Windom and Goacher Racing continue partnership in 2019
Anderson, Indiana (December 11, 2018): Goacher Racing will once again have two-time Little 500 winner Chris Windom in the seat for the 71st Annual Pay Less Little 500 presented by UAW-GM. Goacher Racing will be joining forces with local Anderson company Parallax Power Supply. Parallax Power Supply is a leader in the Recreational Vehicle power supply industry. Additional team support for the 2019 Little 500 will come from NOS Energy, Jonathan Byrd Racing, Claxton Engines, and 5’s Tap Room.
Windom has twice taken the top prize, first in 2011 and then again in 2015. In 2011, he steered the family sprint car to the win and beat out 9-time winner Eric Gordon. Windom in 2014, teamed up with Anderson, Indiana’s Goacher Racing. In 2015, Windom was able to pull the 5G into victory lane. This was the first time Goacher Racing had won the Little 500. 2019 will be the ninth time Windom has entered the race.
In 2018, Goacher Racing competed as a two-car team with USAC standouts Chris Windom and Kevin Thomas Jr. piloting the non-wing sprint cars. Windom struggled on Pole Day and was only able to qualify 31st quick. With 50 sprint cars entered the team knew they would have to improve on bump day. They withdrew Windom’s time and he was able to qualify in the 16th position (the highest qualifying position a driver can achieve on Bump D ay). If he would have ran the same time on pole day he would have qualified in the 11th position. Kevin Thomas Jr. qualified in the 23rd position in his first start in the Little 500. Windom was able to finish in the 6th position and Thomas Jr. finished 27th. After the Little 500, Goacher Racing sold the second car to longtime Little 500 driver Brian Vaughn.
Windom will be joining two new teams to run the USAC Sprint Car and Silver Crown schedule in 2019. He has joined Goacher Racing for the USAC Sprint Car schedule with support from NOS Energy Drinks, Johnathan Byrd Racing, Parallax Power Supply, Claxton Engines, and 5’s Tap Room. Windom is joining Goodnight/Byrd Racing for the USAC Silver Crown schedule.
Goacher Racing operates out of Anderson, Indiana and has been referred to as the “hometown team.” Goacher Racing is entering its 14th Pay Less Little 500 presented by UAW-GM with the car owned by Jason and Traci Goacher. Bryan Clauson ran his Inaugural Little 500 with Goacher Racing in 2013. The team over last summer moved to a new race shop on the northside of Anderson.
To pre-order 71st Annual Pay Less Little 500 presented by UAW-GM tickets, visit the main ticket office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. or call 765-642-0206 ext. 21. If you order before December 31st, all tickets, which are reserved seating, are $35 each. After December 31st, the tickets will be $40 each. Pay Less Little 500 presented by UAW-GM is scheduled to be ran on May 25th.
Parallax Power Supply & 5’s Tap Room
Parallax Power Supply has been a leader in the recreational vehicle Industry developing power supplies. They changed the industry with its patented TempAssure battery charging system. TempAssure equipped convertors are the only ones on the market that can adjust battery voltage based on temperature compensation and actual temperature of battery. Anderson Speedway is eager for Parallax Power Supply to bring its knowledge to race fans, drivers and car owners. Many drivers and fans have come to rely on Parallax Power Supply products as they travel from race to race.
Joe Brandon, owner of Parallax Power Supply, has also started a new venture in Anderson. He has taken the 1927 firehouse located on North Broadway in Anderson and turned it into the 5’s Tap Room. The 5’s Tap Room has 13 rotating taps that features Indiana beers. They also offer Indiana wines and a snack menu.