Skip to comments.Leffler dies after accident in dirt car event
Posted on 06/12/2013 11:39:25 PM PDT by South40
SWEDESBORO, N.J. (AP) NASCAR driver Jason Leffler died after an accident Wednesday night in a heat race at a dirt car event at Bridgeport Speedway.
The 37-year-old Leffler, a two-time winner on the NASCAR Nationwide Series who had the nickname "LefTurn" above the driver's side window on his race cars, was pronounced dead shortly after 9 p.m., New Jersey State Police said.
"NASCAR extends its thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathies to the family of Jason Leffler who passed away earlier this evening," NASCAR said in a statement. "For more than a decade, Jason was a fierce competitor in our sport and he will be missed."
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Good for him. Died doing his passion.
Rest in Peace...
Wow. Sad. RIP.
Yup. regular people don’t get why anyone would race vehicles and most think they got it coming when an accident happens. Maybe so. But until someone actually does it (race whatever) they will never be able to understand ‘why’.
following your passion is highly overrated
I dropped my sorry azz doing a stunt that I normally wear a special boots for three weeks ago.
Result? Probably a couple cracked ribs.
Lesson? Don’t do that again unless I have the right shoes or boots on.
Practical lesson? Don’t care. I wuz happy to be out in nature and I’ll live.
Nope. Not ever.
Living on a couch sucks.
Not saying you or anyone does but, for me, it sucks.
Would rather be having fun and breathing thin air.
Just gotta punch it man.
it it flips on you, get back up and ride it again.
When I was Ed at Off-Road.com, I went over at 70 MPH in a Class 10 car (tube frame desert racer) in a cactus patch. Got my bell rung good. Next day I hopped into a ProTruck (SCORE) and was co-driver in a 250 mile desert race.
No guts no glory ;)
You must not notice how overused the world passion is and what a silly cliche it is at this point :)
He had a 5-year-old son.
Your talking to a guy that drops out of a helicopter onto a ledge at 15k+ feet just to snowboard on fresh powder or jumps from RR trestles and wants to do the Elvis dive in Acapulco.
No sir, I want to do some fun stuff. Don’t even care if there are pictures.
Just want to do it and have done it because some one dared me or I thought it was funny....
Hold muh beer! ;)
It was ;)