Clint Vahsholtz

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Clint Vahsholtz
NationalityUnited States American
BornClinton Vahsholtz
(1971-03-14) March 14, 1971 (age 50)
Woodland Park, Colorado
NASCAR West Series career
Debut season2002
Former teamsVahsholtz Racing, Chris Diederich Racing
Starts11
Wins0
Poles0
Best finish20th in 2002
Finished last season45th (2005)
Previous series
2002–2003ARCA Re/Max Series
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
5 races run over 3 years
2004 positionN/A
Best finish90th (2004)
First race2003 Sam's Town 300 (Las Vegas)
Last race2004 Goulds Pumps/ITT Industries Salute to the Troops 250 (Pikes Peak)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Last updated on: July 24, 2020.

Clinton Vahsholtz (born March 14, 1971) is an American former stock car racing driver. He competed in the NASCAR Busch Series from 2003 to 2005.

Racing career[edit]

Stock car racing[edit]

Vahsholtz made his NASCAR debut in 2003, when he drove the No. 39 Jay Robinson Racing Ford at Las Vegas. He started the race in 31st and fell to 40th after an early engine issue. Vahsholtz then moved to his own #90 Ford for the race at Pikes Peak. He finished in 18th position despite being four laps down.

Vahsholtz had another top-20 finish in his first 2004 outing, which came at Nashville. In that race, he finished in the 19th position. JRR called upon him again at Kentucky, when he drove their No. 49 Ford to a 36th-place finish, plagued by engine problems. Vahsholtz went back to his own team in his 2004 finale at Pikes Peak. He got a career best start of 21st out of it, but crashed halfway through and finished 33rd.

Pikes Peak[edit]

Vahsholtz is known for his results and records at Pikes Peak. He has appeared at every Pikes Peak International Hill Climb since 1992. He took part in 26 events and won his division on 23 occasions, making him the most successful driver in the history of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. He currently holds the record for Super Stock Cars and Open Wheels. His first attempt at the peak was in 1992 in Pro Motorcycle Division.

Pikes Peak Results:

Year Division Position Make Finish Time
1992 Pro Motorcycle 2nd 12:58.06
1993 Pro Motorcycle 1st Wood/Rotax 12:29.38 (MR)
1994 Pro Motorcycle 1st Wood/Rotax 600 12:21.13 (MR)
1995 Pro Motorcycle 1st 1992 Wood-Rotax 600 9:17.10 (SH)
1996 Super Stock Car 1st 96 Ford 12:10:83
1997 Super Stock Car 1st 96 Ford Mustang 11:46:47
1998 Super Stock Car 1st 96 Ford Mustang 11:55:09
1999 Super Stock Car 1st 96 Ford Mustang 11:49:06
2000 Super Stock Car 1st 96 Ford Mustang 12:04:66
2001 Super Stock Car 1st 00 Ford 11:49:61
2002 Super Stock Car 1st 00 Ford 11:53:00
2003 Super Stock Car 1st 2001 Ford Mustang 11:43:90
2004 Super Stock Car 1st Ford Mustang 5:21:28 (SH)
2005 Super Stock Car 1st 2002 Ford Mustang 11:58:40
2006 Super Stock Car 1st 2004 Ford 12:16:395
2007 Super Stock Car DNF 2005 Ford Mustang DNF
2008 Super Stock Car 1st 2002 Ford Mustang 11:45:499
2009 Super Stock Car 1st 2002 Ford Mustang 11:39:662
2010 Super Stock Car 1st Ford Mustang 11:33:320 (DR)
2011 Super Stock Car 1st 2006 Ford Mustang 10:55:603 (DR)
2012 Super Stock Car 1st 2006 Ford Mustang 4:36:870 (SH)
2013 Open Wheel 1st 2013 Ford Open 11:07:305
2014 Open Wheel 1st 2013 Ford Open 9:54:700 (DRP)
2015 Open Wheel 3rd 2013 Ford Open 9:55:479
2016 Open Wheel 1st 2013 Ford Open 9:54:050
2017 Open Wheel 1st 2013 Ford Open 9:35:747 (CRP)

Personal life[edit]

Vahsholtz attended Woodland Park High School, where he met his high school sweetheart. He lives in Woodland Park, Colorado, where he operates his own automotive repair business.[1]

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Busch Series[edit]

NASCAR Busch Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 NBSC Pts Ref
2003 Jay Robinson Racing 39 Ford DAY CAR LVS
40
DAR BRI TEX TAL NSH CAL RCH GTY NZH CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI NHA HOM
DNQ
105th 152 [2]
Vahsholtz Racing 90 Ford PPR
18
IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM ATL PHO
DNQ
CAR
2004 DAY CAR LVS DAR BRI TEX NSH TAL CAL GTY RCH NZH CLT DOV NSH
19
PPR
33
IRP MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN
DNQ
CLT MEM ATL PHO
DNQ
DAR HOM 90th 225 [3]
Jay Robinson Racing 49 Ford KEN
36
MLW DAY CHI NHA
2005 Vahsholtz Racing 90 Ford DAY CAL MXC LVS ATL NSH BRI TEX PHO TAL DAR RCH CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI NHA PPR
DNQ
GTY IRP GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM N/A 0 [4]

West Series[edit]

NASCAR West Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 NWSC Pts Ref
2002 Vahsholtz Racing 90 Ford PHO LVS
15
CAL KAN EVG IRW
21
S99 RMR
18
DCS LVS
13
20th 545 [5]
2003 PHO
10
LVS CAL MAD TCR EVG IRW S99 RMR DCS PHO MMR 44th 134 [6]
2005 Chris Diederich Racing 26 Ford PHO MMR PHO S99 IRW EVG S99 PPR
11
CAL DCS CTS MMR 45th 130 [7]

ARCA Re/Max Series[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

ARCA Re/Max Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 ARMC Pts Ref
2002 Vahsholtz Racing 11 Ford DAY ATL NSH SLM KEN CLT KAN
13
POC MCH TOL SBO KEN BLN POC NSH ISF WIN DSF CHI SLM TAL CLT 124th 165 [8]
2003 7 DAY ATL NSH
8
SLM TOL KEN CLT BLN KAN
37
MCH LER POC POC NSH
16
ISF WIN DSF CHI
10
SLM TAL CLT SBO 55th 565 [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Summers, Danny (June 19, 2019). "After 23 Hill Climb wins, Woodland Park's Vahsholtz ready for another ride up Pikes Peak". Colorado Springs Gazette. Retrieved November 7, 2019.
  2. ^ "Clint Vahsholtz – 2003 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved July 23, 2020.
  3. ^ "Clint Vahsholtz – 2004 NASCAR Busch Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved July 23, 2020.
  4. ^ "Clint Vahsholtz – 2005 NASCAR Busch Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved July 23, 2020.
  5. ^ "Clint Vahsholtz – 2002 NASCAR Winston West Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved July 23, 2020.
  6. ^ "Clint Vahsholtz – 2003 NASCAR Winston West Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved July 23, 2020.
  7. ^ "Clint Vahsholtz – 2005 NASCAR West Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved July 23, 2020.
  8. ^ "Clint Vahsholtz – 2002 ARCA Re/Max Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved July 21, 2020.
  9. ^ "Clint Vahsholtz – 2003 ARCA Re/Max Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved July 21, 2020.

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