Cameron Dodson, a former professional stock car racing driver, has died at the age of 33. His death was announced online, with tributes pouring in from around the world.
On 20 Dec, 2021, the United States Auto Club, one of the major organizations in auto racing in the United States, announced the passing of Cameron Dodson. Dodson was a three-time USAC Silver Crown winner and former professional stock car driver who last drove in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series for MB Motorsports. After his celebrity death was acknowledged on social media, we take a look at his career.
USAC announces death of Cameron Dodson
On December 19, 2021, USAC racing announced the passing of former driver Cameron Dodson. Dodson was a three-time USAC Silver Crown winner and series rookie of the year in 2007, when he was just 33 years old. 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.
It is unclear whether he was murdered or died as a result of his injuries. His cause of death has yet to be determined. According to his Wikipedia page, however, he was hit by a motor vehicle while crossing the street.
The life and career of Cameron Dodson
Cameron Dodson won three USAC Silver Crown races and was the series’ rookie of the year in 2007. The Greenfield, Indiana, native has had a successful but short career in USAC. He competed in 11 USAC National Sprint Car events, with his best finish coming at Toledo Speedway for Keith Kunz Motorsports with a sixth-place finish.
Following a single year of modified sprint car racing, he made his USAC midget debut at the wheel of a Chevrolet/General Motors cranked Midget in 1999. He followed that up with six years in Silver Crown competition, including his best result of ninth place at Indiana’s Salem Speedway in 2006 driving a Chevy/General Motors powered Midget. Dodson made 23 career Silver Crown starts before winning rookie of the year honors while still 18 years old in 2007. He wound up sixth in the points standings that season and earned rookie of the year accolades.
Dodson made his return to USAC Silver Crown racing in 2019 after a nearly decade-long absence. He was 20th at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indiana. Dodson also accumulated 17 career triumphs with the Auto Value Super Sprints, which is where he currently races.
Tributes pour in for former racer
After learning of Cameron Dodson’s passing, many individuals expressed their condolences.
Bruce Harper, also mourn on famous car racer which reads as: “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.”
After learning of his passing, many people sent their sympathies on social media. Our thoughts are with Cameron’s family and friends as they grieve.