Jack Hewitt

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Hewitt in 2007 at the Hewitt Classic
A Hewitt racecar

Jack Hewitt (born July 8, 1951, Troy, Ohio), is a former racecar driver who was prolific in various open wheel and sprint car series. He was a two-time champion in the USAC Silver Crown Series in 1986 and 1987 and leads the all-time Silver Crown wins list with 23. In the USAC National Sprint Car series, he is 4th in all-time wins with 46. He also won the All Star Circuit of Champions championship in 1985 and his 56 wins in that series place him in the top 5 all-time.[1]

Racing career[edit]

Hewitt began his sprint car racing career in 1975 at Eldora Speedway, taking three wins in his inaugural season

He raced in the 1998 Indianapolis 500, placing 12th. After his venture into Indycars he returned to sprint cars until he had a very serious crash in 2002 from which he was lucky to escape with his life.

On September 26, 1998, Jack won the USAC Sprint, USAC Midget, USAC Silver Crown, and UMP Modified features at Eldora Speedway. By doing so he became the first and only driver to win all four divisions of racing at the 4-Crown Nationals held at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. [2]

Jack Hewitt also made several trips to Australia during his career. He first appeared as part of the four man USA sedan teams that raced mainly at the Liverpool Speedway and Newcastle Motordrome during the late 1970s and early 1980s (while sometimes also driving Sprintcars). He won he 1980 Marlboro Grand National 100 lap event at Liverpool and later in the decade returned to Australia as a Sprintcar driver, winning the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic at the Permier Speedway in Victoria in 1991 where he defeated fellow American Danny Smith, and leading Australian driver Max Dumesny.

Current life[edit]

As of July 2008, Jack is a coach and mentor to Lee Stark, a sprint driver of Brownsburg, Indiana.

Honors and awards[edit]

Motorsports Career Results[edit]

(key)

USAC Silver Crown Series[edit]

Year Wins Finish Points
1985 1st
1986 1st

All Star Circuit of Champions[edit]

Year Wins Finish Points
1980 2 2nd 2772
1983 1 9th 1014
1984 5 8th 1036
1985 12 1st 3654
1986 8 4th 3219
1987 2 6th 2682
1988 7 6th 2845
1989 10 4th 2900

World of Outlaws[edit]

Year Wins Finish Points
1978 0 5th 2698
1979 1 9th 4380
1980 0 11th 2910
1982 2 13th 2692
1989 0 14th 3675

American open-wheel racing[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Indy Racing League[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allstarsprint.com/history/
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-07-09. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  3. ^ "Jack Hewitt – 1998 Pep Boys Indy Racing League Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 18, 2017.