Friday, August 9, 2013
The race track where Jason Leffler lost his life plans to honor him
The "Night of Wings" at Bridgeport Speedway in New Jersey on June 12 was suspended after NASCAR driver Jason Leffler died following an accident in a sprint car during the night's racing activities.
The speedway has decided to reschedule the event for Sunday, Sept. 8, and with a much greater purpose - to honor Leffler's memory and raise money to support Leffler's son, Charlie Dean.
Most of the original 410 Sprint Car drivers who were in attendance in June night have agreed to return to not only support this race, but honor their former fellow driver. They will be joined on the card by the TSRS Sprints.
Admission is free but it is suggested fans donate at least the regular admission price of $13. All admission donations will go to a fund set up to help care for Leffler's son. There are also plans to have raffles throughout the night to raise additional funds.
Those fans who were in attendance in June will be able to turn their general admission tickets into special VIP tickets. Preferred seating will be established and these fans will also be admitted to the speedway one hour before everyone else.
For more information, contact the speedway at (856) 467-4407.