2018 Champion Ken Kaltschmidt #27

Posted by | Posted in General | Posted on 11-03-2019

Ken Kaltschmidt in the #27 car took first place with the Vintage Modified Racing Association for 2018. Ken came to VMRA in 2017. He is a seasoned Late Model driver, but came looking for a more economical, more fun-type of racing. Ken and his partner, Vince Conwell, bought a Chuck Peterson built car from John Mustered. They tuned up the car and proceeded to show the teams how fast these cars can go. Ken is not only quick on the track, but quick to share his knowledge and expertise with anyone who asks.

Not only did the #27-team win the 2018 championship, these two men were voted in as the ‘Best Sportsman’ by their peers.  This team ended their season with a total of 636-points. Also, they were in the top five at mid-season.  Congratulations to Ken Kaltschmidt and Vince Conwell for a fantastic year.

          

Mike Clother #7 – 2nd Place for 2018

Posted by | Posted in General | Posted on 18-02-2019

Mike Clother has been racing with Vintage Modifieds since 1995.  Mike began racing in 1981, Demo Derby on Mother’s day and won a trophy, he was hooked from there on.  He is a strong support of Vintage Modifieds. Mike has served on the board many-many years. He has served as Treasurer, Vice President and President.  Mike is currently the board President.

Mike races in a 1948 Buick with a 355 Chevy V8.  One of his racing accomplishments, Mike clocked at 160 MPH at Bonneville Salt Flats. His car has been around a loooong time.

Mike took home the 2nd place trophy for the 2019 racing season with a total of 527-points.  Congratulations to Mike and Jacque Clother for another successful racing season.  Presenting Mike with his trophy is John Mustered.  Mike was also in the top 5 at mid season.

  

  

Johnny Lightning #26 took 3rd Place 2018

Posted by | Posted in General | Posted on 02-02-2019

John Mustered aka: Johnny Lightning took home the 3rd place trophy, ending his 2018 racing season with a total of 507-points.  John was the 2018 board secretary and has been the clubs promoter for several years.  Johnny Lightning, the Troubadour, is fast with a tune and fast on the track.  John sold all of his racing stuff two years ago to concentrate on music.  They say you are never out of racing until you sell your trailer.  Well, John did sell his trailer, but he didn’t make it a full season before he bought another car and got his trailer back as well.

  

John was one of the top 5-drivers mid-season.

  

The full 2019 racing season is updated on the Race Schedule & Events page.

4th Place goes to Vern Huson #77

Posted by | Posted in General | Posted on 16-01-2019

Vern Huson, #77, took home the 4th place trophy for the 2018 racing season. Vern is a very dedicated driver, coming from Wenatchee, a true racing traveler.  Vern ended his season with a total of 423-points.

      

Vern started racing at Spanaway Speedway at the age of 14-years old; however, he told the track officials he was older. Not to give away Vern’s age, but that was over 50-years ago. Vern joined VMRA 3-years ago and had not missed a race until some bad luck kept his car at home a couple races through the season. Vern has definitely put the ‘Vintage’ in Vintage Modifieds.  Congratulations Vern, another fun year under your wheels.

Thank you to the #77’s team sponsor:  Johnson Electric – Wenatchee, WA

2018 5th Place – Jim Jones #03

Posted by | Posted in General | Posted on 07-01-2019

Jim Jones in the #03 car took 5th place in 2018 racing season. Jim has been racing with Vintage Modifieds for 15-years. He has several Vintage Modifieds season first place wins over the years.  Jim has been racing since 1997 with the Sky Valley Modifieds.  A few of his favorite tracks are Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Spokane Valley Raceway in Spokane and Yakima Speedway in Yakima.

Jim ended his 2018 racing season with a total of 420-points.

  

 

  

A very special thank you to Jim’s sponsors: Jim Jones Trucking and Bergs Custom Cylinder Heads