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.