Helping injured riders and their families since 2009

Rookies of '79 is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that helps injured riders and their families.

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Make a donation to the general fund or a special rider fund and be entered to win an LS2 helmet of your choice - up to a $300 value

Nicky Hayden Arai Corsair - Laguna Helmet

The Red Mile, Lexington, Ky - May, 27

With The Red Mile in Nicky's backyard, what would be more appropriate than a Nicky Hayden Arai Corsair raffle? If you're going to be in attendance look for a Back on Track associate or go to the Back on Track canopy to purchase your chance to win! Tickets are $5/each.

*Must be present to win

*The drawing is at intermission on Saturday, May 27th

A special thanks to AFT for their donation!


A special thanks to The Yamaha Motor Corporation and Steve Nessel for their generous donation.

Rush was injured at the Daytona Short Track following an incident that took place on the opening lap of a qualifying heat race. Rush hit the back straightaway wall and ground in dramatic fashion and was rushed to a local hospital where his injuries were assessed. 

Back on Track has set up a recovery fund where all donations made will be received by the Rush family in their time of need. Together we can make a difference in getting Mikey Rush Back on Track. 

Click here to donate to the Mikey Rush Recovery Fund 〉




  Rookies of ‘79 Become Back on Track to Better Relate to its Mission of Assisting Injured Riders.


Join Dave Despain, iconic motor racing broadcaster, in our efforts to help support injured riders and their families.

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We can't thank you enough for helping us fulfill our mission to help our injured racers in their time of need. Please explore your options here: donate to our general fund, donate to a special fundraiser, purchase items, view our current auction items, or sign up for one of our special events!! 

We are an IRS approved 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, so donations are generally tax deductible*! Every dollar helps goes to fulfilling our mission of positively impacting flat track riders and their families that are struck by racing injuries.

*Individual tax situations vary. Please consult with your tax professional.

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Thank you to our generous corporate sponsors and partners!

Our Mission

Our mission is to positively impact injured motorcycle racers and their families as quickly as possible when a racing accident occurs by providing financial assistance.