Welcome to Vintage Modified!

Modified racing is one of the oldest types of racing in the US, dating back to the days of the post-World War II coupes. Modified racing began as race drivers modified their cars to gain a competitive advantage over their fellow competitors. What started out as minor modifications to the cars has now grown to the point that some modified classes are no longer based on any current production vehicles. NASCAR was instrumental in modified racing's beginnings. Some of NASCAR's pioneers were veteran modified racers long before NASCAR's inception in 1949.

South Sound Speedway – June 3rd – Third actual race, RACED in the 2017 Season

Posted by | Posted in General | Posted on 25-05-2017

The next race is at South Sound Speedway in Rochester, this Saturday – June 3rd.  Remember teams, we are there too have fun, just good clean racing fun.  

 

So bring out your families, your sponsors and friends. Lets show South Sound Speedway that Vintage Modified Racing Association is a great group of families just putting together cars to race, and we bring our own crowds!

 

Keep track of the WEATHER for ROCHESTER BY CLICKING HERE.  Not sure about the rain? However, looks good – so far.

 

Classes that will be racing are the Vintage Modifieds, NW Super Late Model Series, Baby Grands and Legends.  

 

The cost – EXPENSE = to get into the stands will be $22.00 for Adults / $20.00 for teens 13 – 17, Seniors 62+ and Active Military / $10.00 for children 6 -12 and under age 5 are free

 

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

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May 20th at WVSO new comer, Chris Cook in the 1-car took home his first Vintage Modified trophy, winning the Trophy Dash.  This was Chris’ second race with VMRA, his first race ended up with a blown engine. So congratualtions Chris for such an awesome come-back.  Chris began racing in 1976, with 82-amazing wins over his racing career.  Chris races in a 1941 Husdon and Jim Jones built this car.  A special thank you goes out too Chris supporters Jan Snyder and Wild Willy and too his sponsors: Rainer Plumbing and Rooter, Ace Auto Repair, Jim Jones Trucking and Cornwell Tools.

  

 

Ken Kalschmidt – 27 car had a wonderful night at Wenatchee Valley Super Oval, not only did take 2nd place in the Main Event and having the fastest time but he also won the A-Heat race. Ken and his team are off to a great start for his first year with VMRA. Congratulations for your great start and running in 1st place and points holder.

  

What a exciting evening for Aaron Clother in the 54-car.  Aaron took home the B-Heat first place win. This was exciting news all around the track and in the stands.  The previous year was a hard year for the 54-team. Several break downs prevented them from racing a full season. Congratulations Aaron Clother and the 54-team, this is a win well deserved.  Aaron’s car is a 1947 Chevy, built by Aaron and Pat Banks.

May 20th at Wenatchee Valley Super Oval – Devin Eierman – 6 car / Ken Kalschmidt – 27 car / Vern Huson – 77 car took home the first, second and third place trophies.

Congratulatons to Devin Eierman and the 6-team for another first place win this year, a great way to begin the 2017 season.  Devin has been racing since 1990, his first year racing with Vintage Modifieds was in 1994.   His first class was with Spanaway’s Hobby Stocks.  Pictured with Devin are his crew chief, Vince Hose and his father, Robert Eierman.

 

 

Ken Kalschmidt – 27 car and team are off to a fantastic start for the 2017 season. This is their first year with VMRA and already has taken home two trophies. The 27-car came in 3rd place in the last race at South Sound Speedway and is now taking home the 2nd place trophy here at Wenatchee Valley Super Oval.  Not only is Ken taking home the 2nd place trophy, but he ran the fastest time at an amazing 14.968 and he is first in points – totalling 148.

  

This is the second season racing with the 77-team. Vern Huson had the home field advantage, racing at the WVSO, Wenatchee is his home town. Vern puts a lot of miles on the road to race with VMRA, he truly is dedicated to the sport considering all the miles he travels to each race.  Vern and the 77-team are off to a great start for the 2017 season, holding the second place position with a total of 139-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 next race will be at South Sound Speedway in Rochester on June 3rd.  Classes that will be racing are the Vintage Modifieds, NW Super Late Model Series, Baby Grands and Legends.  The cost to get into the stands will be $22.00 for Adults / $20.00 for teens 13 – 17, Seniors 62+ and Active Military / $10.00 for children 6 -12 and under age 5 are free

Since I was not at the Wenatchee race I was not able to take photos. So I apologize in advance for the lack of pictures for this race. Also, if I have any information that is not correct please – kindly – eMail me with correct info and I will glady make updates to this post.  Thank you

vmra@comcast.net

Wenatchee Valley Super Oval this Saturday, May 20th

Posted by | Posted in General | Posted on 16-05-2017

Our next race will be Wenatchee Valley Super Oval in Wenatchee WA. May 20th.  There is camping space available in the lot next to the track.

 

Classes racing that evening are:  Vintage Modifieds, WESCO Winged Sprint Cars, Pro-4 Trucks, Thunder Cars and Road Runners.

