ValleyStar Credit Union 300: New Name For Late Model Race
Martinsville Speedway’s prestigious Late Model Stock Car race has a new name, but the same enthusiastic sponsor.
The country’s biggest NASCAR Late Model Stock race is now the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 and is scheduled for October 4 this year.
Martinsville DuPont Credit Union (MDCU) changed its name to ValleyStar Credit Union late last year. The new name was selected because it better represents the wide geographic area that the Credit Union serves.
“The only change anyone will see in our race this fall is the name – the ValleyStar Credit Union 300,” said Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell. “ValleyStar Credit Union is the same great credit union that has served our region for more than 60 years. They believe in our region and the people here.
“And they believe in the ValleyStar Credit Union 300. They were excited and thrilled by what they saw here last year and they are enthusiastic about working with us, the teams and drivers to take the race to its next level.”
“We are proud to be supporting this prestigious event for another year and excited to be doing so under our new name,” said ValleyStar Credit Union President/CEO Delbert Lee Morgan. “We remain committed to working alongside Martinsville Speedway to enhance the quality of life for the people in this region.”
The 2014 ValleyStar Credit Union 300 was action-packed, as Lee Pulliam beat Peyton Sellers on the final restart and survived a chaotic final two laps for his second career Martinsville Speedway victory. Pulliam took home $25,000 for his victory and his second grandfather clock, the iconic trophy that goes to Martinsville Speedway winners. “There really is nothing like watching the Late Model Stock race at Martinsville Speedway,” said Morgan. “Last year’s race was exciting from the beginning to the end and we’re looking forward to another great race this year.”
The ValleyStar Credit Union 300 weekend is October 3-4, with time trials set for Saturday, October 3 and heat races and the 200-lap feature on Sunday, October 4. Tickets may be purchased now by calling 877.RACE.TIX or online at www.martinsvillespeedway.com.