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.

Bobby Wheeler, JR. – 22 Took Home 2-Trophies

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Bobby Wheeler, Jr. driving the 22-car took home both the Trophy Dash and the Main Event trophies Saturday night, April 18th, at South Sound Speedway.  What a great start for the 22-team for the 2015 Season.  Congratulations Bobby for such a fantastic evening.

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Bobby receiving the Trophy Dash trophy.                                          And again, receiving the Main Event Trophy.

Thank you to the 22-team’s sponsors:  Streamline Auto Body, King’s Transmission, Fife Signs and Hondos Heads.

Thank you to the Vintage Modified’s sponsors:  Jim Jones Trucking, Evergreen Speedway, Race Car Supplies in Rochester 360/858-1464, Bowtie Performance 253/862-4159, Nu-Tread Tires in Tacoma 253/572-9063, Ike’s Auto Repair in Centralia 360/870-5146, Delta Camshaft 253/383-4152, Stream-Line Auto Body in Tacoma 243/376-1917 and Big Mountain Wed Design.

The next race will be on May 2nd at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe.  For more information about Evergreen Speedway CLICK HERE.

For lodging and/or camping information in Monroe CLICK HERE.

For up-to-date Weather in Monroe CLICK HERE.

First Race of the 2015 Season – South Sound Speedway – April 18th

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The 2015 Racing Season is about to begin.  Plan on a night of family fun.  We kick of the season at South Sound Speedway on April 18th.

Classes Racing:
Vintage Modifieds
Super Late Model Twin 50’s
Legends
Bumble Bees

Entry Costs:
Adults  –  $16.00
Teens 13-17 / Seniors 62+ / Active Military  –  $14.00
Children 6-12  –  $5.00
Children under 5 are FREE
Ticket window opens at 4:45 pm

All pit passes will be sold at the pit entry gate opening at 1:00 pm.

Racing begins at 6:30 pm

For Driving Directions to South Sound Speedway, CLICK HERE.

For Lodging information, CLICK HERE.

For Weather information, CLICK HERE.

For information about South Sound Speedway, CLICK HERE.

Introduction the 2015 Vintage Modified Racing Association’s Board Members

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Robert Rux owner and driver of the 88-car is the 2015 Board President.

Trophy 88 Rux 

John Mustered “Johnny Lighting” owner and driver of the 26-car is the 2015 Vice President.

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Maleah Smitham is the 2015 Secretary

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Leaonard Schmidt owner of the 32-car is the 2015 Treasurer.

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Devin Eierman driver and owner of the 6-car is the 2015 Sgt. of Arms.

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Thank you for volunteering your time and commitment to the Vintage Modified Racing Association.  Your dedication to the club, it’s members and sponsors is greatly appreciated. Good luck in 2015.

The full 2015 racing schedule is posted on the Race Schedule and Events page.

More Trophy Winners for 2014

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Devin Eierman driving the 6-car came out this year fast and furious.  Determined with his team, too end 2014 as the champion, ran into problems and troubles with no end in sight.  Being the sportsman that he is, Devin still managed to make it to the next race, in-spite of complications from the previous event.

Devin ended the season with 413 points and took home the 8th place trophy.  He is a veteran racer who had a tough start to 2014. He will definitely be a contender this year.  It seemed like every time this team showed up to race they were on the trailer before time trials.  They were fast but just did not get the right break.  It was nearly unanimous this year, Devin and his team were voted and awarded the “Hard Luck Award”.

Pictured below is Devin and his very proud mom, Mrs. Eierman.

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Scott Rinkel driving the 63-car came in 9th place with 308 points. It was Scotts 2nd year racing with Vintage Modifieds, who might have finished much higher in the standing had he not left in August to attend College.  Best wishes to you Scott and we all send our best to you as you enjoy the time of life in College.

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Cheater Dave Trapp in the 51-car took home 10th place.  Dave ended the season with 198 points.  Dave is a founding member of Vintage Modified and has been involved with racing for 28-years.  Dave is highly regarded among his peers and it is always fun seeing Dave give ‘em hell on the track.

Dave Banquet 2014  Side 51 Trapp

 

 

 

 

We look forward to seeing everyone in 2015.  The racing schedule has been posted on the Racing Schedule / Events page.  Information, for each race, is provided with links to a variety of sites. To the tracks, lodging, driving directions and/or weather.  Time to start planning so the 2015 racing season is successful for the driving teams, families and friends and sponsors.

Season 2014 Trophy Winners – 5th, 6th and 7th Place

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Chuck Peterson, owner of the 23-car, took home the 5th place trophy for the 2014 season. Jeff  Peterson drove the 23-car this year while Chuck took over as crew chief. Together they make a great racing team. Chuck is one of the founding members of Vintage Modified. Chuck has won the Sportsmanship award in the past, due to his gentleman ways in the pits and for always being there to offer any team a lending hand when cars break down and parts are needed. Congratulations to the father and son team.
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Mike Clother in the 7-car took home the 6th place trophy in 2014, ending his racing season with a total of 556 points.  Mike has been involved with Vintage Modified for 19-years, and through out these 19-years Mike has been an active member of the board.  Thank you Mike for all your years of service to Vintage Modified’s club and the members.  Mike has 7-VMRA Championships under his belt and will be a top contender in 2015 too make it eight.

Mike Banquet 2014   Trophy 7 Mike

Tom Smitham drove the 32-car this year for car owner, Leonard Schmidt.  Tom ended the season with a total of 551 points coming in 7th place.   Even though he sometimes lacked engine power, Tom kept Leonard’s car competitive all year.   In fact, this was one of the best racing seasons the 32-team has had in a long time.  Tom made racing a challenge for every car on the track.  Tom is owner and operator of NuTread Tires in Tacoma and has been an active member of the VMRA board for the past several years.  Congratulations to the 32-team.

Tom Banquet 2014  Tom was out front for several laps of the Main Event.  It looked like he was going for another trophy when he had car troubles and had to pull off the track. All in all, it was an exciting night of racing for the 32-team.