Gullion: Grasso remembered as dedicated racer in KETV interview

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

On Wednesday, the sprint car community suffered a loss. 25 year old racer Jimmy Grasso suffered a tragic accident as he crashed into a retaining wall. 

He was remembered in a story on KETV as Adam Gullion spoke to the TV company about his friend and former competitor. 

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“To lose someone who’s doing it purely out of love is really hard to grasp,” Gullion said.

At the time of his death, Grasso had a fiancée and a baby girl, who was born in February.

“I know what his little girl meant to him,” he said.

According to Gullion during the interview, he said Grasso was testing the car to prepare for upcoming races. He said he believed Grasso was going to race on Thursday night and this weekend.

“It’s my understanding he was firing the car last night, just making sure everything was okay and there wasn’t anything goofy that happened,” Gullion said.

Besides competing on the track, he also owned a landscaping business. 

“Jimmy was an amazing person” his fiancée Breanna Deacon said. “He always did whatever he could to help those around him even if it put him in a difficult spot. He loved his daughter more than anything in the entire world. He had such big plans for his life and us as a family. He enjoyed racing, riding four wheelers, and simply relaxing. His favorite time of year was our yearly vacation to Minnesota. Just yesterday he was telling me how excited he was and how he couldn’t wait to take Scar on her first boat ride.

“I remember during my pregnancy I think I watched the episodes of Seinfeld at least 3 times. There were so many good memories and traditions that I wish he was still here for but I will continue to do so with our daughter and make sure she knows what a wonderful man he was. We have the two best guardians angels. I want to thank everyone out there for your prayers and messages. I hope he knows up there how loved and cared for he was. I’ll miss his more than he will ever know.”

A GoFundMe has already been established in his memory.

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