A very tragic weekend for racing, as sprint car driver Jason Johnson was killed in a crash while racing in a World of Outlaws event at Beaver Dam Raceway in Wisconsin.

Johnson fought for his life until the end, until he passed away at a hospital Sunday morning (6/24). He had been transported to the Aurora Medical Center in Milwaukee by air ambulance following Saturday night's horrible crash.

Any driver of a sprint car knows that danger awaits in every corner. As Johnson was going for the lead, he met up with it.

He was battling Kasey Kahne Racing's Daryn Pittman for the lead on Lap 18 on Saturday when Johnson's car flipped violently heading into Turn 3, crashing into billboards and the wall before landing outside the dirt track.

Johnson was one of the best racers out there. He had won five ASCS Sprint Car Dirt Series championships across the country. He won the most prestigious sprint car race of all, the Knoxville nationals, in 2016.

He was known as, "The Ragin' Cajun". He was from Eunice, Louisiana. Johnson was 41-years old and is survived by his wife Bobbi and 5-year old son Jaxx.

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