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.

YAKIMA SPEEDWAY AUGUST 8TH RACE RESCHEDULED TO AUGUST 22ND

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Important information race teams.  The Yakima Speedway, scheduled on August 8th has been rescheduled again to August 22nd.  We apologize for this event being rescheduled, again. But with uncertain times right now, we will keep you posted as information comes our way.

Take care one and all.

 

Evergreen Speedway August 1st

Posted by | Posted in General | Posted on 29-07-2020

What a fun day at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe.  A good turn out of 8-cars. We had an 8-lap Heat Race and a 20-lap Main Event.  The Heat race had a couple of cautions, but a great finish with the 22-car taking 1st, 47-car taking 2nd and the 5-car taking 3rd.  The Main Event went without any mishaps and the 22-car taking 1st, 47-car taking 2nd and the 27-car taking 3rd.

Steve Woods-22-car and his team with his first place Main Event trophy.  What a great day for Steve Woods, and his Crew Chief: John woods and Crew: Lamora Woods, Becca Woods. Ryan Gillespie, Jesse Gillespie, and the little one is Carson Woods.  Congratulations Steve and his 22-team!

 

Ken Kaltschmidt-47-car and pit crew Jim Shaw took 2nd place in the Main Event. What a great day of racing for the 47-team. Congratulations Ken and Jim.

Craig Forney-27-car and pit crew Eileen Forney and Skip Markham took home the 3rd place Main Event trophy.  Congratulations Craig, Eileen and Skip.

 

As people walk through the pits, admiring all of the cars, a couple up-and-coming race car fans stop by the 88-teams pit. These young lads were with their dad, all the way from Montana.  Say ‘Hello’ to Connor and Skylar.

  

Taking a stroll through the pits, seeing everyone together and enjoying the day; anticipating hitting the track, it felt good seeing everyones joy filled faces.  Interesting cars, interesting decals and interesting writings on the cars, taking time to appreciate the personalities on the cars.

  

       

I have to admit that I truly appreciated #1-car Chris Cook’s pit crew.  Let me introduce Chris’ pit crew, Colby and Brianna.

          

The line-up, anticipating the green light to hit the track. It is very hot outside. Sitting in the cars sweating and getting their heads in the race. The time seems to just drag on while they wait the few minutes for the class ahead of them to finish their last lap.

                 

It was hard capturing great photos of the cars on the track.  So here’s a brief look as they were flying past me on the back stretch heading to turn-4.

        

 

 

Stateline Speedway Idaho

Posted by | Posted in General | Posted on 20-07-2020

Saturday, July 18th was a gathering of Vintage race cars for a day of sportsmanship. Stateline Speedway in Idaho was a non-schedule race and put together by our Eastern Washington Vintage group, inviting all Vintage cars to come and join in on the day of racing and fun.  Several Western Washington cars arrived. NW Vintage Modifieds, South Sound Modifieds and Eastern Washington Modifieds.  Thank you everyone for putting on a great show and putting racing joy into the hearts of your fans.

 

                  

The next scheduled race is our Vintage Modified “PLAY DAY”.
Open to all Vintage Modified type cars.  August 8th, 2020
$50.00 car and driver, crew member pit pass $10.00.
Hot Laps, Time-In, Heats and Main. NO GRANDSTAND.
1600 Pacific Ave Yakima WA 98901 

Wenatchee Valley Super Oval

Posted by | Posted in General | Posted on 13-07-2020

We finally hit the track. Our first official race of the 2020 season, July 11th at Wenatchee Valley Super Oval.  Fantastic weather. Several wonderful classes racing. Most importantly, six of our beautiful Vintage cars were in attendance and had a wonderful evening of racing.

            

Our next race will be July 18th at Stateline Idaho.

June 17, 2020 Updated Racing Schedule/Information

Posted by | Posted in General | Posted on 17-06-2020

June 17, 2020

Hello Racers. It is time to get back behind the wheel and have some fun. 2020 has been a real challenge for us all. When VMRA was founded over 30 years ago drivers raced for painted rocks and emphasized having fun. After thoughtful consideration and input from our members, we have decided to dedicate this season to that original goal. All of our scheduled races will be “NON-POINTS” events. No Points, No Championship, No Awards Banquet, just comradery and good, clean, sportsmanlike racing. Let’s keep it safe and fair and have some FUN.

The 2020 VMRA Schedule Currently IS:

July 11                       Wenatchee Valley Super Oval
              N0 GRANDSTAND, Several Classes, Normal Pit Fees. Normal Events

July 25                       Yakima Speedway
Vintage Modified “PLAY DAY”. Open to all Vintage Modified type cars.  $50.00 Car and Driver, Crew Member pit pass $10.00   Hot Laps, Time-In, Heats and Main. NO GRANDSTAND.

Aug 1                         Evergreen Speedway
                       NO GRANDSTAND, Normal Pit Fees, Normal Events.

July 18             State Line Speedway. Non VMRA  
All Open Wheel Race night.  Open to ALL Vintage Modified type Race Cars, Normal Pit Fees. Normal Events, GRANDSTAND will be open to spectators as normal.

These dates are subject to change dependent on unforeseen circumstances. 

Scheduled Race dates AFTER  August 1st are STILL PENDING.

A season celebration is being planned for late Summer.  Date and location to be determined.

More information about these events will be posted on our web page as details become available.

LET’S GO RACIN’!!!!