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...

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A Tool for Life Skill
Development

An Application of
STEM Education

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Exposure to Racing
Industry Careers

NXG Board Members

Harry Alston, Jr., Ph.D.

VP of Strategic Planning & Development

Safer Foundation

Chicago, IL

Reggie Lyons

President

Channel Source

Fort Worth, TX

Lauren George Sparkman 

Storyteller

Indianapolis, IN

Tracy Barnes

Chief Information Officer  

State of Indiana

Indianapolis, IN

Ryan Hergott

President

Hergott Company

Speedway, IN

Joseph S. Straka

President & CEO  

Priority Group

Indianapolis, IN

Reggie Henderson

VP & GM

Telamon Enterprise Ventures

Carmel, IN

Rodney Reid

President and Executive Director

NXG Youth Motorsports, Inc.

Indianapolis, IN

Judith Thomas

Principal

Judith & Co.

Associates Faculty of Africana Studies, IUPUI

Indianapolis, IN

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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 PARTNERS

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