News: 2022 - Members of Rookies of '79 Mourn the Passing of Ryan Varnes

UPDATE: The generosity of this racing family is absolutely amazing. With funds raised by Ryan's Memorial Fund they have decided to create a scholarship in his memory to allow a fellow rider to go to college like he did. We have closed the memorial donations on the website and have created a new one for his scholarship fund. Click on his pic below to be taken directly to where you can make a greatly appreciated donation. For anyone who wishes to donate more than $1K, please send a check to 3989 Springer Lane, Springfield IL 62711. This way we can avoid those credit card fees. Thank you to all who have donated so far and to those who will be adding to the scholarship fund.

July 14, 2022. Ryan Varnes, a 3rd generation flat track professional athlete, was lost following an on track incident on July 3, 2022. The entire flat track family has mourned the loss of Ryan, a brilliant student, accomplished athlete and truly positive influence in the pits and beyond. The charity has established a fundraiser for the Varnes family to assist them with celebration of life and related expenses. 100% of donations to the Rookies of '79 Varnes fund will be given to the Varnes family. Please click on the link or Cycle News picture below to donate. Thank you.  Fund Raiser in Ryan's Memory

Positive thoughts and prayers to the Varnes family and friends from the members of the Rookies of '79 Board.