4:00

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3:59

We are going to pack up and head out for the afternoon. We will be back tomorrow morning bright and early with complete coverage of practice, time trials and the Pro Rattler 125.

The Pro Rattler has seen seven different winners in the last seven years, a streak that drivers Augie Grill, Bubba Pollard and  Korey Ruble will attempt to break. Those three are the only former winners in the field.

Speed51’s Trackside Now coverage will begin at 8:30 a.m. CST, so grab a cup of coffee in the morning and settle in for excitment all day at South Alabama Speedway. Until tomorrow, good night from South Alabama!

 

3:52

Speed51.com encourages fans in the Southern Alabama and surrounding areas to come out and support the weekly divisions that are racing here this evening as this is also the Rattler Weekend for the Street Stock, Road Runners, Coyotes, Cuplite, Mini-Sportsman and Motorcycles.

Remainder of Today’s Schedule
4:30—— Local tech opens
5:00—— Grandstands Open
5:30—— Local Practice
7:00—— Driver’s Meeting
7:30—— Local Features:
Street Stock, Road Runners, Coyotes, Cuplite, Motorcycles, Mini-Sportsman

 

3:47

Tomorrow’s Schedule

Sat, Mar 16

8:00—— Pits open (all classes) Tech Open

9:00—— Driver’s meeting- PLM & SLM

9:15—– PLM Qualifying Tire selection begins

9:30—— Practice Begins- SLM & PLM alternate

11:00—— SLM RACE (6) tire selection begins

12:30——- SLM / PLM Practice ends

12:30-2:00——- PLM to Pre Qualifying Tech

2:00-3:30——SLM to Pre Qualifying Tech

2:00—— Grandstands open

3:30—— PLM qualify (top 24 locked in) Cars Impounded

SLM qualify (top 24 locked in)

5:00- 6:00- Local Practice

6:00—— Driver’s meeting

7:00—— Features:

Last chance races if needed

Feature: Modified, Motorcycles, Super Stock & / or Trucks

8th Annual Pro Late Model Rattler 125

 

3:46

All of us at Speed51.com would like to send out a Congratulations to 2012 Snowball Derby Winner, 16-year-old Erik Jones as he has signed with Kyle Busch Motorsports and will race in select NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events beginning with his debut at Martinsville Speedway (VA) on April 6th.

 

3:44

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3:44

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3:32

Local driver Ryan Redmon said he is still looking to pick up about 3/10’s in his #66 car. They continue to fight a tight condition with a brand new GARC car after making only one session in practice. Redmon stated that need to be better but feels they can make the right changes and will before qualifying tomorrow.

 

3:30

13-year-old Garrett Jones was second fast in the Pro Late Models making his first appearance at the .400 mile track. Jones feels they are right where they need to be with the car after making two mock qualifying runs and one long “race run” in which he turned 69 laps in the #88. Jones impression of South Alabama Speedway, “I love this track!”

 

3:30

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3:29

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Thanks for the great coverage of practice today! See ya tomorrow!

 

3:29

Ronnie Sanders selects tires for his No. 18, driven by Hunter Robbins. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

3:28

R.S. Senter, who was the fastest Pro Late Model on the day, said he has no complaints with the #10 car. They made some long “race runs” last night and today focused on qualifying.

Senter plans to make one more mock qualifying run in the morning, but doesn’t plan on any changes prior to qualifying and race time.

 

3:26

Pro Late Models Friday Overall Practice Results
1. 10 R.S. Senter 15.356
2. 88 Garrett Jones 15.547
3. 66 Ryan Redmon 15.658
4. 98 Russell Fleeman 15.659
5. 2 Kyle McCallum 15.671
6. 99 Casey Smith 15.686
7. 18 Hunter Robbins 15.692
8. 26 Bubba Pollard 15.709
9. 29 Matthew Wragg 15.710
10. 23 Dalton Grindle 15.714
11. 81 Brandon Odom 15.719
12. 12 Harrison Burton 15.764
13. 4 Kyle Plott 15.766
14. 66 Korey Ruble 15.773
15. 41 Chris Davidson 15.774
16. 77 Landon Cling 15.783
17. 12 Brandon Brilliant 15.806
18. 17 Shanky Smith 15.858
19. 22 Kevin Herbert 15.860
20. 30 Rusty Sanford 16.339

 

3:25

Some teams are beginning to load up for the day. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

3:24

Chris Wimmer said that didn’t change a thing on the car all day, an it feels really nice to come South and be fast off the trailer.

 

3:22

Logan Boyett said that he is super excited about his fast laps earlier today. He said that the car was dragging during the early runs and was still able to turn a quick time for second overall.

 

3:18

Super Late Models Friday Overall Practice Results
1. 52 Chris Wimmer 15.083
2. 11 Logan Boyett 15.139
3. 2 Donnie Wilson 15.140
4. 29 Jeff Choquette 15.200
5. 51 Stephen Nasse 15.236
6. 41 T.J. Reaid 15.251
7. 54 Jeff Fultz 15.291
8. 99 Casey Smith 15.305
9. 6 Brandon Hermiller 15.309
10. 42 Chad Finley 15.329
11. 26 Bubba Pollard 15.340
12. 16 Brandon Odom 15.355
13. 25 Ross Kenseth 15.370
14. 15 Mason Massey 15.399
15. 1 Mike Garvey 15.414
16. 71 Kyle Benjamin 15.430
17. 29 Anderson Bowen 15.473
18. 18 Hunter Robbins 15.476
19. 47 Allen Karnes 15.517
20. 47 Dakota Stroup 15.595

 

3:15

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3:14

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3:07

Overall Combined Practice Results are coming in just a few minutes. Our Trackside Now Coverage will end later this afternoon. We will be here tidying up loose ends from now until later today. We do encourage fans in the area to come out and support the weekly divisions that are racing here this evening as this is also the Rattler Weekend for the Street Stock, Road Runners, Coyotes, Cuplite, Motorcycles, Mini-Sportsman.

