MARTINSVILLE — For the third consecutive year, the Motor Racing Network (MRN) is broadcasting the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 Late Model Stock Car race, which takes the green flag Saturday night at Martinsville Speedway.
Veteran announcers Dave Moody and Kyle Rickey are calling the action from the booth with Ford Martin in the turns and Woody Cain and Hannah Newhouse reporting from the pits and providing analysis.
“We are verry happy to announce that MRN will once again broadcast the ValleyStar Credit Union 300,’’Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell said. “Martinsville Speedway is proud to host the most prestigious Late Model race in the country and having MRN once again bring its award-winning coverage to our event only enhances the experience for our fans, partners and competitors.’’
“MRN is pleased to once again be part of this great event at Martinsville Speedway,’’ Motor Racing Network President Chris Schwartz said. “This event has grown in popularity every year on our various broadcast platforms and with the new format changes and level of competition entered for this year’s ValleyStar Credit Union 300 should only make this event bigger and better this year.
“We look forward to broadcasting another great race at Martinsville Speedway this Saturday,’’ Schwartz said.
In addition to being heard online — through MRN.com — the race will be b roadcast locally and on select affiliates nationwide.
The ValleyStar Credit Union pays $32,000 to its winner and boasts a total pursue of more than $110,000.
Practice is today at 4 p.m., followed by qualifying at 8 p.m.
The pole winner receives $5,000, and the top 20 qualifiers earn berths in Saturday’s feature.
The remainder of the field is determined by two, 50-lap heat races Saturday.
The 200-lap feature takes the green flag at 7 p.m.
A driver autograph session is scheduled for 12:45 p.m. Saturday.
Tickets are $30 for adults. Youth 17 and younger are admitted free of charge.
Tickets can b e purchased by calling 877-RACE.TIX or online at www.martinsvillespeedway.com.
Editor’s Note: Tim Southers is the Director of Communications at Martinsville Speedway.