MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Martinsville Speedway officials have introduced the format for this year’s ValleyStar Credit Union 300 NASCAR Late Model Stock Car race on Sept. 25.
The ValleyStar Credit Union 300 will have a $110,000 purse with $32,000 to the race winner. The 200-lap feature race will include three segments: 75 laps, 75 laps and 50 laps. Stage one and stage two winners will each receive $1,000.
On Sept. 24, four hours of practice will be followed by single car qualifying under the lights. The top-two cars from qualifying will make the 200-lap feature with the pole winner receiving a $5,000 bonus. To determine the rest of the 40-car field for the feature, the remaining cars will be placed in heat races on Sept. 25. There will be four heat races of 25 laps and no last chance race.
“This year’s format will challenge competitors on the track and keep fans on the edge of their seat with fierce action in the ValleyStar Credit Union 300,” said Martinsville President Clay Campbell. “Martinsville Speedway has always been a track that challenges the best in motorsports, so we look forward to this year’s ValleyStar Credit Union 300 increasing the heat of compeititon in the nation’s biggest, richest and most prestigious NASCAR Late Model Stock Car race.”
In the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 feature, the leader of each lap will receive $25 with $5,000 available in the laps led bonus pool. If the race concludes in overtime, there will be unlimited attempts at a Green-White-Checkered finish.
The Virginia Triple Crown will be awarded at the ValleyStar Credit Union 300. The first two legs of the Virginia Triple Crown are at South Boston Speedway on Saturday, July 3 and Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway on Thursday, July 24. There will be no test days and teams will not be allowed to rent the track.
Josh Berry of JR Motorsports is the defending race champion as winner of the 2019 ValleyStar Credit Union 300. The 2020 ValleyStar Credit Union 300 was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.