Remainder of Today’s Schedule

4:30—— Local tech opens
5:00—— Grandstands Open
5:30—— Local Practice
7:00—— Driver’s Meeting
7:30—— Local Features:
Street Stock, Road Runners, Coyotes, Cuplite, Motorcycles, Mini-Sportsman

 

3:05

Pro Late Models Final Friday Practice Results
1. 10 R.S. Senter 15.356
2. 88 Garrett Jones 15.547
3. 66 Ryan Redmon 15.658
4. 18 Hunter Robbins 15.692
5. 26 Bubba Pollard 15.709
6. 98 Russell Fleeman 15.715
7. 12 Harrison Burton 15.764
8. 29 Matthew Wragg 15.806
9. 81 Brandon Odom 15.825
10. 4 Kyle Plott 15.834
11. 99 Casey Smith 15.839
12. 17 Shanky Smith 15.858
13. 22 Kevin Herbert 15.925
14. 12 Brandon Brilliant 15.931
15. 23 Dalton Grindle 15.940
16. 77 Landon Cling 15.943
17. 30 Rusty Sanford 16.339

 

3:01

Today’s Trackside Now coverage is presented on Speed51.com by Hamner Racing Engines of Harpersville, Alabama.

 

Hamner Racing Engines are built and maintained by short track racers and for short track racers, concentrating in the race-intensive Southeast. HRE builds and prepare motors for Super Late Model Series country-wide; Pro All Star Series (PASS), Rev-Oil Pro Cup, Blizzard Series, Viper Series, ARCA/CRA Super Series, Southern Super Series and many others.  Our short-track motors are Ford and Chevy engines.  Longtime racer and engine builder Jeff Hamner has built the powerplants that have won the Snowball Derby with drivers such as Johanna Long and Kyle Busch.

 

The staff at HRE are ready to serve customers looking to get an edge on the competition with their short track racecar.  Call Hamner Racing Engines at 205-672-8883.

 

3:00

 

 

3:00

Pro Late Models Practice is done for today. Those Final Practice Results are coming in a few minutes.

We’re going to take a few minutes to get things squared away as we prepare for tomorrow’s festivities here in Opp, Alabama.

A reminder that our Trackside Now Coverage will end later this afternoon. We do encourage fans in the area to come out and support the weekly divisions that are racing here this evening as this is also the Rattler Weekend for the Street Stock, Road Runners, Coyotes, Cuplite, Motorcycles, Mini-Sportsman

 

3:00

RS Senter is the fastest PLM overall this afternoon. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

2:56

5 Minutes remaining in this Final Practice of the day before the six support divisions take over for the rest of the afternoon and into the evening. If you’re in the area, please come out to the track and take in the six support divisions that are running their portions of the Rattler Weekend.

 

2:52

Harrison Burton won a Pro Late Model race last weekend at Dillon Motor Speedway in South Carolina. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

2:51

Remainder of Today’s Schedule

3:00—— Practice ends, Late Model tech closes
3:15—- SLM Qualifying Tire Selection begins
4:30—— Local tech opens
5:00—— Grandstands Open
5:30—— Local Practice
7:00—— Driver’s Meeting
7:30—— Local Features:
Street Stock, Road Runners, Coyotes, Cuplite, Motorcycles, Mini-Sportsman

 

2:50

10 minutes remaining in the Final Pro Late Models Practice of the day as 18 Hunter Robbins has come out and went right to third quick with a 15.692.

 

2:50

Brandon Odom works the corner in one his five race cars for the weekend. (Speed51. com photo)

 

 

2:46

15 Minutes remaining in the Final Pro Late Models Practice of the day (Top 5):
1. 10 R.S. Senter 15.356
2. 66 Ryan Redmon 15.658
3. 42 Bubba Pollard 15.709
4. 98 Russell Fleeman 15.715
5. 29 Matthew Wragg15.806

 

2:46

Gresham Motorsports Park is ready to kick off its 2013 season in a big way on March 30th with the Larry Fleeman Memorial Race when Mini Stocks, Renegades, Sportsman, Trucks, Outlaw Late Models and Pro Late Models return to GMP. The Larry Fleeman Memorial features a 198-lap, two-segment Pro Late Model event that will draw some of the best short trackers in the country to the Jefferson, Georgia half-mile. For more details on the Larry Fleeman Memorial, visit www.racegmp.com

 

2:45

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2:45

81 Brando Odom has rolled out.

 

2:44

77 Landon Cling has hit the track.

 

2:44

The pit gate entrance is loaded down with local classes itching to race tonight. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

2:44

Senter now P1 with a 15.356.

 

2:43

42 Bubba Pollard makes his first Pro Late Model appearance of the day.

 

2:43

Senter to second quick with a 15.658 which actually ties Redmon’s quick time.

 

2:42

98 Russell Fleeman and 29 Matthew Wragg are on the track and Fleeman goes right to second quick with a 15.715. 10 R.S. Senter is on the track too.

 

2:40

Rest easy fans, Augie Grill is here. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

2:40

Early Top 5: Redmon 15.658, Plott, S. Smith, Herbert, Brilliant.

 

2:38

4 Kyle Plott is on the track for the first time this session.

 

2:38

112 Augie Grill has brought his Super Late Model out on to the race track to shake it down for a couple of laps before taking it back to the pits since he missed the Final Super Late Models Practice of the day.

 

2:36

Kyle Plott coming right in to your living room. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

2:36

30 Rusty Sanford, 22 Kevin Herbert and 12 Brandon Brilliant are now on the track in this Final Pro Late Models Practice of the day.

 

2:36

Super Late Models Final Friday Practice Session Results
1. 51 Stephen Nasse 15.236
2. 11 Logan Boyett 15.254
3. 52 Chris Wimmer 15.289
4. 54 Jeff Fultz 15.328
5. 42 Chad Finley 15.329
6. 26 Bubba Pollard 15.340
7. 99 Casey Smith 15.343
8. 29 Jeff Choquette 15.351
9. 16 Brandon Odom 15.355
10. 41 T.J. Reaid 15.399
11. 25 Ross Kenseth 15.440
12. 15 Mason Massey 15.491
13. 71 Kyle Benjamin 15.492
14. 1 Mike Garvey 15.500
15. 47 Allen Karnes 15.517
16. 6 Brandon Hermiller 15.618
17. 18 Hunter Robbins 15.629
18. 29 Anderson Bowen 15.674
19. 47 Dakota Stroup 15.732

 

2:34

Brandon Brilliant works the outside of Korey Ruble. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

2:32

Pro Late Models are rolling out for the final time today. Those drivers turning more laps before calling it a day are: 66 Ryan Redmon and 17 Shanky Smith are the only two drivers out at the moment.

