8:37
If anything happens in tech we will have it on our Five Star Race Cars Bodies Facebook page. We would like to congratulate Bubba Pollard and Augie Grill for their wins tonight here at South Alabama Speedway. We will have much more on the Rattler 250 weekend this week on Speed51.com. Thanks for watching goodnight!
8:15
Comment From Guest 

great run Cole Powell!!

8:15
Visit www.AtlantaThriftyNickel.com
8:14
We believe Massey actually ran a PLM event here at South Alabama Speedway in the Viper Series last year, so this isn’t exactly his debut but a great run for the young driver regardless.
8:14
Comment From Elliott fan 

congrats to mason massey and BER team on a top 5 in his first PLM race!!!!! Great job!!!

8:14
Ross Kenseth was in the first race, the Super Late Model Rattler 250. Scroll down for those results.
8:14
Comment From Hank 

Wasn’t Ross Kenseth in this race?

8:13
Comment From Guest 

From here it sounds like Kyle Benjamin had some tough breaks today. At his age, most of those other guys should be really worried! Thanks Speed51!

8:12
Comment From R&M tire and auto 

good job spencer davis #29D

8:12
Don’t quote me on this but I believe the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season opener at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 17th will be our next event with our Trackside Now coverage.
8:12
Comment From Bill in Wisconsin 

Great Job Thanks for the coverage. When is the next race on the Speed 51 coverage schedule ?

8:11
Thanks for joining our coverage. The last race, the Pro Late Model Rattler 100, was actually scheduled for yesterday evening but unfortunately we were rained out.
8:11
Comment From Guest 

they should schedule the race for Saturday next year. if you don’t live close, it’s too hard to be there on a Sunday with work the next day.

7:57
Comment From Guest 

Good job RS!!

7:57
Comment From Steve 

Great job Speed51, it’s the next best thing to being there!!

7:57
Comment From Race Fan 

Good job Mason Massey !!!

7:56
The Pro Late Model top-five are now rolling through post-race tech.
7:55
Coming June 12th
7:55
Unofficial CORRECTED finishing order:

1. Grill
2. Senter
3. Pollard
4. Massey
5. Davidson
6. Plott
7. Powell
8. Jones
9. Odom
10. Bowen
11. Garvey
12. Ruble
13. Boswell
14. Smith
15. Hausler
16. Davis
17. Buggay
18. Benjamin
19. Benefield
20. Boyett
21. Thorpe
22. Ashburn
23. Bryant
24. Craig
25. Wragg
26. Fisher
27. Sanders

7:53
There was one scoring correction back in the pack. Kyle Bryant was actually 23rd and Eddie Craig was 24th.
7:44
UNOFFICIAL Pro Late Model Rattler 100 Finishing Order:
1. Grill
2. Senter
3. Pollard
4. Massey
5. Davidson
6. Plott
7. Powell
8. Jones
9. Odom
10. Bowen
11. Garvey
12. Ruble
13. Boswell
14. Smith
15. Hausler
16. Davis
17. Buggay
18. Benjamin
19. Benefield
20. Boyett
21. Thorpe
22. Ashburn
23. Craig
24. Bryant
25. Wragg
26. Fisher
27. Sanders
7:41
Augie Grill in victory lane with the Grasshopper race sponsors.
7:37
CHECKERED: Grill wins over Senter, Pollard, Massey, Davidson and Plott.
7:36
WHITE: Pollard looks under Senter for second but can’t make the pass.
7:36
GREEN: Grill leads Senter by inches into turn one.
7:35
One lap to the green.
7:35
Benjamin is out of the car, they are done.
7:33
Lap 98: Grill now leads Senter and Pollard.
7:33
Garvey and Benjamin have both been sent to the rear of the field for causing the caution.
7:32
Caution is out.
7:32
Lap 98: Garvey gets loose off turn two and Benjamin makes his way under him.  Garvey catches back up to Benjamin in turn three and turns him around. Grill them moves to the outside and takes the lead as they spin in turn four.
7:31
Lap 98: Garvey leads Benjamin and Grill with two laps to go.
7:31
Lap 97: The leaders are still steadily working their way through lapped traffic.
7:31
Lapped traffic will likely factor into the finish of this race as Garvey is approaching multiple lapped cars.
7:31
Lap 95: Garvey leads Benjamin by a car length and it’s another car length back to Grill in third.
7:30
Lap 95: Benjamin now under Grill for the second spot.
7:30
Lap 93: Garvey clears him and leads with 7 laps remaining.
7:30
Lap 91: Garvey gets under him off turn two and leads by inches at the line.
7:30
Lap 91: They are still nose-to-tail down the backstretch.
7:29
Lap 91: Garvey closes in on Grill but gets loose off turn four and loses his ground.
7:29
Lap 89: Grill now puts the #2 machine of Boswell down a lap.
7:28
Lap 86: As they work through lapped traffic Garvey has not lost an inch and is still just a few minor car lengths back from Grill.
7:27
Lap 82: Grill leads Garvey by two car lengths as he navigates lapped traffic.
7:27
Lap 79: Benefield has slowed on track but made it to the pits and we are still under green.
7:26
To those asking where a specific driver is: our scoring computer went down so we are basing our judgments strictly off how we see them on track.
7:26
Lap 78: Grill now works this way through a thick pack of lapped traffic.
7:26
Current running order (top 15):
1. Grill
2. Garvey
3. Benjamin
4. Pollard
5. Senter
6. Massey
7. Davidson
8. Plott
9. Powell
10. Odom
11. Bowen
12. Jones
13. Boswell
14. Ruble
15. Davis
7:25
Lap 74: Senter now moves by Pollard on the backstretch for the fourth spot.
7:25
Lap 73: Bowen now moves by Ruble for the 12th spot.
7:24
Lap 71: Davidson and Plott are now in a heated battle for 8th.
7:24
Lap 70: Bowen continues to look under Boswell but can’t complete the pass each lap.
7:23
Lap 67: Benjamin was looking under Pollard but lapped traffic got in his way and will keep his 4th position.
7:22
Lap 64: Plott, Davidson and Massey are all battling for the 6th position.
7:22
Lap 61: Grill and Pollard have now pulled away from Benjamin as the field is getting strung out.
7:21
Lap 59: Bowen is looking under Boswell for 12th, after spinning 3 times previously.
7:20
Lap 55: Grill still holds a lead over Garvey, Pollard, Benjamin and Senter.
7:19
GREEN: Restart as Grill leads Garvey and Pollard.
7:18
Yes, the track does have a 3 spin rule, but Bowen has been the victim of all 3 spins and didn’t initially cause any of those.
7:17
Our pit reporters are telling us that the #36 of Keith Thorpe is done for the night.
7:16
Boyett sustained damage after the caution and has now entered the pits while they’re closed and will be penalized.
7:16
Anderson Bowen and Logan Boyett and Zac Hausler all spun avoiding the wreck.
7:15
CAUTION: Jones and Buggay spin in turn two.
7:15
Lap 47: Grill leads Garvey and Pollard by five car lengths down the backstretch.
7:14
GREEN: Grill leads into turn one.
7:13
We are back rolling under the yellow flag.
7:07
Reverse view of the top 5. (speed51.com photo)
7:06
Wragg’s car takes an unusual ride to the trailer. (speed51.com photo)
7:04
Running order under this red flag:

1. Grill
2. Garvey
3. Pollard
4. Senter
5. Benjamin
6. Ruble
7. Plott
8. Davidson
9. Massey
10. Powell
11. Buggay
12. Jones
13. Boswell
14. Odom
15. Hausler
16. Smith
17. Bowen
18. Boyett
19. Davis
20. Ashburn
21. Benefield
22. Craig
23. Bryant
24. Wragg
25. Thorpe

7:04
Top five under red. (speed51.com photo)
7:02
After a check with the leader, Grill says his car is pretty good and we can almost see his smile from the backstretch.
6:59
Bryant exited his car and walked straight towards the 29 of Bowen to show his frustration, but nothing else happened.
6:58
Kyle Bryant walks away after a “discussion” with Anderson Bowen. (speed51.com photo)
6:57
We are hearing there is a lot of fluid coming from the #29 machine of Matthew Wragg.
6:56
RED: We have skipped the caution and gone straight to the red flag as Wragg, Bryant and Craig have tangled in turn four.
6:55
Bowen is attempting to charge his way back through the field and shoves Spencer Davis up the track in turn 2, but Davis saved it.
6:55
Lap 43: Garvey under Pollard into turn one and down the backstretch to take the second spot away.
6:54
Lap 43: Grill now holds a four car length lead on Pollard who now has a mirror full of Garvey.
6:54
Sorry, yes the race was originally 125 laps, but after officials were informed that Rheem would sponsor the event, they shortened the race to 100 laps and decreased the winning totals, but we are unsure what that amount is.
6:54
Comment From Bill 

Wasn’t it originally 125 laps?

6:54
Lap 40: Grill is now closing in on the tail of the field and beginning to put those machines down a lap.
6:53
Lap 38: Grill now leads Pollard, Garvey, Senter, Benjamin, Ruble and Plott.
6:52
Lap 36: Senter now under Benjamin for fourth.
6:52
Lap 35: Garvey under Benjamin for third.
6:52
Lap 34: Pollard is, however, still directly on Grill’s bumper applying the pressure lap after lap.
6:52
Lap 32: Pollard again looked under Grill down the backstretch but decided not to put his nose under him into turn three and instead fell in line second.
6:51
No, we are running 100 laps.
6:51
Comment From Bill 

Has race been shortened by 25 laps?

