. One thing I can say about the teams with Vintage Modified, they love their fans.  Joey, thank you for cheering on the Vintage Modifieds.

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Congratulations Bobby and Joey for both of your wins on Saturday night.  Thank you too Bobby’s sponsors:  Streamline Auto Body 253/376-1917, Hondos Heads 253/329-6928, King’s Transmission and Fife Signs.

Congratulations to Devin Eierman in the 6-car winning the Heat Race.  Devin was in hot pursuit of the trophy in the Main Event.

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

Devin and Mom  Mrs. Eireman the #1 sponsor!

As always we’d like to acknowledge our VMRA sponsors:  Jim Jones Trucking, Evergreen Speedway –  www.EvergreenSpeedway.com, Race Car Supply 360/858-1464, Bowtie Performance 253/862-4159, Nu-Tread Tires 253/572-9063, Ike’s Auto Repair 360/870-5146, Delta Camshaft 253/383-4152, STREAM-LINE Auto Body 253/376-1917 and Big Mountain Web Designwww.BigMountainDesign.com.

The next race will be at South Sound Speedway on June 6th.  Vintage Modified T-Shirts are going quick. There is still time to order yours. Contact anyone under the “Contact” page of the website for your shirt today.

Saturday, May 16th, at South Sound Speedway

Posted by | Posted in General | Posted on 12-05-2015

UPDATE:  VMRA T-Shirts and the $5.00 Fundraiser tickets for Cheryl Jones will be available Saturday.  Pit 88.

Here we are racing at South Sound Speedway in Tenino/Rochester.  Already the Vintage Modified Racing Association has been off to a great start. Beautiful Vintage cars, fast,  sharp and good families supporting their teams.  By-the-way, thank-you families, friends and sponsors for always being so supportive.

So here it is, the South Sound Speedway line-up and front gate expense.

Car Class:
Vintage Modified
Super Late Model 100
Legends
Midgets
Outlaw Compacts

 Front gate:
Adult $16.00
Teen 13-17/Sr. 62/ Military Active $14.00
Children 6 to 12 $5.00
Children 5 and under Free

VMRA would like to thank and acknowledge the club sponsors, with out your support we wouldn’t be here.  So a great-big THANK YOU, too:

Jim Jones Trucking, Evergreen Speedway –  www.EvergreenSpeedway.com, Race Car Supply 360/858-1464, Bowtie Performance 253/862-4159, Nu-Tread Tires 253/572-9063, Ike’s Auto Repair 360/870-5146, Delta Camshaft 253/383-4152, STREAM-LINE Auto Body 253/376-1917 and Big Mountain Web Designwww.BigMountainDesign.com.

In the pits at South Sound Speedway April 18, 2015

   88 les robert pits       22 bobby pits  25_6 pits  51 Dave pits  22 bobby pits    92 pits  DSCF0867  DSCF0872

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For more information about South Sound Speedway click HERE.

For information about Lodging click HERE.

For Weather information click HERE.

Fundraiser for Cheryl Jones

Posted by | Posted in Classifieds, General, VMRA Newsletter | Posted on 08-05-2015

UPDATE: Thank you racing friends, families and 88 sponsor for purchasing fundraiser tickets at South Sound Speedway Saturday May 16th.  A total of $485.00 in tickets was sold.  Tickets are still available until June 5th.

UPDATE:  $5.00 tickets will be sold at the May 29th and June 5th race, at Evergreen Speedway. WWRA will be drawing the winning ticket, for the Vintage Modified, at their June 5th race at Evergreen Speedway.

There is still plenty of time to purchase tickets to win this Vintage Modified race car. If you cannot be at Evergreen Speedway on May 29th and/or June 5th to purchase tickets you can do so by sending an eMail to Shari Ball at sa22ball@gmail.com or contact her on Face Book at Shari Ball (Sellers),

Thank you ALL for helping us in supporting the Jones’ Family!!!!

UPDATE:  So far $435.00 in tickets have been sold.  The drawing will be held on June 5th.  There is still plenty of time to purchase tickets.  If you decide to purchase one or more of the fundraiser tickets contact Shari Ball at sa22ball@gmail.com or via a private message on her facebook page – Shari Ball (Sellers).   

