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.

First Race of the 2014 Season at South Sound Speedway Saturday April 19, 2014

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The day has finally arrived!  The first race of the 2014 racing season is upon us, Saturday April 19th at South Sound Speedway.   The wait is over race fans so plan on a good night of racing, cheering on your favorite team.

Line Up:
Vintage Modifieds
Super Late Model Twin 50′s

Bumblebees
Lexar Home Legends

Gate Fees – CASH ONLY:
Adults    $16.00
Teens 13-17  /  Seniors 62 +  /   Active Military  $14.00
Children 6-12   $5.00
Children 5 and younger are Free

Gates open at 4:45 pm.  Entry is cash only so be prepared.  Pits open at 1:00 pm, again cash only.

Qualifying begins at 5:00 pm.  Racing starts at 6:30 pm and ends around 10:00 pm.

For more information about South Sound Speedway click here.  Dress warm, however keep a watch the Weather report in case of a rain out.

Thank you to the Vintage Modified’s 2014 Sponsors: 
Nu-Tread Tires 253/572-9063
Jim Jones Trucking
Poulsbo RV of Auburn www.PoulsboRV.com
Bowtie Performance  253/862-4159
Evergreen Speedway   www.EvergreenSpeedway.com
Stream-Line Auto Body   253/376-1917
Ike’s Auto Repair   360/870-5146
Ephrata Raceway Park   www.EphrataRacewayPark.com
Delta Camshaft   253/383-4152
Race Car Supply  360/858-1464
Big Mountain   www.BigMountainDesign.com

A very big and loud Thank you to all the Families, Friends and Fans that so faithfully come out to cheer on their favorite car and teams.  The dedication of the families, friends and fans makes racing all-worth-while!

The next race will be at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe on Saturday May26th.

Recognizing Todd McCartney #92 and Robby Cartwright #40 and Bill Brewer #4

Posted by | Posted in General | Posted on 07-04-2014

Todd McCartney driving the #92 car, began racing with Vintage Modified Racing Association in 1997.  Todd brings out his beautiful 1946 Ford for the fun and love of racing.  Todd ended his 2013 season in 10th place with 69 points. He is a true sportsman and a gentleman racer.  Todd’s crew chief is Dave Trapp and pit crew is Casey McCartney.  Streamline Auto Body is owned and operated by Todd McCartney and is his sponsor.

              

Robby Cartwright came out this year, driving the #40 car and ended his season in the #4 car.  Bill Brewer, owner of the #4 car, offered Robby the #4 car so he  could finish the season and take home the Rookie trophy.  Unfortunately I do not have driver bio information on Robby or Bill but will share what I know, and ask in advance to correct me if I have my few facts incorrect.

Robby’s first race with VMRA was at Ephrata July 2013.  He came out and had a great night of racing.  Joined in the meet-and-great with the families and fans of VMRA.  Pictured below is Robby Cartwright and his 40 car.   Robby ended his season in 11th place with 48 points and got rookie of the year with 38 rookie points driving Bill Brewers # 4 car.  What a generous offer, thank you Bill for your great show of sportsman ship!

     

Robby is the first driver in VMRA that flipped and rolled his car at a race. Thank goodness he wasn’t hurt.  His claim to fame “Rollin Robby” was gained at South Sound Speedway August 2013.   We hope to see Robby Cartwright back out for the 2014 season.  Good luck Robby!

    

The first race will be at South Sound Speedway in Rochester/Tenino area, April 19th.  Be watchful for the weather, dress warm and bring your hats, scarfs and gloves.  Car owners, be sure to get your tire order into Nu-Tread tires in a timely manner so you are prepared for the first race.  Contact Nu-Tread tires at 253-572-9064.

Dawn Huntley, in car #59, took 9th place in 2013

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Dawn Huntley, nicknamed “Wildman”, took home the 9th place trophy in 2013.  He races in a 1942 Ford Coupe with a 355 Chevy engine.  Dawn is a pleasure to have in the Vintage Modified Racing Association club.  Always has a kind word to say, always fair in his dealings and a gentleman in the sport of racing.

    

Dawn ended his season with 200 points.  He has a wonderful crew on his team.  Introducing Dawn’s Crew Chief, Allan Stull and Pit Crew team are Gerge Norton and Samatha Huntley.

Bob Fulmer accepted the 59 team’s trophy at the 2013 banquet.

      

Thank you to the 59 team sponsors:  Body Scape Massage and Mary’s Corner Deli.

And a very special thank yous to Teresa Blackmore, Bob Fulmer, Brian Holcomb and Phyllis Fulmer for their constant support.

Thank you to all the fans.

The first race of the 2014 season will be at South Sound Speedway April 19th.

Dave Trapp owner and driver of car 51 came in 8th place in 2013

Posted by | Posted in General | Posted on 05-03-2014

Dave Trapp, otherwise known as “Cheater Dave”, is one of the founding members of Vintage Modified Racing Association.  Dave began racing in 1969 with the Figure 8 car class.  Dave ended his 2013 season with a total of 274 points.     This beautiful Vintage is a 1935 Dodge with a 350 Engine.

                    

 

Thank you Todd McCartney, crew chief and Barb Trapp, wife and pit crew.  Thank you too Dave’s sponsors (displayed in the pictures) and thank you to all the fans.

First race of the season will be at South Sound Speedway on April 19th.

2014 Season Schedule in a fantstic poster. Poster created by DivineDeZign

Posted by | Posted in General | Posted on 26-02-2014

Well here it is folks, Vintage Modified Racing Association’s 2014 season schedule and poster.  Thank you to the teams that paid to display their cars and the sponsors for our 2014 season. 

And again, congratulations to Paul Field and the 21 team for your 2013 Championship.

Thank you to the club sponsors, the team sponsors, the families, friends and the fans who all support Vintage Modified Racing Association.  Without all of you, there would be no racing.

And by the way, I apologize in advance for the blurry visual of the poster.