WAYNESFIELD — The Jack Hewitt Classic, named after the sprint car Hall of Famer, was held Saturday at Waynesfield Raceway Park.
The seventh running of the yearly event allowed those in attendance to see three different classes of open wheel sprint car racing.
“This is just a really exciting event for the drivers and fans,” Hewitt said as teams began to fill the pits.
In a spontaneous schedule change, the Performance Powder Coating Non Wing Mini Sprints were first to take the track as they went head-to-head with the drivers of the USAC midgets. Rod Henning came away with the victory. Brad Racer finished in second. Nick Daughrtey finished in third.
The Jack Hewitt Classic featuring the Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprints saw Thomas Meseraull come away with the $3,000 A-main win. Dallas Hewitt came home second with Kody Swanson, nudging his way in late in the race, finishing third.
The K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders made their final appearance of the season at WRP. Nothing, including three-wide lap traffic phased Randy Hannagan as he got the victory. NRA point leader Max Stambaugh came home in second, three seconds back behind Hannagan. Jared Horstman, who led the NRA points earlier in the season, came home in third.
Racing returns to Waynesfield Raceway Park next Saturday night, featuring the Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprint Cars, Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints, Post Agri Service UMP Modifieds, Block Insurance Tough Trucks and the Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts. Grandstand gates open at 4 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m. More race and track information can be found at waynesfieldracewaypark.net.