The names of talent continue to be added to the pre-entry list for the season-opening Rattler 250 for the Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco at South Alabama Speedway next weekend. Past Champions, recent victors, and up-and-coming hot shoes have all declared their intentions as they will make their way to Kinston, Alabama.
Harrison Burton was recently crowned the World Series of Asphalt Racing Champion as he claimed the title at New Symrna Speedway (FL) during Speedweeks last month.
Kyle Busch Motorsports has an entry on the list but the driver has yet to be announced.
David Gilliland Racing will also be fielding two entries with reigning CARS Tour Champion Raphael Lessard and NASCAR K&N Pro Series East driver Chase Purdy both piloting DGR cars.
Snowball Derby Champion Christian Eckes will be a sure contender as he has shown strong runs at every showing thus far in the 2017 season.
Mid-west hot shoe Ty Majeski also filed his entry to return to defend his title as he was last years Rattler Champion. This is Majeski’s third trip to the Rattler.
The Pro Late Model division is also showing a stout field ready to compete as there are 23 entries.
Young drivers such as Chandler Smith and Gio Bromante are set to compete against the seasoned drivers like Jeff Choquette, Stephen Nasse, and Casey Roderick.
“We are really excited about the talent we have lined up for the 41st Rattler weekend,” John Dykes of South Alabama Speedway told Speed51.com. “We enjoy being a part of drivers coming up through the ranks like Burton and Eckes. Its always exciting.”
Watch the battle of who will come out on top on Speed51.com PPV of the Rattle 250 available here.
-By Hannah Newhouse, Speed51.com Contributor – Twitter: @HNewhouseRacing
-Photo Credit: Speed51.com
Rattler 250 Pre-Entry List (in no specific order):
|1||Kyle Busch Motorsports|
|13||Derek Scott Jr.|
|16||Johnny Van Dorn|
|20||Bobby Knox Jr.|
Baby Rattler Pre-Entry List (in no specific order):
|18||Bobby Knox Jr.|
|21||Derek Scott Jr.|