The ValleyStar Credit Union 300 on October 4 at Martinsville Speedway, NASCAR’s biggest, richest and most prestigious Late Model Stock Car race, will have a total purse of $100,000.
That purse includes a $25,000 payday for the winner, while the last place finisher in the feature race will take home $1,000.
“The money on the line here is equaled only by the prestige of this race,” Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell said. “We’re proud of the fact that the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 boasts a payout of over $100,000.This is such a huge event for these teams.”
In addition to the $25,000 to win, Clarence’s Steakhouse, the longtime sponsor of the half-way award, has moved their $2,000 bonus to the race winner as well. With the addition of that money, the winner is guaranteed to take home $27,000.
“Obviously, whoever wins will cap off the year in style, as well as having a jump financially for the 2016 season,” Campbell said.
More than 80 Late Model Stock Cars are expected to fight for 42 starting positions.
Practice day for the race is scheduled for Wednesday, September 23. Practice is free and open to the public.
Race day will start at noon with four 20 lap heat races and one “last chance” heat to set the field, followed by the 200 lap feature, with a break at lap 150 and a “blind draw” invert.
Last year Lee Pulliam took the lead in the closing laps and held on for his second Martinsville win.
Tickets to the October 4 event are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 877.RACE.TIX or online at www.martinsvillespeedway.com.
-Martinsville Speedway Press Release. Photo credit: Speed51.com