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Second Annual Jason Leffler Memorial Race to Take Place at Wayne County Speedway on August 26th

Wayne County Speedway is pleased to announce the second annual Jason Leffler Memorial race sponsored by Great Clips on Tuesday, August 26th  at 7 PM. The event is one of the largest purses for a POWRI midget race with a $10,000 payout to the winner.  100% of the front entrance will go to the Charlie Dean Leffler Discretionary Fund.  Among a host of notable racers, current World of Outlaws champion Daryn Pittman and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver, JJ Yeley, have committed to compete in the event.  The event will air on MAV TV at a later date.

Track owner Doug Stringer, a Mcleansboro, Ill. resident and former owner of Akins Motorsports, decided to run this event after the tragic passing of his long-time friend one year ago.  Leffler left behind a son, Charlie Dean. 

“I am proud to host the second annual Jason Leffler Memorial race,” says Stringer.  “This race is my way to honor Jason who was a great competitor, a great friend and an amazing father to Charlie Dean.  As we continue to celebrate Jason’s life, it’s important that we keep Charlie Dean in our thoughts and do everything we can to ensure he grows up knowing how truly remarkable his father was and how much he was respected as both a driver and a friend. Making sure Charlie Dean has everything in life Jason would have wanted him to have is a priority for many of us.”

The Tuesday night event will be preceded by a dinner and silent auction on Monday night at 7PM at Stringer’s home residence in McLeansboro.  Entertainment will be provided by Country Music Independent Entertainer of the Year award winner Ryan Daniel.

All proceeds and donations will go to the Charlie Dean Leffler Discretionary Fund. 

Stringer’s company, Stringer Holdings, manages the NASCAR, World of Outlaws and POWRI race sponsorships for Great Clips.  Leffler represented the world’s largest salon brand in the NASCAR Nationwide Series from 2006-2011. As a tribute to him, Great Clips is proudly serving as title sponsor of the Jason Leffler Memorial race.

Stringer expects an impressive showing with the entry list growing every day and welcomes racers from all over the country to come to come out and have a great race in honor a fellow racer.

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Long-time Nationwide NASCAR driver, Jason Leffler, died from injuries sustained at a dirt car event in New Jersey on June 12, 2013. Great Clips is proud to have been represented by Jason as our primary driver on the No. 38 for seven years. He represented the Great Clips brand well, on and off the track, and was known for his big heart and kindness to everyone. He will truly be missed.

Our hearts go out to all of Jason's family and friends.

A trust fund is being set up for Charlie Dean, the 5-year-old son of Jason.

This trust will serve as the official Leffler Family fund, with all monies going directly to Charlie's needs. Turner Scott Motorsports co-owner Harry Scott Jr., former Braun Racing owner Todd Braun and Steve Overholser, CFO of Great Clips, will serve as trustees.

Donations can be made to The Charlie Dean Leffler Discretionary Trust at:

The Charlie Dean Leffler Discretionary Trust
c/o SunTrust Bank

232 Williamson Road
Mooresville, NC 28117