The death of former professional stock car racing driver Cameron Dodson has been announced online, with tributes pouring in for the 33-year-old.
On Monday (20 December) The United States Auto Club, one of the sanctioning bodies of auto racing in the US, announced the death of Cameron Dodson.
Dodson, born on 28 July 1998, was a former professional stock car racing driver who was a three-time USAC Silver Crown winner. He last competed part-time in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, driving the No. 63 for MB Motorsports. We look at his career after his shock death was mourned on social media.
USAC announces death of Cameron Dodson
USAC racing, the official account of The United States Auto Club, announced former driver Cameron Dodson passed away on 19 December 2021. Dodson was a three-time USAC Silver Crown winner and 2007 series rookie of the year and was just 33 years old at the time of his passing.
USAC announced the sad news accompanied by a picture of Dodson smiling after winning his third and final career USAC Silver Crown race at Iowa Speedway in 2009.
His cause of death has yet to be confirmed. However, his Wikipedia page claims he was hit by a car while crossing the street.
The life and career of Cameron Dodson
Cameron Dodson is a three-time USAC Silver Crown winner and 2007 series rookie of the year. The Greenfield, Indiana, native had a successful but relatively short USAC career. He made 11 career USAC National Sprint Car starts, with his best finish being sixth at Ohio’s Toledo Speedway for Keith Kunz Motorsports.
He also made four career USAC National Midget feature starts, the best result coming at Indiana’s Salem Speedway with ninth place for Kunz in 2006. Dodson made 23 career Silver Crown starts with his debut coming in 2007 at the age of 18. That year, he wound up finishing the season sixth in the points standings and secured rookie of the year honours.
After a near decade hiatus, Dodson made his return to USAC Silver Crown racing in 2019. He finished 20th at Indiana’s Lucas Oil Raceway. Dodson also scored 17 career wins with the Auto Value Super Sprints in his career.
Tributes pour in for former racer
Many people sent tributes to Cameron Dodson after hearing of his tragic passing.
Bruce Harper, a former flagman of the Auto Value Super Sprints, wrote on Facebook: “My heart aches. Just found out one of the pavement badasses has passed on. I got to know Cameron Dodson during my first year as the flagman for the Auto Value Bumper To Bumper Super Sprints in 2019. One of the nicest and quietest people you’ll ever meet.”
Many other people sent their condolences online after hearing the news.
Our thoughts are with Cameron’s family and friends at this difficult time.