The racing world lost one of its own this weekend. World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series driver Jason Johnson passed away Sunday morning after an on-track incident during Saturday's feature event at Beaver Dam Raceway in Wisconsin. Johnson, 41, is survived by his wife, Bobbi, and his five-year-old son, Jaxx.
Johnson's passing sent shockwaves through the racing community on Sunday as drivers from all different disciplines sent their condolences on social media.
Today has been one of the toughest days of my life trying to process everything from last night! Words can’t describe the pain i feel for the Johnson Family! Jason was an incredible competitor, an amazing dad & a great person. Plz cont. to 🙏 for Bobbi, Jaxx & the Johnson Family!
— Daryn Pittman (@DarynPittman) June 25, 2018
Today has been a day of reflection on what truly matters how we live our life and a time of true sorrow as we mourn the loss @JasonJohnsonRac you will be missed on and off the track. Our condolences to Bobbi, Jaxx and the entire family❤️🙏❤️ pic.twitter.com/XvahPgwDXr
— Jac Haudenschild Racing (@jachaudracing) June 25, 2018
Won some races, and championships together. Jason was a great leader for his team and strong man for his family. He went about things his own way and was really fun to watch. Still praying for Bobbi Jaxx Phillip and the rest of the family. Racing is their life. RIP Jason!! pic.twitter.com/6tGfFKcDf1
— Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (@StenhouseJr) June 24, 2018
I keep going back & forth between not having any words and having way too much I want to say to put into a tweet. Completely heartbroken for Jason's family--my most sincere condolences to them.
— Johnny Gibson (@Gibvoice) 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
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
A stupid tweet doesn’t seem like enough. I hurt for Bobbi. This sport that we’re supposed to love is making it hard to do so.
— Lauren Stewart (@LaurenStewart9) June 24, 2018
I didn’t know Jason, but that doesn’t matter. He was a racer & a pro at one of the highest levels. His death serves as a constant reminder of the dangers in Motorsport and the special nature of drivers who are willing to risk it all for love of the sport. #Godspeed https://t.co/hG6EFvfMYw
— Brad Keselowski (@keselowski) June 24, 2018
Johnson's wife announced details for his memorial service on her personal Facebook page. The service will be held on Wednesday, June 27 at his race shop in Rocky Mount, Missouri at 6:30 p.m. CT.
The World of Outlaws has set up a GoFundMe page to help support Bobbi and Jaxx Johnson. That page can be found here.
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