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67th Running of the Little 500 in Anderson, May 21-23, 2015

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The Greatest Short Track Race in the World is set for this Saturday, May 23, 2015, at historic Anderson Speedway, with the 67th running of the Pay Less Little 500 presented by UAW-GM.

Activities leading up to the Pay Less Little 500 presented by UAW-GM begins Thursday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. for the run for the pole. The field of the fastest non-wing sprint cars will be set during “bump day” on Friday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Both qualifying days are free to the public.

The field of 33 sprint cars starting in 11 rows of three is scheduled to take the green flag on Saturday at 8 p.m. Pre-race festivities start when gates at 4 p.m. with Kroger FanFest, UAW-GM Buy American Interactive Fan Display and Sprint Car Simulators. An autograph session will start at 6 p.m. with all 33 drivers in attendance. On track pre-race festivities will begin at 7 p.m.

Crawfordsville driver Jacob Wilson will be seeking his third consecutive Pay Less Little 500 victory after battling with Kokomo resident Shane Cottle the past two years.

Thirty-eight teams have submitted pre-entries for the Little 500 with the winner earning at least $25,000 from the $124,400 purse.

Five former Little 500 winners are entered with Jeff Bloom, Brian Tyler, Chris Windom along with Wilson and Cottle.

Top drivers from around the U.S. and Canada are descending on the world’s fastest quarter-mile high banked oval with the goal of making the starting field.

Drivers scheduled to compete in the Pay Less Little 500 include: Jerry Coons Jr., Tony Elliott, Shane Hollingsworth, Bobby Santos III, Aaron Pierce, Kody Swanson and Troy Decaire.

Reserve seat tickets are priced at $30 and can be purchased at the Anderson Speedway ticket office daily and on race day.

For additional information on Anderson Speedway, visitwww.andersonspeedway.com or contact Anderson Speedway at (765) 642-0206.

Auto Racing at Anderson Speedway, July 19

July 17, 2014 Leave a comment
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Racing action returns to Anderson Speedway on Saturday, July 19, 2014, with McGunegill Engine Performance Late Models, NASH FM ThunderCars, Pro Compacts,  Front Wheel Drives Oval and Legends.

Jack Dossey lll has a 38 point lead in the McGunegill Engine Performance Late Models over Billy Van Meter. Third in the standings is Jeff Marcum with Kent Baledge and first time winner Greg VanAlst rounding out the top five.

Four feature wins and seven top-10 finishes have placed Robbie Wyman in first position in the NASH FM ThunderCars point standings. Curtis Chapman ranks in second position, just 29 markers behind Wyman.  Third is Lonny Burton with Morte Lewis and Austin Russell filling out the top five.

Jerry Dane holds a comfortable advantage in the Front Wheel Drives Oval division with a 115 point lead over Jared Keller in the standings. The remainder of the top five includes Dylan Hoppes, Billy Hooten and Brandon Cook.

Saturday’s visit marks the third event this year for the Legends. Eric Black and John Robbins have scored feature wins in March and May.

The Pro Compacts will also make their third appearance at the high-banked quarter-mile oval. Richmond’s Chris Jennings has collected both the wins in the division. In the 50 lap feature on June 7, Jennings was followed by Jason Timmerman, Rodney Sutton, Greg Isbell and Gary Eaton.

On Saturday, July 19, spectator gates open at 5 p.m. with the racing beginning at 8. Admission is $12 for adults and $4 for kids ages 6-12. Children five and under get in free.

For additional information on Anderson Speedway, visit www.andersonspeedway.com or contact Anderson Speedway at 765-642-0206.

4th of July Weekend at Anderson Speedway

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A huge double header weekend at Anderson Speedway kicks off on Friday, July 4, 2014, with Figure 8 Madness presented by 106.9 Star and The Excel Center. A fireworks show will take place after the exciting racing lineup of Winged Outlaw Figure 8 Series (WOFS), Front Wheel Drives Oval & Figure 8’s along with Tom Raper RV Trailer Race on the Figure 8.

On Saturday, July 5, racing will move to the oval with CRA Late Model Sportsman, NASH FM ThunderCars, Front Wheel Drives Oval and Super Karts.

WOFS will be back in action after nearly three months of inactivity. Headlining a stout field of drivers will be Jeff Shackelford who won the inaugural WOFS event at Anderson Speedway on April 5. Shackelford waged a fierce battle with Mike Hadley Jr. for the win and cemented his name in the history books by winning the first-ever WOFS event.

