Every September, Martinsville Speedway welcomes the best Late Model Stock Car competitors from across the Southeast to take part in the annual running of the ValleyStar Credit Union 300.
The Martinsville Speedway Late Model race, held at the 0.526-mile track each season since 1985, is widely considered the most important and prestigious for Late Model Stock Car competitors. The event annually draws an entry list that more than doubles the 40-car starting field, meaning more than half of those who enter typically fail to qualify for the race.
The ValleyStar Credit Union 300 features a purse totaling $110,000. In addition, the race serves as the finale of the Virginia Triple Crown that also included the Hampton Heat 200 at Langley Speedway and the Thunder Road Harley-Davidson 200 at South Boston Speedway. The Triple Crown offers an additional $7,000 bonus to the champion.
The entry list is stacked with regional and national stars, including drivers like Ty Majeski, Corey Heim, Timothy Peters, Peyton Sellers, Layne Riggs, Rajah Caruth, Mason Diaz, Tate Fogleman, Jared Fryar and defending race winner Landon Pembelton.
Below is everything you need to know about the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 at Martinsville Speedway.
What TV Channel is the 2022 Martinsville Speedway Late Model race on?
All the on-track action for the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 at Martinsville can be viewed live on FloRacing, the official streaming home for all NASCAR Roots properties.
The event will not be shown on a television network.
Below is the complete schedule for FloRacing’s coverage of the ValleyStar Credit Union 300.
|Date||Start Time||How to Watch|
|Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022||3 p.m. ET||FloRacing|
Complete schedule for the ValleyStar Credit Union 300
This year’s ValleyStar Credit Union 300 will take place on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, with practice and qualifying scheduled for Friday, Sept. 23, 2022.
The event is headlined by the 200-lap ValleyStar Credit Union 300 for Late Model Stock Cars. The event also includes four 25-lap qualifying races that will set the field for the 200-lap main event.
Below is the complete schedule at Martinsville Speedway (all times ET).
- Friday, Sept. 23
|6 a.m.||Registration Opens|
|6:30 a.m.||Haulers Enter|
|6:30 a.m.||Garage Opens|
|8:30 a.m.||Mandatory Crew Chief and/or Team Representative Meeting (Garage)|
|12:30 p.m.||Safety Communications Meeting (Care Center)|
|1 p.m.||Track Services Meeting (Inspection Tent)|
|2 p.m.||Fan Gates Open|
|2 – 6 p.m.||Practice|
- Saturday, Sept. 24
|8:30 a.m.||Garage Opens|
|8:30 a.m.||Registration Opens|
|9 – 11 a.m.||Work Session|
|11 a.m. – 12 p.m.||Cars to the Line|
|11:45 a.m.||Drivers’/Crew Chiefs’/Spotters’ Meeting (Media Center)|
|12:30 p.m.||Fan Gates Open|
|12:45 – 2:30 p.m.||Fan Garage Experience (Autograph Session)|
|3 p.m.||First Qualifying Race (25 laps)|
|3:30 p.m.||Second Qualifying Race (25 laps)|
|4 p.m.||Third Qualifying Race (25 laps)|
|4:30 p.m.||Fourth Qualifying Race (25 laps)|
|5 – 5:20 p.m.||Hot Laps|
|5 – 6:30 p.m.||Martinsville Speedway Track Events (Pre-Race/Driver Intros)|
|6:30 p.m.||All Cars on the Line (Race Line-up)|
|7 p.m.||ValleyStar Credit Union 300 (200 laps / 105.2 miles)|
Official format for the ValleyStar Credit Union 300
The field for Saturday’s ValleyStar Credit Union 300 will be set by a combination of qualifying and four 25-lap qualifying races. Competitors will first qualify on Friday evening, with the fastest qualifier earning a $5,000 bonus. However, no competitors will lock into the 200-lap feature from qualifying like in years past.
Instead, the entire 40-car field will be set based on the four 25-lap qualifying races held Saturday prior to the 200-lap main event. The top-10 finishers in each of the four qualifying races will secure starting positions in the ValleyStar Credit Union 300. There will be no last chance race.
The 200-lap feature race will include three segments: 100 laps, 75 laps and 25 laps. The winners of the first two segments will each earn $1,000.
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 race winner will earn $32,000 in addition to taking home the coveted Martinsville grandfather clock.
Martinsville Speedway Late Model race entry list
The current entry list for the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 features 93 cars.
Headlining the list of entries is defending winner Landon Pembelton, who will look to become the first driver to earn back-to-back victories in the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 and take home another grandfather clock.
