Martinsville Speedway released the entry list for this weekend’s prestigious ValleyStar Credit Union 300 Late Model Stock Car race and it includes over 90 cars.
The ValleyStar Credit Union 300 is the crown jewel of Late Model Stock Car racing and is the final leg in the Virginia Triple Crown, which also includes South Boston Speedway and Langley Speedway.
The race will feature recently crowned NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Champion Layne Riggs as well as Peyton Sellers who pushed the 20-year-old all year at races at South Boston, Motor Mile, and Dominion Raceway and closed out the season in second.
Corey Heim, who won the first leg of the Virginia Triple Crown in dramatic fashion over Jacob Borst, will be looking to snag his first Grandfather Clock, the trophy every winner at Martinsville receives.
Other top contenders include Bobby McCary, last year’s Virginia Triple Crown winner and three-time CARS Tour champion Bobby McCarty, Carson Kvapil, the driver of the JR Motorsports and the current points leader of the CARS Tour, Ty Majeski, who runs currently runs full time in the NASCAR Truck Series for ThorSport Racing and is a decorated Super Late Model driver, and Jared Fryar, the winner of the second leg of the Virginia Triple Crown, the Hampton Heat 200.
Another driver to watch includes Langley Speedway regular Mark Wertz, who currently is the points leader for the Virginia Triple Crown going into Martinsville. He finished 6th at South Boston and 2nd at Langley.
Mason Diaz, who drives part-time in the ARCA Menards Series and has been racing as part of the CARS Tour, comes into Martinsville 2nd in the points. He finished fourth at both South Boston and Langley.
Landon Pembelton, who won last year’s race is also a driver to keep an eye on. He’s currently 9th in the Virginia Triple Crown standings and finished 5th in the track championship at South Boston behind Layne Riggs, Peyton Sellers, Jacob Borst, and Camden Gullie.
Langley Speedway track champion Brenden “Butterbean” Queen will also be a driver to watch as he looks to take home the win. Dominion Raceway runner-up Doug Barnes Jr. and his brother Trent Barnes will also be tough competition.
A number of CARS Tour regulars aside from Fryar and Kvapil could also be dangerous including Kaden Honeycutt, Carter Langley, and Connor Hall.
Qualifying begins on Friday, September 23rd at 8 p.m. ET. On Saturday September 24, the first of four qualifying races begins at 3:00 p.m. If you can’t make it to the track, it’s available to watch on FloRacing. The feature race begins at 7:00 p.m. ET.