Sprint Car Driver Jason Johnson Dies At 41 After Crash In Wisconsin Race; NASCAR Tributes Pour In
Sprint car driver Jason Johnson died at age 41 on Sunday after a brutal crash at Beaver Dam Raceway in Wisconsin, race officials confirmed.
Johnson became injured during a World of Outlaws race on Saturday evening at the Beaver Dam track. The collision he was involved in came during lap 18 of a 40-lap event. He was soon taken to a local hospital and died Sunday morning from injuries he suffered during the crash.
Jason Johnson Racing sent out a tweet saying the team was “heartbroken and saddened to tell you that we have lost our leader, friend, family member and our hero.”
Several race car drivers have died following crashes over the last few years: Jason Leffler (2013), Formula One driver Jules Bianchi (2014), Justin Wilson (2015), Bryan Clauson (2016).
Here are some of the tributes for Johnson that famous NASCAR drivers posted on social media over the weekend:
One of my favorite all-time pictures in life just happens to be Jason Johnson big win at Knoxville.. Its been in my phone ever since.. pic.twitter.com/pw73t9eoXn
— Kenny Wallace (@Kenny_Wallace) June 24, 2018
Saddened to hear the news of another fellow racer losing his life. RIP Jason https://t.co/8tFw2YQv48
— Kyle Busch (@KyleBusch) June 24, 2018
When a racer loses his life, the world of motorsports across all disciplines takes notice and pays its respects. My heart goes out to Jason, his family, his friends, his competitors, and his fans. https://t.co/PWCjU61ffK
— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) June 24, 2018
Life isn’t fair sometimes… Praying for Bobbi, Jaxx, friends and family of @JasonJohnsonRac. RIP Jason!
— Kyle Larson (@KyleLarsonRacin) June 24, 2018
I never knew Jason Johnson but I followed his career in the dirt racing world. We will be racing with a heavy heart today as we lost another member of the racing family. #Prayers
— Ty Dillon (@tydillon) June 24, 2018