6:51
GREEN: Grill leads Pollard and Benjamin to the line.
6:51
One lap to green.
6:46
Current running order when the caution flag came out:
1. Grill
2. Pollard
3. Benjamin
4. Garvey
5. Senter
6. Ruble
7. Ruble
8. Massey
9. Plott
10. Davidson
6:46
CAUTION: Spin in turn one for Bowen, Fisher and Ashburn.
6:45
Lap 31: The top-four, Grill, Pollard, Benjamin and Garvey have pulled out to a six car length lead on the remainder of the field.
6:45
Lap 30: Garvey is now right on Benjamin’s back bumper ofr the third spot.
6:44
Lap 27: Brady Boswell works under Kyle Bryant for the 13th position.
6:44
Lap 24: Grill, Pollard, Benjamin, Garvey, Senter, Ruble and Massey are all nose-to-tail in the top-7 spots.
6:43
GREEN: Grill gets a clean restart and leads the field into turn one.
6:43
RS Senter is in 5th.
6:43
Comment From Erik 

What’s happened to RS?

6:42
One lap to the green.
6:41
Comment From Statsman 

Go Cole from a northern fan on a frosty Canadian evening

6:41
CAUTION: The yellow flag is back out for a spin by the #29 of Bowen.  Bowen apparently had help from the #38 of Kyle Plott.   After he spun the #61 TW Fisher made contact with Bowen after the caution but only caused minor damage.
6:40
Lap 21: Pollard got a run and looked under Grill for the lead down the backstretch but couldn’t make it stick into turn three and fell back into line in the second position.
6:40
GREEN: Grill leads the field into turn one.
6:39
One lap to green.
6:39
The #19 machine of Ricky Sanders can’t get his machine fired and he will get a push from the tow truck back to the pits.
6:36
Tire change for Wragg. (speed51.com photo)
6:35
Wragg has entered the pits and the crew is assessing the right front of his machine.
6:35
Cole Powell, who started in the 20th position, is now up to the 11th spot on track.
6:34
CAUTION: Matthew Wragg hit the wall on the frontstretch and spun into turn one.
6:34
Lap 19: Grill leads Pollard, Benjamin, Garvey, Senter, Ruble, Bowen, Massey, Plott, Boyett and Powell.
6:33
Lap 17: Pollard has now closed in on Grill for the lead but he isn’t pushing the issue for the position just yet.
6:32
Lap 12: Positions 3-8 are all nose-to-tail battling for position.
6:31
GREEN: Grill leads Pollard by a car length as they enter turn one.
6:31
This has not been Odom’s day, as he blew an engine in the Rattler 250 and now spun in the first 11 laps of this race. BUT, there is no damage and Odom’s machine appears to be okay.
6:30
One lap to the green.
6:29
Odom pulls away under his own power.
6:29
This caution is a lucky break for the rear of the field as leader Augie Grill was closing in on them.
6:29
CAUTION: A spin in turn four by Brandon Odom.
6:28
Lap 9: The top-15 cars are single-filed down the backstretch.
6:28
Lap 7: Grill leads Pollard, Benjamin, Garvey, Senter, Boyett and Odom.
6:27
Lap 5: Grill pulls away by a straightaway as Pollard, Benjamin Garvey work by Senter.
6:27
Lap 3: Brandon Odom moves by Korey Ruble for the 7th position.
6:26
Lap 2: Pollard now looks to the outside of Senter for the second spot.
6:26
GREEN: This time Grill gets the run on the outside and leads the field into turn one.
6:25
One lap to green.
6:24
CAUTION: They have waved off the start to introduce RS Senter to the start line.
6:24
GREEN: RS Senter and Augie Grill side by side into turn one.
6:23
One lap to green.
6:17
The command to fire engines has been given and we are now rolling under the pace laps for this 100-lap event.
6:13
The sun has set and the lights are on here at South Alabama Speedway.  We are just a few moments away from the firing on engines.
6:12
Comment From craig 

Good Luck RS go #10

6:12
Comment From Texasfan91 

Good luck Zak Hausler!!!! Bring home a win!

6:12
Can Pollard do the sweep? (Speed51.com Photo)
6:09
Pro Late Models grid for the Baby Rattler. (Speed51.com Photo)
6:09
Comment From Matt 

C’mon, Anderson! You can win this! You got this!

6:09
The cars are now staging on the front straightaway.
6:06
Comment From Snowbound 

Austin, you make Maine proud. Really proud!!

6:06
Alabama is in the Central Time Zone which is one hour behind the Eastern Time Zone. It’s not just Speed51 🙂
6:06
Comment From Kelly 

Why is Speed 51 an hour behind?

6:01
The Pro Late Models are now rolling out of the pits.
6:00
Pollard will now get in his #18 Pro Late Model  and start fourth in the Pro Late Model 100 lap event up next.
5:59
Quote from Pollard: “I finally won a race that was a longer distance.”

Another side note: Pollard has two 2nd place finishes in the Rattler.

5:59
Pro Late Model Rattler 100 Starting Lineup:

1 10 RS Senter
2 112 Augie Grill
3 71 Kyle Benjamin
4 18 Bubba Pollard
5 1 Mike Garvey
6 66 Korey Ruble
8 11 Logan Boyett
9 81 Brandon Odom
10 29B Anderson Bowen
11 33 Brandon Jones
12 29D Spencer Davis
13 29W Matthew Wragg
14 91 Zachary Hausler
15 9 Mason Massey
16 38 Kyle Plott
18 41 Chris Davidson
19 17 Shanky Smith
20 25 Cole Powell
21 2 Brady Boswell
22 45 Dwayne Buggay
23 61F TW Fisher
24 79 Kyle Bryant
25 98 Justin Ashburn
26 36B Rodney Benefield
27 36T Keith Thorpe
28 4 Eddie Craig
29 19 Ricky Sanders

 

5:55
Bubba Pollard in victory lane. (speed51.com photo)
5:53
Comment From geust 

bring on the pro late models!!

5:53
Comment From Guest 

1 more win for garc cars

5:53
Comment From Mario 

Good Run, Austin

5:53
Comment From Troy 

Better luck to Kyle Benjamin. You had that race won.

5:52
Comment From Guest 

Great Job Johanna Long!!!!!

5:51
Don’t forget that since all of our racing action yesterday was rained out, we still have the 100-lap Pro Late Model portion of this event still to run.  That race will be up next.
5:50
Comment From Aunt Jackie 

Good Job Stephen Nasse #51!!!!

5:49
The Pro Late Model drivers are headed to their cars and will line up on the track for driver introductions as soon as victory lane clears.
5:48
Comment From renox2 

Congratulations to Bubba Pollard from Xtreme Suspension

5:48
Unofficial Rattler 250 Finishing Order:

1 18 Bubba Pollard
2 41 TJ Reaid
3 99 Casey Smith
4 10 Johanna Long
5 51 Stephen Nasse
6 7 Clay Rogers
7 29 Austin Theriault
8 1 Mike Garvey
9 2 Donnie Wilson
10 11 Logan Boyett
11 71 Johnny Brazier
12 33 Ricky Brooks
13 29 Andy Antinoro
14 47 Allen Karnes
15 99 Dale Little
16 112 Augie Grill
17 71 Kyle Benjamin
18 4 DJ VanderLey
19 18 Johnny Henderson
20 84 Clay Alexander
21 41 Chris Davidson
22 77 Jeff Scofield
23 45 Dwayne Buggay
24 25 Ross Kenseth
25 16 Brandon Odom

 

5:44
We will post full results as soon as they become available.
5:43
CHECKERED: Bubba Pollard wins his first Rattler 250.
5:43
Lap 249: WHITE FLAG: Long pressured by Nasse.
5:43
Lap 248: Popsicle sticks in the air as the field gets the two to go signal.
5:43
Lap 247: The field is now pretty well spread out around the speedway.
5:42
Lap 245: Five laps remain.
5:42
Bubba has a long way before catching lap traffic.
5:42
Lap 244: Pollard leads Reaid, Smith, Long, Nasse, Rogers, Theriault, Garvey, Wilson and Boyett.
5:41
Lap 242: Little slows on the backstretch but makes it to the pits with no caution.
5:41
Lap 242: Long moves Nasse out of the way and takes over the fourth spot.
5:41
Lap 241: Pollard holds a straightaway lead on the field.
5:41
Lap 240: Ten laps to go.
5:40
Lap 237: Pollard makes his way around the lapped car of Dale Little with no problem.
5:39
Current top 5:
1. Pollard
2. Reaid
3. Smith
4. Nasse
5. Long
5:39
Lap 235: Long now in fifth ahead of Clay Rogers and Austin Theriault.
5:39
Lap 233: Reaid moves under Smith to take the second spot away.
5:39
Lap 232: As he worked his way around the lapped machine of Ricky Brooks, Mike Garvey put his hand out of the window to let him know of his displeasure.
5:38
Lap 230: Reaid is once again all over Smith’s back bumper.
5:38
Lap 230: Pollard has pulled away by five car lengths.
5:37
Lap 227: Nasse takes the fourth spot from Boyett.
5:37
Nasse and Boyett are side by side for fourth.
5:37
Lap 226: Pollard leads Smith, Reaid, Nasse and Boyett.
5:37
Lap 224: Reaid moves Smith in turn two to take the lead and then Pollard moves Read into three and now pulls away with the top spot.
5:36
GREEN: Smith leads Reaid and Pollard into turn one.
5:36
One lap to the green.
5:36
Casey Smith still has two tires in the pits.
5:36
As they restart Smith leads Reaid, Pollard, Boyett and Nasse.
5:35
2 rights for Garvey.
5:35
Long takes four tires and Garvey takes two.
5:34
Johanna Long also comes to pit road under this caution.
5:34
Grill will receive a 1-lap penalty for stopping on the front stretch to cause a caution. Race officials say he “could have driven the car in the pits.”
5:34
Garvey has pulled up to pit under this caution.
5:33
CAUTION: Grill spins on the frontstretch and has a right front tire down.
5:33
Lap 225: Smith clears Antinoro but he holds up Reaid in second. Things are heating up out there.
5:33
For those asking, Augie is passing multiple cars, but is still in 16th 3 laps down.
5:33
Lap 223: Smith now works his way around the lapped machine of Antinoro.
5:32
Lap 220: With no lapped traffic between them now Reaid sets his sights on Smith.
5:32
No, Grill is not out. He is 3 laps down.
5:32
Comment From john 

