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.

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

Congratulations Vern Huson – 77-car for taking home the Main Event trophy at South Sound Speedway August 27th

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Thank you Big Mountain Mail for your dedicated sponsorship to Vintage Modified Racing Association.

Thank you Leonard Schmidt and Les Yeager for your support to the Vintage teams.

It was busy night for Vern Huson Saturday, August 27th.  Vern pulls into the pits in time to get set up and hit the track for qualifying.  After qualifying Vern had his hands full making repairs and wasn’t able to drive in the Heat Race.  It took him the better part of the afternoon on repairs.  Vern was able to hit the track for the Main Event.  The first few laps of the Main Event was lead by Dawn Huntley, 59-car.  Not knowing how his car was going to handle, Robert Rux, 88-car started in the back due to slamming into the wall during the Heat Race which caused extensive damage to the passenger side of his car.  It took Robert and his pit crew, with additional help from other pit crews, over an hour to make repairs and literally pulled in-line for the Main Event as the cars were heading for the track.  Dawn Huntley, 59-car started in the front but was over taken by Mike Clother, 7-car with Devin Eierman , 6-car hot on his bumper.  Unfortunately, Chuck Peterson, 23-car  had to pull off the track early with car trouble and was not able to return to the Main Event.   Later, Devin and Mike did some rubbin and sent both of them into the pits.  Now with 5-laps to go out of 30, it was neck and neck with the 77 and 88 cars.

Congratulations to Vern Huson taking the checkered flag and 1st place trophy.  Robert Rux taking 2nd and Dawn Huntley taking 3rd.  An exciting night of racing!

Vern Huson and the Main Event Trophy and trophy girl

Vern Huson and the Main Event Trophy and trophy girl

Vern Huson and our Club Sponsor, Big Mountain Mail. Pictured with Vern is Erika, John and 6-year old Logan

Vern Huson and our Club Sponsor, Big Mountain Mail. Pictured with Vern is Erika, John and 6-year old Logan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Devin Eierman won the Heat Race. He started in the back and quickly made his way through the cars too take the checkered flag.  Congrats Devin!

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Congratulations Robert Rux, 88-car for taking 2nd  and Dawn Huntley, 59-car for taking 3rd in the Main Event.

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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

Our last race of the season will be Saturday, September 3rd.  Please keep in mind the Evergreen Fair will be open at the same time as the race track, so plan accordingly.

Classes Racing:  Vintage Modifieds, Figure 8 Mania – Super Stcks, Outlaw Figure 8, Stinger 8, Pro4 Trucks and Dwarf Cars

Tickets for the grand stand will also get you into the fair.  Grand Stand prices are $22.00 16 yr to adult, $15.00 age 6-15, age 62+ the price is $17.00

Gates open at 4:00 pm and racing begins at 6:00 pm