Little 500 Race

While not winning the Little 500 Race thus far, Iota Delta bike teams have posted strong finishes over the years. Our teams have enjoyed the general Chapter reputation of being "a fraternity within our fraternity" for their dedication and intensive hours of effort in pursuit of excellence on behalf of Chi Phi.

Iota Delta Little 500 Teams - Rankings in Top Ten - Through the Years

Iota Delta Little 500 - IU Race Statistics and ID Rosters - 1951 to 2011
Statistical and historical report compiled and provided by Ben Schmidt, ID '02

For news about Little 500 events and 2012 race, see links and .

Do you recognize? . . .Iota Delta's best Little 500 team riders, their race year, and place finished.

Our First Little 500 Team - 1958 - 8th Place - Charter Year

Riders l to r:  Dick Clouse, Don Meyer, Dave Engel, Dave Beldus; unidentified Alpha Gam.  Jim Gibbs is not in photo.

Our 36th Little 500 Team - 2005 - 11th Place - Qualified 31st Place

Riders Chris Bauer, Robert Kates, Reggie Hayes, Jonathan Trenish, with Coach Kevin Gfell. Brother Hayes rode 120 of the 200 race laps!

Little 500 60's collage
500 Races in 1960's and 1970's


Little 500 Riders, 1976

Little 500 team 1977
Little 500 Riders, 1977

1970's Memories Redux

Little 500 Race 1974 - Bill Baker, Perry Lopez in front row. 
Marty Pieratt (shirtless), Joe Goeller in crowd

1974 - Ruth Woryna, Bill Baker at left front of Chi Phi section.  John Craft in yellow T-shirt facing camera.

April 1976 - Our Chi Phi Team in center - Kim Scherschel, Rick Rankin, Mike Denson, Bill Baker

More Little 500 photos over the years will be added as they become available.