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.

2019 VMRA Banquet – Mike Clother in the #7-car took Home the 7th Place Trophy

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Mike Clother in the #7-car came in 7th place this year, ending his 2019 racing season with a total of 440-points. Mike has been racing with Vintage Modified Racing Association for 24-years. He first joined VMRA  1995.  His first opinion of the cars was that they were Fast and Cool. Mike thought the teams were great racers, and even had the best fans.

Mike has been a very strong supporter of VMRA. He has been voted in as the Board President and has severed in that position off and on over the course of several years and is currently the Board President. He has served as the Board Treasurer back in the day. Mike is the ‘go to’ person for many of the members.

Mike races in a 1948 Buick. His car was built by  Bowtie Performance and Kevin Rinkel.  Mike first began racing with the Demo Derby on Mother’s Day 1981. He won a trophy and was hooked.  Mike’s first class was with Hobby Stocks at Spanaway Speedway.  His favorite track is Bonneville Salt Flats and was clocked at 162 MPH.  Mike also has 7-championships under his belt with VMRA. Jacque Clother, Mike’s lovely wife is the car owner.

 

 

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John Mustered has been racing with Vintage Modifieds since 2004.  John held one of the top 5-positions through the 2019 racing season and took home the 3rd place trophy and ending his 2019 season with a total of 545-points.

During his time racing with Vintage Modifieds he has volunteered for several positions. He has served on the board as Vice President and Secretary, he is the clubs promoter taking on the challenge of scheduling the races every year. Thank you John for your service to Vintage Modified Racing Association.

John’s car is a 1940 Hudson with a 350-size engine.  His car was built by Chuck Peterson and Darren Cope. Josh Peterson is the 26-team crew chief.  A very special Thank You to Leonard Schmidt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Congratulations to Vince Conwell driving the 27X car, taking home the 2nd place trophy for the season and ending the season with a total of 569-points.

     

Vince first began racing in 1978 with the Claimer class.  He first began racing with Vintage Modified in 2017.  He races in a 1937 Chevy with a 350 motor. Vince built his car and is co-owner with Ken Kaltschmidt.

A very special thank you goes out to Deanna Conwell, Ken Kaltschmidt and Marcey Sullivan.  And thank you Vince Conwell for your service on the board as Sgt. of Arms.

      

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Ed Beck in the 15-car, 1947 Ford Sedan, took home three trophies in his first year racing with Vintage Modified Racing Association.  Ed took home the 8th place trophy, with a total of 377-points. Ed began his racing hobby in 1990 with the Thunder Car Class.  He not only took home the 8th place trophy, but was voted in for the “Hard Luck” award. Of course no one wants to end the season with acknowledgement of “Hard Luck”, but after blowing 3-engines it pretty much goes hand in hand. Rick Villyard in the 2-car made the hard luck trophy for Ed, an amazing trophy!


 

Ed received the Rooking of Year tophie as well. That is an accomplishment, three trophies in his first year racing w/VMRA.

 

A special thank you to Ed Becks team, family and friends.  Co-owner, Becky Beck and Crew Chief, Shawn McGuire and 
Pit Crew Team Shawn, Dylan & Moe.  A special thank you to Gary and Sharleen Beck and Kyle & Opal Trussell.  Acknowledgement to the Beck teams sponsors: Drake’s Pizza & Subs, Ok Timber, Baxters Auto Parts, 
and Richard Fry III  907 Racing.

     

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What a wonderful evening at the Emerald Queen Casino Banquet Center on Saturday evening. A great turn out. Wonderful presentations. Great giveaways.  But let’s start with our season champion, Kyten Jones.  Kyten was raised in a racing family. Kyten began racing with Vintage Modified in 2012.  Kyten finished the season with a total of 593-points. Held first place all season. A wonderful championship year for Kyten Jones.

  

 

Kyten’s dad, Jim Jones (who is also a Vintage Modified champion) spoke some words of pride and endearment for Kyten. Shared memories of the past, with his wife – Kyten’s mom Cheryl who would be extremely proud of her son. Shared words of Kyten’s character and strengths.  Not only did Kyten receive the championship; but he was voted in by his peers as the ‘Most Improved Driver’.  Congratulations Kyten Jones for such a successful season.  Jim Jones was voted in as ‘Sportsman of the Year’ by his peers.

