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USAC Adds Leffler Memorial To National Midget Slate
July 17, 2018
USAC P1 Insurance National Midgets will race in the memory of Jason Leffler on October 21, at Wayne County Speedway as the fifth running of the memorial event joins the series schedule as the final race of the regular season.
USAC Adds Leffler Memorial To National Midget Slate

The USAC P1 Insurance National Midgets will race in the memory of Jason Leffler on October 21, at Wayne County Speedway as the fifth running of the Jason Leffler Memorial joins the series schedule.

The event will be the final series’ race this season before heading west for California to round out the year. The event will offer appearance points toward this year’s USAC P1 Insurance National Midget standings.

The one-eighth-mile dirt oval has been home to the event since 2013, with such winners as Zach Daum, Daryn Pittman, Bryan Clauson and Brady Bacon, who returns as the reigning winner of the Leffler Memorial.

Wayne County Speedway owner Doug Stringer is teaming up with new track promoter Jeremy Sneed and USAC to orchestrate the event.

“I am beyond thrilled to announce the addition of a premier event such as the ‘Jason Leffler Memorial’ to the 2018 schedule,” Sneed said. “USAC is a premier series and the national midget division always puts on an outstanding show everywhere they travel, and we’ve seen that every time they’ve come to Wayne County.”

In the late 1990s, Leffler made tracks big and small his personal playground as he raced to three consecutive midget titles and 19 career USAC National Midget feature wins in some of the most prestigious races, including the Belleville Midget Nationals, Hut Hundred, Copper World Classic, Summer Sizzle, Turkey Night Grand Prix and the Night Before the 500 between 1997 and ’05.