 

2:30

The Super Late Models Final Friday Practice Session has been checkered and those teams are done for today. Those Final Practice results are coming in just a few minutes. The Pro Late Models will now roll out for their Final Friday Practice of the day before there day is complete as well.

 

2:29

White Flag is out on the Super Late Models for today.

 

2:28

Race fans, in addition to the great photos you’ll find in our Trackside Now coverage all weekend long at the Rattler, Speed51.com’s photographers will have even more shots available for purchase next week on www.speed51photos.com.

Speed51photos.com will have shots of every car on track and behind-the-scenes action from the pit area. Be sure to check back to Speed51.com and www.speed51photos.comfor photos from throughout the weekend. Already on the site, you can browse and purchase photos from December’s Snowball Derby and January’s SpeedFest events.

 

2:28

 

 

2:27

The Pro Late Models will come out for the final time today and Practice from 2:30-3:00pm. The Super Late Models are done for the day after this session that is on the track. From 3:00pm., on, the six support divisions that are running full programs will take over for the rest of the afternoon and into the evening as the Street Stocks, Road Runners, Coyotes, Cuplites, Motorcycles and Mini-Sportsman will run for their Rattler trophies this evening.

 

2:24

Fultz clumbs up to fourth fastest with a 15.328.

 

2:24

Just over 5 minutes left in the Final Super Late Model Practice of the afternoon (Top 5):
1. 51 Stephen Nasse 15.236
2. 11 Logan Boyett 15.254
3. 52 Chris Wimmer 15.289
4. 42 Chad Finley 15.329
5. 26 Bubba Pollard 15.340

 

2:23

The first Yellow flag of the afternoon is out as there is a piece of debris laying in turn four.

 

2:22

Nasse to the top of the Speed Charts with a 15.236.

 

2:22

Boyett jumps to second fastest at a 15.254 with less than 10 minutes to go.

 

2:19

11 Logan Boyett is on the track.

 

2:18

Smith now at a 15.343.

 

2:17

Smith to fourth quick with a 15.345.

 

2:17

71 Kyle Benjamin is now out turning laps.

 

2:17

Less than 15 minutes remaining in the Final Super Late Model Practice of the day (Top 5):
1. 52 Chris Wimmer 15.289
2. 42 Chad Finley 15.329
3. 26 Bubba Pollard 15.340
4. 29 Jeff Choquette 15.351
5. 41 T.J. Reaid 15.399

 

2:16

99 Casey Smith has turned a lot of laps today in both of his cars and is back out in his Super Late Model once again.

 

2:16

Reaid to fifth quick at a 15.399.

 

2:15

18 Hunter Robbins and 29 Anderson Bowen join a crowded race track.

 

2:15

Hermiller returns to the track and is joined by 1 Mike Garvey.

 

2:15

RS Senter chases after Harrison Burton down the front stretch. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

2:14

“Old School” is the approach the Southern Super Series is taking in their debut season of 2013. The 16-race slate brings together five racetracks in four different states and will include such legendary races as the World Crown 300 and the All American 400. Alabama’s Mobile International Speedway and Montgomery Motor Speedway, Florida’s Five Flags Speedway, Georgia’s Gresham Motorsports Park and Tennessee’s Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville make up the facilities that some of the best Super Late Model racers will compete on with the series this coming year.

The inaugural season’s opener comes on Saturday, April 6th at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville. For more details on this event visit www.southernsuperseries.com and http://www.fairgroundsspeedwaynashville.com/

 

2:14

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2:14

54 Jeff Fultz, 16 Brandon Odom and 47 Dakota Stroup have entered the track.

 

2:12

41 T.J. Reaid is out as well.

 

2:11

Wimmer goes right to the top of the Practice Charts with a 15.289.

 

2:11

Chris Wimmer, the fastest car of both Practice Sessions held so far, is now on the track for the first time this session while 15 Mason Massey joins him.

 

2:10

Early Top 5: Finley 15.329, Pollard, Choquette, Kenseth, Nasse.

 

2:09

Russell Fleeman has been fast all day. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

2:08

Super Late Models are on the track and they’re Green. Those turning laps are: 25 Ross Kenseth, 29 Jeff Choquette, 26 Bubba Pollard, 47 Allen Karnes, 6 Brandon Hermiller, 42 Chad Finley, 29 Anderson Bowen and 51 Stephen Nasse.

 

2:07

Pro Late Models Practice #2 Results
1. 88 Garrett Jones 15.631
2. 98 Russell Fleeman 15.659
3. 2 Kyle McCallum 15.671
4. 99 Casey Smith 15.686
5. 23 Dalton Grindle 15.714
6. 10 R.S. Senter 15.728
7. 4 Kyle Plott 15.766
8. 66 Korey Ruble 15.773
9. 41 Chris Davidson 15.774
10. 12 Brandon Brilliant 15.806
11. 29 Matthew Wragg 15.809
12. 18 Hunter Robbins 15.811
13. 81 Brandon Odom 15.841
14. 12 Harrison Burton 15.868
15. 22 Kevin Herbert 15.885
16. 77 Landon Cling 15.916
17. 66 Ryan Redmon 16.052

 

2:05

 

 

2:03

Pro Late Models Practice #2 is now complete. Those times will be available shortly. The Super Late Models Final Friday Practice of the day is now on the track.

 

1:57

Just a few minutes left and Cling’s #77 is the only car on the track.

 

1:54

Comment From BG 

Great to see Korey Ruble’s #66 out on the track. Good luck to him and the AGR Racing Team.

 

1:54

Augie Grill has just arrived at the Speedway. However he may not get to Practice as the Super Late Models Final Practice of the day will start in 5 minutes and lasts for 30 minutes.

 

1:52

Jones remains fastest this session and has turned twice the amount of laps as any other Pro Late Model currently at 54 and climbing.

