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Saturday July 20, 2013
Bridgeport, NJ (July 20, 2013) – After a careful thought process, Bridgeport Speedway, along with Heffner Racing Enterprises, is planning a tribute event in honor of Jason Leffler. All proceeds from a fan donation will benefit Leffler’s son, Charlie. The Jason Leffler Tribute race is set for Sunday, September 8 at 6:00 p.m. In lieu of an admission fee, fans will be admitted with their donation to a fund benefitting Charlie Dean Leffler. “I have spoken to most of the 410 Sprint Car drivers that attended the June 12 show and they are in favor of returning to Bridgeport Speedway for this tribute event. All of the money collected at the grandstand gates will be sent to the trust fund that has been created for Charlie. We are hoping each fan can donate at least $13 as a tribute to Jason,” stated co-promoter Mike Heffner.

In addition, this very special race is made possible by the fans and their support from the postponed Night of Wings 2013 show. Spectators with wristbands from the June 12 program will be honored as VIPs for this event. Preferred seating will be established in the grandstand area and the gates will open one hour earlier for these fans. Additional special plans for our VIPs and other activities benefitting the trust fund for Charlie Dean Leffler are in the works including raffles for racing related items.

The Jason Leffler Tribute race will showcase the 410 Sprints Cars and the TSRS Sprint Cars. The victor of the 25-lap main event for the 410 Sprint Cars will leave Southern New Jersey with $7,000. The take the green money has been set at $500 and non- qualifiers will receive $100. In addition, a $1,100 bonus for the top finishing 360 Sprint Car has been established for the program.

The same format employed on June 12 will be used on September 8. During registration, each 410 Sprint Car driver will draw a pill to determine his or her heat race group. Each grouping will go out for time trials and an inversion of the top four (4) will set the starting lineup of each respective heat race. Drivers not in the top four (4) of their groups will be lined up in the qualifying events by time. The first two (2) finishers in each heat race are eligible for the feature redraw and the fastest qualifier in each grouping will be added as well providing the driver finishes the heat race in a qualifying position. All other heat race qualifiers will be assigned a starting position in the main event by time.

On Sunday, September 8, the gates to the pit area open at 3:30 p.m. with the spectator turnstiles unlocking at 4:30 p.m. Wrist band holders from the June 12 show can enter the grandstand area at 3:30 p.m. Hot laps will start at 5:30 p.m. with action getting underway at 6:00 p.m. A monetary donation to benefit Charlie Dean, Jason’s son, will be necessary for grandstand admission. Pit wristbands from the June 12 program will be accepted. Otherwise, pit admission will be $35. If Port Royal should need this date as a raindate for their 46th annual Tuscarora 50, Bridgeport Speedway will postpone the Jason Leffler Tribute race and it will be held on Monday, September 9 at 6:00 p.m.

Bridgeport Speedway provides a safe and secure family atmosphere, free parking, giveaways, and fan participation games. As a premier racing complex, Bridgeport Speedway is a banked 5/8th mile dirt oval, featuring a dirt 1/4 mile oval embedded in the center, and is located in Southern New Jersey -- just minutes from Pennsylvania and Delaware at exit 14 off of I-295.