NXG Youth Motorsports (a.k.a. Nexgeneracers) exists
as a driving force to motivate and prepare youth,
particularly African Americans and other minorities from underrepresented communities, to be conscientious drivers
behind the wheel and in their lives.
NXG programs use motorsports as...
A Tool for Life Skill
An Application of
Exposure to Racing
A VIDEO FROM THE 2022 INDIANAPOLIS 500
Featuring Coach Rod Reid & NXG Graduate Derrick Morris
NXG Board of Directors
Harry Alston, Jr., Ph.D.
VP of Strategic Planning & Development
Chief Information Officer
State of Indiana
Richard Fairbanks School of Public Health
Joseph S. Straka
President & CEO
VP & GM
Telamon Enterprise Ventures
President and Executive Director
NXG Youth Motorsports, Inc.
Lauren George Sparkman
City of Indianapolis
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 team manager, contested their Formula Ford and Formula SuperVee teams throughout the 1980’s. Their dream of building a Black-led effort to impact the racing world, like NXG was created in the fall of 1991, but took over a decade to realize. From the start of their friendship to the founding of NXG, Charles & Rod shared a strong desire to enrich the lives of young people.
Photo: Founders of NXG Charles Wilson (left) and Rodney (Rod) Reid (right)