 

1:51

Young Harrison Burton dives in to turn three. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

1:50

Garett Jones wheels the Jr. Motorsports No. 88. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

1:49

After this second Practice for the Pro Late Models, both the Super Late Models and Pros will come back out one more time today as the Supers Final Practice of the day will go from 2:00-2:30pm while the Pros will be out from 2:30-3:00pm.

Once those Sessions are complete, both divisions will be done for today and will turn things over to the Six support divisions who are racing tonight: Street Stocks, Road Runners, Coyotes, Cuplites, Motorcycles and Mini-Sportsman.

 

1:48

2012 Viper Champ Korey Ruble knows his way around South Alabama. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

1:46

One of the most prestigious Super Late Model events in the country celebrates its 30th running in 2013. It’s the World Crown 300 at Jefferson, Georgia’s Gresham Motorsports Park. The World Crown winners’ list reads like a who’s-who in short track racing and drivers from throughout the country will try to etch their name into World Crown history on July 4 in the 30th annual running of the 300-lap event. For more details on the 30th Annual World Crown 300 at Gresham Motorsports Park, visit www.racegmp.com

 

1:46

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1:43

Just over 15 minutes remaining in this second Pro Late Models Practice (Top 5):
1. 88 Garrett Jones 15.631
2. 98 Russell Fleeman 15.659
3. 2 Kyle McCallum 15.671
4. 99 Casey Smith 15.686
5. 23 Dalton Grindle 15.714

 

1:40

Hunter Robbins makes his first appearance in this session.

 

1:36

With not a cloud in the sky here at South Alabama Speedway, the temperature continues to rise on an abolutely gorgeous Friday afternoon.

 

1:35

Although the Super Late Models are flirting with the Track Record, currently within a few hundredths of it, Pro Late Models are off of the Track Record pace so far by about a half-second.

 

1:34

66 Ryan Redmon is on the track for the first time today and is joined by Jones and 66 Korey Ruble who is hitting the track for the first time all day.

 

1:34

Kevin Herbert rolls out for the first time this session as well.

 

1:34

McCallum climbs to third fastest with a 15.671.

 

1:33

Brandon Odom returns for this session as well.

 

1:32

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1:32

Cling returns to the track as well.

 

1:32

2 Kyle McCallum is on the track for the first time this session.

 

1:30

Harrison Burton is back out and is the lone car on the track. Burton currently sits 9th in this session.

 

1:29

30 Minutes Remaining in this second Pro Late Models Practice Session (Top 5):
1. 88 Garrett Jones 15.631
2. 98 Russell Fleeman 15.659
3. 99 Casey Smith 15.686
4. 23 Dalton Grindle 15.714
5. 10 R.S. Senter 15.728

 

1:29

The 13 year old Jones is the fastest Pro Late Model through the first half of this second session. Almost a tenth of a second faster than Russell Fleeman, who was quickest in first practice.

 

1:28

99 Casey Smith is on the track and went right to third quick with a 15.686. Grindle up to fourth with a 15.714.

 

1:27

Jones to the top of Practice with a 15.631.

 

1:27

77 Landon Cling is now on the race track. He takes over the driving duties for 2012 JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Championship Winning Car Owner and Crew Chief, Scott Neal and Scott Neal Racing. Although a different car then what 2012 JEGS/CRA Champion, Daniel Hemric drove, Cling is being aided by nearly the entire SNR Team from last years title run.

 

1:25

VanDoorn, a three-time CRA Championship Winning Crew Chief (Two in the ARCA/CRA Super Series with his brother, Johnny VanDoorn and One in the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour with Erik Jones) is here this weekend assisting with several customers of Port City Racecars, based in Muskegon, Michigan.

 

1:25

Comment From from MI 

Who is Butch Vandoorn helping this weekend?

 

1:25

Super Late Model
Practice Session #2

52 Chris Wimmer – 15.087
11 Logan Boyett – 15.139
54 Jeff Fultz – 15.291
6 Brandon Hermiller – 15.309
2 Donnie Wilson – 15.315
42 Chad Finley – 15.342
99 Casey Smith – 15.344
41 TJ Reaid- 15.358
29 Jeff Choquette- 15.365
25 Ross Kenseth – 15.370
26 Bubba Pollard – 15.375
1 Mike Garvey – 15.414
71 Kyle Benjamin -15.430
51 Stephen Nasse – 15.458
18 Hunter Robbins – 15.476
15 Mason Massey – 15.476
47 Dakota Stroup- 15.595
29 Anderson Bowen – 15.597
47 Allen Karnes – 15.684
16 Brandon Odom – 16.071

 

1:24

Early Top 5: Fleeman 15.659, Senter, Davidson, Burton, Brilliant.

 

1:23

4 Kyle Plott is on the track as well as the speedway is starting to get a little crowded.

 

1:23

23 Dalton Grindle joins the pack.

 

1:22

Fleeman goes right to the top of charts in just his second lap with a 15.659.

 

1:22

98 Russell Fleeman and 29 Matthew Wragg are on the track now too.

 

1:21

For Burton, the 12-year-old from Harrisburg, North Carolina is making his first appearance of the day on the track. His Father, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series veteran, Jeff Burton was here yesterday helping his son out. Today he is at Bristol Motor Speedway for the NASCAR festivities there.

 

1:20

10 R.S. Senter has joined the pack.

 

1:19

Pro Late Models are now on the track and they are: 88 Garrett Jones, 41 Chris Davidson, 12 Brandon Brilliant and 12 Harrison Burton.

 

1:17

Super Late Model has concluded, and Pros are up next. This practice will run until 2 p.m. Times are coming very soon.

 

1:15

Super Late Models Practice #2 is complete. Those times are coming momentarily. The Pro Late Models second Practice of the day will roll out next and will go until 2:00pm.

 

1:13

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1:13

 Lee USA Speedway, located on Route 125 in Lee, New Hampshire, will open its season Sunday April 14th with the ACT Governor’s Cup 150.  Despite winning four track titles, and the prestigious ACT Championship last season, Dover’s Wayne Helliwell Jr. has yet to claim the Governor’s Cup Trophy at his home track despite two dogged attempts. Helliwell was leading last year when tire woes relegated him to a top five position.

