South Alabama Speedway
Welcome to South Alabama Speedway! We are excited about the upcoming 2014 racing season. 2014 promises to be the best season that South Alabama Speedway has ever seen. It all starts with the 38th Annual Rattler Weekend!
South Alabama Speedway is a 4/10ths mile, high-banked oval located between Opp and Kinston in south Alabama. Built in 1973, South Alabama Speedway has been regarded as the best track in Alabama. That’s saying a lot when you consider the history of short track racing in the state.
John and Sandra Dykes purchased the track in 1997 and since that time, the speedway has enjoyed continuous growth. Facilities have improved, the fan base has increased, and the track provides some of the finest racing in the southeast.
South Alabama Speedway has a regional fan base that includes the cities of Andalusia, Dothan, Enterprise, Elba, Geneva, Montgomery, and Opp in Alabama, plus Florida cities such Crestview, DeFuniak Springs, Marianna, Niceville, Panama City and Milton. Our special events draw fans from all over the Southeastern region. Drivers from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and even as far away as Texas and Oklahoma have competed at South Alabama Speedway in recent years.
Our regular season runs from March to October, 15-20 weekends a year. We have five local classes, and also host Late Model drivers from around the Southeast for our Viper Series.
Our signature race is the Rattler 250 which opens each season at South Alabama Speedway. This year’s edition, scheduled for March 14-16, will be the 38th Annual. The Super Late Model race brings the best Super Late Model drivers in the Southeast to the Kinston oval. With the best drivers competing, the race has become an early season favorite for Late Model racing fans.