When the United States Auto Club (USAC) honored its first hall of fame class in 2012, Troy's Jack Hewitt figured his time would come in another five years or so. But just like those sprints, midgets and Silver Crown cars he wheeled against some of the sports greatest drivers, Hewitt once again finished in front of the field.
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Winningest driver in USAC Silver Crown history (23)
46 USAC sprints wins ranks second all-time
Won sprint, midget, Silver Crown and modified feature at Eldora Speedway in 1998, becoming first and only driver to sweep 4-Crown Nationals
Qualified for 1998 Indianapolis 500 and finished 12th
Named one of 25 greatest drivers in sprint car history by the National Sprint Car Poll
Turned Darke County cornfield into one of most popular dirt tracks in the world
Created USAC 4-Crown Nationals, King Royal, World 100 and Dirt Late Model Dream
Multi-winner of National Sprint Car Poll promoter of the year
Famous for phrase, "If I sell one more hot dog I might break even."