Sunday May 29th-Anderson Indiana
Chris Windom, 20, of Canton IL, passed Eric Gordon with five laps remaining to capture the rain delayed 63rd running of the Pay Less Little 500 at Anderson Speedway on Sunday in his Weld Racing wheel equipped Sprint Car.
Windom won the Pay Less Little 500 for the first time in only his third career start. During the race it appeared that Gordon was on his way to a record tenth victory when the caution flag waved on lap 486 for debris on the track. On the restart Windom with an obviously faster car than Gordon made the crucial pass on lap 495 by diving inside entering turn three. Windom had to overcome a penalty for passing the pace car late in the race, but things fell his way over the final 50 laps. “This is unreal,” Windom said. “This is the biggest accomplishment of my career. I don’t have that much experience here, to beat a driver like Eric Gordon is unbelievable.” Windom said he knew he had to go as fast as he could on the final restart. “His (Gordon’s) car was going away and mine was getting better,” he said.
The race was slowed a total of ten times by cautions for a total of 85 laps. There were six lead changes among five drivers. The race was run in 2 hours and 7 minutes.