Evergreen Speedway – July 7th, 2018 – Kyten Jones 30-car Champion of the Night

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What a night for Kyten Jones in the 30-car.  Kyten not only won the Heat race, but he also took home the Main Event trophy.  Congratulations Kyten!  What an exciting night for Kyten Jones and his team.  Keep an eye on this young man, he is a great competitor and shows great championship abilities.   Kyten is currently in 5th place with a total of 334-points.  Pictured below is Kyten with his Main Event trophy and also pictured with Leonard Schmidt with his mid season, 5th place trophy.

  

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

Jim Jones in the 03-car came in 2nd place in the Main Event and 6th in Heat race. Jim is currently holding 2nd place, with a total of 355-points. Jim has several season championships under his belt.  Pictured with Jim Jones is Leonard Schmidt, holding his mid season 2nd place trophy.

  

Thank you to Jim’s sponsors: Jim Jones Trucking and Bergs Custom Cylinder Heads

Vince Conwell driving the 27-car came in 3rd place in the Main Event and 7th in Heat race. Vince and the 27-team are currently holding first place for the season and has a total of 366-points.  Pictured with Vince Conwell is Leonard Schmidt and his 1st place, mid-season trophy.

  

Thank you to our 2018 Vintage Modified Sponsors:
Bath Fitters – Jeremy Nichols – Sales Consultant
Big Mountain Mail
Charles SCHWAB – Shane Conway, AAMS VP – Financial Consultant
Cope Bros Automotive Machine Shop
Delta Camshaft
Evergreen Speedway
Grays Harbor Raceway
Ike’s Auto Repair
Jim Jones Trucking
Puyallup Pizza Time
Stream-Line Auto Body
Wenatchee Valley Super Oval

The next race will be on August 11th at Wenatchee Valley Super Oval.

Classes that will be racing are:  Vintage Modifieds, Pro Late Models (Twin 50’s),  Pro 4-Trucks, Street Stocks, Thunder Cars and the Bandeleros

Gate Prices:
Adults $14.00 / Children 6 to 12 $7.00 / Family 2-adults and 4-children $35.00 / Students 13 to 18 and Seniors 62+ and Military $12.00
Super 6 (6-tickets and 5-meal tickets) $49.00

 

 

                

              

   

Thank you to our 2018 Vintage Modified Sponsors:
Bath Fitters – Jeremy Nichols – Sales Consultant
Big Mountain Mail
Charles SCHWAB – Shane Conway, AAMS VP – Financial Consultant
Cope Bros Automotive Machine Shop
Delta Camshaft
Evergreen Speedway
Grays Harbor Raceway
Ike’s Auto Repair
Jim Jones Trucking
Puyallup Pizza Time
Stream-Line Auto Body
Wenatchee Valley Super Oval

For information about Evergreen Speedway CLICK HERE 

To keep track of the Weather CLICK HERE.

June 16th – Evergreen Speedway – Ken Kaltschmidt Main Event Trophy winner

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 Ken Kaltschmidt in the 27-car took home the first place trophy at Evergreen Speedway, also timing in with a 17:50 – the fastest time-in for the night.  Ken is currently the points leader with 299.

Kyten Jones in the 30-car took home second place in the Main Event and Mike Clother in the 7-car took home 3rd place in the Main Event.

  

Classes Racing:  Vintage Modifieds -Stock Figure 8 – Stinger 8 – Outlaw Figure 8 – Youth Hornets –WESCO Sprint Cars

        

Gates Open at 4:00 pm – Opening Ceremonies at 6:00 pm

Adults (18+) – $16 / Seniors (62+)- $10
Youth (11-17) – $10
Military (w/ID) – FREE
Kids 10 and Under Free

It’s the Coastal Salute to Cities Night If you are from Snohomish, Lake Stevens, Clearview, or Mill Creek show ID for 2 FREE Tickets

Thank you to our 2018 Vintage Modified Sponsors:
Bath Fitters – Jeremy Nichols – Sales Consultant
Big Mountain Mail
Charles SCHWAB – Shane Conway, AAMS VP – Financial Consultant
Cope Bros Automotive Machine Shop
Delta Camshaft
Evergreen Speedway
Grays Harbor Raceway
Ike’s Auto Repair
Jim Jones Trucking
Puyallup Pizza Time
Stream-Line Auto Body
Wenatchee Valley Super Oval

For information about Evergreen Speedway CLICK HERE 

To keep track of the Weather CLICK HERE.

