2022 500 Sprint Car Tour Schedule
(We plan to compete in selected events; these races
are broadcast on MAVTV)

May 28       Lucas Oil Little 500 Presented by UAW at

                   Anderson Speedway, Anderson, Ind.

June 10      Plymouth Motor Speedway, Plymouth, Ind.

June 11      Berlin Raceway, Marne, Mich.

June 30     Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park, Brownsburg, Ind.

July 9        Glen Niebel Classic at Anderson Speedway, Anderson, Ind.

July 30      Inaugural Gene Nolen Classic, Anderson Speedway, 

                  Anderson, Ind.

Aug. 1      Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park, Brownsburg, Ind.

Aug. 13    Berlin Raceway, Marne, Mich.

Oct. 6       Tony Elliott Classic at Anderson Speedway, Anderson, Ind.

Oct. 22     Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park, Brownsburg, Ind.

           

2022 USAC Silver Crown Schedule
(We plan to compete in selected events; these races
are broadcast on Flo Racing)

May 1    Terre Haute Action Track, Terre Haute, Ind.

May 27   Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park, Brownsburg, Ind.

June 18  Port Royal Speedway, Port Royal, Pa.

June 24  Madison Int'l Speedway, Oregon, Wis.

June 30  Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park, Brownsburg, Ind.

July 21   Winchester Speedway, Winchester, Ind.

Aug. 6    Toledo Speedway, Toledo, Ohio

Aug. 19  World Wide Technology Raceway, Madison, Ill.

Aug. 20  Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, Ill.

Sept. 3   Du Quoin State Fairgrounds, Du Quoin, Ill.

Sept. 23  Eldora Speedway, Rossburg, Ohio

Sept. 24  Eldora Speedway, Rossburg, Ohio

Oct. 22    Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park, Brownsburg, Ind.

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LITTLE 500
ASPHALT SPRINT CAR RACE
AT ANDERSON SPEEDWAY
Anderson, Indiana
Saturday night, May 28, 2022
 

Nolen Racing not only won its second Little 500 on May 25, 2019, but the team's two drivers accomplished the unprecedented feat of leading 499 of the race's 500 laps! Kody Swanson gave the team its second consecutive victory in the race, while Shane Hollingsworth finished fourth in another Nolen Racing car. And in 2020 Hollingsworth recorded his best finish ever in this event by finishing second!

 

After years of chasing a victory in the Little 500, Nolen Racing accomplished that goal for the first time on Saturday night, May 26, 2018 at Anderson (Ind.) Speedway when Kody Swanson gave Little 500 Hall-of-Fame team owner Gene Nolen his first victory in this prestigious event, one of the premier short-track events in the nation and the most prestigious asphalt sprint car race in the world. Swanson, a native of Kingsburg, Calif. who now lives in Zionsville, Ind., also won this race in 2016 with another team.

 

The 2022 race will be the 74th annual edition of what is formally known as the Lucas Oil Little 500 presented by UAW. It is customarily held the night before the Indianapolis 500, and it attracts fans from around the world who are in Indiana to see the Indy 500 the following day. It is a brutal test of both man and machine, for doing well in this event requires completing 500 laps on a high-banked, quarter-mile asphalt oval. It has also become a "happening" in the Midwest, as the town of Anderson, Indiana stages a festival around the events at the track.

Tanner Swanson and Shane Hollingsworth represented Nolen Racing in the Little 500 in 2021. Swanson finished on the podium in third place. Hollingsworth got caught up in an accident and did not finish.

In 2022 we expect to field two cars. They'll be driven by Hollingsworth and rising star Emerson Axsom. (Nolen Racing fans will recall that Emerson's father, Joe, drove for Nolen Racing in selected USAC Silver Crown races in the past.)

Besides Nolen Racing's amazing accomplishment in the 2019 race, in 2018 Nolen Racing drivers made up two-thirds of the podium finishers, as Kody Swanson won and Hollingsworth, of Lafayette, Ind., finished third. Hollingsworth also finished third in the Little 500 in 2011, the year after he won the sprint car championship at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Ind.

The Little 500 is streamed live on MAVTV.