PENSACOLA, FL – One of the most unique and prestigious Super Late Model races in the country will soon be making its way to a worldwide audience.  In a partnership between South Alabama Speedway and, both parties are pleased to announce that the 40th annual Rattler 250 will be broadcast live on Speed51 TV.  The race is the season-opening event for the Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco.


graphic 51 tv rattler 2016The live broadcast, which will be the first of its kind for the Rattler, will feature two days of racing action from the 4/10-mile oval located in Opp, Alabama.  Super Late Model qualifying for the Rattler 250, as well as the 125-lap Baby Rattler for the Pro Late Models will air live on Saturday, March 19 before the big show, the Rattler 250 on Sunday, March 20.  The event will have a blackout region of 150-miles surrounding the facility.


“The entire staff at South Alabama Speedway is really looking forward to bringing the excitement of the Rattler 250 to a national audience for the first time,” said John Dykes, promoter of South Alabama Speedway.  “We know that the Speed51 TV crew will do a terrific job at highlighting this great event to fans all around the country.  We hope that those watching from home will see just how cool the event really is and will make plans to join us at the track down the road.”


Currently, the entry list for the 40th annual Rattler 250 features some of the biggest names in Super Late Model racing.  Defending winner Christopher Bell, 2015 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East champion William Byron, Midwest star Ty Majeski and Super Late Model ace Bubba Pollard are just four of the drivers hoping to meet the rattlesnake in victory lane.


“The track at South Alabama Speedway provides some of the best Super Late Model racing in the country.  Combined with the talent of the Southern Super Series, this should provide a great show for fans watching at the track and on Speed51 TV,” said Mark Keeler, Operations Manager.  “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to highlight the Rattler 250, South Alabama Speedway and the Southern Super Series to a worldwide audience.”


Race fans can purchase Sunday’s Speed51 TV pay-per-view broadcast of the Rattler 250 for the price of $24.99.  Saturday’s racing action featuring the Baby Rattler 125 can be seen for $19.99 and will include live coverage of Super Late Model qualifying.


Fans can also purchase a two-day broadcast ticket for $39.99, which is a savings of $5, to watch all of the action from the 40th annual Rattler 250 weekend.


Speed51 Network yearly members receive a 10% discount off of multi-day or single-day tickets.’s pay-per-view broadcast from South Alabama Speedway will be a one-camera shoot and will have a black-out radius of 150 miles.  Those who purchase the live broadcast of the event will also have the ability to watch the broadcast on-demand beginning the next day.


To order your live video ticket for the race, click here today.


For more information regarding the third-year Super Late Model Series, please visit


-Southern Super Series Press Release by 51 Sports

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