is grill out of the race

5:31
Lap 218: Reaid under Garvey down the backstretch and takes the spot into turn three.
5:31
Lap 216: Smith now works his way through lapped traffic and uses it to pull away from Garvey and Reaid.
5:30
Lap 214: Reaid is all over the back bumper of Garvey for the second spot.
5:30
Lap 212: Pollard takes fourth from Boyett.
5:30
Comment From Robin 

Garvey’s car is absolutely beautiful!!

5:30
Comment From tx fan 

GET’UM CASEY

5:29
Smith also has 2 sticker tires remaining in his pit.
5:29
Lap 211: Pollard now closing in on Boyett for the fourth spot.
5:29
Lap 209: Garvey now has a mirror full of Reaid in third.
5:29
Lap 208: Smith gets a good run on Garvey and pulls away by two car lengths with the lead.
5:29
Our pit reporters tell us Garvey has 2 sticker tires in his pit stall. We will try to find out about Smith.
5:28
Comment From Guest 

has smith and garvey changed their last set of tires

5:28
Lap 208: As Garvey runs in Smith’s tire tracks, Reaid has closed in on them and the battle for the lead.
5:28
Lap 206: Garvey all over the back bumper of Smith for the lead as they exit turn four.
5:27
Lap 204: Pollard clears Nasse for the 5th spot.
5:27
Lap 202: Pollard now pressuring Nasse for 5th.
5:26
Lap 200: Smith leads Garvey by inches. Then it is two car lengths back to Reaid in third.
5:26
For those wondering, the #18 of Johnny Henderson is walking around in the infield. We are unsure of what happened to his machine.
5:26
Lap 197: Pollard outside of Theriault for 7th.
5:25
Lap 195: Nasse makes it under Long for 5th.
5:25
GREEN: In and impromptu drop of the green flag Smith and Garvey took off as the rest of the field rolled through three and four.
5:23
We are back rolling under the red flag.
5:21
The top 5 under the red. (speed51.com photo)
5:21
We are stopped under the red flag at lap 193.
5:21
Comment From brad 

what lap is it

5:17
Current running order
1. Smith
2. Garvey
3. Reaid
4. Boyett
5. Nasse
6. Long
7. Theriault
8. Pollard
9. Rogers
10. Brazier
11. Little

This is how the cars sit on-track. We are still awaiting official running order. Brooks, Antinoro and Wilson are all in the pits.

5:12
The crew members and on-lookers have disbanded and now headed back to their pits.
5:11
Turning Benjamin’s car over.
5:11
VanderLey is now making his way through the pits toward Benjamin to have a discussion with all eyes on him.

5:07
Benjamin is out of his car and slowly making his way to the pits under his own power.
5:07
VamderLey’s beaten up car.
5:07
The report from VanderLey in the pits is that he has no idea what happened.
5:06
They are now working to get him out of that car.
5:05
We have gotten word from the safety crews that Kyle Benjamin is ok in his #71 machine.
5:05
Upside down.
5:04
VanderLey comes to a rest in the outside wall.
5:04
Lap 193: Benjamin gets into VanderLey in three and four and pushes him up the track.  They make contact with the wall out of turn four and Benjamin turns over on the frontstretch.
5:04
Lap 191: VanderLey and Benjamin under Long for 4th and 5th.
5:03
Yes, the track has lights.
5:03
Comment From Guest 

Does the track have lights?

5:03
Lap 189: Nasse and Boyett make contact battling for 8th but gather themselves up and continue on.
5:03
GREEN: Casey Smith leads the field to thte green.
5:03
Our pit reporters are advising that the Pollard crew had trouble on that pit stop. The front tires were completed before the rear tires.
5:02
One lap to green.
5:00
Under caution, Benjamin took 2 right-side sticker tires, Pollard took 4, VanderLey took 2 right sides, and Boyett also took 2 right side tires.
4:59
Stickers for Benjamin.
4:59
As the leaders hit pit road, Casey Smith stayed out and will now hold the race lead followed by Mike Garvey, TJ Reaid and Johanna Long.
4:57
Henderson goes off the track in turns three and four and makes it all the way to the tire barriers.  The tow truck has pushed him off though and he has re-entered the track under his own power.
4:57
CAUTION: A spin in turn four by Johnny Henderson.
4:56
Lap 189: Brazier is Benjamins next victim as he works around him on the outside.
4:56
Lap 188: Benjamin now puts Henderson a lap down.
4:56
Lap 188: Brazier under Henderson for 13th as the leaders close in on them.
4:55
Current Running Order:
1. Benjamin
2. Pollard
3. Smith
4. Garvey
5. VanderLey
6. Boyett
7. Reaid
8. Long
9. Nasse
10. Rogers
4:54
The crews of the leaders are now filing complaints with race officials about the lapped cars.
4:54
Ricky Brooks now holding up the leaders as they battle for position behind them.
4:53
As they got caught behind the lapped machine of Antinoro, Benjamin took the top spot back away from Pollard.
4:53
Lap 173: Wilson dives under Henderson for 12th in turns three and four and takes the position after making contact.
4:52
Lap 171: TJ Reaid now up to the 8th spot with his sights set on Long in 7th.
4:52
As the laps wind on, Pollard is once again catching the tail end of the field.
4:51
Lap 168: Pollard and Benjamin now hold a five car length lead over Smith, Garvey and the rest of the field.
4:51
Lap 166: Henderson takes the spot and Wilson falls in line 13th in front of Brazier in 14th.
4:50
Lap 165: Henderson, Brazier and Wilson continue to battle for the 12th spot.
4:50
Lap 163: Nasse now works under Rogers for 8th.
4:50
Lap 162: Johanna Long under Clay Rogers for seventh down the backstretch. She clears him and takes the position into turn one with Nasse on her bumper.
4:49
Augie Grill is 2 laps down. He did not receive the lucky dog under the last caution.
4:49
Comment From Guest 

is augie on lead lap now?

4:49
Lap 160: Brazier under Henderson for the 12th spot.
4:48
Alexander blew his motor.
4:48
Comment From Jeff Miller 

Please let us know what happen to Alexander.

4:48
Current run-down
1. Pollard
2. Benjamin
3. Smith
4. Garvey
5. VanderLey
6. Boyett
7. Reaid
8. Rogers
9. Long
10. Nasse
11. Brazier
12. Henderson
13. Theriault
14. Wilson
15. Brooks
16. Karnes
17. Little
18. Antinoro
19 Grill
4:48
Lap 156: Garvey looks under Smith into turn three but thinks better of it and falls back in line fourth.
4:47
GREEN: Pollard leads the field single-filed into turn one.
4:44
Henderson and Theriault also hit the pits for service under that caution.
4:43
TJ Reaid takes four tires under this caution.
4:43
TJ Reaid hits the pits under this caution.
4:43
That caution saved Theriault and now catches him up with the tail end of the field.
4:42
Yes.
4:42
Comment From Guest 

is this the same ricky brooks that teched the cars for speedweeks?

4:42
He pulls away under his own power and rejoins the field.
4:42
CAUTION: Ricky Brooks spins off turn four and comes to a rest in victory lane.
4:41
The day appears to be done for the #84 of Clay Alexander.
4:41
Theriault is still ahead of the leaders and holding on for dear life to stay on the lead lap.
4:41
Lap 150: With 100 laps remaining, Ricky Brooks and Austin Theriault, battling for position and to stay on the lead lap just in front of the leaders turn sideways off turn four.  Luckily they gathered up their machines and the leaders have now passed them by.
4:39
Lap 148: Clay Alexander comes to the pits.
4:39
Lap 146: Dale Little and Allen Karnes are the next two cars to go one lap down.
4:38
Lap 142: Nasse follows Long under Alexander and takes the tenth position.
4:38
Lap 142: Long works her way under him down the backstretch and takes the spot into turn three.
4:38
Lap 140: Long now looks under Alexander for the ninth spot.
4:37
Lap 138: Pollard has now closed in on the #29 machine of Antinoro to put him a lap down.
4:36
Lap 135: Pollard and Benjamin, with no space between them, now hold a five car length lead over Smith and Garvey in third and fourth.
4:36
Lap 132: Kyle Benjamin has now closed back in on the rear bumper of Pollard for the lead.  He doesn’t look too interested in pushing the issue for position just yet though.
4:34
The flagman is showing the field the crossed flags signalling the halfway point in this event.
4:33
Lap 123: Pollard now holds a two car length lead over Benjamin and Smith as they work down the backstretch.
4:32
Our pit reporters are advising that the day is done for the #41 of Chris Davidson.
4:32
GREEN: Pollard, Benjamin and Smith immediately pull away on the restart and lead the rest of the field by three car lengths at the start/finish line.
4:31
The Pro Late Model race will immediately follow the conclusion of this event.
4:31
Comment From Lee 

At what time is the pro late model race?

