58th Pay Less Little 500 Set for Saturday Night

By Kyle Larson
Public Relations Director

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The country’s greatest Sprint Car race is right around the corner, with the 58th running of the Pay Less Little 500 set for Saturday, May 27. Over $122,000 will be up for grabs in the richest asphalt Sprint Car race in the country. 2005 winner Eric Gordon collected over $28,000 for his victory last May.

Several former winners have pre-entered for the event including Eric Gordon, who has won the previous five events. Other former winners that have filed entries include Bentley Warren and Jeff Bloom.

Other notables that will be part of the 2006 running of the Pay Less Little 500 include defending pole winner Tom Fedewa, New Castle’s Tracy Hines, former Anderson resident Brian Tyler and 2004 runner-up Aaron Pierce. California’s Tony Hunt, who has finished in the top five in three of the last four events will also be involved in the event.

The format of the 58th Pay Less Little 500 is unique to Sprint Car racing. The starting grid is comprised of thirty-three cars in 11 rows of three, charging to the green flag. Two mandatory pits stops are required during the challenging 500-lap event. Billed as the most entertaining event in auto racing, fans will be filled with anticipation in the most exciting start to a racing event.

Activities for the 58th Pay Less Little 500 kick off on Wednesday, May 24, with practice beginning at 11:15 a.m. The USAC National Sprint Car Series will compete in the Sam Pierce Chevrolet 50 on Wednesday evening.

The 58th Pay Less Little 500 round one pole qualifying will take place on Thursday, May 25, beginning at 1:30 p.m. On Friday, May 26, the 33-car field will be set with the second round of qualifications. On Saturday, May 27, the 58th Pay Less Little 500 green flag waves at 8 p.m.

Tickets are available for the legendary 58th Pay Less Little 500 at $27 for reserved seating. For more information, contact the Anderson Speedway Ticket Office from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For additional information contact Anderson Speedway at (765) 642-0206.