Seven to Little 500 Hall of Fame in 2011
10, 2011) –
Seven well-known Little 500 competitors and
photographer are slated for induction into the Little 500 Hall of Fame on
Saturday, May 28, part of "Little 500 Week" in Anderson, Indiana.
From the Historic Era (1948 to 1975) are Bob Cleberg, Larry Dickson, and
Dick Good, while from the Modern Era comes Max Dowker, Jason McCord, Steve
Remington, and Wayne Reutimann.
Cleberg, of Sahuarita, AZ, Won the race in 1956 from the thirty-third
starting position. He competed with a GMC-powered car in 1955 and '56.
Dickson, who currently lives in Bargersville, IN, won the 1974 Little 500
from the pole as substitute driver for injured Bob Frey leading 344 laps.
Good, a native of South Bend, IN, was the race-winning driver in 1964
leading 401 of 500 laps. He also ran the 1965 race leading 12 laps and
Dowker, of Charlotte, MI, was the patriarch of Dowker Enterprises. He built
engines for many teams since 1982 including the 1983 winner (Marv Carman).
McCord, of Anderson, IN, Made 14 starts from 1992 to 2005; completed 5,216
laps (7th all-time). He also had four top-five finishes and led two races
for a total of 28 laps.
Remington, a native of Frankton, IN, is a longtime race photographer. He has
covered the Little 500 for more than twenty-five years. His photos have
graced the pages of several Little 500 souvenir programs and National Speed
Sport News issues.
Reutimann, of Zephyrhills, FL, Was the co-winner of the 1979 race. He was
also the runner in 1987. He made eight starts from 1968 to '99. He completed
2,813 laps and led 181 total laps.
The "Class of 2011" will be officially inducted into the Little 500 Hall of
Fame during a luncheon held at Anderson Speedway on May 28, at 11 a.m. Race
day. Luncheon tickets can be purchased by calling (765) 288-4587. Seating is
limited and those planning to attend are encouraged to purchase tickets