By Ken de la Bastide
7, 2014) - Four former winners of
the Pay Less Little 500 have submitted their
entries for the 66th running of the sprint
car classic at Anderson Speedway on May 24.
With close to two months before qualifying
begins for the Little 500 there are already
14 drivers and 15 cars entered for the race.
Jacob Wilson the defending race champion is
returning to Anderson Speedway hoping to
make it two wins in a row. Wilson won one of
the most exciting Little 500’s in history by
holding off Shane Cottle, who lost an engine
with six laps remaining.
Cottle, the 2008 race winner returns in a
Contos Racing entry along with teammate
Brian Tyler, the 2006 and 2012 champion. In
20 career starts
Tyler has recorded four top five and six top
The 2011 champion Chris Windom is returning
to the Little 500 after a two-year absence.
Windom has three career Little 500 starts.
Fan favorite Tony Elliott will be looking to
make his 21st career start in a Gene Nolan
car. Elliott’s best finish was a second
place run in 2008 and he has scored nine top
ten and seven top five finishes in his
Shane Hollingsworth is returning in a Gene
Nolan owned car for his fifth Little 500
start; he has a career best finish of third
in 2011. Jerry Coons Jr. will be behind the
wheel of a third Nolen prepared car. Coons
failed to qualify for the 2013 race when a
mechanical problem ended the team’s effort.
Local drivers entered include Aaron Pierce
who was the pole winner in the2006 and 2011
races. He has made 20 career starts and has
finished second in both 2004 and 2007.
Alexandria driver Donnie Adams Jr. won the
pole position in 2007. In his eight career
starts, Adams recorded a third place finish
Bobby Santos III, a regular in open wheel
competition with USAC and the Whelen
Modified Series, will be looking to make his
first Little 500 start in the Fred Gormly
owned sprint car.