2022 Trophy Presentations and Celebrations

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Steve Woods #22 takes home his second Championship, two years in a row.  What a fantastic year for Steve and his team. Steve and Beca were unable to attend the season end banquet so his parents, John and Lamora, accepted his first-place trophy for 2022.

All fun set aside; Steve Woods had a great 2022 season. Started in the back of the line-up many times and put his awesome driving skills to good use and took home many 1st place trophies.  Congratulations Steve and team for another excellent racing season.


Vince Conwell #82 also won two trophies this year, second place and for Sportsmanship. It was so appreciated that Vince, and his amazing wife Deanna, drove 2000 miles round trip to pick up and deliver tires that were needed for the 2022 season. Vince always has the right hand of fellowship out for his peers. That wonderful Sportsmanship trophy was made by Rick Villyard. 


Jason Quatsoe #8 had a great season, coming in 3rd place and taking home the Best Appearing Car Trophy for 2022.  One of his peers said, “He did a great job rebuilding the old gal.” His car is always clean and looking sharp. Jason began racing in 2002 with the Sky Valley Stock w/WWRA.  Began racing with VMRA in 2021.



Shane Strimple #57 came in 4th place, as-well-as, receiving the Most Improved Driver Award for 2022, voted by his peers.  It was said that “After only two seasons he drives like a veteran.” Shane began racing with VMRA in 2021. He has awesome support from his wife Stephanie.  


Kahl Cheth #23 had a great year and has 5th place for season 2022.  Kahl began racing in 2013 with the Hornets, he began racing with VMRA in 2021.  His car was built by John Woods, John is also his crew chief. 

Micki Rux has been a volunteer for VMRA since 2005. She has been a devoted board member all but three years since then.  She was voted in as Most Inspirational, Non-Driver.  Her peers commented that, “She keeps our clubs’ best interests at heart and cooks great food”

Mike Clother #7 began racing with Vintage Modified in 1995. He’s been on the board most of that time, wearing a couple different hats; Treasurer, Vice President and President. Thank you, Mike, for your several years volunteering at VMRA.  He has several championships throughout his racing time with VMRA. This year he came in 6th place.

Kyten Jones #30 grew up in a racing family. He was the season champion in 2019. Following in his dad’s footsteps, who had many championships under his belt. Kyten raced a partial season this year, coming in 7th place.  Kyten was unable to attend the 2022 banquet. 

Randy Adams #65 had a very interesting year with Vintage Modified Racing Association.  Taking home 8th place, as well-as the Hard Luck Trophy (trophy designed and made by Rick Villyard)!  Randy faced a few struggles, he had a medical emergency that kept him from starting the main event in Hermiston, Oregon. Randy begged the track EMTs to let him race before they transported him to the hospital.  He always showed up to put on a great show for the fans.  Unfortunately, Randy was not able to attend the banquet.


Robert Rux #88 took 9th place racing a partial season in 2022.  Robert has been racing with Vintage Modified since 1999.  Over the years he’s received trophies for Hard Luck and Best Appearing car. In remembrance of Mountain Man, Ken Jackson, pictured in neon 88.


Devin Eierman #6, also raced a partial season with Vintage Modified in 2022, taking home the 10th place trophy.  However, he has six championships with Vintage Modified. 

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