Historic 57th Pay Less / Remy
Little 500 Set for Saturday Night
By Kyle Larson
A record number of drivers are
expected to compete for the largest purse ever in the 57th Pay Less / Remy
International Little 500 at Anderson Speedway on Saturday, May 28. A record
purse of nearly $123,000 is scheduled to be awarded in the richest asphalt
Sprint Car race in the country. 2004 winner Eric Gordon bagged over $27,000 for
the prestigious victory last May.
Several former winners have pre-entered for the event including Eric Gordon, who
has won the previous four events. Other former winners that will compete in the
57th Pay Less / Remy International Little 500 include three-time champion Jeff
Bloom and all-time pole leader Dave Steele.
California’s Tony Hunt, who finished in the top five the previous three events
and was the 2002 Rookie of the Year will also be involved in the 2005 event.
Last year’s runner-up Aaron Pierce, Texas’ Paul White, Levi Jones of Illinois
and Indiana racers Jason McCord, Brian Tyler, Tracy Hines and Tony Elliott have
also pre-entered for the 57th Pay Less / Remy International Little 500
format of the 57th Pay Less / Remy International 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
The United States Auto Club has designed this historic event as a special
sanctioned race. The format, rules and race control are officiated by Anderson
Activities for the 57th Pay Less / Remy International Little 500 kick off on
Wednesday, May 25, with practice beginning at 11:15 a.m. The USAC Valvoline
National Sprint Car Series will compete in its Central Indiana Chevy Dealers 50
on Wednesday evening. They will be joined by the USAC Midwest Ford Focus
Midgets. Advanced adult tickets are $10 and $15 on raceday. Kids 6 to 12 are
admitted for $4. Five and under are free.
The 57th Pay Less / Remy International Little 500 round one pole qualifications
are set for Thursday, beginning at 1:30 p.m.
On Friday, the 33-car field will be set with the second round of qualifications.
Later that night, the Families Forever / Primerica Free Night will take place.
The MAX/WLBC Friday Night Summer Series will feature Insight ThunderCars in Oval
and Figure 8 racing, Chappy’s Rent to Own Front Wheel Drives in Oval and Figure
8 action and an awesome Fireworks show.
Admission is free for all events on Thursday and Friday.
Saturday, May 28, the 57th Pay Less / Remy International Little 500 green flag
waves at 8 p.m. Thirty-three Sprint Cars in 11 rows of 3 will be featured in the
richest Sprint Car asphalt event.
Tickets are available for legendary 57th Pay Less / Remy International Little
500 at $25 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.