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.

Recognition to winners of Best Appearing Car, Sportsman, Hard Luck, Most Improved Driver and Most Inspirational Person

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The following members were voted in by their peers in 2016, as being exceptional and recognized for putting forth their best in 2016.

Devin Eierman in the #6 car, not only took home 1st place, but received the vote for Best Appearing car.  The #6 car always looked good. Has a very nice paint job. A very neat and clean car.

Devin appearing with our sponsors from Soil and Water Techologies

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Robert Rux in the #88 car took home the Sportsman of the Year award. Robert was recognized by his peers because they never seen him loose his cool, no matter what transpired, on or off the track. Always smiling (a little). Robert does a lot for the club, its members and the drivers. He steps up too the challenges and does what is necessary for the betterment of the club and the members.

Jeff Huntley in the #14 car was presented with the Hard Luck award. Jeff had a very hard luck year, on and off the track. Had break downs a few times heading out of town to a variety of tracks. Blew up his motors. Not too mention, Jeff was ran over by a Suburban. Glad you are doing better Jeff and look forward to seeing you back on top in 2017.

On his road to recovery. Jeff is an amazing person and love his can-do spirit.

Jeff Huntley – owner and driver of car #14, 1941 Chevy Coupe


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Adam Bragdon received not only the Rookie of 2016, but he was voted in as Most Improved Driver. Adam Bragdon, in the 28-car is new to VMRA. He brought a lot of positive energy with him. Always positive. Always willing to lend a hand when needed. Adam brought to the track a 1941 Plymouth with a 302 engine. He had some great mentors to get him started. Bob Fulmer as his crew chief and Bob Monroe as his pit crew. Adam started out slow and ended the season running fast. He went from being lapped at the beginning of the season, to running fast and competivive by the end of the season.

Adam came in 7th place with a total of 382 points, and that is with missing the last couple of races due to his car breaking down.

Micki Rux received the Most Inspirational Person (non-driver) award. It is an honor to receive this award, to be thought of so kindly by your peers is very encouraging. Micki handled most of the sales of the t-shirts, hats and VMRA patches, with the help of Helen Rose. Micki works hard in the pits getting information to the tower about the racing teams and information to the teams from the tower. She kept the driver and their pit crews well fed through out the season.

Helen Rose was recognized for volunteering with all the fundraisers. She was presented with this Thank-You plaque for her volunteer services. Helen assisted in the sales of shirts and hats. She also made sure the food tables were prepared with plates, napkins and silverware.

Thank you Leonard Schmidt for your 10-years service to VMRA. Your dedication to the board and the club has been outstanding. Leonard has been the board president and the board treasurer. Leonard donated VMRA patches to the top 10 trophy winners. Behind every great man is a great women. In recognition too Leonard, he could not have donated so many years to VMRA if it weren’t for the support of his lovely wife, Shirley. So thank you Leonard and Shirley Schmidt for your dedication to VMRA.

Thank you too Ken Jackson for your mechanical support, your tech support and for your tire support; on and off the track. Ken is always one of the first to offer help to any team that is need of support. He was a great help on tire day, mounting tires for the teams as they picked up their 2016 tires. On the track providing tech support. Offer mechanical support, bringing a tool for all needs to every race.

Thank you to our 2016 club sponsors:
2Bros Construction, Co – Kelso, WA – 360/449-2787
Bath Fitters – Jeremy Nichols/Sales Consultant – 253/278-2047
Big Mountain Mail – 866/910-1070
Bowtie Performance – 253/862-4159
Charles Schwab – Shane Conway/Financial Consultant – 253/274-9996
Delta Camshaft – 253/383-4152
Divine Design
Evergreen Speedway –
Ikes Auto Repair – 360/858-3063
Jim Jones Trucking
Puyallup Pizza Time – Local Deliveries – 253/841-9515
Quality Carriers – 866/208-8050
Soil and Water Technologies – 360/281-5406
South Sound Speedway –
Streamline Auto Body – 253-376-1917
Timberline Trusses – 866/338-4300
Wenatchee Valley Super Oval –

Vern Huson #77 – Dawn Huntley #59 – John Mustered #26

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Congratulations goes out to our 4th place – Vern Huson, 5th place – Dawn Huntley and 6th place – John Mustered drivers.

Vern Huson in the #77 car first began racing in 1964 with the A-A Class at Spanaway Speedway.  He came to VMRA in 2015, making every race in 2016; driving from Wenatchee, WA.  Vern has 250-career wins over his years of racing.  His car is a 1939 Chevy Coupe. Thank you to Vern’s sponsor Johnson Electric – Wenatchee, WA and his crew chief, Kim Wehnerberg and to his pit crew members  Roy Frazier and Dale Wennerberg.  Vern ended his 2016 season with a total of 637-points.  Pictured with Vern in the second photo is our Club Sponsor, Big Mountain Mail owners Erika, John and 6-year old Logan.  The forth picture is another club sponsor, Water and Soil Technologies, INC owners Seth and Nicky Chandlee, daughter Sofia and father Chanman.

