Legendary Sprint Car driver Kramer Williamson died this evening after injuries sustained last night in a crash during a qualifying race at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania.
Williamson, who kept his age a secret, according to the AP, had been racing for 40 years in Sprint Cars. He was inducted in the Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 2008. The numerous individual accomplishments stacked up as well, starting with his Rookie of the Year title in 1971, according to National Speed Sport News:
His long list of accomplishments include numerous 410 sprint car wins, many Central Pennsylvania sprint car championships including the historic Williams Grove Speedway. Williamson was a winner of the prestigious Williams Grove National Open and a World of Outlaws feature winner.
In recent years Williamson competed with the United Racing Co. 360 sprint series, where he owns 67 career wins and three URC championships. His last URC win came at Delaware Int’l Speedway in Delmar, Del., on April 30, 2011.
This is the second death this year in Sprint Cars, following the death of NASCAR racer Jason Leffler earlier this year.
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Photo via Williams Grove Speedway