NXG Youth Motorsports (a.k.a. Nexgeneracers) exists
as the driving force to motivate and prepare youth,
particularly African Americans and other minorities from underrepresented communities, to be conscientious young adults.
Our programs use Motorsports as...
A Tool for Life Skill
An Application of
Exposure to Racing
Our Founding Story
The idea of Nexgeneracers and subsequent development of NXG Youth Motorsports, was born out of several years of collaboration between Charles Wilson and Rodney (Rod) Reid. 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 manager, contested their Formula Ford and Formula SuperVee teams throughout the 1980’s. Their dream of building a Black-owned racing enterprise was created in the fall of 1991, but took 15 years to realize. From the start of their friendship to the founding of NXG, Charles & Rod shared a desire to enrich the lives of young people.
Photo: Founders of NXG Charles Wilson (left) and Rodney (Rod) Reid (right)
NXG Board Members
Harry Alston, Jr., Ph.D.
Vice President of Strategic Planning & Development
Chief Information Officer
State of Indiana
Lucas Oil Products Company
Joyce A. Sommers
Emeritus Board President
Indianapolis Art Center
Lauren George Sparkman
Winding Ridge School of Inquiry & Performing Arts
President and Executive Director
NXG Youth Motorsports, Inc.
Joseph S. Straka
President & CEO