Yakima Speedway – Saturday – September 14th – Kyten Jones takes home the Championship for 2019

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What an incredible evening of racing for Kyten Jones in the 30-car. What an incredible racing season for Kyten Jones. Kyten has led first place through the whole 2019 season, leading in points as well with a total of 593-points.

Kyten has been around racing his whole life. However, Kyten began racing himself with Vintage Modified Racing Association in 2012. With full family support and mentoring Kyten has finally gotten his first Championship.

In loving memory Cheryl Jones, Congratulations Kyten Jones, your mom would be so very-very proud of you and this wonderful accomplishment – it’s a family tradition!

 

 

 

What a wonderful photo of Kyten as he prepares for the Main Event. Clearing his mind of all thoughts, except for taking first place in the Main Event.

 

Thank You to Kyten’s Sponsors:
Benchmark Barrels – www.benchmark-barrels.com – Arlington, WA
Berg’s Custom Cylinder Heads – Arlington, WA
Jay’s Automotive – Everett, WA
Dillon Trucking – Arlington, WA

SPECIAL THANKS TO:   Mike VanHulle, Gram Schostak and to  Tom Hobeck of RPM Signs Arlington, Wa for the graphics

Thank You to our 2019 Sponsors

Bath Fitter – Jeremy Nichols – Sales Consultant – 253/278-2047  or eMail at jnichols@bocabathsystems.com

Big Mountain Web Design – 866/910-1070 – http://bigmountainmail.com

Charles Schwab – Shane Conway – Financial Consultant – 253/274-9996 – https://client.schwab.com

Delta Camshaft – 253/383-4152

Evergreen Speedway – Monroe, WA – www.EvergreenSpeedway.com

Grays Harbor Raceway – Elma, WA – www.graysharborraceway.com

IKE’S Auto Repair – Centralia, WA – 360/870-5146

Jim Jones Trucking

Northwest Concrete Cutting – Vince Conwell – 253/852-6231 – www.northwestconcretecutting.com

Pizza Time – Puyallup, WA – 253/841-9515

Stream-Line Auto Body – Tacoma, WA – 253/376-1917

Tony Russell Insurance – Erin Nichols – 360/900-9667 – or Email at erin@tonyrussellinsurance.com – www.tonyrussellinsurnace.com

Wenatchee Valley Super Oval – www.WVSO.com

Wenatchee Valley Super Oval September 7, 2019

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What a great evening of racing. A good turn out of our Vintage cars and teams.  We had an 8-lap A-Trophy and B-Trophy dash. The Main event was a 25-lap race.  

Congratulations to our 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners of the Main Event.  Ken Kaltschmidt driving the 27X-car came in 1st, Kyten Jones in the 30-car came in 2nd and John Mustered driving the 26-car took 3rd.  

Ken Kaltschmidt and Vince Conwell are partners in the 27X-car. Sharing in the victories this season. The 27X-car currently has 423-points and is in 2nd place overall. Congratulations for another 1st place win and trophy.

SPECIAL THANKS TO:  Deanna Conwell and Marcey Sullivan

Kyten Jones in the 30-car took home the 2nd place trophy in the Main event. Kyten has had an amazing season this year, holding down the 1st place position and the points leader with a total of 445-points. 

Thank you to Kyten’s sponsors:

Benchmark Barrels – www.benchmark-barrels.com – Arlington, WA
Berg’s Custom Cylinder Heads – Arlington, WA
Jay’s Automotive – Everett, WA
Dillon Trucking – Arlington, WA

SPECIAL THANKS TO:   Mike VanHulle, Gram Schostak and to  Tom Hobeck of RPM Signs Arlington, Wa for the graphics

  

John Mustered in the 26-car took home the 3rd place trophy in the 25-lap Main event. What a close race, cars neck-to-neck. John (aka:  Johnny Lightning) was moving up the field fast and furious and proudly took home that 3rd place trophy.  John has been racing with Vintage Modifieds since 2004.  John would like to call out a special thank you to Leonard Schmidt for all of his encouragement and support over the years of racing.   Also, a huge thank you to his crew chief Josh Peterson.  Congratulations John for another trophy to add to your trophy shelf.  John holds the 3rd place with Vintage Modifieds and has a total of 409-points.

