Five Former Champions and Talented Field of Challengers Set for 63rd Pay
Less Little 500
23, 2011) –
former champions and a talented list of challengers are set for the largest
purse ever in the 62nd Pay Less Little 500 at Anderson Speedway on Saturday
Night, May 29. Over $123,000 will be up for grabs in the richest asphalt
Sprint Car race in the country with the winning team earning a minimum of
The former winners of the prestigious Pay Less Little 500 that are returning
this year are led by nine-time winner Eric Gordon, who won last year’s
event. Other previous champions that have filed entries include Kokomo’s
Shane Cottle (2008) Brian Tyler (2007), three-time Pay Less Little 500
champion Jeff Bloom (1972, 77, 91) and 1999 winner Chet Fillip.
Other notable drivers that plan on competing include 2006 pole winner Aaron
Pierce, who has been runner-up twice to Gordon in 2004 and 2007. Canada’s
Ryan Litt has produced three consecutive top 10-finishes with a best of
fourth in 2008. Jacob Wilson has notched two top five finishes to become a
race contender. Donnie Adams Jr. finished in third position in 2009 and
captured his first pole position in 2007.
Warsaw’s Tony Elliott will compete in his 18th Little 500. Elliott has
notched six top-five finishes with a best finish of second. 2004 race
runner-up Tim Cox aims to make his eighth start. 12-time starter Denny
England returns after a seven year absence. England has posted two top-five
finishes and nine top 10s.
Tony Hunt, of Lincoln, Calif., a five-time champion in the USAC returns this
year for his ninth Little 500 appearance. He has produced four top-five
performances with a best showing of second in 2004. Ohio’s Jimmy McCune
earned last year’s Must See Racing 60 victory has collected two top 10
Little 500 finishes.
Many other talented drivers will be part of the 63rd Pay less Little 500
activities this weekend.
First round qualifications for the 63rd Pay Less Little 500 will take place
on Thursday, May 26, beginning at 1:30 p.m. with the 33-car field set during
second round of qualifications on Friday afternoon. On Saturday, May 28, the
63rd Pay Less Little 500 goes green approximately at 8 p.m.
Tickets are available for the historic 63rd Pay Less Little 500 at $28 for
reserved seating. For more information, contact the Anderson Speedway Ticket
Office at (765) 642-0206.