4:30
We have learned that the #112 of Augie Grill only has four sticker tires in his pit. They did not purchase more. That would explain them not changing tires during the competition caution.  After he blew the right front tire, they put a scuffed tire on his #112 machine instead of using one of his new tires.
4:29
Grill did receive the lucky dog and is currently 3 laps down.
4:29
Scofield on the hook.
4:29
The race director said that Theriault and Nasse were racing side-by-side when Nasse spun, therefore Theriault was involved in the caution, sending both him and Nasse to the rear.
4:29
Comment From MeLissa 

WHY WAS AUSTIN THERIAULT SENT TO THE REAR….I THOUGHT THE OTHER CAR SPUN THEMSELVES?????

4:27
Austin Theriault is back on pit road and his crew is working under the rear of his #29 machine.
4:25
CAUTION: Scofield makes contact with Wilson on the frontstretch and Scofield comes to a rest in turn one.
4:24
Lap 117: Pollard continues to lead Benjamin, Smith, Garvey, Boyett, Reaid and VanderLey.
4:24
Grill now back on track four laps down.
4:23
Grill now hits pit road.
4:23
Grill has a right front tire down and is now limping around the track just in front of the field.
4:23
GREEN: Pollard leads the field to the green while Augie Grill falls quickly to the rear of the field on the start.
4:22
Current Running Order:

1. Pollard
2. Benjamin
3. Smith
4. Garvey
5. Boyett
6. Reaid
7. VanderLey
8. Rogers
9. Alexander
10. Davidson
11. Grill
12. Theriault
13. Nasse
14. Long
15. Wilson
16. Scofield
17. Brooks
18. Henderson
19. Antinoro
20. Brazier

4:22
Theriault and Brooks have entered the pits as the field receives the 1 to go signal.
4:21
Theriault has been sent to the rear for being involved in the most recent caution.
4:20
Stephen Nasse hits pit road under this caution.
4:19
CAUTION: Nasse, trying to work under Theriault, spins himself in turn two.
4:19
Behind Pollard in the lead, Casey Smith now has his sights set on Benjamin in the second spot.
4:18
That marks the first lead change of the event thus far.
4:18
Nasse, Long and Wilson are pushing their way under Theriault and Brooks as they’ve been charging through the field the whole race. They are currently battling for the 12th position.
4:18
Lap 107: Pollard goes under Benjamin into turn three and takes the lead away.
4:17
Lap 104: Benjamin leads Pollard, Smith, Garvey and Boyett.
4:17
As they rolled through turns one and two Grill gave Alexander a nice shove in the rear bumper before they headed down the backstretch.
4:16
GREEN: Benjamin once again pulls away on the start as Smith closes in on Pollard for second.
4:16
To recap: the only 3 cars out of the race are Odom, Kenseth and Buggay. The 22 remaining cars on-track are all on the lead lap.
4:14
Johnny Henderson was the only car penalized under this caution as he stayed in his pit stall longer than the five-minute allotted time.
4:14
Davidson and Wilson also took 4 tires during the yellow, leaving the 41 of Reaid with 4 tires left and the others we mentioned with only 2 left for the remainder of the race.
4:13
We are back rolling under the caution laps.
4:13
Our pit reporters have caught up with Dwayne Buggay and he said that was the second hardest hit of his career, but he is ok.
4:11
Tracking the top 6 under the competition yellow: Benjamin, Boyett, Smith, Pollard and Alexander all took 4 tires. The #41 of Reaid put on 2 right side tires. Pollard’s crew was also working under the hood during the yellow.
4:11
The #25 and #16 machines both made their way out of the pit area and out to their haulers while the other crews were working under that competiton caution.
4:10
The #112 crew reports that they did absolutely no work to their machine except put a little tape on the windshield to battle the glare from this late afternoon sun.
4:09
Tape for Garvey to battle the glare.
4:08
Two minutes remain in this five minute competition caution.
4:07
Rear end work for Theriault. (speed51.com photo)
4:05
2 tires for Alexander.
4:05
Benjamin, Pollard, Smith, Garvey, Boyett, Reaid, VanderLey, Rogers, Alexander, Grill, Theriault, Davidson, Nasse, Long, Brooks, Wilson, Scofield, Antinoro, Henderson, Brazier, Karnes and Little – the entire field – comes to pit road under this caution.
4:02
Pit road is now closed until the competition caution goes into effect at lap 100. We are now working lap 98.
4:02
CAUTION: Dale Little spins off turn four by himself.
4:01
Lap 96: Scofield is all over the back bumber of Wilson entering turn four.  He pushed Wilson about as hard as he could without wrecking.  Both drivers gathered up their machines without spinning.
4:00
Lap 93: Grill and Nasse work their way around Long and she falls back to the 14th spot.
4:00
Lap 91: Benjamin and pollard have pulled away from Smith in third by two car lengths as they battle for the lead.
3:59
Lap 88: Pollard looks under Benjamin down the backstretch and is all over him off turn four but has yet to pull up and attempt the pass.
3:58
Lap 86: VanderLey takes teh spot and moves into the seventh position.
3:58
Lap 84: VanderLey powers back on the outside and takes the spot.  He now looks to take seventh from Clay Alexander on the outside as well.
3:58
Spencer Davis watches the action from atop the Donnie Wilson pit box. (speed51.com photo)
3:58
Lap 83: Clay Rogers under DJ VanderLey for the seventh spot.
3:57
Lap 81: Pollard tries to look under Benjamin for the lead but Benjamin shuts the door off turn two.
3:57
GREEN: Benjamin leads them into turn one again with Pollard and Smith right on his bumper.
3:56
We are back rolling under the yellow flag.
3:54
The cars are allowed to come in the pits during the red flag, but they will have to go to the rear of the field.
3:53
Johnny Henderson now joins them on pit road as he comes to the attention of his crew.
3:53
Comment From Forrest MMS Fire/Rescue 

Use Tide…it worked at Daytona ..lol

3:53
Brazier, Karnes, Scofield and Little are all stopped in their pit stalls under this red flag.
3:53
Dwayne Buggay’s car hit the wall so hard that the wreck broke the brake rotor and pushed the frame rail in to the engine block. (speed51.com photo)
3:52
Dale Little and Johnny Brazier have pulled out of line and come to pit road.
3:50
Comment From wrenchman78 

wow that looks like dewayne took a big hit glad he is ok

3:50
We are stopped at lap 80.
3:49
RED: We are now under the red flag and the cars have come to a stop on the backstretch.
3:49
Yes, every car on track is on the lead lap.
3:49
Comment From Guest 

So Scofield got his lap Back?

3:47
Buggay’s mangled car. (speed51.com photo)
3:45
As we roll under caution, track crews continue to work on the area where Buggay wrecked to cleanup the fluids his #45 machine put down when it made contact with the wall.
3:44
The completes all the cars on the lead lap. Buggay, Kenseth and Odom are the only three machines out of this event.
3:44
Current Running order at lap 80
1. Benjamin
2. Pollard
3. Smith
4. Boyett
5. Reaid
6. Garvey
7. Alexander
8. VanderLey
9. Rogers
10. Theriault
11. Davidson
12. Wilson
13. Long
14. Nasse
15. Brooks
16. Scofield
17. Grill
18. Antinoro
19. Little
20. Brazier
21. Henderson
22. Karnes
3:41
Buggay is ok and walked under his own power to the pit area.
3:41
Comment From Guest 

Is he ok??