Over fifty cars from all over the northeast US and Canada are expected. Helliwell’s primary competition is likely to come from Pelham, NH driver Joey Pole and four time ACT champ Brian Hoar who has also won the Governor’s Cup twice.

Also on hand for Governor’s Cup Weekend will be the Northeast Mini Stock Tour, Four Cylinders, a 50-lap Late Model Sportsman event and more.

For more information on this event or others on the 2013 Lee USA Speedway schedule, visit www.leeusaspeedway.com

 

1:11

Boyett jumps to second fastest with a 15.139 with just a few minutes remaining in the second Super Late Models Practice.

 

1:09

Ross Kenseth is working with a new crew chief this weekend, former ASA Late Model Challenge Champion Kelly Bires. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

1:07

Hermiller, Benjamin and Fultz are on track currently.

 

1:01

15 minutes remaining in this Practice. The top five remains the same.

 

12:59

 

 

12:59

Today’s Trackside Now coverage is presented on Speed51.com by Hamner Racing Engines of Harpersville, Alabama.

 

Hamner Racing Engines are built and maintained by short track racers and for short track racers, concentrating in the race-intensive Southeast. HRE builds and prepare motors for Super Late Model Series country-wide; Pro All Star Series (PASS), Rev-Oil Pro Cup, Blizzard Series, Viper Series, ARCA/CRA Super Series, Southern Super Series and many others.  Our short-track motors are Ford and Chevy engines.  Longtime racer and engine builder Jeff Hamner has built the powerplants that have won the Snowball Derby with drivers such as Johanna Long and Kyle Busch.

 

The staff at HRE are ready to serve customers looking to get an edge on the competition with their short track racecar.  Call Hamner Racing Engines at 205-672-8883.

 

12:55

Fultz jumps to second fastest with a 15.291.

 

12:55

Jeff Choquette, who was fast in yesterday’s practice session, is looking for more speed today. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

12:53

Just about halfway through this second Super Late Models Practice Session (Top 5):
1. 52 Chris Wimmer 15.087
2. 6 Brandon Hermiller 15.309
3. 2 Donnie Wilson 15.315
4. 54 Jeff Fultz 15.339
5. 42 Chad Finley 15.342

 

12:47

A crew members works on the underside of Dalton Grindle’s machine. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

12:44

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12:44

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12:44

26 Bubba Pollard is on the track for the first time this session and is joined by Karnes, Choquette and Benjamin.

 

12:42

Finley stays in second but lowers his mark to a 15.342.

 

12:42

Wilson is up to third with a 15.344.

 

12:41

1 Mike Garvey is on the track and immediately jumps to fifth quick.

 

12:41

15 Mason Massey and 2 Donnie Wilson are out and are joined by Finley.

 

12:40

He’s on the entry list and is expected to arrive either later this afternoon or early tomorrow morning in typical Augie Grill fashion.

 

12:40

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No Augie Grill?

 

12:38

51 Stephen Nasse and 18 Hunter Robbins are on the track now too.

 

12:37

Reaid up to fifth quick with a 15.457.

 

12:37

6 Brandon Hermiller joins a fairly packed race track.

 

12:37

47 Dakota Stroup and 29 Anderson Bowen are now on the track.

 

12:36

Early Top 5: Wimmer 15.087, Finley, Kenseth, Benjamin, Choquette.

 

12:36

41 T.J. Reaid is out for the first time this Practice as well.

 

12:34

29 Jeff Choquette has hit the track for the first time this session.

 

12:33

16 Brandon Odom and 52 Chris Wimmer are on the track too as the speedway is quickly filling up.

 

12:32

25 Ross Kenseth is on the track also.

 

12:32

47 Allen Karnes is on the track as well.

 

12:31

Green is out.

 

12:31

Super Late Models on the track include: 42 Chad Finley, 11 Logan Boyett and 71 Kyle Benjamin.

 

12:31

Dakota Stroup, the 2012 World Series of Asphalt Pro Late Model Champion, talks with his team about adjustments on his No. 47. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

12:30

Pro Late Models Practice #1 Results

1. 98 Russell Fleeman 15.709
2. 29 Matthew Wragg 15.710
3. 81 Brandon Odom 15.719
4. 18 Hunter Robbins 15.743
5. 99 Casey Smith 15.755
6. 10 R.S. Senter 15.780
7. 41 Chris Davidson 15.781
8. 77 Landon Cling 15.783
9. 23 Dalton Grindle 15.831
10. 2 Kyle McCallum 15.841
11. 22 Kevin Herbert 15.860
12. 4 Kyle Plott 15.884
13. 88 Garrett Jones 15.903
14. 12 Brandon Brilliant 15.909
15. 30 Rusty Sanford 16.742

 

12:30

Pro Late Models Practice #1 is complete. Those times are coming up in a minute. The Super Late Models are up next for their second of three sessions on the day.

 

12:29

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12:29

The cars and stars of the ARCA/CRA Super Series are set to kick off an exciting 2013 season in just a few short weeks at one of the toughest racetracks in the country.  The 2013 ARCA/CRA Super Series season will start at the quarter-mile Anderson Speedway in Indiana on Saturday, April 13.  The short track gladiators of the ARCA/CRA Super Series will battle for 125 laps in one of the most anticipated early-season Super Late Model events, the Anderson 125.  For more details, entry forms for racers and more, visit www.cra-racing.com

 

12:27

Just a few minutes left in this session and there are currently no cars on the track.

 

12:23

The Super Late Models return to the track from 12:30-1:15pm and will be followed by the Pro Late Models second session from 1:15-2:00pm. Then for the last sessions of the day, both divisions will go from 30 minutes each as there day will end at 3:00pm.

 

12:20

10 Minutes left in the first Pro Late Models Practice of the day (Top 5):
1. 98 Russell Fleeman 15.709
2. 29 Matthew Wragg 15.710
3. 81 Brandon Odom 15.719
4. 18 Hunter Robbins 15.743
5. 10 R.S. Senter 15.780

 

12:19

Fleeman jumps to the top of the Practice Speed Charts with a 15.709.

