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

Kyten Jones 6th Place and Most Improved Driver of the Year

Posted by | Posted in General | Posted on 02-12-2018

Kyten Jones in the #30-car came in 6th place, ending his season with a total of 413-points. Kyten has been around VMRA for a few years. Kyten is our youngest racer and is learning quickly.  After the first race of the season he was 9th in points. Then after three races he was pulling up to 7th place. As Kyten had a series of good time trials and top 3-main event finishes that took him into the 3rd place position by the sixth race.  Unfortunately, he missed the last 3-racing events and fell back to 6th place.  Watch out for Kyten going into 2019 racing season, he was voted in by his peers as the ‘The Most Improved Driver’.  Congratulations to Kyten Jones and the #30-team.

Kyten photoed with Mike Clother and next to them is another future VMRA driver young Kamden Jones


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Thank you to Kyten’s 2018 sponsors:
Benchmark Barrels – www.benchmark-barrels.com – Arlington, WA
Berg’s Custom Cylinder Heads – Arlington, WA
Jay’s Automotive – Everett, WA
Dillon Trucking – Arlington, WA

#51 Dave Trapp – 7th Place

Posted by | Posted in General | Posted on 08-11-2018

Dave Trapp in the 51-car took 7th place, ending his season with a total of 351-points.

  

In 1986 Dave was a founding member of VMRA and hasn’t missed many races in the past 32-seasons. Dave has won multiple championships and he has always been a fun guy to be around. One night at Spanaway Speedway, when our cars were lined-up in the pits waiting for the Main Event, one of the drivers got into his car to get fastened in and ready to race; but, his steering wheel was missing. As he looked around and up the line of cars, there was Dave laughing as he was walking with the steering wheel held over his head.  Congratulations Dave for another fun season.

      

Special thank you to Barbara Trapp, Todd McCartney and Streamline Auto Body.

#88 – Robert Rux 8th Place

Posted by | Posted in General | Posted on 26-10-2018

Robert Rux in the 88-car took 8th place, ending his season with a total of 296-points.  Robert began his racing hobby at Spanaway Speedway. He came to Vintage Modifieds in 1998, and with the exception of a couple years in Street Stocks at Spanaway Speedway has been an active Vintage member ever since. Robert held the position on the board as president for 3-years. There were a few years in a row that he was awarded the, “Hard Luck” award and the joke began to call it the “Robert Rux Hard Luck” award.  Also, in the past, his 88-car was voted best appearing car.  Robert, along with his wife Micki, are responsible for the shirts, hats and souvenirs that we all wear.  They both have been very involved in fundraising efforts for the club.  Robert recently sold his car, rumors have it that he has already purchased a replacement.  Congratulations Robert for another fun year of racing.

  

During the banquet there was a 50/50 drawing.  Robert had the winning ticket. What a great night.  Pictured with Robert and his 50/50 winning ticket are Nate, Helen Rose and Micki.

  

Thank you to Robert’s 2018 sponsors:
STICKERBOYZZZ Discount Lettering – stickerboyzzz@comcast.net
Visual Options – Tacoma – 253/472-1440 (tinted windshields ask for Jon)
NAPA Centerline Machine Shop, Puyallup – 253/848-3525
Puyallup Pizza Time – 253/841-9515
Sentenial Law Group – P.C.
My Three Sons. LLS
SYNAPSE Films
Micki Rux, wife and financial backer