Rattler Officials to Make Every Effort to Get Show In
This Weekend at South Alabama Speedway
Contingency Plans In Place If Mother Nature Intervenes
By Matt Kentfield
As Pro Late Model and Super Late Model teams are set to convene on South Alabama Speedway for the 35th Annual running of The Rattler 250 and its surrounding events, Rattler Officials have set forth a contingency plan in case Mother Nature decides to intervene in this weekend's racing activities.
Late Thursday afternoon, Speed51.com spoke with South Alabama Speedway's John Dykes, who told 51 and is relaying to teams that every effort will be made to get the entire racing schedule in and complete this weekend.
Forecasters are predicting Saturday to the most unstable weather day of all during Rattler weekend, which happens to be the full Pro Rattler 125 day, complete with Pro Late Model practice, qualifying and the feature race, as well as CRA Super Late Model practice and qualifying.
If the weather prevents the Pro Rattler 125 from occuring on Saturday, the Pro Late Model race will be re-scheduled for Saturday, March 12th. If Super Late Model practice and qualifying gets rained out Saturday, track officials will adjust the schedule to have practice, qualifying and the race all on Sunday to get the 35th Annual Rattler 250 in.
Thirty-plus cars are entered into both the Pro Rattler 125 on Saturday and the CRA Super Series-sanctioned Super Late Model 250-lap Rattler on Sunday. The Rattler is annually one of the most anticipated events and is shaping up to be again this year. Sunday's forecast appears to be positive for The Rattler 250. Tickets for both events are available at the South Alabama Speedway box office.
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