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Tragedy struck New Jersey's Bridgeport Speedway when sprint car driver Jason Leffler died from injuries sustained in a wreck. The incident took place during a preliminary heat at the Bridgeport event. Leffler had to be extricated from his sprint racer after it hit a wall and then flipped over multiple times. From there Leffler was flown to a local hospital before he was pronounced dead.
From Long Beach, California, Jason Leffler took to the racetrack in varying forms of motorsports. He competed in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, Camping World Truck racing, and, of course, Sprint racing. Leffler also had the fortune to compete in one Indianapolis 500 race.
It's easy to say that the man died doing what he loved, but it doesn't curb the pain his family and friends feel. Leffler was just 37 years old, and he leaves behind a five-year-old son. Our condolences go out to Jason Leffler's family and friends.