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News: Rookies of '79 Partners with AMA Pro Racing for the American Flat Track 2022 Season

The Rookies of '79 is proud to announce that AMA Pro Racing has once again partnered with Rookies of '79 making it the official Designated Charity of American Flat Track.

AMA Pro Racing, the official sanctioning body of the professional motorcycle flat track racing series in the United States, has reached agreement with the Rookies of '79 charity. Rookies will continue its mission to provide support and benefits to flat track athletes injured through its fundraising efforts. 

A majority of the fundraising done by Rookies of '79 staff and volunteers is through auctions and collectible merchandise sales at Progressive American Flat Track events. In addition to a generous donation to the charity, the AMA Pro agreement allows for Rookies appear at all AFT events in 2022 with its branded van, trailer and sales tents.

"This agreement is validation of our work at the Rookies of '79 charity. We have raised and paid out a lot of money to help flat track racers in their time of need. Flat track is a dangerous sport," said Charlie Roberts, Executive Director. "I, the founders, board members and our corporate sponsors recognize this danger and work every day to raise money to help out the athletes and their families when the worst takes place. It is an honor and blessing to have the support and partnership with American Flat Track again in 2022."

Attendees at AFT events will have direct access to the thousands of collectibles, which will be sold through the Rookies tent at all AFT events along with a number of special raffle items soon to be announced. All proceeds from event sales go into the Rookies' general assistance (for injured riders) fund. Our success as a charity is to be here for and able to provide financial assistance to flat track riders and families when injuries occur. Since its formation more than a decade ago, our success has been made possible by the grace shown through the amazing generosity of the fans of the sport of flat track. From the board of Rookies of '79, thank you for your ongoing support of our mission.

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AMA Pro is a motorsports sanctioning body whose primary focus is the organization, sanctioning and presentation of professional motorcycle racing and presents an annual calendar of professional dirt track motorcycle flat track racing events known as Progressive American Flat Track across the United States. The events are televised and broadcast live and in delayed broadcast presentations, reaching millions of viewer across the world.

Learn more about the 2022 Progressive American Flat Track season and AMA Pro Racing at

We'll see you at the track and watch for auctions and special offerings online at Rookies of '79 !