Sprint Car Racer Jason Johnson Mourned on Social Media: 'Bad Ass Driver, Cool Ass Dude'

World of Outlaws driver Jason Johnson passed away early Sunday morning due to injuries sustained in a crash the night prior in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

The tragic passing of the 41-year-old driver sent shock waves around the racing world, as fans and drivers alike offered their condolences on social media after hearing the news.

"Won some races, and championships together," NASCAR driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. wrote. "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!!"

"Life isn't fair sometimes..." driver Kyle Larson wrote. "Praying for Bobbi, Jaxx, friends and family of [Jason Johnson]. RIP Jason!"

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jason Johnson's friends and family," driver Kasey Kahne's racing team tweeted. "He was a fierce competitor for [World of Outlaws] and a great family man."

"Terrible day for speedway," a fan tweeted. "All fans are hurting for Jason Johnson's family today."

"Returned from a trip to the terrible news about Jason Johnson. Man, this one hurts. Bad ass race car driver and one cool ass dude. Feel absolutely gutted for his family. This sport stings sometimes. Race In Peace may man," wrote another.

"The first time I remember watching Jason Johnson closely was at Lincoln Speedway (PA) in the Kline 22," one fan recalled. "Started near the back but finished just out of the top 5 running the top near the fence all 30 laps. He left an impression that NEVER left!"

"One of my favorite racecar drivers Jason Johnson passed away last night. He was one bad fast motherfucker always loved watching him as a kid," another tweeted.

Johnson's crash took place on Lap 18 of the Jim Boyd Memorial World of Outlaws Series race, where his car flipped at Turn 3 on the backstretch, hit a few billboards and landed outside of the track.

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Johnson's wife Bobbi announced a memorial will take place in Rocky Mount, Missouri on Wednesday.

Photo: Facebook/JasonJohnsonRacing