Aptly named like its famous Hoosier cousin, the Little 500 was inspired by 500 laps taken annually at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This year marked the 67th running of the race for men and the 30th for women.
The following photos were captured during the 200-lap race at the fourth turn of the track in Bill Armstrong Stadium.
Hundreds of students and alumni pack into Bill Armstrong Stadium to watch the 67th Men’s Little 500.
Early in the race, Sigma Alpha Epsilon (green jersey) frequently took the lead. An accident later in the race led to their fifth place finish.
Racers careen around the fourth turn of the track at speeds of over 20 miles an hour.
Each Little 500 team can have up to four racers to help complete the 200 lap event.
A young girl watches as racers whip around the turn and past her.
Several accidents left racers injured but unwavering in their attempt to win. This racer dragged his bike off the track but quickly rejoined the race.
In this bizarre incident, one racer’s handlebars became lodged in the tire of one of his opponents.
While the mounted racer rode on for several more feet, eventually the bicycles were separated and both racers continued.
Near the end of the race, a tight pack of contenders forms, fighting for victory.
A lone racer speeds around the track. He is a member of the Black Key Bulls, this year’s winning team.