OMAHA, Neb. – Sprint car racer Jimmy Grasso was killed Wednesday evening. He was 25 years old.
Grasso was driving his race car on a private property in Omaha, Neb., when he lost control and crashed into a rock retaining wall according to a report from KETV.com. Omaha police later confirmed Grasso had died as a result of the crash.
Grasso, who owned lawn care business according to his Facebook page, won the Eagle (Neb.) Raceway rookie of the year award in 2016 and was voted most improved driver in 2017.
Adam Gullion Racing, a team that raced against Grasso at Eagle Raceway, shared their condolences on Facebook Wednesday evening.
“We are at a loss for the right words to say in a time like this, because there are none,” read a post from Adam Gullion Racing on Facebook. “Nothing to take the shock, the pain or the mere sadness away. Our racing family/community needs your prayers again. A terrible accident this evening in his sprint took one from us far too soon. A new father, all around great guy and local competitor Jimmy Grasso has gone to be with the Lord. We are thinking about your new baby and entire family during this most difficult time. Lean on each other and let the support lift you up. A sport that brings so many together can also change the lives of a family in an instant. Rest Easy Jimmy!”