2011 Season End Trophies

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It was a great year of racing for Bobby Wheeler, Jr. car 22 and his crew chief Ken Wolf and pit crew Phung Pran. Bobby took home the 1st place trophy, ending the season with 693 points. Bobby began racing in 1973 with A Quarter Midget class. He came to VMRA in 1994. Bobby’s car is a 1939 Chev. Congratulations to the 22 team, this is Bobby’s 3rd VMRA Championship. The 22 team took home the championship trophy in 2004 and 2005. Pictured below is Leonard Schmidt, VMRA board president presenting the 1st place trophy to Bobby, Ken and Phung.
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Mike Clother, car 7, took home the 2nd place trophy; ending his season with 661 points. Mike has 7 VMRA championships over the years of racing. Mike began racing in 1981 with the Demo Derby on Mother’s Day. He came over to race with VMRA in 1994. Mike races in a 1948 Buick. Congratulations Mike on another year of excellent racing. Pictured below is Leonard presenting Mike Clother his 2nd place trophy. Mike is the board treasurer.
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Jeff Peterson, car 28 came in 3rd place for the 2011 season. Jeff ending his season with 586 points. Chuck Peterson, Jeff’s dad, is pictured with Leonard receiving the trophy for Jeff. Chuck has been a VMRA member since the club first began 25-years ago. We had the honor of seeing Chuck race this year with his son Jeff and his grandson Kelton. Congratulations to the Peterson team and family for this 3rd place trophy.
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Robert Rux, car 88, took home the 4th place trophy ending his season with 511 points. A very big THANK YOU to John Mustered, car 26, for helping Robert maintain his 4th place position this year. Robert has been racing since 1984 with the Compact class and came to VMRA in 2000. Robert races in a 1937 Ford, which was built by Chuck Peterson in 1992. Les Yeager is part owner and crew chief for the 88 team. Congratulations Robert for your 4th place trophy. Good luck for the 2012 season. Leonard is presenting Robert with his trophy.
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Dave Trapp, car 51, known as “Cheater Dave” received the 5th place trophy ending his season with 458 points. Dave is also a Charter Member with VMRA. Dave began racing with the Figure 8 class in 1969. His crew chief, Todd McCartney, keeps that 1935 Green Dodge looking and running good. Another great year of racing for the 51 team.
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Congratulations to our top 5 drivers for 2011. Thank you to all of the sponsors who help make racing possible. This is the 25th year of racing for Vintage Modified Racing Association. Thank you to all the teams, their family and friends for making the 25th anniversary a great year of racing.

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