2017 Vintage Modified Championships

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Congratulations to Devin Eierman #6, Ken Kaltschmidt #27 and Vern Huson #77 VMRA’s first, second and third place winners.

Devin Eierman made an amazing clean sweep, taking the checkered flag at every race and housing all 1st place trophies for the season. Devin had to start at the back of the line-up for every race. The competitor cars didn’t make it easy for Devin to take the checkered flags, he had to work for them.  This was Devin’s best year so far, with Vintage Modified. Devin started racing in 1990 with the Spanaway Hobby Stocks and joined VMRA in 1994. Devin races in a 1934 Chevy Sedan with a 350 engine. He ended his season with a total of 745-points. Congratulations Devin and his pit crew, Vince Hose and his father Robert Eierman.  A very special thank you to MariAnn, Devin’s wife and his mom Faith.  Also, thank you to the #6-team’s sponsors #1 Sponsor is Mom, Transmission Sales & Service.

      

Congratulations to Ken Kaltschmidt #27 for taking home the second place trophy. Ken and his crew chief, Vince Conwell, shared the driving this year so congratulations to both men for a well ran season. Ken and Vince joined VMRA this year, 2017. They are both very seasoned drivers, competing for several years. They bring a lot of knowledge to the club. Great sportsmen. These gentlemen ended their season with a total of 737-points.

      

Congratulations to Vern Huson #77 for taking home the third place position, ending his racing season with a total of 622-points.  Vern drives from Wenatchee. He made it to every race, Vern puts forth 100% effort in getting to every track.  Vern began racing in 1964 with A-A Class at Spanaway Speedway. Spanaway Speedway was home to a lot of our drivers, it is a track well missed.  He began racing with VMRA in 2015. Vern has 250-career wins. He races in a 1939 Chevy Coupe with a 358 engine. Thank you to Vern’s sponsor, Johnson Electric from Wenatchee.

      

Peer Awards – Rookie – Year End Banquet

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Every year there are five members honored by their peers. Each member has the opportunity to vote on the following categories and award the winning peers with recognition and awards: Best Appearing Car, Most Improved Driver, Sportsman, Hard Luck and Most Inspirational/Non Driver.  Along with voting for their peers, members can provide reasons why they voted for whom they voted for. Not everyone offers comments, but listed are the comments written along with the votes.

Best Appearing Car and Why:   #12 – Shane Conway
*  Car has a beautiful paint job and is always clean
*  Best looking because it’s new and very different
*  Cool design
*  Looks cool, no radiator
*  Really nice looking and well built, 10-years in the making. It was worth the wait
* Cause it’s cherry
* This car is a piece of art, Beautiful
* Car is beautiful and clean

  

Most Improved Driver and Why:   #28 – Adam Bragdon
*  He has learned a lot since last year
* Went from spinning every race to finishing

This year there was a tie for Sportsman of the Year.

Sportsmanship and Why:  #27 – Ken Kaltschmidt and #88 – Robert Rux
* 88 – Never cared when he got hit
* 88 – Never go upset when he crashed
* 88 – Works hard for the club. Stays positive, even with hard issues
* 27 – Good driving, no bumping
* 27 – Always letting us know what will improve our lap times
* 27 – Respect for all drivers

  

Hard Luck and Why: #23 – Chuck Peterson
*  Stuck throttle, blown engine, blown head gasket, damaged car after spin out
*  Seems to have wrecked or had major issues every time out
*  Never completed a race
*  Crashed or broke at every race
*  Different cars, 4 wrecks in hot laps to not be able to compete
*  Engines, stuck throttle, transmission, you name he broke it
* Had 3-cars out and wrecked 3-cars
*  Worked hard to make it to most of the races and seemed to brake every race
*  If something could go wrong it did.  Trailered the car before racing began

However, Chuck won the 50/50 drawing at the end of the banquet and someone called out, “Chuck your luck is already changing.”  What a hoot.

Most Inspirational Person (non-driver):   Micki Rux
*  She works very hard making sure all the drivers have what they need. Food included
*  She deserve recognition for all the hard work you do for the club
*  She works her ass of all year
*  She worked hard at every race for the club
*  Promotional sales of fundraisers stub and web site
*  Always helping, feeding us and working very hard to make sure everybody was taken care of
*  Thanks for all the hard work she has done for our class

Rookie of the Year went to Chris Cook, the #1-car.  Chris ended his year in 4th place with a total of 570-points.

Mike Clother opened the ceremonies by providing stats, of the driver’s success, throughout the 2017 racing season. Mike volunteers a lot of his time to the club and its members. Thank-you Mike, your time and energy is much appreciated.

There was an un-planned award towards the end of the evening. Robert and Micki Rux were honored by their peers with a lovely card, signed by all teams, and gift card to the Outback. It was a surprising honor. This couple was thanked for all of their hard work pulling this club together and creating a family environment between the teams. They would set-up their pop-up, and not just any pop-up, but one with netting enclosures and two entrances. Making it homey for when the teams came in for lunch. A relaxing place to have a meal and socialize with their peers. Lunch they provided. It was an overwhelming moment of recognition. So very appreciated.

Congratulations Shane Conway, Adam Bragdon, Robert Rux, Ken Kaltschmidt, Chuck Peterson, Micki Rux, Chris Cook and Mike Clother.

Devin Eierman #6 – 2017 Champion

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What an amazing season for Devin Eierman and the #6-team; Devin took home every Main Event, 1st place trophy, for the 2017 season.  Devin ends his season with a total of 745-points. Ken Kaltschmidt in the #27-car was close to 1st place with a total of 737-points. These two teams were as close as 4-points difference.  Congratulations to our 1st place winner and his team, Devin Eierman.

