MACON, Ill. – Macon Speedway officials have announced a new addition to the track’s racing schedule this year, as a part of the 75th season at the fifth-mile dirt oval.
Jack Hewitt Night, set for Saturday, May 9, will feature the open wheel cars of POWRi in their first appearance of the season at Macon.
Hewitt is a two-time champion of the USAC Silver Crown Series as well as a former titlist of the All Star Circuit of Champions.
In addition, Hewitt was the 1998 winner of the Eldora 4-Crown Nationals, winning features in USAC Sprints, Midgets, and Silver Crown as well as the UMP Modifieds.
Those who did not have the pleasure of watching Hewitt race may know him from his heated video interview that has gone viral on the web. The interview, laced with some NSFW language, has been viewed over a million times on Facebook alone. It has also led to a line of apparel and souvenirs.
That interview just happened to take place at Macon Speedway.
The May 9 event at Macon Speedway will feature Hewitt as the grand marshal. He will be on hand, greeting fans, selling books and apparel, signing autographs, telling stories, and taking in the action at Macon Speedway.
The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League, POWRi Micros, Big Ten Pro Late Models, BillingsleyRewards.com Modifieds, and Hornets are scheduled to race.