Mahoney’s Memories: Hewitt Sweeps The 4-Crown

Editor’s Note: In this monthly photo essay feature, National Sprint Car Hall of Fame photographer John Mahoney shares his memories and images from some of the most amazing and historic sprint car and midget races. After leading all 50 laps of the USAC Silver Crown feature, Jack Hewitt was absolutely mobbed in victory lane. Hewitt won the 25-lap midget feature, the sprint car 30 lapper, the UMP 20-lap modified event and finally the Silver Crown main event. 24 Parker Machine Gaerte-powered entry in the 39-car midget car field, Hewitt chased down leader Tracy Hines with eight laps remaining. Hewitt dominated most of the 30-lap sprint car feature, leading all but six laps, although he had his hands full with Elliott. Hewitt’s huge Eldora fan base cheered wildly on the pace lap.

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