2011 Peer Awards

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At the 2011 year end banquet the Vintage Modified Racing Association members voted on their peers for the Hard Luck, Best Appearing, Most Improved Driver, Sportsman, Rookie of the Year and Most Inspirational Non-Driver Awards

Robert Rux, car 88, took home the Hard Luck Award for the 4th year in a row. His luck has got to change for 2012. This year Robert blew two motors, one of which was his old faithful. Robert came in 4th place, ending the season with 511 points. Thank you to John Mustered, 26 who ran Robert’s number for the last few races.
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Chuck Peterson,cars 23 & 28, took home the award for the best appearing car. Both the 23 car and the 28 car came out this year looking sharp. However, the award went to car 28, driven by Chuck’s son Jeff Peterson. Jeff brought car 28 in 3rd place, ending the season with 586 points. It was a very good year for the 23 & 28 teams.
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John Mustered – Johnny Lightening, car 26 was voted by his peers as the Most Improved Driver for season 2011. Johnny Lightening put forth 100% into driving this season, including but not limited too, running the 88 number to help out the Rux team. John has been racing with the Vintage Modifieds for 6-years. John has had his fair share of hard luck through out his racing career, but he came out this year with a fantastic attitude and earned the Most Improved Driver award for 2011.
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Chuck Peterson, car 23, is always ready and available to help out a fellow driver and team with spare parts while in the pits. Chuck is known for his calm manner and good fellowship. Chuck was voted in by his peers as the 2011 Sportsman of the Year. A great honor to be had and strongly felt by his peers. Chuck is one of the original members of Vintage Modified Racing Association, this being the 25th anniversary for VMRA. Chuck is well respected and admired by his peers and is all-in-all a Good Sport.
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Mike Moum – Big Mike, car 83, took home the Rookie of the Year Award. Mike decided it was time to get into racing so he joined VMRA this year. Mikes beautiful 83 car is a 1941 Chevy Coupe with a 350 motor. We all hope to see a lot more of Big Mike in season 2012. So if anyone is looking to lend a hand and looking to be part of fun pit crew contact Mike before the race season begins.
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Tom Smithiam, board member Sgt. of Arms, was voted in and awarded the Most Inspirational Non-Driver. One of Tom’s responsibilities is being the Tech Official, he is considered to be honest and fair. Tom never has a bad thing to say about anyone or anything. Tom is owner and operator of Nu-Tread Tires in Tacoma. He is very generous and sponsored 3-races this year. Tom is a good hearted man who takes his responsibility to the members and on the board very seriously. Most Inspirational Non Driver award is very deserved.
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