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Anderson Speedway

Anderson Speedway is a quarter mile high-banked paved short track in Anderson, Indiana. Weekly racing includes several stock car divisions.

The corners are banked at 17 degrees. The 2010 track record of 10.28 seconds in a winged sprint car was the world record for quarter-mile paved ovals[1] until a sprint car driver qualified at Slinger Speedway in 9.909 seconds in August 2010.[2] The track holds a USAC national midget race and it held national American Speed Association (ASA) races before the original tour ended.

The quote, "It's Like racing jet fighters in a gym",[3] is attributed to noted short track driver Dick Trickle concerning racing late model stock cars at the track.

Little 500

The track hosts the annual Pay Less Little 500 on the Saturday of the Memorial Day weekend, the night before the Indianapolis 500. At 500 laps, the race is unusually long for sprint car races, and is considered one of the premier sprint car races. The field consists of 33 cars lined up in eleven rows of three, mimicking the traditional Indy 500 lineup. Many eventual Indy 500 drivers competed in the Little 500 over the years. The 61st edition of the Pay Less Little 500 will pay out over $123,000, making it the biggest asphalt payout in the world.

Winners

  • 1949 Sam Skinner
  • 1950 Tom Cherry
  • 1951 Red Renner
  • 1952 Tom Cherry
  • 1953 Bob King
  • 1954 Tom Cherry
  • 1955 Tom Cherry
  • 1956 Bob Cleberg
  • 1957 Johnny White
  • 1958 Wayne Alspaugh
  • 1959 Ronnie Duman
  • 1960 Ronnie Duman
  • 1961 Jim McElreath
  • 1962 Arnie Knepper
  • 1963 Johnny White/Bob Coulter
  • 1964 Dick Good
  • 1965 Bob King/Chuck Taylor
  • 1966 Rollie Beale
  • 1967 Darl Harrison/Cy Fairchild
  • 1968 Karl Busson
  • 1969 Buzz Gregory
  • 1970 Darl Harrison
  • 1971 Herman Wise
  • 1972 Jeff Bloom
  • 1973 Dick Gaines
  • 1974 Larry Dickson
  • 1975 Darl Harrison
  • 1976 Dick Gaines
  • 1977 Jeff Bloom
  • 1978 Don Mack/Curt Kelley
  • 1979 Wayne Reutimann/Danny Smith
  • 1980 Bob Frey
  • 1981 Greg Leffler
  • 1982 Marvin Carman
  • 1983 Marvin Carman
  • 1984 Frank Riddle
  • 1985 Frank Riddle
  • 1986 Dave Scarborough
  • 1987 Bob Frey
  • 1988 Bob Frey
  • 1989 Bob Frey
  • 1990 Bob Frey
  • 1991 Jeff Bloom
  • 1992 Jim Childers
  • 1993 Eric Gordon
  • 1994 Jim Childers
  • 1995 Bentley Warren
  • 1996 Dave Steele
  • 1997 Bentley Warren
  • 1998 Eric Gordon
  • 1999 Chet Fillip
  • 2000 Jim Childers
  • 2001 Eric Gordon
  • 2002 Eric Gordon
  • 2003 Eric Gordon
  • 2004 Eric Gordon
  • 2005 Eric Gordon
  • 2006 Brian Tyler
  • 2007 Eric Gordon
  • 2008 Shane Cottle
  • 2009 Dave Steele
  • 2010 Eric Gordon
  • 2011 Chris Windom
  • 2012 Brian Tyler
  • 2013 Jacob Wilson

External links

  • Track website

References

Coordinates: 40°05′19″N 85°41′47″W / 40.0887°N 85.696479°W / 40.0887; -85.696479


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