Five Former Champions and Talented Group of Challengers Set for 64th Pay
Less Little 500
22, 2012) – Five former champions and a talented list of
challengers are set for the largest purse ever in the 64th Pay Less Little
500 at Anderson Speedway on Saturday Night, May 26. 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 $25,000.
The former winners of the prestigious Pay Less Little 500 that are returning
this year are led by nine-time winner Eric Gordon, who most recently earned the
prestigious victory in 2010. Other previous champions that have filed
entries include Shane Cottle (2008) Brian Tyler (2007), 1999 winner Chet
Fillip and three-time Pay Less Little 500 champion Jeff Bloom (1972, 77, 91).
The talented list of challengers includes two-time pole winner Aaron Pierce,
who has been runner-up twice to Gordon in 2004 and 2007. Canada’s Ryan Litt
has produced four consecutive top 10-finishes with a best of fourth in 2008.
Jacob Wilson has notched multiple top-five finishes becoming 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 19th Little 500. Elliott has
notched six top-five finishes with a best finish of second. 12-time starter
Denny 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 10th Little 500 appearance. He has produced four top-five
performances with a best showing of second in 2004. Ohio’s Jimmy McCune has
collected two top-10 Little 500 finishes, California native Shauna Hogg
makes a return after placing 10th two years ago, fellow Golden State
competitor Jo Jo Helberg hopes to best a sixth in 2009.
Additional drivers to watch include Indiana’s Billy Wease, last year’s
third-place finisher Shane Hollingsworth, former H.O.S.S. Champion Jason Cox
and Florida’s Brian Gingrass, who turned in an impressive performance in the
12th Annual Glen Niebel Classic. Many other talented drivers will be part of
the 64th Pay less Little 500 activities this weekend.
Pay Less Little 500 week kicks off on Wednesday, May 23 with the TRUFUEL
Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series presented by Biobased.US (MSRXSS)
featured in the Must See Racing 60 presented by Sam Pierce Chevrolet. The
Mel Kenyon Midgets will also be part of the racing program.
First round qualifications for the 64th Pay Less Little 500 will take place
on Thursday, May 24, beginning at 1:30 p.m. with the 33-car field set during
second round of qualifications on Friday afternoon. On Friday Night, The
Ohio Express concert will be showcased at 7:30 pm. The 64th Pay Less Little
500 goes green approximately at 8 p.m. on Saturday night.
Tickets are available for the historic 64th Pay Less Little 500 at $28 for
reserved seating. For more information, contact the Anderson Speedway Ticket
Office at (765) 642-0206.