Hewitt Set For Silver Crown Return
TROY, Ohio — Hall of Fame driver Jack Hewitt will make a return to USAC Silver Crown competition at Eldora Speedway on Sept. 20 at the 4-Crown Nationals. Hewitt has been idle since 2003, when serious injuries curtailed his racing career.
Hewitt, 63, will reunite with longtime associates Team 6R, American Racer tires and Parker Machinery. Although he has not been involved in actual competition over the past decade, Hewitt has logged thousands of laps at various tracks in his custom-built two-seat sprint car.
Hewitt enjoyed a spectacular career that led to his induction into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 2002. His 23 wins in USAC Silver Crown competition remain the all-time series record and he scored 46 USAC National Sprint Car wins during his career.
Eldora Speedway and the 4-Crown Nationals is the site of one of Hewitt’s greatest triumphs, and one of motorsports most amazing feats. In 1998 Hewitt swept all four feature events — USAC midget, sprint car, Silver Crown, and open wheel modified — on the same night. The accomplishment has never been equaled at a national level.