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Dawn ‘Wild Man’ Huntley  races car #59.  He came to VMRA in 2012; however, he first began racing in 1980 with the car class Dirt Modifieds.  Dawn’s car is a 1942 Ford Coupe built by Barrys Quality Machine.  A special thank you to Bob and Phyllis Fulmer, Teresa Blackmore and Alan Stul.  Dawn ended his season with a total of 484-points.  Dawn brings a lot of sportsmanship to VMRA. Always ready to lend a hand to any team in need. The members welcome Dawn to the Board as the 2017 Sgt. of Arms. Pictured with Dawn in the 2nd photo is Helen Rose and his adorable grandson. Congratulations Dawn for taking home 5th place.

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John “Johnny Ligthning” Mustered in the 26-car came in 6th place, ending his 2016 season with a total of 459-points.  John has been an important volunteer for VMRA for 12-years that I know of, maybe more.  John has been the club promoter, our front man, to the tracks for scheduling our racing seasons.  He has been on the board off and on for 12-years.  John’s son, John Jr., has also volunteered over the years putting together our racing poster/schedule.  John always has a good word and positive attitude. Congratulations John, great job coming in 6th place and only racing a particial season.  Pictured with John in the 3rd photo is his son and father.  A wonderful group of Mustered men.

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Thank you to our 2016 club sponsors:

2Bros Construction, Co – Kelso, WA – 360/449-2787
Bath Fitters – Jeremy Nichols/Sales Consultant – 253/278-2047
Big Mountain Mail – 866/910-1070
Bowtie Performance – 253/862-4159
Charles Schwab – Shane Conway/Financial Consultant – 253/274-9996
Delta Camshaft – 253/383-4152
Divine Design
Evergreen Speedway  –
Ikes Auto Repair – 360/858-3063
Jim Jones Trucking
Puyallup Pizza Time – Local Deliveries – 253/841-9515
Quality Carriers – 866/208-8050
Soil and Water Technologies – 360/281-5406
South Sound Speedway
Streamline Auto Body – 253-376-1917
Timberline Trusses – 866/338-4300
Wenatchee Valley Super Oval

Devin Eierman 1st place – Mike Clother 2nd place – Robert Rux 3rd place

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Congratulations to Devin Eierman, in the #6 car, for taking home the 1st place trophy. Devin came in 4th place in 2015 and fought hard for the 2016 first place position.  Devin ended his season with a total of 738-points.  Hats off to Devin’s pit crew, they work hard in keeping the #6 car in top shape and running fast.  Not only did Devin take home the first place trophy but he also took home the trophy for best appearing car, voted in by his peers. A fantastic evening for Devin Eirman.  The evening was not just exciting for Devin, but his lovely wife Mari Ann and his dear mom Faith were there to celebrate his success with Devin. His two greatest fans, Mari Ann and Faith.

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Thank you to Devin’s sponsors #1 Sponsor is Mom and Transmission Sales & Service.

Mike Clother came in 2nd place, ending his season with a total of 675-points.  Mike has been racing since 1981 and joined Vintage Modifieds in 1995.  Mike has seven 1st place wins with Vintage Modifieds.  He gave Devin a run for the 1st place trophy.  Many fun nights of racing.  Mike’s wonderful wife, Jacque, is the owner of the #7 car.  An interesting fact about Mike Clother, he Clocked at 160 MPH at Bonneville Salt Flats. Now that is fast!

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Thank you to Mike’s sponsor, Bowtie Performance (Power) – 253/862-4159 and a very special thank you to Jacque Clother.

Robert Rux in the #88 car came in 3rd place and ending his season with a total of 650-points.  Robert had a few wrecks this year. Was towed off the track. Thank goodness for wonderful team mates and fast acting help to get his car back on the track to finish the main events.  Over all, it was a good season for Robert Rux and his team.

