If you had to put money on the drivers competing in the 41st annual Rattler 250, what type of odds would you get? Like any sporting event that sees action in Las Vegas, the heavy hitters would not provide as much “bang for your buck,” while those with an outside chance would provide a big payday for those feeling a bit riskier.
We at Speed51.com powered by JEGS have taken the projected entry list for the Rattler 250 and have broken it down as to who we think has the best shot to come out on top of the tough competition on Sunday, March 19.
Of course, there is no disrespect to any drivers mentioned in this list and odds are based solely off of past performances in the Rattler 250 and in Super Late Model racing. These odds are for entertainment purposes only.
With that in mind, place your bets now and tune into the Speed51 TV live pay-per-view broadcast to see who comes out on top. Purchase your live pay-per-view online video ticket today by clicking here.
The Favorites (3 to 1) – Harrison Burton, Ty Majeski
There’s no denying that these two are currently the favorites. Ty Majeski is the defending winner of this race, and Harrison Burton has been on one incredible hot streak to start off 2017. If you want to make a safe bet, these are the guys to choose from.
The Contenders (5 to 1) – Christian Eckes, Donnie Wilson, Jeff Choquette, Bubba Pollard
While these four aren’t necessarily the favorites, these drivers will definitely be tough to beat on Sunday. Eckes, the 2016 Snowball Derby champion, is off to the best start in a season of his career, Donnie Wilson is the defending Southern Super Series champion, Pollard is a former winner at the Rattler and Jeff Choquette is always hard to beat everywhere he goes, especially in his new Fury Race Car.
Good Money (7 to 1) – Stephen Nasse, Raphael Lessard, Augie Grill, Casey Roderick
These drivers are fast everywhere they go, and betting on them can definitely be considered a good bet. Nasse has been in the mix at every big race since the middle part of 2016, but has yet to break into victory lane. Augie Grill is a former two-time winner of the Rattler 250, so everyone knows he can get it done. Casey Roderick is always fast in a Super Late Model and Pro Late Model at every southern track, and Raphael Lessard knows how to race for wins in big races.
Even Better Money (10 to 1) –Paul Kelley, Steve Wallace, Johnny VanDoorn
A win from any of these drivers is certainly a possibility, but a little bit more of a longshot than the drivers that we have already listed. Betting on any of these drivers would pay out pretty big should they win.
In the Ball Park (15 to 1) – Brandon McReynolds, Chandler Smith, Cole Anderson, Chase Purdy, Steve Dorer
At 15 to 1 odds, a win from these five drivers is sort of a long shot, but we also could still see it happening. At these odds, betting on these drivers is certainly a risk, but it would pay out very well.
Under the Right Conditions (20 to 1) – Kyle Plott, Bobby Knox, Jr., Derek Scott, Jr., Garrett Jones, Connor Okrzesik, Chris Davidson
“So you’re telling me there’s a chance.”
Would Pay Off Well (25 to 1) – Michael Atwell, Kason Plott, Jerry Artuso, Paul Shafer, Jr.
“Never tell me the odds.”
Big Money Bets (30 to 1) – Cory Roper, Martin Latulippe, Logan Bearden, Kyle Bryant
“So tell me… Do you feel lucky?”
-By Speed51 Staff. Photo Credit: Speed51.com