After 13 years of trying, C.E. Falk III finally broke through and won the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 at Martinsville Speedway.
Falk took home $25,000 and a grandfather clock trophy as a result of his win.
“We all come here wanting to win it but it’s like winning the freaking lottery, and we did,” Falk said. “We missed the wrecks, we were up front all night long and my team did it. We might not have had the very best car but we were there when it counted and this is something I’ll cherish the rest of my life.”
Corey Heim, who was making his Martinsville debut, finished second.
“I knew coming here that we had a shot at winning, just had to drive hard,” Heim said. “This is the biggest spotlight I’ve ever been in, I think a lot of people know my name now and I’m glad to be here. I just wish I could get my hands on that grandfather clock and 25k ($25,000).”
Veteran racer Peyton Sellers took home the $10,000 bonus for the winning the Virginia Triple Crown.
Sellers, who won the Triple Crown for the third time in his career, had the best average finish in the Thunder Road Harley-Davidson 200 at South Boston Speedway, the Hampton Heat at Langley Speedway and the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 at Martinsville Speedway.
“I’m walking out of Martinsville Speedway tonight with my head held high,” Sellers said. “We had an awesome car tonight, had momentum all night long, made some awesome changes… to win the Triple Crown is a real honor. It’s a privilege to be (mentioned with) some big names in Virginia drivers and I just hope this puts my name in the history books.”
Brandon Pierce finished third, followed by Trevor Ward and Sellers.
Justin Carroll, Ty Gibbs, Kres VanDyke, RD Smith and Kevin Neal rounded out the top-10.
Racing returns to Martinsville Speedway for the First Data 500 weekend October 26-28.