 

Steve Woods driving the 22-car came in 1st in the A-Trophy.  Steve is holding 4th place with Vintage Modifieds and has a total of 383-points. This is Steve’s first year with Vintage Modifieds. Steve has taken home several trophies this year. He has also ran into some bad luck, blowing 2-engines this year – wow!  Congratulations Steve for yet, another trophy this season.

Thank you to Steve’s sponsors: First Day Electric, Gig Harbor Copy & Mail and Travel by Cathy

SPECIAL THANKS TO:  Rick Villyard, John Woods and Becca Woods

  

Robert Rux came in 1st in the B-Trophy dash.  Very exciting for Robert Rux in the 88-car. Unfortunately, Robert hasn’t been able to make every race this season, he has spent most of this year building this beautiful 1936 Chevy Humpback. Robert has a total of 121-points this season.  

Thank you to Robert’s sponsors:  Stickerboyzzz discount lettering, Jeremy Nichols, Bath Fitters and Erin Nichols, Tony Russell Insurance.

SPECIAL THANKS TO: Jeremy Nichols, Devin Eierman, Rick Villyard, and Vince Hose for all your help building my car

And a very special thank you to Mountain Man Ken Jackson for all of your years of friendship and being a part of my team. You will be missed, but never forgotten. Rest in peace dear friend.

  

In loving memory of Ken Jackson WVSO let Vintage Modifieds have a memorial lap in his honor. 

 

Evergreen Speedway August 24th – Kyten Jones took 1st Place

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Kyten Jones in the 30-car is currently the points leader, with a total of 372-points. Holding the 1st place position. Kyten took home the 1st place trophy at Evergreen Speedway on August 24th. Congratulations to Kyten Jones!

Thank you to Kyten Jones sponsors:
Benchmark Barrels – www.benchmark-barrels.com – Arlington, WA
Berg’s Custom Cylinder Heads – Arlington, WA
Jay’s Automotive – Everett, WA
Dillon Trucking – Arlington, WA

Our next race will be at Wenatchee Valley Super Oval on September 7th.

Classes Racing:  Vintage Modifieds, Jerry’s Auto Supply Pro Late Models, Street Stocks, NW Pro 4 Trucks, and Columbia River Legends

Gate Costs:
Active Military with ID are Free
Adults   –  $20.00
Senior 62+  –  $15.00
Students ages 12 – 17  –  $10.00
Kids ages 6 – 11  –  $5.00
Family Pass 2-Adults, 2-Students or 4-Children

Thank You to our 2019 Sponsors

Bath Fitter – Jeremy Nichols – Sales Consultant – 253/278-2047  or eMail at jnichols@bocabathsystems.com

Big Mountain Web Design – 866/910-1070 – http://bigmountainmail.com

Charles Schwab – Shane Conway – Financial Consultant – 253/274-9996 – https://client.schwab.com

Delta Camshaft – 253/383-4152

Evergreen Speedway – Monroe, WA – www.EvergreenSpeedway.com

Grays Harbor Raceway – Elma, WA – www.graysharborraceway.com

IKE’S Auto Repair – Centralia, WA – 360/870-5146

Jim Jones Trucking

Northwest Concrete Cutting – Vince Conwell – 253/852-6231 – www.northwestconcretecutting.com

Pizza Time – Puyallup, WA – 253/841-9515

Stream-Line Auto Body – Tacoma, WA – 253/376-1917

Tony Russell Insurance – Erin Nichols – 360/900-9667 – or Email at erin@tonyrussellinsurance.com – www.tonyrussellinsurnace.com

Wenatchee Valley Super Oval – www.WVSO.com

In Loving Memory of Mountain Man Ken Jackson

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Mountain Man Ken Jackson passed away this morning, our hearts are broken at the loss of such a great friend. He suffers no longer.  Ken always put others before himself. Never asked anything from anyone.

If you broke down in the pits he’d look through his stocked racing parts to find what you needed to get back on the track; if Ken didn’t have the part he made sure it was stocked before the next race.

He bought a tire machine to support the club when a purchase of tires was made and teams wanted their tires mounted before leaving. Mountain Man would bring the tire machine to the track, he not only mounted tires for Vintage Modified but teams from other racing clubs would asked if he’d mount their tires as well. He never said no.

In his passing he donated his eyes to his blind grandson. Mountain Man will be greatly missed. 

REST IN PEACE BELOVED FRIEND