Lima, Ohio native Jimmy Johnston died from injuries sustained during a racing accident at the Eldora Speedway on April 6, 2002. Johnston was transfered to the Wayne Hospital in Greenville when efforts to revive him were unsuccessful. Drake County Coroners office show that the cause of death was head trauma.
Johnston, 48, raced 360 Sprints at Limaland Motorsorts Park where he finished 11th in the standings last year. He was making a rare appearance driving for Dave Bradley in a Modified.
Johnston is survived by his wife Tonia and his children and grandchildren.
Chiles & Sons-Laman Funeral Home
Corner of Shawnee and Spencerville Roads
Wednesday, April 10
2-4 pm and 6-8 pm
Thursday, April 11