    

 
 
 
 

Ken Kaltschmidt in the #27-car is our second place winner for 2017. Ken and his crew chief, Vince Conwell shared the driving this year. This team is new to Vintage Modified this year and brought a lot of good sportsmanship with them. Congratulations to Ken and Vince for your 2nd place win.

      

 

Vern Huson in the #77-car is our 3rd place winner, ending his season with a total of 622-points. Vern and his team come all the way from Wenatchee, they have not missed one race. Even though they have had a great season, they had an unfortunate mishap at the last race of the season at South Sound Speedway.  The 77-car broke and wasn’t even able to time-in. Earning a total of 20-show-up points for the night. However, Vern Huson in the #77-car ends his season in 3rd-place. Congratulations Vern and team!

        

 

 Thank you to our 2017 Season Sponsors:
Bath Fitter – Jeremy Nichols – 253/278-2047
Charles Schwab – 253/274-9996
2BROS Construction – 360/449-2787
Ikes Auto Repair – 360/870-5146
Pizza Time of Puyallup 253/841-9515
Delta Camshaft – 251/383-4152
Stream-Line Auto Body – 253/376-1917
Jim Jones Trucking
BigMountainMail.com
Wenatchee Valley Super Oval
Evergreen Speedway

 

Last Race of the Season – South Sound Speedway – September 16th

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Our last race of the season will be at South Sound Speedway in Rochester.  For information about South Sound Speedway CLICK HERE.

 Thank you to our 2017 Season Sponsors:
Bath Fitter – Jeremy Nichols – 253/278-2047
Charles Schwab – 253/274-9996
2BROS Construction – 360/449-2787
Ikes Auto Repair – 360/870-5146
Pizza Time of Puyallup 253/841-9515
Delta Camshaft – 251/383-4152
Stream-Line Auto Body – 253/376-1917
Jim Jones Trucking
BigMountainMail.com
Wenatchee Valley Super Oval
Evergreen Speedway

 

  

Gate Fees:
Adults $16.00
Teens 13 – 17 / Seniors 62 / Active Military $14.00
Children 6 – 12 $7.00
Children under 5 are FREE

Classes Racing:
Vintage Modifieds
Winged Sprint Cars
Late Models
Baby Grands
Mini Stocks

Devin Eierman #6-car – Vince Conwell #27-car – Robert Rux #88-car took 1st, 2nd and 3rd

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Thank you to Charles Schwab Financial Consultants for sponsoring our September 2nd race at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe.  For financial consulting needs contact Charles Schwab directly, for contact information CLICK HERE.

Devin Eierman in the #6-car won the 8-lap, A-Heat race; as-well-as, first place in the 30-lap Main Event.  The Main Event was a little crazy with several cautions all before the 12-lap.  Devin takes home yet another 1st place trophy.  Devin Eierman and the #6-team moves into first place with a total of 666-points.  This has been an amazing season for the #6-team.

   

Vince Conwell drove the 27-car and took 2nd place in the Main Event and 2nd place in the A-Heat race.  The 27-team moves into 2nd place with a total of 664-points. There was a huge turnout to watch Vince race Saturday night. Thank you to the family and friends that came to cheer-on and support the 27-team.

  

Robert Rux in the 88-car took 3rd place in the Main Event and 4th in the A-Heat race. What an exciting night for the 88-team, running a partial season this year, taking home a 3rd place trophy made it a great night.  Robert Rux is currently in 8th-place with a total of 350-points.  Congratulations to Robert Rux and the 88-team.

  

Chris Cook in the #1-car took 4th place in Main Event and 3rd in the B-Heat race.  This moves Chris into 4th place with a total of 507-points.  Congratulations to the #1-team.

  

Adam Bragdon in the #28-car came in 5th place in the Main Event and 4th in the B-Heat race.  Adam in 6th place with a total of 470-points. This is Adam’s second year racing with Vintage Modifieds, he was Rookie of the Year in 2016.

  

Vern Huson in the #77-car took 1st place in the B-Heat race.  Vern, unfortunately, was unable to finish the Main Event race; he ran out of gas. However, he did receive 6th place points for the Main.  Dang, what a night. Vern is currently in 3rd place with a total of 602-points.  Vern has made every race this season, driving all the way from Wenatchee.

  

Rick Villard in the #2-car had a very unfortunate night of racing. Even though he came in 3rd place for the A-Heat race he was unable to finish the Main Event. He got into a tangle with the 18-car and had to be towed off the track. What a shame! He did, however, receive 7th-place points for the Main Event. Rick is in 11th place with a total of 251-points. Picture below are the photos taken at the last Evergreen Race where Rick had a winning evening.

  

Shane Conway in the #12-car also had to leave the track during the Main Event race, he car started smoking so he drove it off the track.  Shane took 5th place in the B-Heat and received 8th-place points for Main Event.  Shane is 15th place with a total of 122-points.

  

Dominick Hunter in the 18-car took 2nd in the B-Heat and last in the Main Event. Dominick currently holds 9th place and has a total of 298-points.

  

  Thank you to our 2017 Season Sponsors:
Bath Fitter – Jeremy Nichols – 253/278-2047
Charles Schwab – 253/274-9996
2BROS Construction – 360/449-2787
Ikes Auto Repair – 360/870-5146
Pizza Time of Puyallup 253/841-9515
Delta Camshaft – 251/383-4152
Stream-Line Auto Body – 253/376-1917
Jim Jones Trucking
BigMountainMail.com
Wenatchee Valley Super Oval
Evergreen Speedway

The last race of the season will be September 16th at South Sound Speedway.