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.

Johnny Lightning #26 took 3rd Place 2018

Posted by | Posted in General | Posted on 02-02-2019

John Mustered aka: Johnny Lightning took home the 3rd place trophy, ending his 2018 racing season with a total of 507-points.  John was the 2018 board secretary and has been the clubs promoter for several years.  Johnny Lightning, the Troubadour, is fast with a tune and fast on the track.  John sold all of his racing stuff two years ago to concentrate on music.  They say you are never out of racing until you sell your trailer.  Well, John did sell his trailer, but he didn’t make it a full season before he bought another car and got his trailer back as well.

    

John was one of the top 5-drivers mid-season.

  

The full 2019 racing season is updated on the Race Schedule & Events page.

4th Place goes to Vern Huson #77

Posted by | Posted in General | Posted on 16-01-2019

Vern Huson, #77, took home the 4th place trophy for the 2018 racing season. Vern is a very dedicated driver, coming from Wenatchee, a true racing traveler.  Vern ended his season with a total of 423-points.

      

Vern started racing at Spanaway Speedway at the age of 14-years old; however, he told the track officials he was older. Not to give away Vern’s age, but that was over 50-years ago. Vern joined VMRA 3-years ago and had not missed a race until some bad luck kept his car at home a couple races through the season. Vern has definitely put the ‘Vintage’ in Vintage Modifieds.  Congratulations Vern, another fun year under your wheels.

Thank you to the #77’s team sponsor:  Johnson Electric – Wenatchee, WA

2018 5th Place – Jim Jones #03

Posted by | Posted in General | Posted on 07-01-2019

Jim Jones in the #03 car took 5th place in 2018 racing season. Jim has been racing with Vintage Modifieds for 15-years. He has several Vintage Modifieds season first place wins over the years.  Jim has been racing since 1997 with the Sky Valley Modifieds.  A few of his favorite tracks are Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Spokane Valley Raceway in Spokane and Yakima Speedway in Yakima.

Jim ended his 2018 racing season with a total of 420-points.

  

 

  

A very special thank you to Jim’s sponsors: Jim Jones Trucking and Bergs Custom Cylinder Heads

Kyten Jones 6th Place and Most Improved Driver of the Year

Posted by | Posted in General | Posted on 02-12-2018

Kyten Jones in the #30-car came in 6th place, ending his season with a total of 413-points. Kyten has been around VMRA for a few years. Kyten is our youngest racer and is learning quickly.  After the first race of the season he was 9th in points. Then after three races he was pulling up to 7th place. As Kyten had a series of good time trials and top 3-main event finishes that took him into the 3rd place position by the sixth race.  Unfortunately, he missed the last 3-racing events and fell back to 6th place.  Watch out for Kyten going into 2019 racing season, he was voted in by his peers as the ‘The Most Improved Driver’.  Congratulations to Kyten Jones and the #30-team.

Kyten photoed with Mike Clother and next to them is another future VMRA driver young Kamden Jones


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Thank you to Kyten’s 2018 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

#51 Dave Trapp – 7th Place

Posted by | Posted in General | Posted on 08-11-2018

Dave Trapp in the 51-car took 7th place, ending his season with a total of 351-points.

  

In 1986 Dave was a founding member of VMRA and hasn’t missed many races in the past 32-seasons. Dave has won multiple championships and he has always been a fun guy to be around. One night at Spanaway Speedway, when our cars were lined-up in the pits waiting for the Main Event, one of the drivers got into his car to get fastened in and ready to race; but, his steering wheel was missing. As he looked around and up the line of cars, there was Dave laughing as he was walking with the steering wheel held over his head.  Congratulations Dave for another fun season.

      

Special thank you to Barbara Trapp, Todd McCartney and Streamline Auto Body.