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Johnson Transported to Hospital After Heavy CTSC Crash

Michael Johnson transported to hospital after heavy crash in Continental Tire Challenge testing…

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Michael Johnson has been transported to a local hospital following an accident in Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge testing at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday.

Johnson, the driver of the No. 54 JDC-Miller MotorSports Audi RS 3 LMS, made heavy contact with the Turn 6 barriers after reportedly going straight off track.

The paraplegic driver was initially sent to the trackside medical center before being transported to a hospital for further evaluation.

Johnson and co-driver Stephen Simpson have stepped up to the new-for-2018 TCR class this year, following two seasons in ST class competition.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John



  1. Chase

    January 6, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    Hoping for the best

  2. G S

    January 7, 2018 at 3:16 am

    Praying for the best. Michael is a great guy.

  3. Azuma

    January 7, 2018 at 4:40 am

    Get well soon.

  4. Brandon

    January 7, 2018 at 7:55 am

    Praying for Micheal I have talked to him a few times at the track and he is a great guy and always happy to talk.

  5. Don Istook

    January 7, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    Turn 6 was very slippery at Daytona. There had been a prototype race before hand and a lot of rubber was laid on the track. Turn 3 and 6 were a real handful. I was driven ng another RS3 LMS behind Michael when he crashed. It wasn’t pretty, but the engineering design of the race car prevented further injury to him

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