 

12:18

Logan Boyett roars down the back stretch under the watchful eye of good friend Kyle Benjamin. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

12:18

Davidson up to fifth with a 15.781.

 

12:17

Fleeman has made his way out on the track.

 

12:15

Davidson and Sanford are both back on the track.

 

12:14

 

 

12:14

It’s the most prestigious Outlaw Super Late Model event in the country and it’s back for a 21st time at Michigan’s Kalamazoo Speedway…it’s the Kalamazoo Klash!  The Klash brings in the best Outlaw talents from the Midwest plus invaders from all around the country to battle in the event that annually packs the Kalamazoo Speedway grandstands.  For more on the Kalamazoo Klash XXI, visitwww.kalamazoospeedway.com.

 

12:13

Cling returns to the track for the second time today.

 

12:11

Herbert and Senter are now back on the track.

 

12:10

Just over halfway through this first Pro Late Model Practice (Top 5):
1. 29 Matthew Wragg 15.710
2. 18 Hunter Robbins 15.743
3. 99 Casey Smith 15.771
4. 10 R.S. Senter 15.780
5. 23 Dalton Grindle 15.831

 

12:10

Jeff Choquette (inside) and Anderson Bowen (outside) battler earlier in the Super Late Model session. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

12:09

The track is currently silent as no cars are on the speedway.

 

12:08

As was the case in the first Super Late Models Practice, several Pro Late Model teams have yet to head out for Practice.

 

12:05

12 Brandon Brilliant is on the track for the first time this afternoon.

 

12:04

Jones returns to the track as well as the 13-year-old continues to turn laps in his first appearance here at South Alabama Speedway.

 

12:02

Wragg goes to the top of the charts with a 15.710.

 

12:02

Odom, Smith and Wragg are the only three cars on the track at the moment.

 

12:01

15 Minutes in – 30 Minutes to go in the first Pro Late Models Practice of the day (Top 5):
1. 18 Hunter Robbins 15.743
2. 99 Casey Smith 15.776
3. 10 R.S. Senter 15.780
4. 23 Dalton Grindle 15.831
5. 2 Kyle McCallum 15.841

 

11:59

 

 

11:58

81 Brandon Odom has made his way out for the first time this morning.

 

11:57

Grindle up to fourth quick at a 15.831.

 

11:55

Jones has returned to the track as well.

 

11:54

4 Kyle Plott is on the track for the first time today.

 

11:54

Early Top 5: Robbins 15.743, Smith, Senter, McCallum, Fleeman.

 

11:53

23 Dalton Grindle has made his way out to turn some laps for the first time today. This is the Flowery Branch, Georgia drivers’ first appearance anywhere since his great run at SpeedFest 2013 at Watermelon Capital Speedway in Cordele, Georgia back in January when he led early in the race before mechanical problems forced him from the event.

 

11:52

Bubba Pollard holds the Pro Late Models Track Record here in Opp, Alabama as he turned a 15.164 back on October 16th, 2010.

 

11:51

10 R.S. Senter is on the track for the first time this morning and is joined by 77 Landon Cling and 41 Chris Davidson.

 

11:51

Sanford suddenly slowed on the race track and Smith had to take evasive action to avoid his machine. Green is still out.

 

11:49

Super Late Model
Practice Session #1

52 Chris Wimmer – 15.083
2 Donnie Wilson – 15.140
29 Jeff Choquette – 15.200
41 TJ Reaid – 15.251
99 Casey Smith – 15.305
15 Mason Massey – 15.399
26 Bubba Pollard- 15.442
25 Ross Kenseth- 15.445
29 Anderson Bowen – 15.473
51 Stephen Nasse – 15.497
54 Jeff Fultz – 15.557
6 Brandon Hermiller – 15.661
11 Logan Boyett – 15.668
18 Hunter Robbins – 15.763
47 Allen Karnes – 15.880

 

11:49

In 1979, Clyde Hart set out to have a big early-season race at his New Smyrna Speedway in Florida. The track needed a big event to draw equally big names to the Florida half-mile and the Cracker 200 was it. From 1979 to 1998, the Cracker was one of the biggest events race in Florida. Mr. Hart passed away in 1998 and the race went away from the schedule.

Fast forward to the 2013 season and Clyde’s son Robert Hart has brought the race back to run on March 23rd. Veteran racers such as David Rogers will be trying to best some of the young kids working their way up in a NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Super Late Model event at NSS.

Some of the top names in Super Late Model racing will be helping the Cracker 200 get a new life in 2013. For more details, visit www.newsmyrnaspeedway.org.

 

11:49

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11:49

18 Hunter Robbins has rolled out as well.

 

11:48

99 Casey Smith is now out in his Pro Late Model followed by 2 Kyle McCallum.

 

11:47

30 Rusty Sanford and 98 Russell Fleeman are out as well.

 

11:47

A chilly morning has given way to warm middle part of the day. Temps are expected to climb near 80 today. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

11:46

88 Garrett Jones, 29 Matthew Wragg and 22 Kevin Herbert are the cars on the track early and the Green is out.

 

11:46

Super Late Models Practice is done for this session. Those results are coming soon.

The Pro Late Models are now heading out onto the track.

 

11:46

Veteran Casey Smith straps in to his PLM for the first time at Opp. (Speed51.com photo(

 

 

11:43

Pollard only managed a 15.442 with 12 laps completed in this first practice to sit 7th on the speed charts.

 

11:42

With three minutes remaining the track has gone quiet with no activity right now.

 

11:41

Less than 5 minutes left in this first Super Late Model Practice of the day.

 

11:40

Smith is back out as well.

 

11:39

Karnes returns to the track also.

 

11:38

26 Bubba Pollard, arguably the most successful driver here in Opp, Alabama in recent seasons, is on the track for the first time while Bowen returns to the track as well.

 

11:37

Pro Late Models Practice #1 will roll out next after the first Super Late Models Practice of the morning, which is scheduled to end at 11:45am.

 

11:37

Kenseth is back out as well.

