credit: Jason Leffler’s Instagram
The front suspension failed on Jason Leffler’s 410 sprint car during the fifth lap of a head race at Bridgeport Speedway according to police.
Leffler’s steering locked up and he lost control of his car according to the report from the New Jersey State Police. He was killed as a result of blunt force to his neck.
The NJSP report says that:
Evidence discovered on the track in turn 4 indicated a tortion stop located on the left side of the vehicle came off and allowed the tortion bar and arm to slide out of its housing. As the tortion bar slid out, the tortion arm became lodged between the inboard flange of the right front wheel and the right steering arm. As a result of this mechanical failure, Leffler’s front suspension failed and his steering became locked. Leffler lost directional control of his vehicle as he exited turn 4. His vehicle rotated clockwise approximately 180 degrees and struck the outside concrete hub rail with the left side of the...