3:40
Karnes and Scofield have entered the pits for service to their machines.
3:40
Although he did exit the car and walk away under his own power, Buggay is clearly shaken up from his hard hit.
3:39
There were no other cars involved and the right side of Buggay’s #45 machine is now pancaked into the frontstretch wall.
3:39
Next time by pit road will be open.
3:38
CAUTION: Buggay makes hard contact with the wall in turn four.
3:38
Lap 74: The field is single-filed around this .4 mile short-track.
3:37
Johnny Brazier’s team likes to have a good time. (speed51.com photo)
3:37
There are currently 23 cars on-track 70 laps into the race. The #25 of Kenseth and #16 of Odom are the only 2 out of the race.
3:36
Lap 70: TJ Reaid is pressuring Logan Boyett for the fourth spot.
3:36
GREEN: Benjamin, Pollard and Smith pull away from the field all nose-to-tail on the restart.
3:35
We have received a report from the pits that the #112 made a wedge adjustment on that stop.
3:35
The #47 crew is looking under the hood of Karnes’ machine while Grill’s #112 crew looks under the left side of his machine.
3:34
Augie Grill, Allen Karnes and Johnny Brazier are the only cars who take advantage and come in for service.
3:34
Pit road is open for lead lap cars.
3:33
The #18 of Johnny Henderson gets the lucky dog award under this caution.  Scofield would have been the recipient had he not been the cause of the caution.
3:33
CAUTION: Scofield spins all by himself off of turn four.  No contact and no damage for the #77 machine.
3:32
Lap 64: Benjamin and Pollard have now stepped out to a half-straightaway lead on Smith.
3:32
Running order at lap 60:

1. Benjamin
2. Pollard
3. Smith
4. Boyett
5. Reaid
6. Garvey
7. Alexander
8. VanderLey
9. Rogers
10. Theriault
11. Buggay
12. Davidson
13. Wilson
14. Long
15. Nasse
16. Brooks
17. Grill
18. Little
19. Brazier
20. Antinoro

3:30
Lap 53: Benjamin and Pollard have pulled away from Casey Smith in third by five car lengths.
3:29
Lap 51: Pollard is all over Benjamin’s back  bumper for the lead as they work their way round the now-lapped machine of Johnny Henderson.
3:29
Johnny Henderson hits the pits to assess his damage and makes it back out just in front of the field.
3:29
GREEN: Pollard looks under Benjamin off turn four as they take the green and stays right in his tire tracks as they head off into turn one.
3:27
One to go.
3:27
Pit road officials have advised Grill to slow his machine down entering and leaving the pits.
3:27
Right before they dropped the green flag Grill made a quick run through the pits to his crew to make sure they don’t have any damage. He exited quickly and rejoined the field about half a lap back.  This caution will now catch him up to the rear of the field.
3:26
CAUTION: Antinoro and Henderson involved in a spin in turn 3.
3:25
GREEN: Once again Benjamin gets a clean restart on the field.
3:24
The field is now getting the one to go signal from the flagstand.
3:24
Brazier pitted and took 4 rounds of wedge.
3:23
Scofield has made his way to the pits and the crew is working on the left front of his car.
3:22
Ross Kenseth’s crew is pushing his car behind the wall and it appears his day is done.
3:22
Grill came to rest at the edge of the asphalt without his rear tires on the asphalt.  Track crews had to push his machine off the track to allow him to turn around.  He pulled away under his own power and will rejoin the field.
3:22
CAUTION: The yellow flag is back out for a spin between the #77 of Scofield and the #112 of Grill.  Scofield made contact with Grill and sent him off the track in turns one and two.
3:20
Lap 34: Benjamin continues to lead Pollard, Boyett, Smith, Reaid, Garvey, Alexander, VanderLey, Davidson, Theriault, Scofield, Grill and Rogers.
3:20
Grill has advanced his way to 12th position after starting 20th.
3:19
Lap 32: Pollard takes the spot off turn four and sets his sights on Benjamin in the lead.
3:19
Lap 31: Pollard looks under Boyett into turn one for the second spot.
3:19
Lap 29: Benjamin, Boyett and Pollard have now stepped away from Smith in the fourth spot by about three car lengths.
3:19
Odom reported that he is done for the day.
3:18
Work continues on Keseth’s car.
3:18
Lap 25: The top-four cars have broken away from TJ Reaid (in fifth) as well as the rest of the field by about three car lengths.
3:17
GREEN: Benjamin once again leads Boyett, Pollard and Smith into turn one.
3:17
The field is now getting the one to go signal from the flagstand.
3:16
Word from the Kenseth pit is that the rear-end locked up on the #25 machine.
3:16
Although caution laps do count right now, you cannot lose a lap under caution here at South Alabama Speedway.
3:16
Odom says he thinks the motor let go, but the crew is going to check it out.
3:15
Ricky Brooks has rejoined the field with only slight right front damage.
3:15
Kenseth’s machine entered the pits dead. The crew got the car re-fired and Ross attempted to pull away, but his machine wouldn’t move. Possibly a rear-end issue.
3:14
We are currently working lap 23.  Caution laps will count until the break at lap 100.  It will be all green flag laps from there until the finish.
3:13
Odom almost makes it off the track but comes to a stop at the entrance to the backstretch pits.  The track crews have made it to him witht the wrecker and will have to tow him away.
3:13
Motor issues for Ross Kenseth.
3:13
Under caution, Kenseth entered the pits on the front stretch and the crew is working under the hood of his machine. Kenseth has his window net down.
3:12
CAUTION: The #16 machine of Brandon Odom loses his second engine of the weekend in turns one and two.
3:12
GREEN: Benjamin gets another clean restart in front of Boyett and Pollard.
3:10
One lap to the green flag.
3:10
Current Running Order

1. Benjamin
2. Boyett
3. Pollard
4. Smith
5. Kenseth
6. Odom
7. Reaid
8. Alexander
9. Garvey
10. VanderLey
11. Davidson
12. Theriault
13. Scofield
14. Grill
15. Rogers
16. Buggay
17. Wilson
18. Long
19. Henderson
20. Antinoro

3:09
Allen Karnes will make another stop on pit road for an air pressure adjustment under this caution.
3:08
Both pulled away under their own power, no major damage to either machine.
3:08
CAUTION: The #77 of Jeff Scofield made contact with the #99 of Dale Little in turns three and four and turned him sideways in front of the remainder of the field.
3:07
GREEN: Benjamin again with a great restart and pulls Boyett by two car lengths down the backstretch.
3:07
Allen Karnes has made a quick stop on pit road under this caution.
3:07
We are one lap away from the green.
3:06
Damage to Ricky Brooks.
3:04
The #51 machine of Stephen Nasse got some damage during the first caution but did not have time to put under that quick yellow flag and will now come to pit road to assess some side skirt damage.  Nasse will be pitting from the seventh position.
3:03
VanderLey spun right in front of the flagstand and Brooks and Karnes spun to avoid.
3:03
CAUTION: Brooks, Karnes and VanderLey all involved in a spin at the start/finish line.
3:02
GREEN: Benjamin gets a great restart and pulls away from Boyett by a car length before the start/finish line.
3:01
We are once again one lap away from the green.
3:01
Top 5 under yellow:
1. Benjamin
2. Boyett
3. Pollard
4. Smith
5. Kenseth
3:00
Brazier made no contact and pulled away under his own power to rejoin the field.
3:00
CAUTION: Johnny Brazier spun by himself.  Quickie yellow.
3:00
Lap 2: Boyett now looks back under Benjamin for the lead down the frontstretch but can’t make it stick and falls back in line into turn two.
2:59
GREEN: Benjamin gets a great start on the outside of Boyett and leads the field off turn two on the first lap.
2:58
We are one lap away from the drop of the green flag.
2:57
Good crowd today. (speed51.com photo)
2:54
We’ve got a great crowd in the stands. They are currently on their feet for the wave lap.
2:54
Comment From Scott 

How is the crowd today since it is nice and sunny but alittle cool.

2:53
Don’t forget we will have a five-minute break at lap 100 in this 250-lap feature.
2:53
We are rolling under the pace laps for the Rattler 250.
2:51
Engines have fired.
2:50
We are currently waiting for the spotter of the #29 of Andy Antinoro to make his way to the spotter’s stand so we can get rolling with this 250-lap event.
2:48
TJ Reaid is ready to go. (speed51.com photo)
2:47
Rattler 250 Starting Lineup

1. Logan Boyett
2. Kyle Benjamin
3. Casey Smith
4. Bubba Pollard
5. TJ Reaid
6. Ross Kenseth
7. Brandon Odom
8. Clay Alexander
9. Stephen Nasse
10. DJ VanderLey
11. Austin Theriault
12. Mike Garvey
13. Chris Davidson
14. Dale Little
15. Jeff Scofield
16. Dwayne Buggay
17. Allen Karnes
18. Johnny Brazier
19. Johnny Henderson
20. Augie Grill
21. Ricky Brooks
22. Clay Rogers
23. Donnie Wilson
24. Andy Antinoro
25. Johanna Long

2:43
Ross Kenseth gets strapped in. (speed51.com photo)
2:41
Bubba Pollard is looking for his first Rattler win today. (speed51.com photo)
2:41
The driver introductions are underway and we are just a few moments from the green flag in the 2012 edition of the Rattler 250.
2:40
Comment From Guest 

It would be awesome if Ricky sanders could pull it off seen this morning where he like in the early 80’s

2:39
Comment From Scott 

Ashford AL go BO and BP

2:39
Since you all weren’t able to make it down to South Alabama Speedway this weekend we appreciate you joining our coverage!
2:39
Comment From Sean 

Cincinnati, Ohio

2:39
Comment From Lenny Whitehead 

Etown,KY,Go get em Nasse and Garvey

2:38
Comment From Missy 

Good Luck to Clay Rogers from all of us back in Mooresville, NC

2:38
Comment From jimmy dru 

warner robins ga go bubba and augie

2:38
Comment From Tom Siegel 

Following form Wisconsin. Go Ross and Johanna.!

2:38
Comment From Guest 

Steamboat, CO

2:38
Comment From Guest 

Biloxi, MS

2:38
Comment From Teena & Glen 

Good Luck to Austin Theriault from Brunswick, Maine

2:37
Comment From Guest 

Gainesville , GA

2:37
Cars on the grid for the 250. (Speed51.com Photo)
2:37
Comment From Drew green 

Go GARC! Best cars built! Listening in from birmingham, AL

2:37
Comment From doug smith 

nc

2:37
Comment From DON PATRICK 

Hampton,Ga.

