By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Two-time USAC Midget Champion Kevin Olson has passed away. He was 70.
An official cause of death has not been released. However, according to a post on his Facebook page, he passed away in a car accident.
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“On behalf of the entire Olson family, it is with our deepest sadness to report some devastating news at this time,” the Facebook post said. “Kevin Olson, our father and brother, and everybody’s friend was killed on Friday night in a highway crash. His dear companion, Nancy is in critical condition. Most of Kevin’s friends knew him through racing; he was a two-time United States Auto Club National Midget champion and a five-time champion with the Badger Midget Auto Racing Association.
“But as proud as he was of those accomplishments, what made him [the] happiest was his connection to family and friends, most of whom had probably come to believe that he was invincible. Right now, we are just dealing with the shock of this news. Arrangements are pending and will be made available in the coming days. Please respect our family’s privacy at this time.”
The crash happened in Janesville, Wisconsin. At this time, there are very few details about the accident.
He was inducted into the USAC Hall of Fame in 2016. Olson was also inducted into the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame in 1997.
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