Since Speed51 announced plans for a Rattler 250 sim racing event on Wednesday, people have been clamoring for a chance to join a star-studded field of real-world Late Model drivers in the race. Now, they will have that chance to race their way into the field – but they must act fast.
Registration is open for the Baby Rattler, an open event for those not currently invited to the Rattler 250. The 125-lap race on Saturday afternoon will give two drivers the opportunity to qualify for the eRattler 250 on Saturday night.
Those hoping to enter the race can click here to register. The Baby Rattler is limited to 160 entries, available on a first-come, first-serve basis, and registration will close at 8 p.m. ET Friday, so those interested must act quickly.
The Baby Rattler will be a 125-lap feature at the virtual Lanier Raceplex, utilizing a fixed Super Late Model setup. 16 of the 45 maximum drivers will lock into the 125 Baby Rattler field via qualifying.
Eight cars will transfer from last chance qualifying, in a format to be determined by the number of entries. Any last chance qualifier races will be 30 laps, with caution laps counting.
Caution laps will also count in the 125-lap Baby Rattler, with one green-white-checkered finish available. The top two finishers out of the 24 drivers in the Baby Rattler 125 will have the opportunity to qualify for the eRattler 250 Saturday night at 7 p.m.
The eRattler250 will follow a similar format, which means the two Baby Rattler promotions will then have to qualify their way into that field or race their way in through an LCQ.
Much like the Baby Rattler, the eRattler 250 will have 35 entries, between drivers invited to the race and the open transfers. Again, the top 16 lock in from qualifying, with the rest placed in last chance qualifying.
The eRattler 250 will start a minimum of 24 cars, plus promoter’s options. Caution laps will count, and drivers will have four extra tires in the pits and the ability to change two tires per stop.
For more details on full race procedure for the Rattler 250, visit the Sim Auto Racing Association rulebook by clicking here.
So, if you want a part in the eRattler 250, don’t wait. Submit your registration for the Baby Rattler 125 now.
Both the Baby Rattler 125 and Rattler 250 are scheduled to be streamed live on Speed51. Visit www.speed51.com/eRattler250 to watch.
-Story by: Zach Evans, Speed51 Content Supervisor – Twitter: @ztevans