2:37
Comment From guest 

Clearwater, FL

2:37
Comment From Guest 

Go get em little Kyle Benjamin

2:37
Comment From Lisa G 

Illinois

2:37
Comment From Guest 

GO RICKY SANDERS!!!!!!!!!! HES THE MAN

2:37
Comment From Guest 

Ontario Canada! Good luck Cole Powell in pro LM and Bubba Pollard in SLM

2:37
Comment From calvin 

san antonio tx!!!

2:36
Thanks for all of your “Good Luck” comments. Where is everyone tuning in from today?
2:36
Comment From Mike Harnish 

great coverage as always!

2:36
Comment From mawmawhill 

GOOD LUCK MASON!!!

2:35
The snakes are the best part of the rattler.
2:35
No all cars that took time will start each event.
2:35
Comment From basil parker 

ARE THEY GOING TO RUN LAST CHANCE RACE’S

2:34
Comment From Mom #71 

Great Job Kyle #71! Good luck in the race! Love you

2:34
Comment From Guest 

Best of luck to Stephen Nasse and the DLP Motorsports crew, wish we could be there, be safe and we love you! Kristen and Mom

2:25
Right now we are having the on-track autograph session.
2:15
Visit www.AtlantaThriftyNickel.com
2:06
Comment From Jeff Hamner 

Congratulations to RS Senter on his pole run, using a new Hamner Racing Engines GM 604. Good Luck to all of our customers today !!

2:06
Logan Boyett on his pole run. (Speed51.com Photo)
2:05
Coming June 12th
1:59
Comment From Nancy H 

Yea…let’s go racin!

1:58
Comment From Danny Cronic 

You the man RS!

1:57
R.S. Senter is your PLM pole winner. (speed51.com photo)
1:56
Unofficial Pro Late Model Rattler 100 Qualifying Results

1 10 RS Senter 15.237
2 112 Augie Grill 15.286
3 71 Kyle Benjamin 15.304
4 18 Bubba Pollard 15.318
5 1 Mike Garvey 15.350
6 66 Korey Ruble 15.366
8 11 Logan Boyett 15.386
9 81 Brandon Odom 15.417
10 29B Anderson Bowen 15.438
11 33 Brandon Jones 15.470
12 29D Spencer Davis 15.471
13 29W Matthew Wragg 15.477
14 91 Zachary Hausler 15.502
15 9 Mason Massey 15.511
16 38 Kyle Plott 15.542
18 41 Chris Davidson 15.558
19 17 Shanky Smith 15.567
20 25 Cole Powell 15.579
21 2 Brady Boswell 15.581
22 45 Dwayne Buggay 15.627
23 61F TW Fisher 15.646
24 79 Kyle Bryant 15.658
25 98 Justin Ashburn 15.679
26 36B Rodney Benefield 15.699
27 36T Keith Thorpe 15.801
28 4 Eddie Craig 15.831
29 19 Ricky Sanders 16.073

 

1:55
Zachary Hausler
Lap 1: 15.502
Lap 2: 15.650
Best Lap: 15.502
1:54
Brandon Odom
Lap 1: 15.622
Lap 2: 15.417
Best Lap: 15.417
1:52
Logan Boyett
Lap 1: 15.458
Lap 2: 15.386
Best Lap: 15.386
1:52
Zak Hausler will be the final driver to take time. (speed51.com photo)
1:51
Chris Davidson
Lap 1: 15.589
Lap 2: 15.558
Best Lap: 15.558
1:50
Korey Ruble
Lap 1: 15.366
Lap 2: 15.460
Best Lap:  15.366
1:50
Another local favorite, Brandon Odom, is a fan of Speed51. (speed51.com photo)
1:49
Bubba Pollard
Lap 1: 15.343
Lap 2: 15.318
Best Lap: 15.318
1:47
Anderson Bowen
Lap 1: 15.457
Lap 2: 15.438
Best Lap: 15.438
1:46
Mason Massey
Lap 1: 15.628
Lap 2: 15.511
Best Lap: 15.511
1:46
Bubba Pollard and Billy Fulson share a light moment in the line. (speed51.com photo)
1:45
The Pro Late track record is a 15.164 set by Bubba Pollard in October 2010.
1:45
Dwayne Buggay
Lap 1: 15.679
Lap 2: 15.627
Best Lap:  15.627
1:44
Comment From Tamara 

You got this, Anderson Bowen!

1:44
Yes, they are pretty close in time.
1:44
Comment From Guest 

Isnt 15.2 just as fast as the supers

1:43
Spencer Davis
Lap 1: 15.523
Lap 2: 15.471
Best Lap: 15.471
1:43
Comment From Nancy H 

Go gettum’ Jo!!!

1:43
Comment From GlennDog 

How about those kids on the front row!

1:43
Comment From Race Fan 

Got the Rattler on Speed 51 and Nascar race on FOX…… Life is good !!!!

1:42
The Pro Late race will be 100 laps.
1:42
Comment From Nancy H 

How many laps for this race?

1:42
Rodney Benefield
Lap 1: 15.854
Lap 2: 15.699
Best Lap:  15.699
1:41
Kyle Benjamin at speed under the watchful eye of crew chief Freddy Query. (speed51.com photo)
1:40
Kyle Benjamin
Lap 1: 15.304
Lap 2: 15.355
Best Lap: 15.304
1:39
Comment From Lisa G 

Good luck to Ross Kenseth!

1:39
Brady Boswell
Lap 1: 15.722
Lap 2: 15.581
Best Lap: 15.581
1:38
Shanky Smith
Lap 1: 15.567
Lap 2: 15.650
Best Lap: 15.567
1:37
10 tires will be allotted for use during the SLM race and 4 for the PLM.
1:37
Comment From Dizzle 

how many tires do they get for the 250

1:36
Mike Garvey
Lap 1: 15.494
Lap 2: 15.350
Best Lap: 15.350
1:36
Super tech is ongoing while the PLMs time trial. (speed51.com photo)
1:35
Quote from Bubba Pollard on his track record being broke: “Don’t bother me, just another number.”
1:35
Brandon Jones
Lap 1: 15.711
Lap 2: 15.470
Best Lap: 15.470
1:34
TW Fisher
Lap 1: 15.854
Lap 2: 15.646
Best Lap: 15.646
1:33
Local favorite Shanky Smith in his office. (speed51.com photo)
1:32
Kyle Bryant
Lap 1: 15.916
Lap 2: 15.658
Best Lap:  15.658
1:31
Eddie Craig
Lap 1: 15.988
Lap 2: 15.831
Best Lap: 15.831
1:30
No, Augie did not receive any damage when he spun.
1:30
Comment From squirrell 

did augie have any damage to his super when he spun?

1:30
Justin Ashburn
Lap 1: 15.812
Lap 2: 15.679
Best Lap:  15.679
1:30
Comment From MEP Engines 

Congrats to Logan Boyett on the pole and NEW track record, and good luck to all in todays race

1:30
Comment From Race Fan 

Come on Mason Massey!

1:30
Comment From Troy 

Let’s go Bowen!

1:29
Kyle Bryant waits his turn. (speed51.com photo)
1:28
Kyle Plott
Lap 1: 15.542
Lap 2: 15.687
Best Lap: 15.542
1:28
The pit area is very crowded. (speed51.com photo)
1:27
Matthew Wragg
Lap 1: 15.655
Lap 2: 15.477
Best Lap: 15.477
1:26
Keith Thorpe
Lap 1: 15.801
Lap 2: 16.801
Best Lap:  15.801
1:25
Pole sitter Logan Boyett poses next to his very fast SLM. (speed51.com photo)
1:24
Cole Powell
Lap 1: 15.675
Lap 2: 15.579
Best Lap: 15.579
1:23
RS Senter
Lap 1: 15.360
Lap 2: 15.237
Best Lap: 15.237
1:22
Ricky Sanders
Lap 1: 16.360
Lap 2: 16.073
Best Lap: 16.073
1:20
Augie Grill
Lap 1: 15.423
Lap 2: 15.286
Best Lap: 15.286
1:19
Augie Grill is now the first car out in Pro Late Model qualifying.
1:19
Unofficial Rattler 250 Qualifying Results:

