Monday, October 6, 2014

Remembering Jason and Charlie (#nascar)

As NASCAR Race Mom reviewed the Kansas Notes and Facts, fond memories of Jason Leffler sprung into her mind. You see, Jason Leffler won the inaugural Coors Light pole at Kansas Speedway in 2001 with a speed of 176.499 mph.

Has more than a year really passed since Leffler, affectionately known as "lefTurn," died after a crashing a sprint car on a dirt track in New Jersey?

Jason Leffler was only thirty-seven when he died on June 12, 2013 in a crash at Bridgeport Speedway, a five-eighths mile high-banked dirt track in Swedesboro, N.J.

A native of Long Beach, California, Leffler made 423 starts in NASCAR's three national series; and won two Nationwide races and one Truck Series event in a career that began in 1999. 

Jason Leffler left behind his young son, Charlie. In September of 2013 more than $62,000 had been raised for the Charlie Dean Leffler Educational Fund Grant.

Charlie Dean Leffler Education Fund

USAC Benevolent Foundation c/o Josh Laycock
7177 Golden Oak, Brownsburg, IN 46112.

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