Anderson Speedway President, Rick Dawson, announced during this mornings City of Anderson Little 500 Festival press conference, that Ken Schrader will pilot the #99 sprint car owned by Brad and Tara Armstrong. Kenny is a three time NASCAR Cup Series Winner and 31 time USAC winner through multiple divisions. This will be the first time he will race a sprint car on asphalt. Tickets for the 69th Annual Pay Less Little 500 presented by UAW-GM are still available, but selling at a rapid pace. To order your tickets call (765) 642-0206 or come by the track. The office hours are 10am-4pm Monday through Friday and on race nights.
Two drivers that scored 12 wins in their respective divisions a year ago but fell short of a championship opened the season at Anderson Speedway with feature wins.
Anderson Speedway officials have canceled Opening Night scheduled for Saturday, March 25 due to the forecast of rain all night long. Anderson Speedway’s 70th Season will open on Saturday, April 1 with Late Models, Marcums Welding Front Wheel Drives, Thunder Roadsters and Hart’s Auto Figure 8.
For many years stars from Hollywood would travel to Anderson Speedway to be the grand marshal for the annual Little 500. Clint Walker, Vince Edwards, Dinah Shore and other Hollywood celebrities would be on hand for the Little 500, but there was never someone involved directly involved in racing. That will change this coming May.
Anderson Speedway Officials have moved the open practice schedule for Saturday, March 18 to Sunday, March 19 due to the forecast of frigid temperatures. On Sunday pit gates will open at 1pm with practice from 2 until 5 pm. All pit passes for open practice are $17.
A former Little 500 driver, former car owner, and current official are slated for induction into the Little 500 Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 27, part of Pay Less Little 500 presented by UAW-GM Week. The Class of 2017 will be formally inducted at a luncheon at Anderson Speedway the afternoon of the Little 500.
“Smoke” is coming to Anderson Speedway to compete in the 69th running of the Pay Less Little 500.
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Midwest Engagement Tour will visit Anderson, Indiana on Monday, March 13, previewing the historic 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 Presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. Fans will receive a special chance to interact with IMS historian Donald Davidson, believed to be the only full-time historian employed at any race track in the world.
The entry list for the 69th Annual Pay Less Little 500 presented by UAW-GM continues to grow. A total of 15 teams have now submitted entries for the May 27 race which now includes defending champion Kody Swanson.
Four more entries have made their way into the Anderson Speedway office for the 69th Pay Less Little 500 presented by UAW-GM.
The City of Anderson Little 500 Festival is now accepting applications for the 2017 Little 500 Festival Queen. (Click the Title for More Information)