 

11:36

51 Stephen Nasse makes his first appearance of the morning while Fultz returns once again to turn more laps.

 

11:35

10 Minutes left in this first Super Late Models Practice Session today (Top 5):
1. 52 Chris Wimmer 15.083
2. 2 Donnie Wilson 15.140
3. 29 Jeff Choquette 15.200
4. 41 T.J. Reaid 15.251
5. 99 Casey Smith 15.305

 

11:34

And now with Wilson back on track he has turned 26 laps and conitnuing. Wilson just jumped to second quick on his 27th lap with a 15.140.

 

11:33

Brandon Hermiller has turned the most laps in this practice session at 24. He is currently 9th.

 

11:32

Wilson returns once again as Reaid leaves the track, so for the third time this session, the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma veteran has the track to himself.

 

11:31

Reaid climbs up to third fastest with a 15.251.

 

11:30

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11:30

Reaid is back out once again.

 

11:28

Choquette, the 2013 SpeedFest Champion at Watermelon Capital Speedway (GA), who is making his first appearance since that event back in January, is already up to second quick at a 15.200.

 

11:27

Fultz has rejoined the contingent on the track.

 

11:26

29 Jeff Choquette is on the track for the first time today as he was Unofficially the fastest car of yesterdays optional Practice.

 

11:25

Hermiller has returned for the third time and is joined by 29 Anderson Bowen who is on the track for the first time this weekend.

 

11:25

Top 5 at the halfway mark of this Practice Session:

1. 52 Chris Wimmer 15.083
2. 99 Casey Smith 15.305
3. 41 T.J. Reaid 15.341
4. 15 Mason Massey 15.399
5. 2 Donnie Wilson 15.532

 

11:24

Garvey does not have a Transponder as that may be on his second Super Late Model he has in the pits.

 

11:23

Wimmer’s fastest lap was his fifth lap. For the rest of the Top Five their fastest laps came with about a dozen laps complete.

 

11:23

1 Mike Garvey is on the track for the first time today.

 

11:22

Massey jumps up to fourth fastest at a 15.399.

 

11:21

So has Boyett.

 

11:21

Massey has rejoined him.

 

11:21

Reaid is back out on the track while several others have pulled off leaving Reaid all by himself.

 

11:20

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11:20

Several Super Late Models have yet to make their way out onto the track as some are going through Tech while others are still getting ready after already going to see Chief Tech Inspector, Ricky Brooks earlier this morning.

 

11:18

Top 5: Wimmer (15.083), Smith, Reaid, Wilson, Kenseth.

 

11:17

25 Ross Kenseth has made his way out from the pit area for the first time this morning.

 

11:16

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11:16

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11:15

18 Hunter Robbins makes his first appearance of the morning and is joined by Hermiller who returns after changes to his machine.

 

11:14

47 Allen Karnes joins Wilson.

 

11:14

Wilson now has the track to himself once again as the others have gone back to the pits for adjustments.

 

11:12

Wilson has returned to the track.

 

11:11

Wimmer continues to get faster. Five laps in now a 15.083.

 

11:11

Wimmer has jumped to the top on just his third lap with a 15.091.

 

11:10

Casey Smith and TJ Reaid have now topped Wilson in this session.

 

11:09

15 Mason Massey and 52 Chris Wimmer have joined the pack out on the speedway.

 

11:09

Wilson remains quickest on the track early on in this first session.

 

11:08

54 Jeff Fultz and 6 Brandon Hermiller are on the track as well.

 

11:08

99 Casey Smith has joined this practice session.

 

11:07

41 T.J. Reaid has joined Boyett on the fast 4/10s (0.400) high-banked paved oval.

 

11:06

Oklahoma’s Wilson works off of turn four to start practice. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

11:06

11 Logan Boyett is now on the track.

 

11:05

Logan Boyett holds down the track record for Super Late Models with a 15.056. Unofficially, yesterday during the Optional Practice, Jeff Choquette was clocked at a 14.880.

 

11:04

Wilson is now off the track after turning about 10 laps. His quickest time was a 15.585.

 

11:03

It’s a blockade in the pit area as the Tech Line is up against the entrance to the speedway as cars wait to get through. So for now, Wilson has the track to himself.

 

11:01

Super Late Models are now rolling out onto the track as 2 Donnie Wilson is the first car to hit the track officially for the 37th annual Rattler 250 Weekend.

 

10:59

Super Late Models will roll out first and will go for 45 minutes starting at 11:00am. They will be followed by the Pro Late Models at 11:45am., and that rotation will continue for the rest of the day until 3:00pm.

 

10:56

 

 

10:56

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10:47

The drivers meeting has let out. There will be another one which will be more in-depth tomorrow since today is a Practice Day.

 

10:45

For the first time in a while weather is not a concern for The Rattler. Temps are expected to be in the upper 70’s all weekend, and mostly sunny. Kudos to John Dykes and staff on decidng to move the annual event a few weeks later on the calendar.

 

10:42

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10:38

Garrett Jones listens to the procedures and rules for this weekend. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

10:37

2011 ARCA/CRA Super Series Champion, Derrick Griffin is Chad Finley’s Crew Chief this weekend. Here he’s checking out Speed51.com’s Trackside Now Coverage while listening in on the Drivers Meeting. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

10:34

South Alabama Speedway Promoter, John Dykes addresses the Drivers Meeting. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

10:33

These are what the teams are going after this weekend in Super Late Models and Pro Late Models. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

10:32

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10:32

Over 12,000 spectators turned out on a warm Tuesday night to witness third-generation Wisconsin racer Travis Sauter beat several NASCAR stars – in a field of 71 super late model racers – to score a popular victory in the 150-lap Howie Lettow Memorial Midwest Tour super late model race at the historic Milwaukee Mile.

This summer, the highly-anticipated event returns to the Milwaukee Mile with the ARCA Midwest Tour and moves to the second Monday and Tuesday in July. Event organizers, building on the success of last year, are adding a Monday night concert featuring the heritage Southern rock band 38 Special.

Tickets for the July 8-9, 2013 “ARCA Fest” are now on sale at www.ARCAfest.com.

 

10:29

Drivers Meeting is about to start.

