One of the top 25 greatest sprint car drivers of the twentieth century will be honored at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio this Saturday, August 2. Jack Hewitt, driver of the famous number 63, could be seen dominating tracks all over the Midwest. To this day, Jack is the only driver to win all four divisions of Eldora Speedway’s 4-Crown Nationals. In his career, he posted 260 total A-main victories, 76 of them coming in USAC competition. Jack is also a member of the thirteenth induction class of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Iowa. Saturday will mark the sixth year the Jack Hewitt Classic has called Waynesfield home bringing in race fans from all over the Midwest. A full program of racing is scheduled with increased payouts and plenty of bonus money up for grabs. The Buckeye Machine Non Wing sprint cars will be the headlining event running for a $3000 payout and $300 just to make the competitive field. Throughout the 2014 racing season, 66 different drivers have taken a green flag at Waynesfield in the non-wing sprints with the top five in points just 150 points apart. The Post Agri Service UMP Modified current points are tight with just 82 points separating the top five. Current point leader Jim Post will need to bring his A-game Saturday with Zach Schroeder knocking on his backdoor just 26 points behind. The UMP Modifieds will take the green flag Saturday running for a $1000 payday. The winged warriors of the Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints complete the full night of racing showing fans the true power of a motorcycle engine. In addition to the increased payouts, bonus programs have been established by various racing groups and individuals. The pole sitter for the 6th Annual Jack Hewitt Classic can choose to start the tail of the A-main and immediately receive a $100 bonus. In addition to that initial $100, each car that driver passes will give them an additional $10 per car. A second bonus will be awarded to the hard charger of the A-main. The driver who passes the most cars on the racetrack will receive $63 in honor of Jack Hewitt’s famous number 63. Both of these bonus programs are provided by event flagman Jeremy Vogel. The fastest qualifier in the non-wing sprints will receive a $200 BullyDog certificate courtesy of the Contingency Connection. A bonus program of sorts is also available to race fans in attendance Saturday. All race fans admitted through the front gate will automatically be entered into a drawing for a chance to get the ultimate Jack Hewitt experience. The winning race fan will get to start the A-main and watch the race with Jack from the infield. Racefans Tim Patynko and Ryan Rsenberger also get the total Hewitt experience as their names were drawn in the Hewitt Classic raffle. Ryan picked up a pair of pit passes for the event and the opportunity to ride with track official Jamie Sizemore assisting him with pushing cars off for the A-main. Tim also scored a pair of pit passes for the event and a ride in the Dew It Racing two seat sprint car. Pits open at 4PM. Grandstand gates open at 5PM. Hot laps kick off at 6PM with the first green flag just after 7PM. Adult general admission is just $18, kids 11 to 15 are $9, and kids 10 and under are FREE. Pit passes are just $30. Get the latest Wayensfield Raceway Park news and updates on the 6th Annual Jack Hewitt Classic online at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net, on Facebook and on Twitter.
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