We help injured riders

About Rookies of '79

Our mission is to positively impact injured flat track riders and their families as quickly as possible when a racing injury/accident occurs through providing financial assistance. As an IRS approved non-profit 501(c)(3), we accept tax deductible donations from fans, fellow riders and corporate sponsors. This mission is primarily accomplished by sales and raffles of donated memorabilia through our website and made under the Rookies of '79 tent at American Flat Track national flat track events and a variety of regional flat track events.

Management and Board of Directors


The Founders

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From the Archives of Cycle News, the following article appeared on April 11, 2021, resourced from issue #34, August 29, 2007. The story has a nice history for each of the Rookies of '79 and Friends founders.

The article was written by the industry icon Larry Lawrence. Follow the link to https://www.cyclenews.com/2021/04/article/archives-column-class-of-79/ to read all about these talented men that have given so much of their lives and talents to the sport of flat track.