 

10:28

Dalton Grindle waits his turn to go through tech. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

10:27

Brandon Hermiller assists Crew Chief, Josh Slade with the front end of his machine. The Walker, Michigan driver will celebrate his 20th birthday tomorrow. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

10:24

Landon Cling is hoping to enjoy the same success in 2013 as Daniel Hemric did in 2012 driving for Scott Neal Racing. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

10:18

Chad Finley’s crew is all over his new Port City ride as the DeWitt, Michigan driver is making his first ever appearance at the Rattler. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

10:17

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10:17

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10:05

A drivers meetinng is scheduled for 10:30 a.m.

 

10:04

All cars are required to go through tech before practice today, and must have a transponder on the car. The track held an optional practice yesterday and a handful of teams participated.

 

10:02

On The Grounds:

Super Late Models:
71 Kyle Benjamin
2 Donnie Wilson
11 Logan Boyett
41 TJ Reaid
54 Jeff Fultz
99 Casey Smith
1 Mike Garvey
41 Chris Davidson
25 Ross Kenseth
29 Anderson Bowen
47 Allen Karnes
26 Bubba Pollard
15 Mason Massey
18 Hunter Robbins
29 Jeff Choquette
42 Chad Finley
52 Chris Wimmer
6 Brandon Hermiller
47 Dakota Stroup
51 Stephen Nasse
16 Brandon Odom

Pro Late Models:
2 Kyle McCallum
12 Harrison Burton
66 Korey Ruble
99 Casey Smith
98 Russell Fleeman
4 Kyle Plott
12 Brandon Brilliant
88 Garrett Jones
54 John Thompson
42 Bubba Pollard
18 Hunter Robbins
77 Landon Cling
10 RS Senters
29 Matthew Wragg
22 Kevin Herbert
30 Rusty Sanford
66 Ryan Redmon

 

10:00

 

 

9:55

Kelly Bires will be calling the shots in top of the pit box as Crew Chief this weekend for Ross Kenseth. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

9:52

Mike Garvey brought two Super Late Models this weekend and will decide later in today which one he’ll drive in the Rattler 250 on Sunday. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

9:49

15-year-old Anderson Bowen is coming off of a third place finish in his ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards debut last weekend at nearby Mobile International Speedway. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

9:47

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9:47

Gresham Motorsports Park is ready to kick off its 2013 season in a big way on March 30th with the Larry Fleeman Memorial Race when Mini Stocks, Renegades, Sportsman, Trucks, Outlaw Late Models and Pro Late Models return to GMP. The Larry Fleeman Memorial features a 198-lap, two-segment Pro Late Model event that will draw some of the best short trackers in the country to the Jefferson, Georgia half-mile. For more details on the Larry Fleeman Memorial, visit www.racegmp.com

 

9:46

The tech line is long this morning as Practice will start at 11:00am Central Time. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

9:44

Casey Smith will be doing double duty this weekend in both Super Late Model and Pro Late Model portions of the Rattler Weekend. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

9:42

Jeff Fultz makes his way through tech. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

9:36

Bubba Pollard works on his Super Late Model. He is one of several drivers that will compete in both the Pro & Super Late Model races. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

9:33

Donnie Wilson, Harrison Burton and Kyle Benjamin have all completed Tech as they get ready for practice later today. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

9:29

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9:29

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9:24

Cars are rolling through tech currently. Practice is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. CST.

 

9:16

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9:16

In June of 1953, Herb Thomas spoiled a dominant effort by Lee Petty to win a race in the series now known as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at a newly-opened Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida.

Now nearly 60 years later, NASCAR racing will be back at Five Flags.

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first-ever NASCAR event held at Five Flags, the legendary half-mile track will see the debut of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East at the track April 12 and 13. See all the rising stars of NASCAR racing at Five Flags for the first time ever in the NAPA 150. Advanced reserved tickets are now available by calling the Five Flags Speedway box office at 850-944-8400 and more information can be found on www.5flagsspeedway.com

 

9:10

Today’s Schedule

11:00—– Practice Begins – SLM & PLM alternate

3:00—— Practice ends, Late Model tech closes

3:15—- SLM Qualifying Tire Selection begins

4:30—— Local tech opens

5:00—— Grandstands Open

5:30—— Local Practice

7:00—— Driver’s Meeting

7:30—— Local Features:

Street Stock, Road Runners, Coyotes, Cuplite, Motorcycle

20 lap feature: Mini-Sportsman

 

9:05

Rattler Pre Entries

Super Late Model Pro Late Model
1. Logan Boyett 1. Will Mack
2. Brandon Odom 2. Brandon Odom
3. Chris Davidson 3. Chris Davidson
4. Casey Smith 4. Casey Smith
5. Donnie Wilson 5. Spencer Davis
6. Stephen Nassee 6. Hunter Robbins
7. TJ Reaid 7. Will Brown
8. Spencer Davis 8. John Thompson
9. Dakota Stroup 9. Tim Ramsey
10. Hunter Robbins 10. Justin South
11. Mike Garvey 11. Mike Garvey
12. Chad Finley 12. Korey Ruble
13. Chris Wimmer 13. Dalton Grindle
14. Anderson Bowen 14. Sam Smith
15. Ross Kenseth 15. Kevin Herbert
16. Augie Grill 16. Garrett Jones
 17. Kyle Benjamin  17. Matthew Wragg
 18. Allen Karnes  18. Harrison Burton
 19. Jeff Choquette  19. Rusty Sanford
 20. Mason Massey  20. Landon Cling
 21. Brandon Hermiller  21. Bubba Pollard
 22. Bubba Pollard  22. Weston Griffith Jr.
 23. Jeff Fultz  23. Rodney Benefield
 24. Kyle Plott
 25. Brandon Brilliant

 

8:59

Teams are busy unloading their machines, and we will have a full list of cars on the grounds very soon.

 

8:58

 

 

8:58

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8:56

Good morning and welcome to Speed51’s Trackside Now coverage of the 37th Annual Rattler Weekend at South Alabama Speedway in Opp, Ala. Today is the first official practice day of the weekend, and both Pro and Super Late Models will take to the track to fine tune their machines.

 

8:55

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Trackside Now: Rattler 250 Practice Day – South Alabama Speedway (AL) – 3/15/13