lost his life on Wednesday, June 12 at the Bridgeport (NJ) Speedway when he crashed his 410 Sprint Car into the fourth turn fence.
Since that tragedy, Leffler’s legacy has been written about and discussed nationwide.
The initial shock of his accident gave way to sorrow. Sorrow has given way to the desire to find a cause for the accident and from that to make cars and competition safer. If that is to come, even greater meaning may come from Jason Leffler’s death. Newsmakers most often are recognized and saluted for their successes and achievements on the speedway.
This week is different.
May Jason Leffler, this week’s Area Auto Racing News Newsmaker Of Week, rest in peace.