By now Y’all have heard of the unfortunate death of racing driver Jason Leffler who perished at the age of 37 during a Sprint Car race at Bridgeport Speedway, New Jersey on Wednesday June 12th.
As I was unaware that the young Jason began cutting his teeth literally in the motor racing world at age 13 by working at Parnelli Jones shop in Torrance, CA - as Jones recently spoke of how he was considered family, having grown up with P.J. and Page en route to winning three consecutive USAC Midget championships from 1997-99, along with the Silver Crown title in ’98 before ultimately making the jump to thee DARK side, aka ‘RASSCAR where he amassed a staggering combined total of 423-starts in its top-three series, i.e.; Nationwide, Camping World Trucks and Sprint cup.
Leffler also made three Indy Racing League starts for Tredway Racing including the 2000 Indy 500 in a ride backed by Roger Penske’s United Auto Group.
Yet, the worst part of this tragedy is that Jason leaves behind a five-year old son named Charlie Dean who’ll now grow-up without a father...