World of Outlaws driver Jason Johnson dies after crash

Ruben Hill
June 25, 2018

Sprint-car racer Jason Johnson, 41, of Eunice, La., has died after a crash Saturday night in the World of Outlaws feature at Beaver Dam (Wis.) Raceway. It was an honor and a privilege to work with him during his time on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series trail.

Johnson was battling Kasey Kahne Racing's Daryn Pittman for the lead on Lap 18 on Saturday when Johnson's auto flipped violently heading into Turn 3, hitting billboards (there was no catch fence in that area) and possibly the wall before landing outside the dirt track.

Jason Johnson is survived by his wife Bobbi and son Jaxx.

Condolences poured in on social media. "His love of life and sprint vehicle racing was only surpassed by his deep and authentic love for his family, friends, competitors and fans". "He went about things his own way and was really fun to watch".

The news of Johnson's death cut a wide swath in auto racing.

"While fierce competitors on-track, the racing family has a bond that's unbreakable", the team wrote.

He won the 2016 Knoxville Nationals in an epic battle with Donny Schatz that will be forever remembered by Sprint Car fans everywhere.

The wreck happened during a sprint vehicle race at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wisc.

A year later, Bryan Clauson died from injuries suffered in a crash during a race in Kansas.

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