From Eldora Speedway
ROSSBURG, OH (June 15) It has been some time since Jack Hewitt felt the hot pressure of his competitors at Eldora Speedway. But Hewitt might find things a bit “heated” as he takes front and center for the “Dew It To Hewitt” Roast at the Eldora Ballroom on Thursday evening, Sept. 23.
The event coincides with the annual “4-Crown Weekend,” featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars and all three national touring divisions of USAC (United States Auto Club).
Hewitt, who retired from competition following a serious crash in 2003, remains an Eldora icon. He grew up in nearby Troy, and honed his Hall of Fame skills on the legendary Eldora clay.
A host of former competitors and friends will line up to grill Hewitt, all in good-natured fun…well, pretty much. Hewitt is known for his biting, over-the-top sense of humor, and this is a rare opportunity for friends—and foes—to point the needle squarely back toward Hewitt.
“It’s all going to be fun, but these guys have to remember that I get the last word,” Hewitt said with his trademark smile. “I know there’s going to be hell to pay, but I can give ‘em hell right back.”
The event is a charitable fundraiser to benefit the Midwest Auto Racing Charities. Tickets are $30, including dinner and a cash bar. Writer Dave Argabright, who co-authored Hewitt’s 2004 autobiography, “Hewitt’s Law” will serve as emcee.
Because the event will likely include some off-color zingers, attendees are asked not to bring children or anyone who is easily offended.
Seating is limited and it is expected that this event will be a sellout. No tickets will be sold at the door, which will open at 6:00PM that evening. The meal will be served at 7:00PM, with the roasting of Hewitt to commence at 8:30. Tickets are available now by calling Valley Eye Institute at 866-709-2020.