Race fans and race teams can find pertinent information about this weekend’s 41st Annual Rattler 250 at South Alabama Speedway in 51’s Fast Facts below. 

 

Dates: March 17 – 19

 

Track: South Alabama Speedway (4/10-mile, high-banked oval)

 

Location: 189 AL-52, Kinston, AL 36453

 

Purse: $10,000-to-win Super Late Model race ($12,000 if 34+ cars), $5,000-to-win Pro Late Model race.

 

Sanction: Southern Super Series

 

Last year’s winner: Ty Majeski, Seymour, Wisconsin.

 

Tickets: Grandstands – Friday (Reserved – $15, Adult – $10, Age 6-12 – $5, Age 5 and under – free), Saturday and Sunday (Reserved – $25, Adults – $20, Age 6-12 – $10, Age 5 and under – free).

 

Weekend Pass (Grandstands) – Reserved – $60, Adult – $45, Child (Age 6-12) – $20, Children 5 and under – free.

 

Pit Passes – Thursday ($20), Friday ($30), Saturday ($35), Sunday ($35)

 

Pit Passes (Age 3-11) – Thursday ($10), Friday ($15), Saturday ($20), Sunday ($20)

 

Two-Day Pass ($60), Three-Day Pass ($80), Four-Day Pass ($100)

 

Live coverage: Speed51.com will broadcast the race live for fans unable to make it to the track. Live video tickets can be purchased by clicking here.

 

Websites: www.southalabamaspeedway.com, www.southernsuperseries.com.

 

Track phone: 334-565-3539

 

Primary race sponsors: Hardee’s

 

Notes: Defending race winner Ty Majeski will make the trip south to Alabama looking to join Wayne Willard as the only drivers to win back-to-back Rattler 250s.  Harrison Burton, the son of former NASCAR star Jeff Burton, will look to continue his hot start to the 2017 season with a big win on Sunday.  Burton has already recorded a win at CRA SpeedFest 2017, two wins during the World Series at New Smyrna (FL) and a CARS Tour win to kick off the new season. Majeski, Bubba Pollard, Casey Roderick and Augie Grill are on the list of former race winners who are entered for this weekend’s race. The Rattler 250 serves as the season-opening race for the 2017 Southern Super Series season. Donnie Wilson, the defending series champion, will look to get off to a hot start as he begins his title defense. Four-time World Crown winner Paul Kelley will be back behind the wheel this weekend, teaming up with Carswell Motorsports to drive the No. 98 this season. 2016 CARS Tour champion and Quebec native Raphael Lessard will be behind the wheel of the David Gilliland Racing No. 99 this weekend looking for the biggest win of his young career.

 

Rattler 250 Winners:

1974 – Phil Wendt, Dennie Rewis (Twin 50s)

1975 – Pete Hamilton

1976 – Buck Simmons

1977 – Russell Nelson

1978 – Dave Mader III

1979 – Billy McGinnis

1980 – Kasper Miles

1981 – Bob Bean

1982 – Ronnie Sanders

1983 – No Race

1984 – Mickey Gibbs

1985 – Mike Alexander

1986 – Daniel Keene

1987 – Rained Out

1988 – No Race

1989 – Bobby Gill

1990 – Jerry Goodwin

1991 – Rained Out

1992 – No Info

1993 – Snowed Out

1994 – Nix Bruce

1995 – Wayne Neidecken, Jr.

1996 – Johnny Brazier

1997 – No Race

1998 – Dan Beddingfield

1999 – Ronnie Sanders (2)

2000 – Donald Long

2001 – Ronnie Sanders (3)

2002 – Charlie Bradberry

2003 – Wayne Willard

2004 – Wayne Willard (2)

2005 – Jason Hogan

2006 – Ryan Crane

2007 – Augie Grill

2008 – Grant Enfinger

2009 – Augie Grill (2)

2010 – Jeff Fultz

2011 – Grant Enfinger (2)

2012 – Bubba Pollard

2013 – Kyle Benjamin

2014 – Casey Roderick

2015 – Christopher Bell

2016 – Ty Majeski

 

Rattler 250 Purse (26-33 cars):

1st – $10,000

2nd – $5,000

3rd – $3,700

4th – $2,750

5th – $2,500

6th – $2,200

7th – $2,000

8th – $1,800

9th – $1,700

10th – $1,600

11th – $1,500

12th – $1,400

13th – $1,300

14th – $1,200

15th – $1,100

16th – $1,050

17th – $1,025

18th – $1,000

19th – $950

20th – $925

21st-last – $900

 

Super Late Model Entry List (As of 3/14/17):

  1. Harrison Burton
  2. Brandon McReynolds
  3. Stephen Nasse
  4. Chase Purdy
  5. Raphael Lessard
  6. Donnie Wilson
  7. Bubba Pollard
  8. Chandler Smith
  9. Christian Eckes
  10. Conner Okrzesik
  11. Chris Davidson
  12. Derek Scott, Jr
  13. Steve Wallace
  14. Garrett Jones
  15. John Van Dourn
  16. Casey Roderick
  17. Michael Atwell
  18. Augie Grill
  19. Bobby Knox Jr
  20. Kyle Plott
  21. Kason Plott
  22. Cory Roper
  23. Jerry Artuso
  24. Cole Anderson
  25. Jeff Choquette
  26. Ty Majeski
  27. Martin Latulippe
  28. Paul Shafer Jr
  29. Logan Bearden
  30. Kyle Bryant
  31. Steve Dorer
  32. Paul Kelley

 

Rattler 250 Event Schedule

Thursday, March 16

10:00 a.m. – Pits Open

12:00 p.m. – Late Model Open Practice

 

Friday, March 17

9:00 a.m. – Pits Open

9:45 a.m. – Tech Opens for Late Models

10:30 a.m.  – Driver’s Meeting

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Late Model Practice

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.. – Modified Practice

4:30 p.m. – Local Practice

4:30 p.m. – Grandstands Open

6:30 p.m. – Driver’s Meeting

7:00 p.m. – Local Features and Fireworks

Mini Sportsman (20 laps), Coyote (25 laps), Roadrunner (25 laps), Street Stocks (30 laps), Super Stocks (35 laps)

 

Saturday, March 18

8:00 a.m. – Pits Open

9:00 a.m. – Late Model Driver’s Meeting

9:30 a.m.– Practice Begins (SLM and PLM alternate)

11:30 a.m.  – Practice Ends, Late Model Tech Closes

12:00 p.m. – Modified Practice

12:00 – 1:30 p.m. – SLM to Pre-Qualifying Tech

1:30 – 2:45 p.m. – PLM to Pre-Qualifying Tech

2:00 p.m. – Grandstands Open

3:00 p.m. – SLM & PLM Qualifying (Top 25 Locked In)

4:30 – 5:00 p.m. – Local Practice – Modified & Cuplites

5:15 p.m. – Driver’s Meeting

5:45 p.m. – Modified Qualifying

6:00 p.m. – PLM Last Chance Race (if needed)

To Follow: Rattler 250 Last Chance Race (if needed), Cuplites, Pro Late Model Rattler 125, Modified Feature

 

Sunday, March 19

8:00 a.m. – Pits Open

9:30 a.m – Driver’s Meeting, Grandstands Open

10:00 – 11:30 a.m. – Church Service, Live Gospel Band

10:30 a.m. – All Cars to Tech & Straight to Grid

12:15 p.m. – All Cars on Starting Grid

1:00 – 1:30 p.m. – Autograph Session

2:00 p.m. – 41st Annual Hardee’s Rattler 250

Fast Facts: 41st Annual Rattler 250 at South Alabama