The field of 33 is set for the 67th Annual Pay Less Little 500 on Saturday night at Anderson Speedway in Anderson, Indiana. The final positions were set during Bump Day qualifying at the fast quarter-mile oval.
With many of the competitors staying on their times set yesterday, their wasn’t much activity on the track until the final 45 minutes of the two-hour qualifying window.
With about 40 minutes left in the qualifying time, Steve Smith came out and set a four-lap time of 53.032 to become the 33rd qualifier and bump Mark Hall out of the field.
About 10 minutes later, Hall came out to make his first of two attempts to get back into the field of 33. Hall would wait until about 3:26pm and set a time of 48.207 to put his car back in the field and bump Smith.
Smith didn’t have any time to get back out to make another attempt to take it away from Hall.
Smith and Donnie Adams Jr. are the two cars that didn’t make it to the Little 500.
Earlier today in practice for Saturday night’s main event, Dave Steele put down the fastest lap with a time of 11.337 seconds. Russ Gamester was second quick with a time of 11.435 and Jimmy McCune was third quick with his time of 11.447 seconds.
Gamester was waiting for a new motor and never got a chance to qualify.
Bobby Santos Jr., Kody Swanson and Caleb Armstrong will lead the field to the green flag on Saturday night.
The front gates open at 4pm on Saturday with a warm-up session at 5:15pm. The driver autograph session will get underway at 6pm.
51 TV’s live video broadcast will begin with an hour-long pre-race show at 7pm ET, which will be followed by the 500-lap Pay Less Little 500 presented by UAW-GM at 8pm ET.
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67th Annual Little 500
|POS||#||DRIVER||4 LAP TIME|
|1||22A||Bobby Santos III||44.556|
|6||3||Jerry Coons, Jr.||44.875|
|10||7h||Jo Jo Helberg||45.043|
|13||63||Rex Norris III||45.176|
|20||1||Davey Hamilton Jr.||45.644|
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