 
 
      

Family Pass, 2-adults and 4-children $30.00 / Adults $12.00 / Students 13 – 18 and Seniors 62+ $10.00 / Children 6-12 $6.00 / Under 6 = FREE

 

To buy your tickets early on-line CLICK HERE

 

For more information about Wenatchee Valley Super Oval CLICK HERE

 

For updated WEATHER conditions in Wenatchee 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

 

 

 

Evergreen Speedway – May 6th – Devin Eireman 6-car came in First Place

Posted by | Posted in General | Posted on 05-04-2017

The third race of the season at Evergreen Speedway in Monre was not rained out! Whew, a great day of beautiful, warm, sunny weather.  Which made for a great night of racing.

 

The main event ran 25-laps. Early on in the main event, Robert Rux 88-car, experienced a blown engine and left the track in huge cloud of smoke. Not a great way to start the season, good luck to the 88-team.  Unfortunately for Chris Cook 1-car, ran into car troubles before having the opportunity of timing-in. So good luck to the 1-team as well.

 

The main event started out with father and son head to head on the front-line. Jim Jones 03-car and Kyten Jones 30-car. The two had four fast cars approaching, chomping at the bit to take the lead.  Devin Eierman 6-car, Mike Clother 7-car, Vern Huson 77-car and Ken Kalschmidt 27-car all competing to make their move.  At one point Jim Jones and Devin Eierman were nose to nose down the stretch into turns 1, 2 and 3 with Jim holding the lead. On that last stretch around turn 4 Devin took the lead. A couple more laps and the checkered flag waved Devin in 1st place, Jim in 2nd place and Ken in 3rd.  Wow, a close race and very exciting evening of racing.  Congratulations to Devin Eierman and the 6-team for the first win of the season.

  

  

  

 

Congratulations to our two Heat Race winners.  A great way to start the new season for Kyten Jones in the 30-car taking first place in the A-Heat and for Adam Bragdon in the 28-car taking first place in the B-Heat.

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

 

Our next race will be Wenatchee Valley Super Oval in Wenatchee WA. May 20th.  There is camping space available in the lot next to the track.

 

Classes racing that evening are:  Vintage Modifieds, WESCO Winged Sprint Cars, Pro-4 Trucks, Thunder Cars and Road Runners.

 
Family Pass, 2-adults and 4-children $30.00 / Adults $12.00 / Students 13 – 18 and Seniors 62+ $10.00 / Children 6-12 $6.00 / Under 6 = FREE
 
To buy your tickets early on-line CLICK HERE

For more information about Wenatchee Valley Super Oval CLICK HERE

For updated WEATHER conditions in Wenatchee CLICK HERE

 

 

Recognition to winners of Best Appearing Car, Sportsman, Hard Luck, Most Improved Driver and Most Inspirational Person

Posted by | Posted in General | Posted on 17-01-2017

The following members were voted in by their peers in 2016, as being exceptional and recognized for putting forth their best in 2016.

Devin Eierman in the #6 car, not only took home 1st place, but received the vote for Best Appearing car.  The #6 car always looked good. Has a very nice paint job. A very neat and clean car.

Devin appearing with our sponsors from Soil and Water Techologies

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Robert Rux in the #88 car took home the Sportsman of the Year award. Robert was recognized by his peers because they never seen him loose his cool, no matter what transpired, on or off the track. Always smiling (a little). Robert does a lot for the club, its members and the drivers. He steps up too the challenges and does what is necessary for the betterment of the club and the members.

Jeff Huntley in the #14 car was presented with the Hard Luck award. Jeff had a very hard luck year, on and off the track. Had break downs a few times heading out of town to a variety of tracks. Blew up his motors. Not too mention, Jeff was ran over by a Suburban. Glad you are doing better Jeff and look forward to seeing you back on top in 2017.

On his road to recovery. Jeff is an amazing person and love his can-do spirit.

Jeff Huntley – owner and driver of car #14, 1941 Chevy Coupe


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Adam Bragdon received not only the Rookie of 2016, but he was voted in as Most Improved Driver. Adam Bragdon, in the 28-car is new to VMRA. He brought a lot of positive energy with him. Always positive. Always willing to lend a hand when needed. Adam brought to the track a 1941 Plymouth with a 302 engine. He had some great mentors to get him started. Bob Fulmer as his crew chief and Bob Monroe as his pit crew. Adam started out slow and ended the season running fast. He went from being lapped at the beginning of the season, to running fast and competivive by the end of the season.

Adam came in 7th place with a total of 382 points, and that is with missing the last couple of races due to his car breaking down.

Micki Rux received the Most Inspirational Person (non-driver) award. It is an honor to receive this award, to be thought of so kindly by your peers is very encouraging. Micki handled most of the sales of the t-shirts, hats and VMRA patches, with the help of Helen Rose. Micki works hard in the pits getting information to the tower about the racing teams and information to the teams from the tower. She kept the driver and their pit crews well fed through out the season.

