Test Day for the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 is scheduled for Thursday, October 6, Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell has announced. Traditionally, the Test Day has fallen on the Wednesday two weeks before the race.\r\nThe change is the result of a Goodyear tire test scheduled for Tuesday of that week, with Wednesday being held as a rain date.\r\n\u201cWe wanted to make this announcement as early as possible,\u201d Campbell said. \u201cSo many of the Late Model Stock Car drivers have to take off work and drive long distances to be here, and we want to be mindful of their schedules.\u201d\r\nThe ValleyStar Credit Union 300 is NASCAR\u2019s biggest, richest and most prestigious Late Model Stock Car race. The race pays $25,000 to win and sees more than 75 cars show up from across the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions to try and make the 40 car field.\r\n\u201cIt\u2019s a big deal,\u201d driver Matt Bowling said. \u201cIt\u2019s the biggest race of the year for everyone in Late Model Stock. It has the biggest pay out and is the biggest track that most of these guys race on.\u201d\r\nBowling lives just 10 minutes from Martinsville Speedway and currently leads the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national points standings.\r\n\u201cBeing from Ridgeway, it\u2019s a big deal to me,\u201d he said. \u201cIt\u2019s in my hometown.\u201d\r\nLast year Tommy Lemons Jr. held off a furious last lap charge from Timothy Peters to win his second grandfather clock trophy.\r\nThe ValleyStar Credit Union 300 is scheduled for October 16. The day starts with three 25-lap heat races and a last chance race to set the starting lineup and concludes with the 200-lap feature race.\r\nTickets for the ValleyStar Credit Union are on sale now and can be purchased by calling (877) RACE-TIX on online at www.martinsvillespeedway.com.