The Tradition Continues with the 59th Pay Less Little 500 on Saturday, May 26
By Kyle Larson
Public Relations Director
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record number of drivers are expected to compete for the largest purse ever in
the 59th Pay Less Little 500 at Anderson Speedway on Saturday Night, May 26.
Nearly $123,000 will be up for grabs in the richest asphalt Sprint Car race in
Several former winners have pre-entered for the 59th Pay Less Little 500
including Eric Gordon, who has won five of the last six events. Other previous
champions that have filed entries include defending race winner Brian Tyler,
three-time Pay Less Little 500 champion Jeff Bloom and two-time winner Bentley
Other notable drivers that plan on competing include last year’s pole winner
Aaron Pierce, 2005 runner-up and H.O.S.S. Champion Tim Cox, two-time pole sitter
Doug Heveron along with California’s Tony Hunt and Kokomo’s Shane Cottle.
Additional contenders to watch include 2006 Rookie of the Year Russ Gamester,
California’s Tim Barber, Ohio native Jimmy McCune and Warsaw’s Tony Elliott.
The format of the 59th Pay Less Little 500 is unique to Sprint Car racing. The
starting grid is comprised of thirty-three cars in 11 rows of three, charging to
the green flag. Two mandatory pits stops are required during the challenging
500-lap event. Billed as the most entertaining event in auto racing, fans will
be filled with anticipation in the most exciting start to a racing event.
Activities for the 59th Pay Less Little 500 kick off on Wednesday, May 23, with
practice beginning at 11:15 a.m. The USAC National Sprint Car Series will
compete in the 8th Annual Glen Niebel Classic – Banjo 100 presented by Sam
Pierce Chevrolet on Wednesday evening. The Kenyon Midgets and Ed Martin Auto
Group SuperTrucks will also be part of the Wednesday night program.
First round qualifications for the 59th Pay Less Little 500 will take place on
Thursday, May 24, beginning at 1:30 p.m. On Friday afternoon, May 25, the 33-car
field will be set with the second round of qualifications. On Saturday, May 26,
the 59th Pay Less Little 500 green flag waves at 8 p.m.
Tickets are available for the legendary 59th Pay Less Little 500 at $27 for
reserved seating. For more information, contact the Anderson Speedway Ticket
Office from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
For additional information contact
Anderson Speedway at (765) 642-0206.