A very big congratulations goes out to Jim Palmer and the 05-Team, taking home the 30-lap Main Event Trophy Saturday at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe

Posted by | Posted in General | Posted on 27-08-2014

I have got to say this was one of the most exciting nights of racing for Vintage Modified Racing Association in a very long time.  Jim Palmer came out in his 1934 Ford with a 358 engine (built by Chuck Peterson) with intentions to just race and have fun.   The 05-car had the slowest time-in, started in the back from the start, and came in 1st place for the Main Event.

The 05-Team had good reason to cheer, their team took home the 1st place Main Event trophy.  Congratulations Jim Palmer and the 05-team.

Jim Palmer with a well earned 1st place tropy

Jim Palmer with a well earned 1st place trophy

1934 Ford Owner Jim Palmer. Sponsors: Palmer Automotive & Brake Service and S&S Custom Street Rods

1934 Ford Owner Jim Palmer. Sponsors Palmer Automotive & Brake Service and S&S Custom Street Rods

A very Proud team!

There were a few different lap leaders through out the 30-lap Main Event on Saturday evening. Three cautions, 1-black flag, a lot of bumper butting, brake checking and different lap leaders. Tom Smithan in the 32-car led the lead until the first caution. Kyten Jones in the 30-car held the lead for several laps and then yet, another caution. Jim Jones in the 03-car spun out causing another caution for the night. It was looking like Johnny Lightening in the 26-car was going to come in for the trophy when on the last lap, turn 4, just seconds from the checkered flag got tangled up with Robert Rux in the 88-car. Cars were hitting the brakes, swerving to avoid the wreck when out of the back of pack came Jim Palmer taking the checkered flag for 1st place. The fans in stands were on their feet cheering and clapping. It was a true story of the, “Tortoise and Hare”! What a proud moment, an exciting moment when Jim got out of his car and was interviewed before getting his hands on his well deserved trophy. It just goes to show, the fans are never disappointed when watching these Vintage cars race.

The next race will be in Ephrata Raceway on September 6th in place of Yakima Speedway.

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