1 11 Logan Boyett
2 71 Kyle Benjamin
3 99S Casey Smith
4 26 Bubba Pollard
5 41R TJ Reaid
6 25 Ross Kenseth
7 16 Brandon Odom
8 84 Clay Alexander
9 51 Stephen Nasse
10 4 Daren VanderLey
11 29T Austin Theriault
12 1 Mike Garvey
13 41D Chris Davidson
14 99L Dale Little
15 77 Jeff Scofield
16 45 Dwayne Buggay
17 29K Allen Karnes
18 71J Johnny Brazier
19 18 Johnny Henderson
20 112 Augie Grill
21 33 Ricky Brooks
22 7 Clay Rogers
23 2 Donnie Wilson
24 29 Andy Antinoro
25 10 Johanna Long
1:18
Brandon Odom
Lap 1: 15.346
Lap 2: 15.208
Best Lap: 15.208
1:17
Allen Karnes
Lap 1: 15.641
Lap 2: 15.424
Best Lap: 15.424
1:15
Logan Boyett
Lap 1: 15.077
Lap 2: 15.056
Best Lap:  15.056 That’s a New Track Record!
1:14
Chris Davidson
Lap 1: 15.683
Lap 2: 15.339
Best Lap: 15.339
1:12
Casey Smith
Lap 1: 15.138
Lap 2: 15.112
Best Lap: 15.112
1:11
Dale Little
Lap 1: 15.427
Lap 2: 15.342
Best Lap:  15.342
1:10
TJ Reaid
Lap 1: 15.375
Lap 2: 15.157
Best Lap:  15.157
1:09
Donnie Wilson
Lap 1: 15.786
Lap 2: 15.585
Best Lap: 15.585
1:07
Johnny Brazier
Lap 1: 15.444
Lap 2: 15.467
Best Lap:  15.444
1:06
Austin Theriault
Lap 1: 15.356
Lap 2: 15.284
Best Lap: 15.284
1:05
Clay Alexander
Lap 1: 15.407
Lap 2: 15.209
Best Lap: 15.209
1:03
Dwayne Buggay
Lap 1: 15.462
Lap 2: 15.414
Best Lap:  15.414
1:02
Andy Antinoro
Lap 1: 15.709
Lap 2: 15.614
Best Lap:  15.614
1:01
Kyle Benjamin sets a new track record on his first lap with a 15.080.
1:01
Kyle Benjamin
Lap 1: 15.080
Lap 2: 15.108
Best Lap:  15.080
12:59
Mike Garvey
Lap 1: 15.358
Lap 2: 15.337
Best Lap: 15.337
12:58
Johnny Henderson
Lap 1: 15.483
Lap 2: 15.480
Best Lap:  15.480
12:57
Ross Kenseth
Lap 1: 15.447
Lap 2: 15.202
Best Lap: 15.202
12:55
New fast time: Bubba Pollard with a 15.136.
12:55
Bubba Pollard
Lap 1: 15.162
Lap 2: 15.136
Best Lap:  15.136
12:54
DJ VanderLey
Lap 1: 15.269
Lap 2: 15.327
Best Lap: 15.269
12:53
Nasse is the current pole sitter with a 15.262.
12:53
Stephen Nasse
Lap 1: 15.366
Lap 2: 15.262
Best Lap: 15.262
12:52
The track record is 15.092 set by Bubba Pollard in July 2010.
12:52
Comment From Guest 

What is the track record?

12:51
Ricky Brooks
Lap 1: 15.515
Lap 2: 15.500
Best Lap: 15.500
12:50
New fast time of the day: 15.414 set by Jeff Scofield.
12:50
Jeff Scofield
Lap 1: 15.414
Lap 2: 15.415
Best Lap:  15.414
12:49
Clay Rogers
Lap 1: 15.668
Lap 2: 15.568
Best Lap: 15.568
12:47
Johanna Long
Lap 1: 15.701
Lap 2: 15.620
Best Lap:   15.620
12:46
Augie Grill
Lap 1: 15.481
Lap 2: ——–
Best Lap: 15.481
12:46
Grill has spun on his final lap of time trials.
12:45
Each car will receive two dead laps before starting their qualifying laps.
12:45
Augie Grill is the first car out in Super Late Model qualifying.
12:38
Five trucks started, two finished, and the distance was shortened twice. Only 6 laps were run in the feature.
12:37
CHECKERS – Haskins wins a bizarre truck feature.
12:35
GREEN – Haskins to the lead.
12:34
One to go at the line.
12:33
The red flag has been lifted.
12:28
We have been told that the truck race has been shortened to 10 laps.
12:17
Trucks have come to a stop in turn one, as cleanup continues.
12:13
The red flag is out as track crews try to clean up the fluid in turn three.
12:10
Fluid and steam are pouring from the #44.
12:10
YELLOW – Vasser spins in turn three.
12:09
GREEN – Haskins leads to one.
12:09
Trucks Starting lineup

1. 38 – Cody Haskins
2. 9 – Chris Wagner
3. 44 – Kevin Vasser
4. 91 – Jim Walls

12:07
Clarifying, Davis’ truck engine blown just minutes before the feature is about to begin.
12:06
We are hearing in the tower that the #29 of Spencer Davis has blown his engine.
12:03
Pro Late Model Warm Up Times

1 41 Chris Davidson 15.568
2 1 Mike Garvey 15.577
3 18 Bubba Pollard 15.604
4 9 Mason Massey 15.681
5 91 Zachary Hausler 15.687
6 29 Anderson Bowen 15.695
7 66 Korey Ruble 15.700
8 25 Cole Powell 15.709
9 81 Brandon Odom 15.709
10 112 Augie Grill 15.718
11 11 Logan Boyett 15.720
12 29 Spencer Davis 15.757
13 71 Kyle Benjamin 15.757
14 38 Kyle Plott 15.777
15 29 Matthew Wragg 15.809
16 2 Brady Boswell 15.845
17 45 Dwayne Buggay 15.850
18 10 RS Senter 15.852
19 61 T W Fisher 15.877
20 79 Kyle Bryant 15.914
21 36 Rodney Benefield 15.950
22 33 Brandon Jones 15.978
23 4 Eddie Craig Sr 16.002
24 98 Justn Ashburn 16.169
25 36 Keith Thorpe 16.178
26 19 Ricky Sanders 16.378

12:00
The trucks will get a short (5 minutes) intermission to make minor adjustments, then will race a 20 lap feature.
12:00
The truck hot laps session has come to an end.
11:59
Cody Haskins, Spencer Davis, Chris Wagner, Jim Walls and Kevin Vasser are currrently on track taking their hot laps in the first and only truck practice.
11:55
Well, a Brad Keselowski car is here.
11:55
Comment From MMSFLAGMAN 

I wonder how many of the drivers thought to put their cell phones in the car with them, that would be cool to get some “tweets” from them.

11:52
The Pro Late hot lap session has come to an end.
11:50
Powell joins the action on track.
11:49
Boyett, Massey, Fisher, Senter, Sanders, Buggay, Grill, Hausler, Ashburn, Davis currently on track.
11:46
Grill enters the track for the first time this weekend in his Pro Late model.
11:43
Wragg and Benefield also on track taking their hot laps.
11:43
Davidson, VanderLey, Powell, Senter, Smith currently on track.
11:41
Comment From Debbie 

Texans cheering for Casey Smith

11:41
Super Late Model Warm Up Times

1 29 Austin Theriault 15.263
2 2 Donnie Willson 15.402
3 112 Augie Grill 15.410
4 11 Logan Boyett 15.462
5 33 Ricky Brooks 15.474
6 51 Stephen Nasse 15.482
7 26 Bubba Pollard 15.500
8 41 T J Reiad 15.517
9 71 Kyle Banjamin 15.519
10 99 Casey Smith 15.533
11 41 Chris Davidson 15.547
12 25 Ross Kenseth 15.552
13 4 DJ VanderLey 15.592
14 16 Brandon Odom 15.622
15 99 Dale Little 15.626
16 18 Johnny Henderson 15.714
17 45 Dwayne Buggay 15.769
18 47 Allen Karnes 15.836
19 71 Johnny Brazier 15.853
20 84 Clay Alexander 15.853
21 7 Clay Rogers 15.875
22 29 Andy Antinoro 15.960
23 10 Johanna Long 16.016
24 1 Mike Garvey no time
25 77 Jeff Scofield no time

11:41
Now entering the track for their first Pro Late hot laps: Boyett, Odom, Powell, Fisher, Senter.
11:38
First to take the track: Benjamin, Ruble, Bryant, Boswell, Ashburn, Plott, Smith, Garvey.
11:37
Comment From squirrell 

i hope augie’s pro car goes 2 for 2 wth another win. and 1 for 1 wth his super

11:36
The Pro Late Models are getting set to take their 15 minute hot lap session.
11:35
Comment From MaineRaceFan 

Good luck to Austin Theriault all the way from your friends in Fort Kent Maine!

11:33
Reaid, Theriault and Pollard are now the only three vehicles on the speedway.
11:32
TJ Reaid now also on track.
11:32
Comment From todd 

pulling for auggie grill all the way from sault ste marie, mi.

11:31
Davidson and Antinoro pull in and Buggay re-enters the track.
11:30
Allen Karnes pulls his AK47 racer onto the track now as well.
11:29
Bubba Pollard’s #26 machine has now joined them on track.
11:28
We are back under the green flag.
11:28
Nasse, Kenseth, Boyett, Grill, Henderson, Brooks, Davidson, Antinoro and Little are now among the cars on track during this hot lap session.
11:28
The caution is out on the speeway to allow a break in the action for more vehicles to enter the track.
11:27
Chris Davidson and Johnny Henderson also merge onto the speedway with their Super Late Models.
11:26
Augie Grill now makes it on track with his #112 machine.
11:25
Kyle Benjamin, Brandon Odom and Clay Rogers now also on track for their hot lap sessions.
11:24
DJ VanderLey and Casey Smith now join them on track.
11:22
Reid, Karnes, Alexander, Theriault, Antinoro, Kenseth, Brooks, Brazier, Long and Buggay are the first Super Late Models on the track for this first hot lap session.
11:21
Speed51.com’s Elgin Traylor takes a picture of Johnny Henderson. (Billy Fulson Photo)
11:19
Chris Davidson waits for practice. (Speed51.com Photo)
11:14
Comment From Guest 

getting ready to build a house and will use rheem/ruud products they really seem to be supporting racing on all levels despite the economy