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Thank you to Robert’s sponsors –
STICKERBOYZZZ Discount Lettering – stickerboyzzz@comcast.net
Gary “Tugs” Tugby – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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
Bowtie Performance – 253/862-4159
Sentenial Law Group – P.C.
Hondos Heads – 253/329-6928
My Three Sons. LLS
SYNAPSE Films
Micki Rux, wife and financial backer

As Devin, Mike and Robert posed for these pictures an old song came on and made me laugh.  It seemed perfect for these 3-men “Stuck in the Middle with You” by the Stealers Wheel.  To enjoy that oldy but goody song just CLICK HERE.  Congrats gents, a wonderful way to end the 2016 season, Stuck in the Middle with You.  (unfortunately I cannot find a copy of the song without commercials)

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Thank you to our 2016 club sponsors:

2Bros Construction, Co – Kelso, WA – 360/449-2787
Bath Fitters – Jeremy Nichols/Sales Consultant – 253/278-2047
Big Mountain Mail – 866/910-1070
Bowtie Performance – 253/862-4159
Charles Schwab – Shane Conway/Financial Consultant – 253/274-9996
Delta Camshaft – 253/383-4152
Divine Design
Evergreen Speedway  –
Ikes Auto Repair – 360/858-3063
Jim Jones Trucking
Puyallup Pizza Time – Local Deliveries – 253/841-9515
Quality Carriers – 866/208-8050
Soil and Water Technologies – 360/281-5406
South Sound Speedway
Streamline Auto Body – 253-376-1917
Timberline Trusses – 866/338-4300
Wenatchee Valley Super Oval

Vintage Modified Racing Association’s 30th Year Banquet Celebration

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What a wonderful eveing, celebrating VMRA’s 30th year racing season.  The 2016 year-end banquet was a wonderful evening, celebrated with good friends and families.  A fantastic spread of food. A table full of give aways. A 50 / 50 drawing. Trophies and awards. Thank you Devin Eierman for creating amazing 1st, 2nd and 3rd place trophies.  Dorian Yeager won the 50 / 50 drawing and graciously donated the winnings back to the club, what a generous action, thank you Dorian!

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Thank you to our 2016 club sponsors:

2Bros Construction, Co – Kelso, WA – 360/449-2787
Bath Fitters – Jeremy Nichols/Sales Consultant – 253/278-2047
Big Mountain Mail – 866/910-1070
Bowtie Performance – 253/862-4159
Charles Schwab – Shane Conway/Financial Consultant – 253/274-9996
Delta Camshaft – 253/383-4152
Divine Design
Evergreen Speedway  –
Ikes Auto Repair – 360/858-3063
Jim Jones Trucking
Puyallup Pizza Time – Local Deliveries – 253/841-9515
Quality Carriers – 866/208-8050
Soil and Water Technologies – 360/281-5406
South Sound Speedway
Streamline Auto Body – 253-376-1917
Timberline Trusses – 866/338-4300
Wenatchee Valley Super Oval

If anyone took pictures during the celebration I’d appreciate it if you would send copies to me, I didn’t capture everyone seated in the dinning room.  vmra@comcast.net

Last Race of the Season at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe – Devin Eierman takes home yet another first place trophy

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Thank you Shane Conway, AAMS – VP Financial Consultant with Charles Schwab for sponsoring Saturday’s race.  Shane Conway has 19-years of professional experience.  For more information about Shane Conway/Charles Schwab CLICK HERE.

Kyten Jones in the 30-car won the Heat race and led 15-laps out of the 25-laps of the Main Event.  Devin Eierman in the 6-car caught up to Kyten Jones and took the lead, after the one caution of the Main Event, and led the last 10-laps and took home the Main Event trophy.  It was a very close ending with Kyten Jones hot on the tail of Devin and Mike Clother in the 7-car pushing for second but took third.

Congratulations to our 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners of the last Main Event of the 2016 Season.

Devin Eierman ends the season with 738-points. Thank you too #1 Sponsor Mom and too Transmission Sales & Service.  Devin ended his 2015 season in fourth place and took first place in season 2016.

Kyten Jones won the Heat Race and 2nd place in the Main Event.  Kyten ends his season with 310-points and in ninth place, which is pretty good considering he only ran a partial season.   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

Mike Clother took 3rd place in the Main Event.  Mike ends his season in second place with 675-points.  Thank you too Mike’s sponsor, Bowtie Performance (Power) – 253/862-4159.

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Thank you to our 2016 club sponsors:

2Bros Construction, Co – Kelso, WA – 360/449-2787
Bath Fitters – Jeremy Nichols/Sales Consultant – 253/278-2047
Big Mountain Mail – 866/910-1070
Bowtie Performance – 253/862-4159
Charles Schwab – Shane Conway/Financial Consultant – 253/274-9996
Delta Camshaft – 253/383-4152
Divine Design
Evergreen Speedway  –
Ikes Auto Repair – 360/858-3063
Jim Jones Trucking
Puyallup Pizza Time – Local Deliveries – 253/841-9515
Quality Carriers – 866/208-8050
Soil and Water Technologies – 360/281-5406
South Sound Speedway
Streamline Auto Body – 253-376-1917
Timberline Trusses – 866/338-4300
Wenatchee Valley Super Oval