Hewitt Classic slated for Saturday at Waynesfield

Staff Writer

The race that put Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield on the map makes its yearly appearance this Saturday night, Aug. 6.

The 8th running of the Jack Hewitt Classic honors National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Jack Hewitt who made his name running with USAC, the All Stars, and in the 1998 Indianapolis 500.

The Satellite Connections Non Wing Sprints will headline the event paying $3,000 to the winner of the 30 lap A-main. In Jack Hewitt fashion, tire rules for the Non Wings will be dismissed allowing any tire to be run on the 1/3rd mile. The Quest Federal Credit Union UMP Modifieds are also on the program running for a $1000 payday. The night comes to an end with a head-to-head showdown between the returning USAC Midwest Thunder Midgets and the weekly Non Wing Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints.

Adult general admission is $18, kids 11-15 years of age are admitted for $9, and everyone under the age of 10 is admitted for free. Pit admission is $30.

Pit gates open at 4 p.m.; grandstands at 5 p.m. Hot laps and group qualifying get underway at 6 p.m. with racing action scheduled to start at 7 p.m.

Saturday’s event is presented by Citizens National Bank, Superior Federal Credit Union, Block Insurance, and Armys Towing.