A tradition like no other will take place this weekend at South Alabama Speedway in Opp, Alabama.  Late Model racers from throughout North America will make their way to the 4/10-mile oval with hopes of winning the 40th annual Rattler 250, the season opener for the Southern Super Series.


graphic 51 tv rattler 2016While those at the track enjoy the exciting racing action, those unable to make it to southern Alabama will be able to watch the race live via an online video stream on Speed51.com.


For the first time in the 40-year history of the historic race, short track racing fans worldwide will be able to experience the excitement of The Rattler.


The race, which is highlighted by the tradition of having an Alabama rattlesnake in victory lane, features many of the best Super Late Model racers in the country. Defending race winner Christopher Bell, Midwest star Ty Majeski and defending Southern Super Series champion Casey Smith are just three of the drivers who will be chasing the top prize.


The live Speed51 TV broadcast of The Rattler will begin Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. ET (3 p.m. local time) with Super Late Model qualifying.  Saturday night’s broadcast will continue through Pro Late Model qualifying, last chance races, local division features and the Baby Rattler 125.


On Sunday afternoon all eyes will be on the Southern Super Series Super Late Models as they battle for 250 laps.  The online broadcast will begin at 2:30 p.m. ET (1:30 p.m. local time) with pre-race festivities and driver introductions.  That will lead into the big show, the Rattler 250 itself which is scheduled to see the green flag at 3:00 p.m. ET.


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


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


Speed51 Network yearly members receive a 10% discount off of multi-day or single-day tickets.


Speed51.com’s pay-per-view broadcast from South Alabama Speedway will be a one-camera shoot and will have a black-out radius of 150 miles.  Those who purchase the live broadcast of the event will also have the ability to watch the broadcast on-demand beginning the next day.


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


-51 Sports Press Release

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