Bobby Santos III knew he had a fast car, but didn’t think he would be quick enough to take the pole for 67th Annual Pay Less Little 500 at Anderson Speedway in Anderson, Indiana. At the end of Pole Day, Santos realized that he would be leading the field of 33 Sprint cars to the green flag on Saturday night.

 

“We just had a good day, the car was solid off of the trailer,” Santos told Speed51.com powered by JEGS after the two-hour qualifying session ended. “We knew we had a good car, I honestly didn’t expect to get the pole. I knew we had a top-10 car. I am confident we will race pretty good.”

 

Kody Swanson and Caleb Armstrong will join Santos on the front row of the 500-lap event on Saturday night starting at 8:00pm ET.

 

The top-15 of the 33 starting positions was locked in during the two-hour qualifying session on Thursday. Drivers had up to three attempts to put down their best four-lap qualifying run. Santos made his pole run on his second attempt.

 

“The first run, we just went out there to put heat in the motor, I didn’t event do a lap,” Santos said. “This is a fun deal and it takes a lot of help of team effort to run this race. This is pretty cool.”

 

34 cars qualified today with Brian Gerster and Russ Gamester not making a qualifying attempt.

 

The rest of the field will be set during bump day on Friday from 1:30-3:30pm at Anderson Speedway. Drivers can stay with their qualifying time they set on Thursday or try to improve their position in the 16 to 33 starting spots remaining for the event.

 

Speed51.com’s 51 TV will have live pay-per-view coverage of bump day starting at 11:30am with practice followed by Bump Day qualifying at 1:30pm.

 

The live broadcast of the 67th Annual Pay Less Little 500 will start at 7pm on Satursday, April 24th.

 

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POS # DRIVER 4 LAP TIME DIFF
1 22A Bobby Santos III 44.556
2 64 Kody Swanson 44.573 0.017
3 7 Caleb Armstrong 44.597 0.041
4 7 Jacob Wilson 44.634 0.078
5 5 Kyle Hamilton 44.747 0.191
6 3 Jerry Coons, Jr. 44.875 0.319
7 5g Chris Windom 44.972 0.416
8 8 Chris Neuenschwander 44.982 0.426
9 26 Aaron Pierce 45.019 0.463
10 7h Jo Jo Helberg 45.043 0.487
11 4c Shane Cottle 45.054 0.498
12 5e Tony Elliott 45.16 0.604
13 63 Rex Norris III 45.176 0.62
14 91 Troy Decaire 45.199 0.643
15 20 Shane Hollingsworth 45.229 0.673
16 07L Ryan Litt 45.361 0.805
17 44 Brian Tyler 45.379 0.823
18 33 Dave Steele 45.471 0.915
19 5k Mickey Kempgens 45.631 1.075
20 1 Davey Hamilton Jr. 45.644 1.088
21 94 Tyler Roahrig 45.659 1.103
22 59 Scotty Hampton 45.792 1.236
23 88 Jimmy McCune 45.9 1.344
24 26b Jeff Bloom 45.918 1.362
25 18 Travis Welpott 46.107 1.551
26 36 Ryan Burdett 46.187 1.631
27 74 Tony Main 46.308 1.752
28 0 Jimmy Wysong 46.361 1.805
29 0 Doug Dietsch 46.37 1.814
30 12 Nick Hamilton 46.436 1.88
31 71 Brian Vaughn 46.69 2.134
32 11 Tom Paterson 48.614 4.058
33 45 Mark Hall 54.503 9.947
34 4 Donnie Adams Jr. 57.433 12.877
35 27 Brian Gerster
36 35 Russ Gamester

 

Photo Credit: Speed51.com

 

Santos on the Pole for the Little 500 at Anderson