Helen Rose was recognized for volunteering with all the fundraisers. She was presented with this Thank-You plaque for her volunteer services. Helen assisted in the sales of shirts and hats. She also made sure the food tables were prepared with plates, napkins and silverware.

Thank you Leonard Schmidt for your 10-years service to VMRA. Your dedication to the board and the club has been outstanding. Leonard has been the board president and the board treasurer. Leonard donated VMRA patches to the top 10 trophy winners. Behind every great man is a great women. In recognition too Leonard, he could not have donated so many years to VMRA if it weren’t for the support of his lovely wife, Shirley. So thank you Leonard and Shirley Schmidt for your dedication to VMRA.

Thank you too Ken Jackson for your mechanical support, your tech support and for your tire support; on and off the track. Ken is always one of the first to offer help to any team that is need of support. He was a great help on tire day, mounting tires for the teams as they picked up their 2016 tires. On the track providing tech support. Offer mechanical support, bringing a tool for all needs to every race.

Thank you to our 2016 club sponsors:
2Bros Construction, Co – Kelso, WA – 360/449-2787
Bath Fitters – Jeremy Nichols/Sales Consultant – 253/278-2047
Big Mountain Mail – 866/910-1070
Bowtie Performance – 253/862-4159
Charles Schwab – Shane Conway/Financial Consultant – 253/274-9996
Delta Camshaft – 253/383-4152
Divine Design
Evergreen Speedway –
Ikes Auto Repair – 360/858-3063
Jim Jones Trucking
Puyallup Pizza Time – Local Deliveries – 253/841-9515
Quality Carriers – 866/208-8050
Soil and Water Technologies – 360/281-5406
South Sound Speedway –
Streamline Auto Body – 253-376-1917
Timberline Trusses – 866/338-4300
Wenatchee Valley Super Oval –

Vern Huson #77 – Dawn Huntley #59 – John Mustered #26

Posted by | Posted in General | Posted on 18-11-2016

Congratulations goes out to our 4th place – Vern Huson, 5th place – Dawn Huntley and 6th place – John Mustered drivers.

Vern Huson in the #77 car first began racing in 1964 with the A-A Class at Spanaway Speedway.  He came to VMRA in 2015, making every race in 2016; driving from Wenatchee, WA.  Vern has 250-career wins over his years of racing.  His car is a 1939 Chevy Coupe. Thank you to Vern’s sponsor Johnson Electric – Wenatchee, WA and his crew chief, Kim Wehnerberg and to his pit crew members  Roy Frazier and Dale Wennerberg.  Vern ended his 2016 season with a total of 637-points.  Pictured with Vern in the second photo is our Club Sponsor, Big Mountain Mail owners Erika, John and 6-year old Logan.  The forth picture is another club sponsor, Water and Soil Technologies, INC owners Seth and Nicky Chandlee, daughter Sofia and father Chanman.

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Dawn ‘Wild Man’ Huntley  races car #59.  He came to VMRA in 2012; however, he first began racing in 1980 with the car class Dirt Modifieds.  Dawn’s car is a 1942 Ford Coupe built by Barrys Quality Machine.  A special thank you to Bob and Phyllis Fulmer, Teresa Blackmore and Alan Stul.  Dawn ended his season with a total of 484-points.  Dawn brings a lot of sportsmanship to VMRA. Always ready to lend a hand to any team in need. The members welcome Dawn to the Board as the 2017 Sgt. of Arms. Pictured with Dawn in the 2nd photo is Helen Rose and his adorable grandson. Congratulations Dawn for taking home 5th place.

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John “Johnny Ligthning” Mustered in the 26-car came in 6th place, ending his 2016 season with a total of 459-points.  John has been an important volunteer for VMRA for 12-years that I know of, maybe more.  John has been the club promoter, our front man, to the tracks for scheduling our racing seasons.  He has been on the board off and on for 12-years.  John’s son, John Jr., has also volunteered over the years putting together our racing poster/schedule.  John always has a good word and positive attitude. Congratulations John, great job coming in 6th place and only racing a particial season.  Pictured with John in the 3rd photo is his son and father.  A wonderful group of Mustered men.

john   26 trophy1  John_Dad_Trophy  26 trophy pits

Thank you to our 2016 club sponsors:

2Bros Construction, Co – Kelso, WA – 360/449-2787
Bath Fitters – Jeremy Nichols/Sales Consultant – 253/278-2047
Big Mountain Mail – 866/910-1070
Bowtie Performance – 253/862-4159
Charles Schwab – Shane Conway/Financial Consultant – 253/274-9996
Delta Camshaft – 253/383-4152
Divine Design
Evergreen Speedway  –
Ikes Auto Repair – 360/858-3063
Jim Jones Trucking
Puyallup Pizza Time – Local Deliveries – 253/841-9515
Quality Carriers – 866/208-8050
Soil and Water Technologies – 360/281-5406
South Sound Speedway
Streamline Auto Body – 253-376-1917
Timberline Trusses – 866/338-4300
Wenatchee Valley Super Oval