In 2000, Leffler moved into the Sprint Cup Series with Joe Gibbs Racing where he would pil
It’s been a rough few months for oval track racing. Coming on the heels of Dick Trickle's passing, the motorsports community lost Jason Leffler in a Sprint Car crash at Bridgeport Speedway in New Jersey on June 12, 2013. Leffler, a native of Long Beach, California, began racing at age 12. He won four USAC championships before making the move to NASCAR where he spent 12 years in both the Camping World Truck and Nationwide Series. He was inducted into the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame in 2003 on the strength of an impressive resume which included being just the third driver to win three consecutive USAC Midget championships (1997-1999). He also claimed the USAC Silver Crown title in 1998.
Like we did for Dick, we dug out some pictures that may have never been published to honor his memory. Enjoy.
Jason Leffler at speed at Indianapolis Raceway Park in 2003 behind the wheel of a USAC Sil
When things in the Cup series didn’t work out, Leffler found a home in the Nationwide Seri
In 2012 when NASCAR returned to Rockingham Speedway in the trucks, Jason Leffler was there
Leffler chats with Boris Said at Watkins Glen in 2011.
Leffler was no stranger to the front of the pack in a truck race. Here he is to the outsid
Leffler (No. 38) runs to the outside of Patrick Carpentier at Watkins Glen.
Wayne County Speedway (Wayne City, Illinois) recently announced the Jason Leffler Memorial Race on Wednesday August 28 at 7 p.m. The $5,000-to-win Midget Race will have the 600 non-wing Outlaw Micros as the only companion class. The Pit Gates open at 3, spectator gates at 5. There will be an autograph session from 5:30-6:15 and the racing starts at 7 p.m. General Admission for the event is $10, while a Pit Pass is $35. One hundred percent of the front entrance proceeds and 50 percent of the back entrance will go to the Charlie Dean Leffler Trust, a trust benefiting Jason’s five year old son. For more information, visit www.racewaynecountyspeedway.com or call 618/895-2800.