With nearly 60 cars already entered for SpeedFest 2016 at Crisp Motorsports Park, handicapping the field for both the 200-lap ARCA/CRA Super Series race and 125-lap JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour race is not an easy task. If the handicappers in Vegas were forced to come up with odds, they may have nightmares about the money they could potentially lose with an “underdog” victory.
Luckily we’re not in Vegas, nor are we professional handicappers, but neither of those facts have stopped us from coming up with a list of odds for this year’s event in Cordele, Georgia. The odds listed are unofficial and are for entertainment purposes only. This is meant to be fun and at no point are we at Speed51.com powered by JEGS playing down any driver’s talent.
Take a look over the odds, pick your driver and if you can’t make it to Cordele, Georgia be sure to watch the race live on Speed51 TV. Keep in mind that there will be a blackout on the live broadcast for those who live within a 200-mile radius of Crisp Motorsports Park. If you’re outside of that blackout region, order your live video ticket today by clicking here.
Super Late Models
The Favorite – He’s unbeaten in Georgia and Rowdy is just unreal in a Super Late Model. Kyle Busch Motorsports equipment is always tough to beat, but especially with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion behind the wheel.
3 to 1 – Kyle Busch
The Hit Squad – Don’t think that if one of these guys is close that they are not going to give it their all. If it weren’t for Busch entering the event, these drivers would definitely be the favorites.
5 to 1 – Bubba Pollard, Ty Majeski, Zane Smith, John Hunter Nemechek
7 to 1 – Stephen Nasse, Harrison Burton, William Byron, Donnie Wilson
Going Places – A list of upstarts, Georgia regulars and sleepers. Things may have to go right, but all of these drivers have show they have the ability to get to victory.
9 to 1 – Cole Anderson, Scotty Ellis, Casey Roderick, Brandon Setzer, Kyle Plott, Bret Holmes
On the Outside – Just outside the cut of the top 10 these drivers could surprise some. While they may not be expected to win, each of these drivers has the chance to score a solid top-five finish in Cordele.
10 to 1 – Scott Hantz, Brandon Oakley, Steve Dorer, Noah Gragson, Quinnton Bear, Derek Kraus
Almost Long Shots – This field is so deep that somebody has to be considered a long shot. While all of these drivers are good in their respective regions, at a national event like SpeedFest their chances at victory are slim.
15 to 1 – Stuart Dutton, Mason Massey, Wes Griffith Jr., Brennan Poole, Derek Scott Jr.
Big Money Bets – Anything can happen in sports, so if you were looking to make a high-risk bet, this group of drivers would pay off well.
20 to 1 – Kyle Bryant, John Coffman, Todd Brown, Ron Young, Kyle McCallum, Matthew Wragg
Pro Late Models
The Favorite – We hate to put the pressure on, but he’s going for three and he’s unbeaten in the Pro Late Model at SpeedFest.
3 to 1 – John Hunter Nemechek
Good Money – After Nemechek, the door is wide open. These guys will contend, but they are not the clear cut favorite like the two-time defending winner of the race.
5 to 1 – Zane Smith, Justin South, Casey Roderick, Bret Holmes
Show Money – There could be some good money on the line and one of these drivers is bound to be in the top five.
7 to 1 – Chandler Smith, Dalton Grindle, Riley Thornton, Chris Dilbeck, Justin Wakefield
Almost Long Shots – This group of drivers offers up some good money, but it would take the perfect storm to see one of these drivers in victory lane on Sunday.
12 to 1 – Justin Ashburn, Andy Bozell, Hope Hornish, Phil Bozell, Derek Scott Jr., Josh Adkins
Big Money Bets – Gamblers like to gamble, right? Betting on these drivers to win would certainly be a gamble, but who would’ve ever bet on Trevor Bayne to win the Daytona 500?
20 to 1 – Bo Lemastus, Josh James, Joe Ross, Christopher Tullis, Kevin Herbert, Adam Johnson, Jordan McCallum, Conner Okzesilk
-By Elgin Traylor, Speed51.com Southeast Correspondent – Twitter: @ElginTraylor
-Photo credit: Bruce Nuttleman/Speed51.com