 

Wenatchee Valley Super Oval – Saturday – May 19th – John Mustered A-Heat and Vince Conwell B-Heat –

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John Mustered in the 26-car took first place in the 8-lap A-Heat race and Ken Conwell in the 27-car took first place in the 8-lap B-Heat race.

  

 

Thank you to our 2018 Vintage Modified Sponsors:
Bath Fitters – Jeremy Nichols – Sales Consultant
Big Mountain Mail
Charles SCHWAB – Shane Conway, AAMS VP – Financial Consultant
Cope Bros Automotive Machine Shop
Delta Camshaft
Evergreen Speedway
Grays Harbor Raceway
Ike’s Auto Repair
Jim Jones Trucking
Puyallup Pizza Time
Stream-Line Auto Body
Wenatchee Valley Super Oval

The next race will be June 16th at Evergreen Speedway.  Classes racing will be: Vintage Modifieds, Super Stock F8s, Stingers, Outlaw F8s, Youth Hornets, and WESCO Sprints.  Tickets – Adults $16.00 – children 11 – 17 $10.00

For more information about Evergreen Speedway  CLICK HERE.

 

What a beautiful day at Wenatchee Valley Super Oval.  A great turn out of 10-cars.  They raced in the A and B heat; as well as, a 30-lap Main Event.

Jim Jones-03 took the lead of the Main Event and finished the last 5-laps for the win. On his heels was Vern Huson-77 taking second and Mike Clother-7 coming in third.

  

Jim Jones has a couple championships under his belt with Vintage Modifieds.  Jim began racing in 1997 with Sky Valley Modifieds. He began racing with Vintage Modifies in 2004.  Thank you to Jim’s sponsors, Jim Jones Trucking and Bergs Custom Cylinder Heads.  A special thank you goes out to Laney and Tawnya.  Congratulations Jim Jones for your first trophy of the 2018 season.

  

Vern has been racing since 1964 with the A-A Class at Spanaway Speedway.  He joined Vintage Modified in 2015.  Vern has several first place wins with Vintage Modifieds over the past 3-years. He had to hustle to get 77 ready for the Wenatchee race, since he broke at the last race at Grays Harbor Speedway. Thank you to Vern’s sponsor Johnson Electric – Wenatchee, WA and a very special thank you to his fiancee Vada.

  

Mike Clother-7 came in third Saturday night.  Mike began racing in 1981.  His first race was at a Demo derby on Mother’s Day 1981.  He won a trophy and was hooked on racing ever since.  Mike’s first car class was Hobby Stocks at Spanaway.  He came to Vintage Modified in  1995 because he thought they were fast and cool and they were great racers.  He has 7-VMRA Championships under his belt.

The next race will be June 16th at Evergreen Speedway.  Classes racing will be: Vintage Modifieds, Super Stock F8s, Stingers, Outlaw F8s, Youth Hornets, and WESCO Sprints.  Tickets – Adults $16.00 – children 11 – 17 $10.00

For more information about Evergreen Speedway  CLICK HERE.

May 12th Grays Harbor Speedway

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VMRA May 12, 2018 Elma

This report is from one racer’s perspective, mine, Mike Clother, Vintage Mod member for too many years.  The dirt at Elma was a new challenge and was met with great anticipation. There was no practice and only one session of track packing done at parade speed.  There were two “hot lap” sessions of 5 cars each.  This driver tried to keep up with fast time setter Jim Jones and was surprised to log third fast time. It turns out some of our group didn’t realize “hot laps” were actually time trials.

I didn’t get to see the B heat race due to waiting in line for the A heat.  Vern Huson won that race followed by John Mustered.

