Little 500

Discussion in 'Short Track Racing' started by VaDirt, Jun 1, 2016.

  1. VaDirt

    VaDirt Dirt Track Fanatic

    The Little 500, at Anderson Speedway, IN, is, in essence, a small version of the Indy 500. It's held every year the night before the 500 mile race, and ranks up there in awesomeness with the big race itself.

    Now in it's 68the year, the Little 500 is run on a 1/4 mile high banked oval, with 33 asphalt sprint cars starting three-wide, running 500 laps. Pre-race pageantry that includes Taps, Back Home Again in Indiana, America the Beautiful, The Star Spangled Banner, and a victory lane that includes a bottle of milk and a giant wreath for the winner.

    There's never a dull moment on the track or in the pits. And the pits are pure chaos, with sprint cars doing tire changes *and* being push started by push trucks (even during green flag stops).

    If you ever get the chance, everyone should experience this race. As everyone knows, I'm a dirt guy. But still, this was possibly the most awesome short track events I've ever seen.

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  2. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan

    Thanks for posting, looks like a large time for all. I would love to see this event, may have to put it on my bucket list. :punkrocke
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  3. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan

    Are those 360 cars?
  4. Yogisd1

    Yogisd1 Resident Retard

    No they are midgets. Four cylinders.
  5. toledo47

    toledo47 Team Owner

    pretty sure they are 410 sprints. Maybe some 360s mixed in? Not midgets
  6. VaDirt

    VaDirt Dirt Track Fanatic

    No, they are not midgets. Most are full on 410 sprints.
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  7. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan

    Thanks Dirt and Toledo, I was thinking that they would be.
  8. Yogisd1

    Yogisd1 Resident Retard

    Pardon my stupidity. In the pic above they look like midgets. Might be the lens they used. Thanks for the correction.

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