SILVER CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES INCREDIBLE JACK HEWITT SWEEPS ALL 4 "4-CROWN NATIONALS" FEATURES BRIAN TYLER SNATCHES SILVER CROWN POINT LEAD FROM JASON LEFFLER Jack Hewitt of Troy, Ohio became the first driver in the 18-year history of the ...
SILVER CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES INCREDIBLE JACK HEWITT SWEEPS ALL 4 "4-CROWN NATIONALS" FEATURES BRIAN TYLER SNATCHES SILVER CROWN POINT LEAD FROM JASON LEFFLER
Jack Hewitt of Troy, Ohio became the first driver in the 18-year history of the "4-Crown Nationals" to sweep all four feature events Saturday night at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.
Hewitt's feat is totally unprecedented in major motorsports. Winning more than one feature event in a single day is a remarkable achievement, but to win four back-to-back in four different race cars is absolutely incredible!
Jack capped one of the sport's most amazing accomplishments by winning the 50-lap USAC Silver Crown Championship Series feature. He earlier had won the 25-lap USAC National Midget race, the 30-lap Stoops Freightliner/USAC Sprint Car feature and the 20-lap UMP Modified main event. He led all 50 laps of the Silver Crown race in his Utility Peterbilt/Parker Machinery/Hannig Construction Special.
"This has been a fairy tale night," said Hewitt after his four wins. "Snow White and Cinderella have nothing on me! I never thought anybody could win all four of these in one night. Maybe three, but not all four."
Jack felt the bumps in turn three helped him in the 50-lap finale. "It helped save the tires," he said. "Usually the tires go away late in that long a race, but not tonight.
Following Jack to the checkered flag in the Silver Crown race were Dave Darland, Turbines, Inc. "Rookie of the Race" Todd Kane, Kevin Huntley and Jimmy Sills.
Indy Racing League veteran Brian Tyler of Parma, Mich. snatched the Silver Crown point lead from Jason Leffler by finishing seventh. Leffler was 16th. Tyler will take an 11-point lead over Leffler into the "Silver Crown 100" at CalExpo State Fairgrounds in Sacramento October 10.
Silver Crown Point Standings: 1-Brian Tyler-474; 2-Jason Leffler-463; 3-Ryan Newman-421; 4-Jimmy Sills-411; 5-Dave Darland-366; 6-Jack Hewitt-350; 7-Russ Gamester-316; 8-J.J. Yeley-313; 9-Robby Flock-289; 10-Dave Steele-259.