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Stacy Puryear and Tommy Lemons Jr. lock themsleves into the Martinsville 300

Stacy Puryear and Tommy Lemons Jr. will make up the front row in Saturday night’s ValleyStar Credit Union 300 at Martinsville Speedway.

The rest of the field will be decided on Saturday afternoon during the heat races and last chance feature. Puryear qualified on the outside front row last year but improved by one position with a best lap of 20.100 seconds. Puryear and Lemons are the only drivers locked into the 200-lap main event.

Lemons said a new rule in 2018 gives teams the flexibility of when to use the set of four tires they get for the race, and means starting on the front row is more important than ever.

Newly-crowned five-time NASCAR Whelen All-American Series National Champion Philip Morris, three-time Martinsville winner Lee Pulliam, defending CARS Tour champion Josh Berry and Brandon Pierce will all start on the pole of their heat races.

Mike Darne, Lee Pulliam, Layne Riggs, Ryan Millington and Dexter Canipe Jr. will round out the top-10.

Nelson Motorsports drivers Todd Gilliland, Bobby McCarty and Matt Bowling for disqualified on camber and will start at the rear of the respective heats.

Heat races for the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 will get underway at 3 p.m. The main event, which will be broadcast live on FansChoice.TV and MRN Radio, will get underway at 8 p.m.

Fan gates open at 1 p.m. on Saturday with the driver autograph session schedule for 1-2:30 p.m. on the frontstretch.

The complete results can be found below. The heat race starting lineups can be found below that.

  1. Stacy Puryear 20.100
  2. Tommy Lemons, Jr. 20.116
  3. Philip Morris 20.169
  4. Josh Berry 20.197
  5. Brandon Pierce 20.247
  6. Mike Darne 20.253
  7. Lee Pulliam  20.258
  8. Layne Riggs 20.259
  9. Ryan Millington 20.259
  10. Dexter Canipe, Jr. 20.263
  11. E. Falk, III  20.275
  12. Jeff Oakley 20.285
  13. Kyle Benjamin 20.294
  14. Woody Howard 20.302
  15. Kres VanDyke 20.309
  16. Ty Gibbs 20.310
  17. Mason Diaz 20.315
  18. Trevor Ward 20.322
  19. Timothy Peters 20.338
  20. Ryan Repko 20.338
  21. Grayson Cullather 20.344
  22. Kevin Neal 20.347
  23. Peyton Sellers 20.348
  24. Trevor Noles 20.349
  25. Tyler Hughes 20.368
  26. Bubba Pollard 20.377
  27. D. Smith 20.380
  28. Myatt Snider 20.382
  29. Thomas Scott 20.383
  30. Colin Garrett 20.398
  31. Derrick Lancaster 20.414
  32. Bruce Anderson 20.418
  33. Travis Swaim 20.421
  34. Jeremy Burns 20.429
  35. Brenden Queen 20.432
  36. Corey Heim 20.434
  37. Justin Carroll 20.435
  38. Davin Scites 20.437
  39. Camden Gullie 20.443
  40. Austin Thaxton 20.448
  41. Justin Hicks 20.448
  42. Matt Leicht 20.456
  43. Sam Mayer 20.457
  44. Zack Clifton 20.467
  45. Mini Tyrrell 20.470
  46. Cameron Bowen 20.485
  47. Mike Looney 20.496
  48. Jimmy Mullins 20.497
  49. Kevin Leicht 20.523
  50. Nik Williams 20.536
  51. Annabeth Barnes-Crum  20.537
  52. Blake Stallings 20.543
  53. Jonathan Findley 20.591
  54. Tim Phipps 20.612
  55. Jimmy Wallace 20.616
  56. Chris Johnson 20.675
  57. Macy Causey 20.688
  58. Jacob Heafner 20.713
  59. Brad Kurth 20.717
  60. James Sweeney 20.756
  61. Kyle Southern 20.764
  62. John Moore 20.780
  63. Ryan Wilson 20.812
  64. Tommy Neal 20.874
  65. Ronnie McCarty 20.929
  66. Owen Smtih 20.965
  67. Howie DiSavino III 20.979
  68. Will Ragsdale 21.085
  69. Kyle Dudley DNQ
  70. Trevor Ward DNQ
  71. Bobby McCarty DQ
  72. Todd Gilliland DQ
  73. Matt Bowling

For the heat races, each one is scheduled for 25-laps and will take the top-10 finishers. A 25-lap heat race will take 10 more to set the field of 42.

Heat One

  1. Philip Morris
  2. Mike Darne
  3. Ryan Millington
  4. Jeff Oakley
  5. Kres VanDyke
  6. Trevor Ward
  7. Grayson Cullather
  8. Trevor Noles
  9. RD Smith
  10. Colin Garrett
  11. Travis Swaim
  12. Corey Heim
  13. Camden Guillie
  14. Matt Leicht
  15. Mini Tyrrell
  16. Jimmy Mullins
  17. Annabeth Barnes-Crum
  18. Tim Phipps
  19. Macy Causey
  20. James Sweeney
  21. Tommy Neal
  22. Howie DiSavino
  23. Matt Bowling
  24. Kyle Dudley

Heat Two

  1. Josh Berry
  2. Lee Pulliam
  3. Dexter Canipe
  4. Kyle Benjamin
  5. Ty Gubbs
  6. Ryan Repko
  7. Kevin Neal
  8. Tyler Hughes
  9. Myatt Snider
  10. Derrick Lancaster
  11. Jeremy Burns
  12. Justin Carroll
  13. Justin Hicks
  14. Sam Mayer
  15. Cameron Bowen
  16. Kevin Leicht
  17. Blake Stallings
  18. Jimmy Wallace
  19. Jacob Heafner
  20. Kyle Southern
  21. Ronnie McCarty
  22. Will Ragsdale
  23. Todd Gillilan

Heat Three

1. Brandon Pierce
2. Layne Riggs
3. CE Falk
4. Woody Howard
5. Mason Diaz
6. Timothy Peters
7. Peyton Sellers
8. Bubba Pollard
9. Thomas Scott
10. Bruce Anderson
11. Brenden Queen
12. Devin Scites
13. Austin Thaxton
14. Zack Clifton
15. Mike Looney
16. Nik Williams
17. Jonathan Findley
18. Chris Johnson
19. Brad Kurth
20. John Moore
21. Owen Smith
22. Bobby McCarty
23. Dylan Ward

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Matt Weaver is the owner and founder of Short Track Scene. Weaver grew up in the sport, having raced himself before becoming a reporter in college at the University of South Alabama. He is also the associate motorsports editor of Autoweek Magazine and its website, which allows him to cover the highest levels of the sport.

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