"Rattler 250" To Be Possible $25,000-to-Win Event in 2010
Officials release details of higher purse than previously announced with less than 50 cars for this year
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The 33rd annual Rattler 250 at South Alabama Speedway has not even been run yet, and officials have already announced a possible increase in the Winner's Check for the 34th annual event. Promoter John Dykes stated today that any Super Late Model driver that is part of a 50+ car field this year will be eligible for a $5000 bonus if he/she wins the following year, as long as there is another 50+ car field.
Officials also announced that while the $20,000 to win purse for this year is based on 50 cars, missing that 50 car figure by a few cars won't significantly cut the purse. For every car under the 50-car bench mark the winner's share will only drop $1,000, to a minimum of $10,000 to win with 40 cars trying to make the race. Based on the pre-registration list, the 50-car benchmark should not be a problem, and this year's winner should take home $20,000+ in cash and possibly over $25,000 in cash and other awards.
The Dykes family is putting the finishing touches on many improvements around the Opp, Alabama facility, including a new pit lane, a new backstretch wall and an additional pit area. Track officials also want to clarify that teams are NOT required to purchase pit stall parking, but those that do choose to reserve in advance will have a specific guaranteed spot. Those that do not reserve a pit stall will be placed in one on a first come first served basis. The track has over 80 paved pit stalls outside the track.
For more information about the March 6, 7, 8 "Rattler 250" weekend, with support from Champion Racing Association, be sure to visit, www.southalabamaspeedway.com. For more information on CRA visit www.craracing.net.
Grant Enfinger won the Rattler in 2008.