The series enters the Anderson event with a tight point’s battle ensuing. Eight drivers are separated by a mere twelve points. Hadley Jr. is currently holding a 1 point edge over Shackelford with former IOFS National champion Jeremy Vanderhoof just 4 points behind in third.

The race for Rookie of the Year currently belongs to Jacob Garrigus. Garrigus was impressive in his first Late Model Figure 8 start April 5. Garrigus was a serious threat to win after taking the lead only to spin. The young rookie battled back to salvage an eight place finish.

The WOFS will highlight the evening with a huge 50-lap feature. The “Figure 8 Madness” event has been an annual staple on the Anderson Speedway schedule since 2001, although Outlaw Figure 8’s have not been a part of the program all 13 years. Ben Tunny is the defending champion of the Outlaw Figure 8 portion of the event.

Randy Owen sits atop the Front Wheel Drive Figure 8’s standings with a 58 point lead over Kamden Creek. Third is Jeff Williams with Randy Hoppes and Elliott McKinney filling out the top five.

On Friday, July 4, spectator gates open at 4 p.m. with the racing beginning at 7. Admission is $12 for adults and $4 for kids ages 6-12. Children five and under get in free.

The CRA Late Model Sportsman/McGunegill Engine Performance Late Models will be back in action in the co-sanctioned event on Saturday with a 75-lap main event.

In the most recent event at Anderson, Greg Van Alst earned his first career victory when he paced the entire distance of the Motion Motors 100 on Friday, June 13. He was followed across the finish line by Quinnten Bear with Mark Lambert in third position. Jack Dossey lll and Kent Baledge rounded out the top five.

In the NASH FM ThunderCars, three consecutive victories have placed Robbie Wyman in first position in the standings. He leads Curtis Chapman by 54 markers. The remainder of the top five includes Lonny Burton, Morte Lewis and Austin Russell.

Jerry Dane holds a 121 point advantage over Jared Keller in the Front Wheel Drive Oval. Third is Brandon Cook with Dylan Hoppes and Billy Hooten filling out the top five.

The Super Karts make their second appearance at Anderson Speedway on Saturday Night. In the opening event that was held in early May, Kenny Smith took the checkered flag over David Reynolds and Jason Reynolds.

On Saturday, July 5, spectator gates open at 5 p.m. with the racing beginning at 8. Admission is $12 for adults and $4 for kids ages 6-12. Children five and under get in free.

For additional information on Anderson Speedway, visit www.andersonspeedway.com or contact Anderson Speedway at (765) 642-0206.

CRA Late Model Sportsman Racing at Anderson Speedway

August 9, 2013 Leave a comment
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Anderson Speedway returns to action on Saturday, August 10, 2013, with Top Speed Fabrication CRA Late Model Sportsman Powered by JEGS, WMDH ThunderCars along with Front Wheel Drives in Oval & Figure 8 action.

The CRA Late Model Sportsman division makes a final season appearance at Anderson Speedway on Saturday night. In the previous three races this season, feature winners include Trey Craig (May 11), Jason Atkinson (July 13) and most recently Chris Hacker (July 19).

In the CRA Late Model Sportsman division, Mark Lambert leads K.C. Spillers by seven points in the season standings. Both drivers have posted three podium finishes at Anderson this year. The remainder of the top five includes Jason Atkinson, Chris Hacker and Ronnie Rose.

The regulars of the McGunegill Engine Performance Late Models will also be part of Saturday’s 75-lap event. Ronnie Rose leads Rob Allman by 125 markers in the point standings. Third is Jeff Williams with Joe Woodring and Chris Hacker completing the top five.

In the WMDH ThunderCars, Tom Gossar became the third different winner when he took the checkered flag last weekend. Curtis Chapman continues to pace the division on the strength of six feature wins. Speedway veteran Rob Allman has also visited the winner’s circle this season.

Jerry Dane has posted a division leading six feature victories including the three previous main events in the Front Wheel Drives Oval. Other drivers to visit the winner’s circle include Elliott McKinney, Chris Jennings, Nick Warner and Paul Phipps.

In the Front Wheel Drive Figure 8’s, defending champion Mike Alley earned his first victory on August 3. Kevin Henson and Elliott McKinney continue to wage the battle for the division title. Feature winners this year include Kevin Henson, Elliott McKinney, Nick Warner and Donnie Ellis Jr.

On Saturday, August 10, spectator gates open at 5 p.m. with the racing beginning at 8. Admission is $12 for adults and $4 for kids ages 6-12. Children five and under get in free.

For additional information on Anderson Speedway, visit www.andersonspeedway.com or contact Anderson Speedway at 765-642-0206.

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