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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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 〉

MotoAmerica Names Back on Track as Preferred Charity

March 8, 2023

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


Your chance to win an XR750 is here!

Tickets went on sale Saturday, January 28th, at 12 PM Eastern. The response has been tremendous!! There is a total of 500 tickets available (over 1/2 have been sold), $200 each, and the drawing will be held once all the tickets are sold. We will announce a date and time, so hang tight on those tickets! (NOTE: The winner will be issued a 1099 for tax purposes.)

Click here to purchase your tickets!

We are still so very grateful to Tony Westbrook for his generous donation of this motorcycle and are raising funds to help the injured in his loving memory.

There is a $5 shipping charge per order as the hard copy tickets will be mailed out to everyone.

Click here to purchase your tickets!

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

Back on Track


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.