Jason Johnson Bio, Biography
Jason Johnson was born on 7 July 1976 in Eunice, Louisiana, a city located in Acadia and St. Landry parishes in the heart of Cajun country. Jason became interested in fast racing cars at an early age. Since then he followed his dream as full-time racer, who was also commonly referred to in the racing world as the Ragin’ Cajun or the Cajun Sensation. He established himself as one of the most competitive and successful race car drivers in the world of sprint car racing.
Jason Johnson Age / Date of Birth / Death
|He was born on 7 July 1976. He died on 24 June 2018 following a tragic crash during the World of Outlaws event at the Beaver Dam Raceway in Wisconsin, America. He died at the age of 41.|
Jason Johnson Birth Place
Jason Johnson Wife
|He was Married to Bobbi (wife)|
Jason Johnson Child
|He had one son, Jaxx Hosea Johnson Born in 2013|
|He was living in Rocky Mount, Missouri|
Jason Johnson Death and Cause
Champion sprintcar driver and a regular on the Australian speedway scene Jason Johnson died following a tragic car crash in America.
The American driver succumbed to the injuries sustained in the crash during the World of Outlaws event at the Beaver Dam Raceway in Wisconsin, America.
The 2016 Knoxville Nationals Champion slammed on lap 18 of the 40-lap feature while battling for the lead with the eventual victor Daryn Pittman.
As per witnesses, his car got airborne before flipping out of the track into the trackside boards.
Johnson won the 2016 Knoxville Nationals.
In the wake of receiving first aid from the medical staff on the trackside. The 41 years old was airlifted to the Aurora Medical center where he died after several hours.
Jason Johnson Sprint car Career and Life Highlights
Since he began racing, Jason had a recorded 256 career victories. Jason has won those races using different types of race cars: stock cars; mini sprints; outlaw winged modifieds; 360 sprint cars; and, 410 sprint cars. This experience and success positioned him as one of the leading contenders whenever he appeared to compete in America or Australia. Jason started racing on a National level in 1998. He garnered victories and podium finishes along the way in a variety of series to include the World of Outlaws (WoO), All Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC), American Sprint Car Series (ASCS), World Series of Sprintcars (WSS), Ultimate Sprintcar Championship (USC), Pennsylvania Posse (PA Posse), and the National Championship Racing Association (NCRA).
Apart from his successful career in the tracks, Jason and his wife Bobbi accomplished another career goal and milestone in 2010 when they became private team owners after establishing Jason Johnson Racing (JJR). In their inaugural season as owners, they enjoyed success quickly as they won both the driver’s and owner’s championship point titles in the competitive Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Championship series with Jason behind the wheel. They followed that up with three consecutive owner’s championship titles in 2012, 2013 and 2014 to bring their total to four as owners, even though the have an overall of five. Jason’s first driver’s championship came in 2008 while driving for Mr. Lanny Row and Alan Row aboard The Shop Motorsports #41 entry. He then won his second championship in 2010 and then followed that up with his last three in 2012, 2013 and 2014 making him a 5-time ASCS National Tour champion.
Another life highlight for Jason and Bobbi occurred off the track in 2013 with one of life’s very special moments – the birth of their son. In May of 2013, they welcomed a new member to their family and team as Jaxx Hosea Johnson was born. Since then the bond between racing and their family has never been stronger as Jaxx is known to many around the track and in the pit area. The focus and value the driver and team put on the family is very evident at home, around the track and in victory lane when celebrating their victories together.
Jason Johnson Tributes on Twitter
With heavy hearts, we inform you of the passing of Jason Johnson. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. Please send prayers and respect their privacy. https://t.co/VLxy5oUjvE
— World of Outlaws (@WorldofOutlaws) June 24, 2018
Today we say goodbye to our champion, Jason Johnson. May God be with the entire Johnson family in this time of loss. Rest in Peace dear friend until we see you again. pic.twitter.com/tza6vPscfs
— Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series (@LucasOilASCS) June 24, 2018
Today we stop, and remember how precious the gift of life truly is.
Jason Johnson was a fierce competitor, with a kind heart. We are thankful we had the opportunity to know him on and off the track.
Please keep his wife Bobbi, and son Jaxx in your thoughts and prayers. pic.twitter.com/S3AziEh4EY
— Haudenschild Racing (@Haudenschild_R) June 24, 2018