DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Stevenson Motorsports team owner Johnny Stevenson died unexpectedly Monday in North Carolina, passing away at the age of 69.
His team debuted in 2003, winning a total of 33 races across Grand-Am and IMSA competition. The team also won the North American Endurance Cup in 2013 and the 2015 Continental Tire Challenge Grand Sport title.
Stevenson also owned a network of car dealerships in North Carolina.
“Everyone in the IMSA family is shocked and saddened to hear the news of Johnny’s passing,” said IMSA President Scott Atherton. “Johnny led a fantastic race team for many years, and he will be missed in the IMSA paddock. Our thoughts, prayers and deepest condolences go out to his wife, Susan, and the rest of the Stevenson family.”
Stevenson’s passing follows the shocking announcement on Sept. 1 that Stevenson Motorsports would close at the end of the season, completing a 15-year tenure in North American sports car racing.
IMSA Communications contributed to this staff report.