I’m not sure who won the A even though I was in that race.  The sun was so bright and right in our faces that I really only saw the back of Devin Eierman’s car which I tried unsuccessfully to pass until I finally made a fantastic attempt only to find the race had already ended. Sorry about the love tap Devin.  I know I was last and Devin was 4th.

All ten cars in attendance were able to start our 25 lap main. Kyten Jones started on the pole with me to the right. Jim Jones was behind his son and Ken Kaltschmidt was behind me.  I got a great jump on the start and lead the field done the back stretch.  Darn!!! The yellow flag flew for a spun out car.  I knew I wouldn’t be able jump Kyten again.  I was correct. A little bump mid turn sent me up into the slippery stuff where I slogged along until the entire group passed me.  Now it was time to have some fun.  I was able to catch and pass Robert Rux who was stressing out over a loose rear wheel that he was sure was going to fall off at any minute.  It took a while to get around Dave Trapp, I finally got him.  Along the way Chris Cook spun once. He later spun again exiting turn 4 with me in hot pursuit. I had a flash back of drilling him in the door during a similar spin at another track.  I slowed and watched as Chris hit a large tire and pushed it directly into my path.  Luckily it was a light one and my bumper was up to the task. Another yellow. On the restart I followed Eireman as he tried to pass Huson.  Then we were caught by Jim Jones and Kaltschmidt who were dueling for first place. I let them both go by hoping to be able to follow them around Eireman and Huson.  It was about then that cars started breaking.  Mustered’s suffered a broken right real spring bracket.  A couple of cars, including mine, ran over his spring. On the restart Huson’s car broke a rear suspension tube which led to a broken drive line that punched its way into his cockpit. Thankfully it missed him.  Only 5 laps to go and fast guy Jones’ car started shooting sparks from a broken pan hard bar. He headed for the pits. Hey, with all the drop outs I was in 4th place. If I could just get around Devin I could be top 3.  Fortunately for me, his car got tight at the same time mine got better. I got to his high side in turn 3 and was able to complete the pass on the front straightaway with two laps to spare.  Kaltschmidt took the win, this is his second in the young, two race season. Kyten Jones was second with me and Eierman in 3rd and 4th.

In spite of the heat, the rough track, and the hard racing everyone seemed to have a good time playing in the dirt.

There is a lot of work for everyone to do before our next race in Wenatchee May 19th.

May 12th Grays Harbor Raceway – Ken Kaltschmidt 1st, Kyten Jones 2nd, Mike Clother 3rd in the Main Event

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Ken Kaltschmidt in the 27-car took home the first place trophy, Kyten Jones in the 30-car came in 2nd and Mike Clother in the 7-car took 3rd.  Jim Jones in the 03-car had the lead in the Main Event for the first 22-laps of the 25-lap Main until his car broke.

Vern Huson in the 77-car took first place in the B-Heat race and Ken Kaltschmidt in the 27-car took first place in the A-Heat race, making it a clean sweep for the 27-team.

Congratulations Ken for your dirt track trophy win. This is Ken’s 2nd first place win this season.

 

A very huge thank you to Kyten Jones in the 30-car for providing these two photos.

Racing on a Dirt Track is not the normal for Vintage Modified Racing Association. It is hard on the cars, they are not setup for dirt; however, these drivers/teams/owners were presented with this opportunity and everyone agreed to take on the dirt. Enjoy the videos.  To watch the Main Event, B-Heat and A-Heat race click on the link below.

 

Our next race will be at Wenatchee Valley Super Oval, Saturday, May 19th.

Classes Racing:
Clearwater Saloon & Casino presents WESCO Winged Sprint Cars
Vintage Modifieds
Pro Late Models
Thunder Cars
Roadrunners

Grandstand Tickets:
Adults – $16.00
Children 6 -12 – $7.00
Family 2 Adults 4 children – $40.00
Student 13-18/Senior 62 +/Military – $14.00
Super 6 (6 tickets + 6 meals) – $49.00