Before one lucky Super Late Model driver meets an Alabama rattlesnake in victory lane on Sunday, one Pro Late Model driver will encounter a “Baby Rattler” Saturday night at South Alabama Speedway. We get you ready for the Baby Rattler 125 with 10 things to know about the race.
1) This will be the 16th running of the Pro Rattler 125. Also know as the “Baby Rattle,” the race has long been a popular night for fans who get to see racing under the lights for the first time in South Alabama.
2) Bubba Pollard has been the king of this race with five wins and 10 top-five finishes. According to the entry list, Pollard will not be racing the Baby Rattler this year, instead focusing only on the Super Late Model race.
3) The race will be 125 green flag laps.
4) We expect to see the birth of new stars this weekend in the Pro Late Model ranks. Unlike in the past, the double-duty drivers have cut down their schedules leaving the Pro drivers with just a few Super Late Model regulars.
5) Stephen Nasse is the only former winner featured on the entry list having won in 2016. Despite only one win in the race, Nasse has finishes on the podium four times in five starts.
6) A year ago Jett Noland was eighth in the Baby Rattler 125, and now he’s back to chase a checkered flag. Noland was strong at New Smyrna Speedway during the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing, and he hopes to bring that success north to Alabama.
7) Kyle Plott has four top 10 finishes in the Baby Rattler 125. He will seek his first victory in a weekend where he will be doing double-duty. His best run in the Rattler was 10th in 2018. That year, he ran 374 of the 375 laps between the two races.
8) Fans unable to attend the Baby Rattler 125 and/or the Rattler 250 will be able to watch the action live on Speed51.TV.
9) Pensacola veteran Bubba Winslow will head north to Opp, Alabama to run the Pro Late Model Baby Rattler 125.
10) Looking back at the history of this race, David Hole won the first running back in 2006.