11:10
We have to thank the folks at Rheem for helping with the Pro Late Model purse today. If not for them we would not have the Pro Late Model race today. (speed51.com photo)
11:10
Following the truck hot lap session, they will have a brief intermission (5-10 minutes), then on to the 20 lap Truck feature. Rattler 250 qualifying will follow the truck feature.
11:08
After the SLMs, the Pro cars will have the track for 15 minutes; followed by the trucks for a five minute hot lap session.
11:08
Kyle Benjamin is one of many doing double duty today. (Speed51.com Photo)
11:07
Hot laps are about thirty minutes away. The Super Late Models will be up first for a 15 minute session.
11:05
TJ Reaid and Mason Massey will carry the torch for Bill Elliott Racing this weekend. (Speed51.com Photo)
11:03
Clay Alexander’s dad Mike is a former winner of this event. (Speed51.com Photo)
11:01
Donnie Wilson gets ready for practice. (Speed51.com Photo)
10:45
Korey Ruble looks for a another Pro Rattler win today. (speed51.com photo)
10:43
Lots of tires for today’s race. (Speed51.com Photo)
10:24
Vist www.shorttrackhistory.org/Events/rattler.html to see a list of past winners for the Rattler 250. Chances are we could have a new winner with only two former winners in the field.
10:12
Coming June 12th
10:07
Church services have begun here at Opp. (Speed51.com Photo)
10:05
Visit www.AtlantaThriftyNickel.com
9:57
We have a few withdrawals from today’s events to share.  Both Chris Serio and Shane Nalley have withdrawn from the Pro Late Model Rattler 100 today and Cole Powell will not take part in the Super Late Model Rattler 250, however he will still run the Pro Late Model portion of the day.
9:48

Instead of going through each topic one-by-one we have the race procedures straight from the South Alabama Speedway website for you:

Super & Pro Late Model Race Procedures

Tire Procedures: Ten (10) tires will be allotted for use during the SLM race and four (4) tires in the PLM race. All race and qualifying tires must be purchased at the track and kept in impound until released by Officials. (The type of Hoosier Tire will be F 40’s ) Qualifying tire selection will be done in qualifying order. Race tire selection will be done in reverse qualifying order. You must start the race on the tires on which you qualified. PLM teams may have two spare (not new) tires only to be used for approved flats in their pit stall during the race. An Official on pit road must approve a tire change before the flat tire is removed from the car. No tire may go into any trailer. All tires must remain outside in plain view!

Qualifying Procedures: Qualifying procedures will consist of two complete warm up laps and two consecutive laps for qualifying. Once you take the green flag that is your only attempt to qualify. The qualifying order will be the reverse order on the date of Paid Entries. If you do not qualify in your proper position, you will only receive two warm up laps and one qualifying lap. (All SLM qualifying tires must be returned back to impound after teams make the starting field on Saturday) SLM and PLM Starting Field: 1-24 from Qualifying…. 25-30 from last chance race.

Race Procedures:


Initial Start and Re-Starts:
 Initial start will take place at the line in turn 4. On re-starts the leader may fire anytime between the lines in turn 3 and the line in turn 4. There will be no passing to the left until you get to the finish line. Anyone jumping the starts will be sent to the rear. Re-starts will be single file.


Yellow Flag:
 SLM race laps 1-100 Caution Laps Count (only the first 5 laps will count), 101-250 Green Flag Laps only. PLM race 125 green flag only. No racing back to the caution. We will revert back to the last completed lap for the restart line-up. Once the White Flag has been displayed and a caution situation rises, we will be racing back to the checkered flag. The yellow light and yellow flag will be displayed along with the green light and white flag to let teams know there is a situation on the track, but the next lap will be the finish of the race at the checkered flag. (If a red flag comes out then it will be a green- white – checkered) You cannot lose a lap under caution.


Cars Involved in the Caution:
 Cars directly involved in bringing out the caution will go to the tail end of the field. Cars that spin or stop but not directly involved may get their spots back unless they go down pit road.


Red Flag:
 All cars must stop as quickly and safely as possible when the red flag is displayed. Drivers may go to pit road during a red flag but will re-start at the tail end of the field.


Pitting Procedures:
 Pace car will collect the field in turn 2, pits are closed. Follow pace car to finish line (Flag Stand). Lead cars that are pitting can double up at the finish line. Second time by, lapped cars can pit. Cars that are not pitting must stay high and give room to cars that are pitting. If a quick caution is called both lead lap cars and lapped cars may pit as soon as pit road is open. If you pit out of order or enter the pits when closed, restart at the tail end of the field. The pace car will designate the pit road speed for cars on pit road, both entering and exiting. Cars may not pass the pace car unless directed to do so by Race Control.


Lucky Dog:
 The 1st car behind the leader 1 lap down will be deemed to be the Lucky Dog as long as he/she is not the cause of the yellow. The car receiving the Lucky Dog, when notified will pull out and drop back and re-start at the tail end of the field (instead of passing the pace car). The Scoring Official in the tower will add a lap to the car receiving the Lucky Dog and the spotter for the car will be notified. The Lucky dog will not be given in the last 10 laps of the race. Also, any cars behind the pace car that are on the tail end of a lap will be given a wave-by until the leader is the first car behind the pace car.


Penalties:
 If you stop on the racing surface to purposely bring out a caution, you will receive a 1 lap penalty. 3 unassisted spins and you will be disqualified for the remainder of the event. Lapped cars that create problems for lead lap cars may be penalized, lap cars should allow the leaders to go by on the outside and then resume racing. You may not spin the leader on the last lap to win the race (race control may place the offender to the tail of the lead lap cars in the final race results).


Spotters:
 Spotters must be in designated spotter stand during the race. Spotters must have the ability to listen to Race Control.


Post Race:
 The top 5 finishers must go to the front-stretch immediately after the completion of the race.

9:36
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9:35
Friday was the only day we got full practice sessions in. Here are those times:

Pro Rattler 125 Combined Practice Sessions from Friday

1. 11 – Logan Boyett 15.577
2. 10 – RS Senter 15.591
3. 9 – Mason Massey 15.648
4. 18 – Bubba Pollard 15.710
5. 45 – Dwayne Buggay 15.757
6. 2 – Brady Boswell 15.760
7. 81 – Brandon Odom 15.765
8. 91 – Zak Hausler 15.782
9. 41 – Chris Davidson 15.788
10. 71 – Kyle Benjamin 15.792
11. 29B – Anderson Bowen 15.796
12. 1 – Mike Garvey 15.801
13. 38 – Kyle Plott 15.823
14. 29D – Spencer Davis 15.834
15. 25 – Cole Powell 15.850
16. 29W – Matthew Wragg 15.940
17. 79 – Kyle Bryant 15.940
18. 33 – Brandon Jones 15.952
19. 61F – TW Fisher 15.970
20. 91 – Zachary Hausler 15.977
21. 4 – Eddie Craig 16.004
22. 36T – Keith Thorpe 16.008
23. 3 – Chris Serio 16.065
24. 36B – Rodney Benefield 16.147
25. 61N – Shane Nalley 16.204
26. 98 – Justin Ashburn 16.231
27. 19 – Ricky Sanders 16.679

Rattler 250 Combined Practices from Friday

1. 71 – Kyle Benjamin 15.195
2. 4 – DJ VanderLey 15.223
3. 99 – Casey Smith 15.281
4. 26 – Bubba Pollard 15.406
5. 29 – Austin Theriault 15.409
6. 1 – Mike Garvey 15.476
7. 18 – Johnny Henderson 15.484
8. 10 – Johanna Long 15.486
9. 11 – Logan Boyett 15.507
10. 51 – Stephen Nasse 15.520
11. 7 – Clay Rogers 15.562
12. 71 – Johnny Brazier 15.584
13. 77 – Jeff Scofield 15.585
14. 99 – Dale Little 15.586
15. 25 – Ross Kenseth 15.588
16. 84 – Clay Alexander 15.588
17. 41 – Chris Davidson 15.605
18. 2 – Donnie Wilson 15.684
19. 33 – Ricky Brooks 15.685
20. 45 – Dwayne Buggay 15.767
21. 41 – TJ Reaid 15.787
22. 16 – Brandon Odom 16.003
23. 47 – Allen Karnes 16.029
24. 29 – Andy Antinoro 16.092
25. 25 – Cole Powell No Time

9:28
We are off to a good start on our packed schedule here today. The Giles Family Singers have already kicked off their pre-race concert half an hour early.
9:24
Cars prep for practice.
9:24
REVISED SUNDAY MARCH 4 SCHEDULE……

8:00 am – Pits Open
9:00 am Drivers Meeting
10:00 am – Grandstands Open and Church Service – Giles Family Sing
11:30- Practice SLM / PLM / TRUCKS
12:30- QUALIFY SLM/PLM
1:30- 25 Lap Truck Race
2:00 – RATTLER 250 (SLM)
– Pro-Late Model Race

9:24
Comment From Richard 

What are the green flag times for the races today?

9:24
Comment From Racing Radios 

Do you have a schedule for today?

9:08
Comment From mikerr 

Thx for the coverage, guys! The weather forecast looks good for today.

9:07
Restarts will be single file and you can’t loose a lap under caution.
9:07
There will be two dead laps for the Super Late Models as they will come from the top pits and the pros will have one as they will come from the infield.
9:05
Drivers meeting is taking place. They are preaching how everyone needs to be on their toes to keep the show going.
9:03
Good morning and welcome to Opp,AL for raceday at the Rattler 250. We are in the drivers meeting to start the day.

Trackside Now – 03/04/12 – The Rattler 250 Weekend – South Alabama Speedway (AL)