NXG Youth Motorsports (NXG) exists to motivate and prepare youth, especially minorities from underrepresented communities, to be conscientious drivers behind the wheel and in their lives.
NXG (Nexgeneracers) exists to motivate and prepare youth, especially those from under-represented communities, to be conscientious drivers of their lives.
NXG Youth Motorsports, Inc. (NXG) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization focused on motorsports education. NXG is an experiential learning initiative that uses performance driving as a tool for S.T.E.M. application and life skill development. A major aspect of NXG is to promote increased African American participation, inclusion, and decreased disparity in auto racing—an industry economically significant to many urban communities across the U.S. including Detroit and Indianapolis. NXG exposes underserved youth to career options that are often difficult to imagine due to the lack of access and high cost associated with elite sporting communities.
Board of Directors
Harry Alston, Jr., Ph.D.
VP of Strategic Planning & Development
Chief Information Officer
State of Indiana
President and Executive Director
NXG Youth Motorsports, Inc.
Lauren George Sparkman
Founder & Head of Ventures
Richard Fairbanks School of Public Health
Joseph S. Straka
President & CEO
City of Indianapolis
VP & GM
Telamon Enterprise Ventures
The idea of Nexgeneracers and subsequent development of NXG Youth Motorsports, was born out of several years of collaboration between Charles Wilson (left) and Rodney (Rod) Reid (right). 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 led to the founding of NXG in the fall of 2006. From the start of their friendship to the founding of NXG, Charles & Rod shared a strong desire to enrich the lives of young people.