GoFundMe page setup for the young fallen racer; Draws early support
The incident took place on residential property on the night on Wednesday, May 22nd.
25-year-old, Jimmy Grasso was an IMCA Sprint Car driver from Omaha, Nebraska. He regularly competed at nearby Eagle Raceway.
The incident took place near 36th & McKinley in Omaha, Nebraska.
“Upon arrival, they had discovered that the accident actually had occurred on private property. What we do know is it involved a vehicle on private property and he apparently lost control and impacted a retaining wall,” a police officer told KETV from the scene on Wednesday.
Grasso was driving his race-ready #8G sprint car without the wing fitted. The rock retaining wall was placed adjacent to the garage door of the home.
“What we were told on the radio is the squad was transporting code 99. Which means CPR in progress,” the officer detailed.
Grasso was later pronounced dead. He died from injury sustained in the crash.
Aside from the race track, Grasso was the owner of Jamminn Lawn Care, LLC. The company handled landscaping on commercial and residential property.
Jimmy Grasso is survived by his fiancee Breanna and his 3 month old daughter.
With support from the family, a GoFundMe page has been setup. As of Friday night, $6,514 of the $100,000 goal was raised by 79 backers.
Click here to view the Jimmy Grasso GoFundMe page.
Jack Dover Racing, fellow race team and friends of the driver comment on his passing
A fellow competitor grew up racing with Jimmy:
“These last 24 hours have been hard for all of us to process. And to be honest, it still feels like a really bad dream. But the reality of it is…… we have loss a truly genuine wonderful person with the loss of Jimmy Grasso,” the statement opened via facebook.
“We all go back a long way with Jimmy. Jack’s Dad, Marc and Jimmy’s Dad, Tom have been very good friends for years, which made for a lot of time where we were either “hanging out” in their garage or they were here, “hanging out” in our shop. Jack and Jimmy spent countless hours together as boys and young men.”
“We have watched Jimmy from his early days in his go carts to helping him just this past week end with his 305 Sprint car.”
“Some of our fondest memories are when ever Jack would race at Eagle, and of course Jimmy was always there, because his Dad was the Track Announcer, Jimmy would always make a point to go Visit with Jack’s Grandparents in the stands. He was always such a kind, sweet soul. His visits were a standing tradition, and one that all of us will cherish forever.”
“We pray that God will wrap his loving arms around Jimmy’s Dad, his family and friends during this difficult time.”
“We know that Peggy was waiting for him at the gates of Heaven. Please Keep Tom and all of Jimmy’s loved ones in your prayers. God Speed Jimmy. We miss and love you.”