LED light installation project begins at Martinsville Speedway

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MARTINSVILLE, Va. (WDBJ7) The big news at Martinsville Speedway this off-season is the installation of lights at the historic half-mile track.

That major "Light Up Martinsville" project is now underway at the Paperclip, with the first of 19 light poles going-up Tuesday morning. The first ones went-up on the backstretch, as Martinsville will become the first major motorsports facility in the nation to have LED lighting.

The entire project is expected to be done by the end of January, with the first night race being the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 Late Model Race in the Fall of 2017.

"There's been a lot of work going on ever since we made the announcement," Campbell said. "But, you get a visual now of what this place is going to look like with the lights on.”