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THE RAGIN’ CAJUN: Remembering the Life and Legacy of Jason Johnson

It’s been almost three years since Jason Johnson completed his final lap, but his lasting legacy still burns just as bright as his passion ever did. This fun-loving, hard-working soul from Eunice, LA was no ordinary Outlaw. After all, he’s the only Louisiana native in the 44-year history to win with the World of Outlaws … Read more

LASTING LEGACY: Philip Dietz Continues Building Iconic Crew Chief Career at JJR

Much like his late cousin Jason Johnson, Philip Dietz is building a legacy that will soon stand the test of time. At 36-years-old, Dietz is already one of the most respected and revered crew chiefs in the sport, and he’s got the accomplishments to back that up. After all, it’s no fluke to become a … Read more

Jason Johnson Classic Promo

Jason Johnson Classic Promo

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will bring its high-octane thrill ride back to Lake Ozark Speedway on Sat., Oct. 17 for the Jason Johnson Classic presented by FK Rod Ends. The event, which was originally scheduled for May before being postponed, will see a star-studded field of drivers compete for … Read more

CHECKERED PAST: Crockett and The Dude

The World of Outlaws was only four months old when it first visited the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia. On that summer evening in 1978 “The Buckeye Traveler” Rick Ferkel toted Two Grand back to Bowling Green, Ohio. During its second season, the World of Outlaws did not race in Missouri at all. It was … Read more

News of Jason Johnson’s Death Cuts Wide Swath in Auto Racing


Sprint car driver Jason Johnson dies of injuries sustained in crash

by Cindy Boren, published in The Washington Post

Jason Johnson, a World of Outlaws sprint car driver, has died of injuries he sustained in a crash Saturday night at Wisconsin’s Beaver Dam Raceway. He was 41.

Johnson crashed on the 18th lap of a 40-lap race as he was battling Daryn Pittman for the lead after a restart on the 1/3-mile long dirt oval, according to World of Outlaws. Johnson’s car climbed the wall in the third turn, flipped and crashed through a billboard, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He was taken to a hospital, then airlifted to Aurora Medical Center, where he died. Johnson, who is from Eunice, La., is survived by his wife, Bobbi, and 5-year-old son, Jaxx.

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Sprint Car World Shaken by Loss of Jason Johnson


World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series driver Jason Johnson sustained fatal injuries in an accident at Beaver Dam Raceway on Saturday, June 23, 2018.

During Lap 18 of the Jim Boyd Memorial at Beaver Dam Raceway, Johnson was involved in a crash battling for the lead on the backstretch of the third-mile oval. Emergency crews quickly attended to the situation and transported Johnson via air to Aurora Medical Center, where he later succumbed to the injuries.

Johnson, 41, of Eunice, LA, is survived by his wife Bobbi and five-year-old son Jaxx.

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Remembering Jason Johnson


Remembering Jason Johnson: #Forever41

June 24, 2018

Some things in life we hope to never face. The Sprint Car racing community is enduring one of those things with the passing of World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series driver Jason Johnson.

Currently fifth in Series championship points, Johnson’s accolades on the track were plentiful: 12 World of Outlaws wins, five American Sprint Car Series championships, over 250 career Sprint Car victories and, of course, the 2016 Knoxville Nationals championship.

Checkered flags aside, Johnson took immense pride in his off-track accomplishments. The growth and well-being of his five-year old son, Jaxx. The relationship with the love of his life, Bobbi. The connections he made with each and every fan, every weekend, doing what he loved — racing. Jason loved racing.

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Johnson Doubles Up at Jackson Nationals


The Ragin’ Cajun Doubles Up During AGCO Jackson Nationals at Jackson Motorplex

JACKSON, MN – June 9, 2018 – Two completely different track surfaces, but the same result (as last night) for Jason Johnson at Jackson Motorplex during the 40th Annual AGCO Jackson Nationals rain make-up from Thursday night. Johnson passed Jacob Allen on Lap 15 and held off a resilient charge from Allen to score back-to-back World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victories. Brad Sweet charged from ninth on an excellent daytime racing surface to finish third in the non-stop Feature.

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