In order to do that, he’ll have to defeat a field that includes Ty Majeski, who just punched his ticket to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship race at Phoenix Raceway with a victory at Bristol Motor Speedway last Thursday. Also entered is Corey Heim, a two-time Camping World Truck Series winner this year and the winner of the Thunder Road Harley-Davidson 200 earlier this year at South Boston Speedway.
NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt Jr. has entered a car for rising star Carson Kvapil, the son of 2003 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Travis Kvapil. Peyton Sellers and Layne Riggs, the two drivers who spent most of the year battling for the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Division I National championship, are also entered.
Timothy Peters, a two-time ValleyStar Credit Union 300 winner, returns in search of his third victory in the event. Other previous winners that have entered include Mike Looney, Jake Crum and Jason York.
Other notable entries come from Brenden Queen, Tate Fogleman, Jared Fryar, Kaden Honeycutt, Bobby McCarty, Connor Mosack, Clay Jones, Mason Diaz, Conner Jones, Mark Wertz, Rajah Caruth, Katie Hettinger, Connor Hall and Mini Tyrrell.
Below is the complete entry list for Saturday’s ValleyStar Credit Union 300.
|00||Kyle Barnes||Draper, VA||Wendy Barnes|
|01||Camden Gullie||Durham, NC||Jason Gullie|
|03||Brenden “Butterbean” Queen||Chesapeake, VA||Mike Queen|
|07||Jamie Byrd||Mount Airy, NC||Susan Stimpson|
|07||Chase Dixon||Abingdon, VA||Chris Dixon|
|07||Riley Neal||Walkertown, NC||HRE Lease Program|
|09||Riley Gentry||Easley, SC||Randy Gentry|
|0||Landon Pembelton||Amelia, VA||Brian Pembelton|
|1||Trent Barnes||Forest Hill, MD||Doug Barnes Sr|
|1||Daryn Cockram||Draper, VA||Daryn Cockram|
|1||Michael Faulk||Huntersville, NC||Lee Faulk|
|1||Jamie York||Reidsville, NC||Jason York|
|1||Andrew Grady||Youngsville, NC||Tony Grady|
|1||Shane L Canipe||Hildebran, NC||Shane L Canipe|
|1||Craig Moore||Rougemont, NC||Craig Moore|
|2||Ryan Wilson||Randleman, NC||Ryan Wilson|
|2||Braden Rogers||Bakersfield, CA||Lee Faulk|
|2||Brandon Pierce||Oak Ridge, NC||Lee Pulliam|
|4||Parker Eatmon||Wilson, NC||Mike Darne|
|4||M. Kyle Dudley||Roanoke, VA||M. Kyle Dudley|
|5||Jaiden Reyna||Cornelius, NC||VanDyke Racing|
|5||Carter Langley||Zebulon, NC||Hedgecock Racing|
|5||Dexter Canipe Jr.||Conover, NC||Dexter Canipe|
|6||Clark Houston||Hickory, NC||DHR of Knob, NC LLC|
|7||Dylan Ward||Walkertown, NC||Dylan Ward|
|8||Thomas Scott||Mebane, NC||Thomas Scott|
|8||Carson Kvapil||Mooresville, NC||Dale Earnhardt Jr.|
|8||Tate Fogleman||Durham, NC||JFCO Motorsports|
|8b||Chase Burrow||King William, VA||Edwards Racing Enterprises|
|11||Blaise Brinkley||Sanford, NC||Brad Brinkley|
|11||Timothy Peters||Danville, VA||R&S Race Cars|
|12||Austin Thaxton||South Boston, VA||Austin Thaxton|
|12||Kaden Honeycutt||Aledo, TX||Barry L Nelson|
|14||Jonathan Worley||Kingsport, TN||Jonathan Worley|
|14||Jared Fryar||Trinity, NC||Jimmy Mooring|
|15||Kres VanDyke||Abingdon, VA||VanDyke Racing|
|15||Ryan Millington||Statesville, NC||Bob Saville|
|15||Tristen Barnes||Draper, VA||Wendy Barnes|
|17||Jason Myers||Hurt, VA||Jason Myers|
|17||Stacy Puryear||South Boston, VA||Stacy Puryear|
|18||Jason York||Reidsville, NC||Jason York|
|19||Jessica Cann||Trinity, NC||Bill Petroff|
|19||Colby Stottlemyer||Dauphin, PA||Mark Stottlemyer|
|21||Mike Darne||Mooresville, NC||Mike Darne|
|21||Steve Zacharias||Myrtle Beach, SC||AK Performance|
|21||Tommy Neal||Rural Hall, NC||Tommy Neal|
|22||Bobby McCarty||Madison, NC||Barry L Nelson|
|24||Mason Diaz||Manassas, VA||Michael Diaz|
