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.

Devin Eierman – 6 Car – Winner of the First Race of the 2016 Season

Posted by | Posted in General | Posted on 03-05-2016

What a night of racing.  Devin Eierman in the 6-car started out leading the 35-lap Main Event.  After the 3rd re-start, racing began.  Bobby Wheeler, Jr in the 22-car got tangled up with Devin and they both had to re-start in the back.  Robert Rux in the 88-car then took the lead.  After three cautions Robert still had the lead.  Robert lead the next 27-laps, with Devin hot on his tail.  When the white flag waved the last lap was a tight one.  Just as the checkered flag dropped Devin inched past Robert and won the race by 4-inches.  Wow!  What an ending for the first race of the season.

Congratulations too Devin Eierman in the 6-car and to his team for this exciting start of the 2016 season.  A trophy well earned.

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Devin was very humble as the announcer interviewed him before he took his picture with the lovely trophy girl.  Devin first thanked Robert Run for running such a clean race.  Spoke words of excitement, thanked his sponsors and then happily held his trophy.  The first trophy of the season, and one of many more to come.  Well done Devin!

Thank you too Devin’s sponsors:  #1 Sponsor is Mom, Transmission Sales & Service

Here are some interesting facts, go to South Sound Speedway click here and see your qualifying averages.  When you get to the page, scroll down.  Then you can change the dates and see the results for each race.

The next race will be on May 14th at Spokane County Raceway – 750 N Hayford Rd – Airway Heights, WA 99001    And, by-the-way, the track will open-up on Friday for practice laps.

Classes Running:  Vintage Modifieds, NW Super Late Model, Hobby Stocks and Street Stocks

Adult 13+ –  $18.50
Senior 55+/Veteran – $16.50
Active Military – $5.00
Kids 7-12 – $5.00
Kids 6 & Under-  FREE!
Pit Pass: Car and Driver $35.00 – Pitman $25.00 – Pit Parking Fee $10.00

Pit Gates Open: 11:00am
Grandstand Gates Open: 3:00pm
Hot Laps: 3:30pm
Qualifying: 6:00pm
Racing Starts: 7:15pm

First Race of the 2016 Season – South Sound Speedway

Posted by | Posted in General | Posted on 18-04-2016

It is time again to bring your families and friends to the track and cheer on your favorite team  The first race of the 2016 season will be April 30th at South Sound Speedway.

Classes Racing:
Vintage Modifieds
Super Late Models 100
Super 4’s
Hobby Stocks
Bumble Bees

Gate Fees:
Adults – $16.00
13 – 17/Seniors 62+/Active Military – $14.00
Children 6-12 – $7.00
Under age 5 is FREE

Ticket gate opens at 4:45 pm and racing begins at 6:30 pm  The back gate, pit gate, opens at 1:00 pm.

What to Wear in the PITS: In the pit area closed toed shoes, long pants and shirts with cap sleeves are required, NO Tank Tops in the Pit Area; they also require you to wear a shirt at all times while at the speedway.

A very SPECIAL THANK YOU to the club sponsors, we appreciate your dedicated support:
Bath Fitter – Jeremy Nichols at  253/278-2047
Big Mountail Mail at bigmountainmail.com
Bowtie Performance at 253/862-4159
Charles Schwab at 253/274-9996
Delta Camshaft at 253/383-4152
Devin Design
Evergreen Speedway at evergreenspeedway.com
Ike’s Auto Repair at 360/870-5146
Jim Jones Trucking
Pizza Time of Puyallup at 253/841-9515
Quality Carriers at work4qc.com
Spokane County Raceway at spokanecountyraceway.com
Stream-Line Auto body at 253/376-1917
Timberline Truss at 866/338-4300
Wenatchee Valley Super Oval at WVSO.COM
2BROS at 360/449-2787

To track the WEATHER CLICK HERE   For DRIVING DIRECTIONS CLICK HERE   For more information about SSS CLICK HERE

 Time to get excited about racing.  To watch past videos of Vintage Modifieds CLICK HERE

Tires Have Arrived

Posted by | Posted in General | Posted on 07-03-2016

The Hoosier recapped 10” slicks Tires have arrived.  The scheduled pick-up day was a success.  Great weather, no rain, we really lucked out with the warm and sunny day. A great turn-out.

Thank you Ken Jackson for mounting tires for the Vintage teams.   Thank you Puyallyp Pizza Time for sponsoring the food for the afternoon. The Pizza’s were a great addition to a busy and fun day.  Thank you Helen Rose for taking care of the posters and poster signing.  Thank you Leonard Schmidt for bringing the posters to the event.   Thank you John Mustered for measuring tires and lending a hand to Ken with tire mounting.  Thank you Mike Clother for providing a case of water.

Thank you too everyone who made the day a great success.  The pictures below are of the very busy Saturday afternoon of picking up tires, visiting, eating and just enjoying each others company.

Welcome too Adam Bragdon, our 2016 Rookie in the 28 car.

Just a reminder that Nu-Tread tires can only be ran at the first two races of the 2016 season; April 30th at South Sound Speedway and May 14th at Spokane County Raceway.  After that teams will only be allowed to run the Hoosier recapped 10″ slicks.

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2015 Season Champion was Bobby Wheeler, Jr.

Posted by | Posted in General | Posted on 15-02-2016

Bobby Wheeler, Jr took home the 1st place trophy in his 1947 Ford, the 22-car.  Bobby was also the 2014 season champion.  He took the checkered flag for several Main Events, Trophy Dashes and Heat Races ending his season with 890-Points.  His 1947 Ford was build by Kevin Rinkel.  Bobby began racing in 1973 with A Quarter Midgets.  He started racing with VMRA in 1994, he figured it was the fastest car for the money.  Bobby drove his dad’s car once and was hooked from that point.  Congratulations to Bobby Wheeler, Jr. for yet another championship.  Pictured with Bobby and his 1st place trophy is Robert Rux, board president and Ken Jackson, crew chief.

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Pictured below are Robert Rux, 88-car; Bobby Wheeler, JR, 22-car and Mike Clother, 7-car.  These men not only have trophies in common but all three of these men drive cars built by Kevin Rinkel.

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Thank you to the sponsors of the 22-car:
Streamline Auto Body
Hondos Heads – hondJack@MSN.Com
King’s Transmission
Fife Signs

Be sure to check the Race Schedule and Events page for the 2016 race schedule and members for the general membership meetings.  If you have not received your meeting minutes or other eMail correspondence from the board secretary please contact Micki Rux and provide her with your eMail address.

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

Posted by | Posted in General | Posted on 27-01-2016

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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