Brian Campbell Heads South to start the 2021 Season

Updated: Mar 12



Wyoming, MI (Thursday, March 11, 2021) - Michigan native, Brian Campbell, looks to put a disappointing 2020 season behind him with his first-ever trip to South Alabama Speedway to participate in the 45th running of The Rattler 250 this Sunday, March 14. COVID-19 put a huge damper on racing last season all over the country, and Campbell was not exempt from all the cancellations. He only got to race seven times last season and went winless for the first time in over fifteen years. His best finish was second at Berlin in his final race of the 2020 season.


Those results aren’t something Campbell is used to as he has had big wins all over the country in the last 20 years. Being the son of a Michigan Motorsports Hall of Famer, Fred Campbell, Brian has had high expectations put on his shoulders from a very early age. It didn’t take people long to realize that the apple didn’t fall too far from the tree, as Brian has garnered the checkered flag over 50 times in the last 20 years in major series races.

Some of his wins include, 33 Champion Racing Association wins, an All American 400 win at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway, Glass City 200 at Toledo, Kalamazoo Klash, and numerous big events at his home track, Berlin Raceway. Brian is known for faring well in these longer distance type events and the 250 lap total at this weekend’s Rattler should fit right into Brian’s strength as a driver.


His choice of The Rattler to start this season will present quite the challenge as this race has a long history of big-name drivers competing in it, and this year is no different. The 2021 entry list is filled with past winners and a ‘who’s who’ of Super Late Model drivers from all over the country.


Entries include three-time winner, Ty Majeski, who is the defending champion and has won three of the last five Rattlers’. Two-time winner Grant Enfinger, and 2012 winner Bubba Pollard. Other local drivers are making the long trip south to compete with Brian also like Carson Hocever and Tyler Roahrig. Other familiar names like Harrison Burton, Christopher Bell, and Augie Grill have all won this race recently. The entry list consists of 33 drivers three days before the event and all indications are that this will be a very competitive, well-contested event.


The South Alabama Speedway, located in Kinston, AL, is a 4/10th mile, high-banked paved oval that should provide for side-by-side action throughout the 250 laps. The track opened for practice on Wednesday and activities will go on through Sunday the 14th as 10 different divisions will compete throughout the weekend, with the Super Late Models qualifying on Saturday afternoon, locking in the top 24 qualifiers. A last chance race will be held Saturday evening taking the top six and completing the field for The Rattler 250.


Ticket information and any other race weekend updates can be found at www.southalabamaspeedway.com.


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Rattler Entries

Super Late Models

  1. 91 Ty Majeski

  2. 36 Dan Fredrickson

  3. 81 Jett Noland

  4. 14 Austin Nason

  5. 18 Hunter Robbins

  6. 14 Carson Hocevar

  7. 17 Nick Neri

  8. 47 Brian Campbell

  9. 51 Michael Atwell

  10. 32 Grant Enfinger

  11. 66 Logan Beardon

  12. 35 Jake Garcia

  13. 51 Jake Finch

  14. 26 Bubba Pollard

  15. 51 Stephen Nasse

  16. 4 Kyle Plott

  17. 22 Sammy Smith

  18. 7 John DeAngelis

  19. 45 Rich Bickle

  20. 14 Conner Okrzesik

  21. 79 Kyle Bryant

  22. 21 Jeremy Pate

  23. 69 Michael Hinde

  24. 12 Derek Griffith

  25. 43 Daniel Dye

  26. 20 Anthony Sergi

  27. 25 Casey Roderick

  28. 24 Colin Garrett

  29. 28 Dusty Williams

  30. 4 Tyler Roahrig

  31. 1 Michael House

  32. 26 Willie Allen

  33. 9 Hudson Halder


Story - Ed Inloes, Horsepower Happenings

Photo - HPH File Photo

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