Jacob Wilson Banks Little 500 Cash
ANDERSON, Ind. – Jacob Wilson took advantage of lapped traffic to grab the lead with 65 laps remaining to capture the 65th running of the Pay Less Little 500 on Sunday at Anderson Speedway.
Wilson was able to pass Shane Cottle when the lapped car of Chet Fillip got in front of the leader.
His first win came in his ninth Little 500 start.
Cottle threatened Wilson hard from lap 490 to 496 when he lost an engine entering turn three.
Cottle, looking for a second Little 500 win, inherited the lead on lap 417 when Tony Hunt pitted for the second time, but it was short lived. The caution flag waved on lap 428 when Shane Hollingsworth stopped on the front straight.
On the restart Cottle got blocked by the car of Chet Fillip as it exited the pit and Wilson was able to slip inside coming off the second corner.
Finishing behind Wilson were Jo Jo Helberg, Eric Gordon in his final Little 500, Tony Elliott and Chet Fillip. All of the top five finishers were running on the lead lap.