While the real-life Rattler 250 has been postponed to April 3-5 due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19), numerous Late Model Stars will be competing in a virtual replica of the race on iRacing Saturday night.
The eRattler 250 will take place at the virtual Lanier Raceplex using Super Late Models with a fixed setup. The race is scheduled Saturday night, March 21 at 7 p.m. ET and will be streamed live for free on Speed51 as part of our growing sim racing coverage.
The event will be sanctioned by the Sim Auto Racing Association (SARA) with support from the Southern Super Series. The race is an invitation-only event, boasting some of the top Late Model racers in the country.
Many drivers who had entered the real-life Rattler 250 are scheduled to appear in this weekend’s sim race. Among those drivers are 2017 Southern Super Series Champion Stephen Nasse, 2018 ARCA/CRA Super Series Champion Josh Brock and 2019 CRA SpeedFest winner Connor Okrzesik.
Other Rattler 250 entrants expected to appear in the eRattler 250 include Jackson Boone, Daniel Dye, Dawson Fletcher, Jake Garcia, Anthony Sergi and Kyle Sieg.
Several other notable Super Late Model standouts have also accepted invitations to the eRattler250. Included in that list are 2019 Snowball Derby winner Travis Braden, 2019 Rattler 250 winner Giovanni Bromante, 2019 CARS Super Late Model Tour Champion Matt Craig, 2020 CRA SpeedFest winner Corey Heim and 2018 Granite State Pro Stock Series Champion Devin O’Connell.
Other familiar names to short track racing fans from other regions of the country or other forms of racing have also thrown their hat in for the eRattler 250. Among those are 2016 NASCAR Pinty’s Series Champion Cayden Lapcevich, NASCAR Truck Series racers Carson Hocevar and Derek Kraus, ARCA Menards Series competitors Connor Hall and Parker Retzlaff, Kulwicki Driver Development Program Semifinalist Ryan Kuhn and CARS Tour Late Model Stock racer Layne Riggs.
Twenty-four drivers will qualify into the race – 16 from qualifying and eight from a last chance race. There will also be a promoter’s option to add drivers to the field as needed.
A full list of drivers currently scheduled to appear can be viewed below. More entries are expected in the coming days, so stay tuned to Speed51 and our new sim racing social media home, @S51eSports on Twitter, for continued updates.
Tune in Saturday at 7 p.m. to see who will win the eRattler 250.
-Story by: Zach Evans, Speed51 Content Supervisor – Twitter: @ztevans
Racers Scheduled to Appear in eRattler 250