Fast cars and leisurely hikes. Horse tracks and bike paths. Inside and outside, Anderson has plenty of action.
Historic Anderson Speedway gives race fans weekly contests and the annual Pay Less Little 500 sprint car race each May. The speedway has divisions for super trucks, thunder cars, winged sprint cars and just about everything else on wheels, all on a track touted as the “the world’s fastest high-bank quarter mile oval.”
At Hoosier Park, racing has legs. The 7/8-mile oval has standardbred, thoroughbred and harness racing. The $300,000-stakes Indiana Derby is considered a premier thoroughbred event, inaugurated at Hoosier Park. Owned and operated by Churchill Downs Inc., the track added a new 98,000-square-foot casino with 2,000 slots in 2008.