This is the car that has been so graciously donated by Steve & Rhonda Lundquist, to join together with the WWRA, to raise money to help the Jones family during this utmost time of need. The fundraiser tickets are only $5.00 per ticket and all monies raised will go to Jim and Cheryl Jones.

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Camaro sub frame with a fabricated rear. The body is a Buick, it has the fuel cell and a ford 9 ” with a spool. Includes the seat, fan, headers, shifter for auto, (came with it), spare springs, drum brakes in the rear. 

Does not include the motor and trans, harness, exhaust pipe and muffler, or shocks. 

Steve and Rhonda are doing this fundraiser to support one of our own racing “family” members, Cheryl Jones. Cheryl is the wife of Jim Jones who has been a member, Officer and racer of WWRA club. Cheryl spent hours at the track supporting Jim when their son was young, and has now been there with their daughter, too support both her boys while they test, tune and race their Vintage Modified’s – Cars #03 and #30.

Cheryl was diagnosed in February of this year with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency. (Alpha-1) is a genetic (inherited) condition – it is passed from parents to their children through their genes. Alpha-1 may result in serious lung disease in adults and/or liver disease at any age. – See more at: http://www.alpha1.org/#sthash.5YpTMI2c.dpuf

Cheryl is now on the Liver Transplant list. She will not be release from the hospital until one becomes available. Cheryl’s family is enduring many expenses and could use some help. The Lundquist family wants to give them as much as they can.

The racing community is a wondrous thing when we come together!!!

If you decide to purchase one or more of the fundraiser tickets contact Shari Ball at sa22ball@gmail.com or via a private message on her facebook page – Shari Ball (Sellers).

However, if you would like to just donate money to help the Jones family you can do so by clicking this link Cheryl’s Journey.

A huge heartfelt thank you to the Lundquist family and the WWRA club members.

Bobby Wheeler, JR takes home another 1st place trophy

Posted by | Posted in General | Posted on 04-05-2015

It was a beautiful day Saturday, blue skies and sunshine.  The weather was perfect for a day of racing at Evergreen Speedway on May 2nd.  Bobby Wheeler, Jr. in the 22 car came in 1st place for the 25-lap Main Event.  Robert Rux in the 88-car came in 2nd and Mike Clother in the 7-car came in 3rd.  Robert Rux came took 1st place in the Heat race.

VMRA and Hondo’s Heads donated shirts to be given away to 3-race fans.  Pictured with the drivers are the winners of the shirts and the trophy girl.

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Here are some pretty interesting facts, all three cars were built by Kevin Rinkel.  Kevin sold these drivers/owners the cars they race in today.

22 driver side  The 22-car is a 1947 FordBobby trophy 1st

The 88-car is a 1947 Ford

Robert trophy 2nd  88 passenger side

 

The 7-car is a 1948 Buick

7 driver side  Mike trophy 3rd

Devin Eirman, driving the 6-car had the fastest time during the time-in laps and took 5th in the Heat and 4th in the Main Event.  Devin drives a 1938 Chevy Sedan.  John Mustered, driving the 26 car was 6th place in the Heat and 5th place in Main Event.  The 26-car is a 1941 Chevy.  Jeff Peterson, driving the 32-car took 5th in the Heat race and unfortunately pulled off the track during the Main Event due to car problems and only got 1-lap.  The 32-car is a 1932 Studebaker.

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Thank you Helen Rose for taking care of the shirt sales, in the pits, on Saturday.  Please contact any board member to purchase a shirt for only $10.00

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Thank you to the sponsors of these racing teams and always a huge thank you to the families and friends who so faithfully come out to support your teams.
22-car sponsors – Streamline Auto Body, Hondos Heads, King’s Transmission andFife Signs

88-car 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
Hondos Heads and Micki Rux, wife and financial backer

7 car sponsors – Bowtie Performance (Power) – 253/862-4159 and Carburation Technology – 253/472-9667

6-car sponsors – #1 Sponsor is Mom, Rears & Gears, Image Auto Body, Red Line Oil and Coinforce.com

26-car currently seeking sponsors

32-car sponsors – Peterson Motorsports and West Bay Auto body

The next race will be at South Sound Speedway on May 16th.