By the Numbers: Baby Rattler 125 at South Alabama

The Rattler Weekend started Friday night at South Alabama Speedway with local racing divisions in action.  The intensity will ramp up on Saturday night, with qualifying for the Southern Super Series' Rattler 250.  However, the main racing attraction of the evening will be the Pro Late Model Rattler 125, affectionately known as the "Baby Rattler."

 

Before tonight's race, we preview the event "By the Numbers" by looking at the history of the Pro Late Model showcase.

 

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0: No driver has ever won the Baby Rattler 125 and the Rattler 250 in the same year. Kyle Plott, Stephen Nasse, Jett Noland, Steve Dorer, Dawson Fletcher and Daniel Dye have entered both races for this weekend, hoping to change that statistic.

 

3: The entry list reveals that three former winners of this race are entered tonight.  Justin South, Stephen Nasse and Korey Ruble are on the entry list.

 

5: A total of five drivers have won the Baby Rattler 125 and the Rattler 250 in their career.  They are Casey Roderick, Bubba Pollard, Ronnie Sanders, Ryan Crane and Augie Grill.

 

8: Bubba Pollard is a four-time winner of the Baby Rattler 125, and along the way he has finished in the top five a record eight times in 10 starts.

 

9: Some fans may not know the name Korey Ruble as well as they know others.  Ruble is a veteran of South Alabama Speedway and has a win in the Baby Rattler 125.  He also has three second-place finishes and a third to give him five podium finishes in Opp, Alabama.  He won’t be running the 250 this year, but when the track was last paved he went 250 laps on one set of tires and finished third.

 

13: The previous 13 runnings of this race have featured 13 different pole winners.

 

15: This will be the 15th running of the Pro Late Model Rattler 125.  It is one of the most widely known events in Pro Late Model racing.

 

18: The 2019 version of this race had 18 yellow flags. Racers will certainly be hoping for smoother sailing tonight.

 

125: The Pro Late Model feature is 125-laps on Saturday night.

 

$5,000: The winner will get $5,000 for taking the checkered flag first on Saturday night.

 

Pro Late Model Rattler 125 Winners

 

2019 Casey Roderick

2018 Bubba Pollard

2017 Justin South

2016 Stephen Nasse

2015 Bubba Pollard

2014 Bubba Pollard

2013 Korey Ruble

2012 Augie Grill

2011 Chase Elliott

2010 Korey Ruble

2009 Bubba Pollard

2008 Ryan Crane

2007 Ronnie Sanders

2006 David Hole

Past Pro Rattler Winners

2019 Connor Okrzesik

2018 Bubba Pollard

2017 Bobby Knox Jr.

2016 Casey Roderick

2015 Harrison Burton

2014 Garrett Jones

2013 Justin South

2012 R.S. Senter

2011 Augie Grill

2010 Johnny Henderson

2009 Brandon Johnson

2008 Michael Pope

2007 Ben Rowe

2006 Ronnie Sanders

 

-Story by: Elgin Traylor, Speed51 Correspondent

-Photo credit: Speed51 Photo

By the Numbers: Baby Rattler 125 at South Alabama