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ValleyStar Credit Union 300 / Sept 23rd / FIRST NIGHT RACE!
« on: August 18, 2017, 10:49:21 PM »
Record Crowd for Non-Cup race event projected http://race22.online/martinsville-speedway-projects-record-crowd-for-first-primetime-vscu300/

MRN Radio is covering this race for the first time! http://www.martinsvillespeedway.com/Articles/2017/07/MRN-To-Call-ValleyStar-Credit-Union-300.aspx

One Driver will win the Virginia Tripple Crown $10,000 Bonus - If they win the race also, that would be a $35,000 pay day!
TRIPLE CROWN STANDINGS HEADING INTO THE VALLEYSTAR CREDIT UNION 300
The driver that has the best average finish in the three Virginia Late Model Triple Crown events picks up a $10,000 bonus in Victory Lane following the Martinsville finale. After the events at South Boston Speedway and Langley Speedway, 14 drivers are currently eligible for the Triple Crown:
(Position, Driver name, Average finish through first two legs)
T1. Bobby McCarty, 3.5
T1. Nick Smith, 3.5
3. Brenden Queen, 5
4. Stacy Puryear, 7.5
T5. Philip Morris, 8.5
T5. Peyton Sellers, 8.5
7. Timothy Peters, 9
T8. Austin Thaxton, 12
T8. Terry Carroll, 12
10. Justin Carroll, 13.5
11. Mark Wertz, 15.5
T12. Eddie Johnson, 19
T12. Cameron Bowen, 19
14. Dean Ward, 19.5

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Re: ValleyStar Credit Union 300 / Sept 23rd / FIRST NIGHT RACE!
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2017, 10:49:51 PM »
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
 9:00 AM                            Ticket Office opens                             
10:00 AM                           Haulers Enter
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM         Registration
10:00 AM                           Garage Opens
12:30 PM                              Inspection
4:00 PM                              Fan Gates Open
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM            Practice
8:00 PM                              Pole Qualifying
9:00 pm                              Ticket Office Closes     
 
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
11:00 AM                           Registration and Ticket Office Opens
12:00 PM                            Garage Opens
1:30 PM                              Driversí Meeting (Media Center)
2:00 PM                              Fan Gates Open
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM            Autograph Session (Frontstretch)
4:00 PM                              Qualifying Races (4 x 25 Laps)
8:00 PM                              Feature Race (200 Laps)

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Re: ValleyStar Credit Union 300 / Sept 23rd / FIRST NIGHT RACE!
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2017, 09:23:50 AM »
This is great! Lets get Martinsville has an iconic night race track in all levels of NASCAR and local. I want to see Martinsville getting a night race in the Playoffs and beating Bristol and Richmond in terms of ratings, sponsor dollars, and sellouts!

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Re: ValleyStar Credit Union 300 / Sept 23rd / FIRST NIGHT RACE!
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2017, 09:33:59 AM »
This is great! Lets get Martinsville has an iconic night race track in all levels of NASCAR and local. I want to see Martinsville getting a night race in the Playoffs and beating Bristol and Richmond in terms of ratings, sponsor dollars, and sellouts!

The fall cup race has a scheduled green flag of 3:13 pm. Sunset is 6:25 pm. It will finish under the lights although i wouldnt call it a night race

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Re: ValleyStar Credit Union 300 / Sept 23rd / FIRST NIGHT RACE!
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2017, 09:38:58 AM »
Gotcha. But its going to be a prelude to the future of Martinsville races.

The lights will cut on with the last stage of the race, I think, and it will get everyone talking about the 2018 season having Martinsville being a full night race. Build up the excitement and sell that sucker out before the seasons starts!
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Re: ValleyStar Credit Union 300 / Sept 23rd / FIRST NIGHT RACE!
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2017, 09:55:10 AM »
Gotcha. But its going to be a prelude to the future of Martinsville races.

The lights will cut on with the last stage of the race, I think, and it will get everyone talking about the 2018 season having Martinsville being a full night race. Build up the excitement and sell that sucker out before the seasons starts!

I think the timing of next years race will depend on how the fall cup race is received this year. they are having qualifying on race day this year. Friday will only be practice. a lot of the tracks are moving to condensed 2-day shows next year. it's also harder for people to get home and get to work if it's sunday night. it's easier to have night races during summer because kids are out of school. the chase races need to go to saturday night anyway to help against the NFL. the only thing i don't like is the racing is better especially at 1.5 mi tracks during the day.

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Re: ValleyStar Credit Union 300 / Sept 23rd / FIRST NIGHT RACE!
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2017, 03:20:25 PM »
I believe on Friday only the Truck Series will have practice sessions.  Cup series cars will have 2 practice sessions on Saturday with qualifying being on Sunday as well as the race itself. Late race start time on Sunday at 3:00pm

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Re: ValleyStar Credit Union 300 / Sept 23rd / FIRST NIGHT RACE!
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2017, 05:10:45 PM »
I believe on Friday only the Truck Series will have practice sessions.  Cup series cars will have 2 practice sessions on Saturday with qualifying being on Sunday as well as the race itself. Late race start time on Sunday at 3:00pm

you're right. i think the cup drivers will still be there for a fan event. it will be interesting to see what they do.

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Re: ValleyStar Credit Union 300 / Sept 23rd / FIRST NIGHT RACE!
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2017, 11:01:47 AM »
Yeah buddy. Too bad the truck races are shorter, and its summer, don't know if we'll see them cut the lights on yet.


I can't wait though. I've been to 4 NASCAR Cup tracks and its been a little while since I've been to one at Martinsville. I am ready to buy my first lot when we get under the lights.
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Re: ValleyStar Credit Union 300 / Sept 23rd / FIRST NIGHT RACE!
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2017, 12:45:22 AM »
It looks like with a little over a month to go before the race ALL PREMIUM CAMPING IS SOLD OUT. This includes the Backstretch($50), The Champions Overlook($500), and the NASCAR Driver/Owner Lot usually only used on Cup weekends($100).

The only camping still available is the General Admission Campground($25).

This is going to be a BIG event.

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Re: ValleyStar Credit Union 300 / Sept 23rd / FIRST NIGHT RACE!
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2017, 03:28:50 AM »

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Re: ValleyStar Credit Union 300 / Sept 23rd / FIRST NIGHT RACE!
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2017, 12:07:36 AM »
http://www.martinsvillespeedway.com/Articles/2017/09/Drivers-Ready-for-Lights.aspx

Open Test for the Late Model Cars is Sept 14 from 4pm - 10 pm. Open FREE to the public.

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Re: ValleyStar Credit Union 300 / Sept 23rd / FIRST NIGHT RACE!
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2017, 06:10:14 PM »
TOMORROW(Thursday) is the first time cars will run under the new lights under race conditions. Testing for the Valleystar Credit Union 300 runs from 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm. It's FREE to attend.

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Re: ValleyStar Credit Union 300 / Sept 23rd / FIRST NIGHT RACE!
« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2017, 07:46:59 PM »
Very exciting! Clay has really worked hard to stay up to date with the other tracks.I can't wait for the big boys to race under the lights.