World of Outlaws sprint car racer Jason Johnson died June 24 at the age of 41 as the result of injuries sustained in an ontrack crash while racing at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

He was racing for the lead on lap 18 of the 40 lap rn around the one third mile track when his car was caught between the wall and another driver, Johnson’s car flipped and left the track area and landing between the wall and a billboard.

Johnson was the 2016 Knoxville Nationals champion and had won both preliminary night racing features at the 40th annual AGCO Jackson Nationals. Since beginning his racing career in 1998 he had won five driver and five owner championships. Johnson has a total of over 250 racing wins to his credit across a variety of racing formats including stock cars, sprint cars, and modified cars.

He was born on July 7, 1976 in Eunice, Louisiana in the heart of Cajun country where he got his interest in race cars while still very young.

He is survived by his wife Bobbi and son Jaxx

 

Feature photo was taken from the photo gallery on Jason Johnson’s website.

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