NXG Youth Motorsports
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About NXG

Our Mission

NXG Youth Motorsports (a.k.a. Nexgeneracers) exists
as the driving force to motivate and prepare youth,
particularly African Americans and other minorities from underrepresented communities, to be conscientious young adults.

Our programs use Motorsports as...

A Tool for Life Skill

An Application of
STEM Education

Exposure to Racing
Industry Careers

NXG Board Members

Harry Alston, Jr., Ph.D.

VP of Strategic Planning & Development

Safer Foundation

Chicago, IL

Reggie Lyons


Channel Source

Fort Worth, TX

Lauren George Sparkman 


Indianapolis, IN

Tracy Barnes

Chief Information Officer  

State of Indiana

Indianapolis, IN

Ryan Hergott


Hergott Company

Speedway, IN

Joseph S. Straka

President & CEO  

Priority Group

Indianapolis, IN

Reggie Henderson


Telamon Enterprise Ventures

Carmel, IN

Rodney Reid

President and Executive Director

NXG Youth Motorsports, Inc.

Indianapolis, IN

Judith Thomas


Judith & Co.

Associates Faculty of Africana Studies, IUPUI

Indianapolis, IN


Our Founding Story

The idea of Nexgeneracers and subsequent development of NXG Youth Motorsports, was born out of several years of collaboration between Charles Wilson and Rodney (Rod) Reid. Their relationship began in 1979 with open-wheel racing and showcasing high-performance vehicles on the west coast. Charles, a mechanic and driver, and Rod, a designer and manager, contested their Formula Ford and Formula SuperVee teams throughout the 1980’s. Their dream of building a Black-owned racing enterprise was created in the fall of 1991, but took 15 years to realize. From the start of their friendship to the founding of NXG, Charles & Rod shared a desire to enrich the lives of young people.

Photo: Founders of NXG Charles Wilson (left) and Rodney (Rod) Reid (right)

NXG Youth Motorsports, Inc.

1302 N. Illinois Street

Indianapolis IN 46202

(888) 600-9256 voicemail


NXG Youth Motorsports, Inc. is a non-profit 501c3 organization with a multi-faceted, grassroots reach. Our programs are catalysts for life-skills development and STEM education—offering youth a positive and safe, hands-on experiences.

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