|25||Jacob Borst||Elon, NC||Justin Borst|
|25||Derrick R Lancaster||Christiansburg, VA||Derrick R Lancaster|
|26||Peyton Sellers||Danville, VA||Burt Sellers|
|28||Ryan Glenski||Mooresville, NC||Karin Glenski|
|28||Connor Mosack||Mooresville, NC||Justin Carroll|
|31||Cole Bruce||Fredericksburg, VA||Robert Bruce|
|31||Clay Jones||Lucama, NC||Wayne Goss|
|32||Nik Williams||Chuckey, TN||Dean Wilson|
|41||Davey Callihan||Fredericksburg, VA||Davey Callihan|
|41||Magnum Tate||Easley, SC||Hawk McCall Motorsports|
|44||Conner Jones||Fredericksburg, VA||Robbie Jones|
|45||Andrew “Bryce” Applegate||Simpsonville, KY||Andy Applegate|
|50||Ross “Boo Boo” Dalton||Greensboro, NC||Jay Dalton|
|51||Matt Cox||Longs, SC||Robert Elliott|
|51m||Ryan Matthews||Wake, VA||Mike Matthews|
|55||Mark Wertz||Chesapeake, VA||Mark Wertz|
|57||Eddie Johnson||Midlothian, VA||Richard K Johnson|
|57||Jimmy Mullins||Bassett, VA||Jimmy Mullins|
|57||Rajah K Caruth||Concord, NC||John Carroll|
|66||Ty Majeski||Vale, NC||Chad Bryant Racing/Triple R Racing|
|71||Jake Crum||Taylorsville, NC||BJ Mackey|
|71||Katie Hettinger||Dryden, MI||Matt Piercy|
|73||Bruce Anderson||South Boston, VA||Racing College|
|75||Cory Dunn||Salem, VA||Larry Dunn|
|77||Blake Stallings||Danville, VA||Steve Stallings|
|77||Connor Hall||Vale, NC||Chad Bryant Racing/Triple R Racing|
|78||Corey Heim||Davidson, NC||CH Racing|
|81||Zack Clifton||Walkertown, NC||Ronnie Clifton|
|81||Mini Tyrrell||Manassas, VA||Timothy Tyrrell|
|81||Adam Murray||Bailey, NC||Travis Byrd|
|87||Mike Looney||Catawba, VA||Billy Martin Racing|
|88||Doug Barnes Jr||Forest Hill, MD||Doug Barnes Sr.|
|88||Brad Housewright||Kingsport, TN||Claude F. Housewright Jr.|
|88||Dustin Rumley||Brown Summit, NC||Dustin Rumley|
|90||Terry Carroll||Williamsburg, VA||Terry Carroll|
|90||John Goin||Scottsville, VA||Bo Collins|
|91||Jonathan Shafer||Ashland, OH||R&S Race Cars|
|91||Justin Carroll||West Point, VA||Justin Carroll|
|91||Chris Elliott||Bullock, NC||Chris Elliott Motorsports|
|95||Sam Yarbrough||Myrtle Beach, SC||Robert Elliott|
|95||Jacob Heafner||Dallas, NC||John Carroll|
|97||Daniel Silvestri||Ashburn, VA||Brian Silvestri|
|99||Austin Somero||Landrum, SC||Ted Somero|
|99||Layne Riggs||Bahama, NC||Scott Riggs|
|T2||Travis Truett||Conway, SC||Travis Truett|
ValleyStar Credit Union 300 winners
Late Model Stock Cars have been a regular fixture at Martinsville Speedway through the years, but the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 didn’t come into existence until the 1985 season, when Barry Beggarly became the inaugural winner of the event.
It has been held annually since, with the lone exception being the 2020 season when the event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Several drivers have earned multiple wins in the event, including Beggarly, who picked up a second victory in the race in 1994. Philip Morris is the all-time leader in ValleyStar Credit Union 300 victories with three. Others who have won the race twice include Timothy Peters, Curtis Markham, Phil Warren, Tony McGuire, Tommy Lemons Jr. and Lee Pulliam.
A number of drivers who would go on to enjoy success in one of NASCAR’s national divisions have also won the ValleyStar Credit Union 300. NASCAR Hall of Famer Mark Martin won the race in 1987. Mike Sinner, the inaugural NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion in 1995, visited Victory Lane in the Martinsville race in 1993. Current NASCAR Xfinity Series star Josh Berry won the race in 2019.
Below is the complete list of winners of the ValleyStar Credit Union 300.
|2002||Frank Deiny Jr.|
|2013||Tommy Lemons Jr.|
|2015||Tommy Lemons Jr.|
|2018||C.E. Falk III|