By Brad Vores for Brian Leppo Racing
September 30, 2014

Excitement was abundant from Brian Leppo friends and fans following last week’s announcement that Brian would be returning to the wheel of a sprint car for the Dirt Classic presented by Kasey Kahne at Lincoln Speedway.

With the Apple Motorsports #12 coming out of retirement for what was to be a one race deal, Brian strapped back for the event but Brian didn’t transfer into the main event.

Despite being asked to pilot the car in this weekend’s National Open at Williams Grove and talk about a 2015 deal with the team, Brian declined the offer and instead announced that he is stepping away from racing.

“I am stepping away from racing to continue to enjoy family time,” Leppo said about his sudden announcement. “This wasn’t an easy decision but I feel it’s the right one.”

Brian started racing family owned cars in 1990 and was able to compete in micro sprints before moving up through into the 410 sprint car ranks.

“I’ve been fortunate to have lived a dream out, thanks to my parents, grandparents, friends and family along with great car owners, great sponsors  and great crew members,” Leppo added. “I greatly appreciate all of my fans and great people we’ve worked with along the way.  I have a lot to be thankful for.”

Brian has been fortunate to race for some of the best car owners in the Central Pennsylvania during his years including Swope Motorsports, Keen Motorsports, CC Dietz Motorsports, CJB Motorsports, Zemco Racing and Apple Motorsports.

“I have to thank Lee Stauffer for asking me to run the car last week,” he stated. “Despite not having the results we were hoping for last Saturday, we had a good time being back at the races.”