28, 2014) - Two well-known
Little 500 competitors, an official, and car
sponsor are slated for induction into the Little
500 Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 24, part of
Pay Less Little 500 Week. The Class of 2014 will
be formally inducted at a luncheon at Anderson
Speedway the afternoon of the Little 500.
From the Historic Era (1949-1975) are the late
Pete Allen and Butch Brooks. From the Modern Era
come Dave Steele and the late Tom Stenger.
Allen, of Dayton, Ohio, was a driver who
competed in seven Little 500’s from 1950-1957.
He was the runner-up in 1954 and ’55. He led a
total of three races for 182 laps.
Brooks, of Anderson, Ind., was the official
starter and flagman of the event from the 1960’s
to 1976. Brooks also assisted then tack owner
Joe Helpling in numerous other capacities.
Steele, of Tampa, Florida, is a driver who has
made fourteen Little 500 starts from 1992-2009.
He won the event in 1996 and 2009. He captured
five pole positions, eight top five finishes,
and eight top 10s. Steele led nine races for a
total of 1,589 laps while completing 5,993 total
Stenger, of Dayton, Ohio, was a long-time car
sponsor involved with the winning cars of Bob
Frey in 1980,’87, and ’88. Stenger sponsored
cars also claimed second-place finished in 1985
The 25th annual Little 500 Hall of Fame
Induction ceremony will take place at Anderson
Speedway on Saturday afternoon May 24. Seating
is limited at this year’s luncheon, so advance
tickets will be the only way to guarantee a
seat. Please order your tickets as soon as
possible by calling (765) 288-4587.