Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Southern Illinois
Sadly, there will likely be an open seat on the Indian Factory Team. Former #1 plate holder Brad Baker was seriously injured recently and faces a long recovery and rehab.
The Rookie Class of ‘79, Scotty Parker among them, is an organization that donates to injured riders for their medical and living expenses while on the mend. They collect donated memorabilia such as sutographed gesr, posters and photographs to be auctioned and sold to help fund the effort. They also take direct cash donations for specific riders like Baker. These racers for the most part have no medical insurance due to the dangerous nature of their profession and are mostly on their own to pay the huge doctor and hospital bills. Charlie Roberts (when he’s not out on the track himself) and his helpers run Class of ‘79 operations and are at every event with a display of the items available. Past champions, even from other racing disciplines donate their gear and signatures to fund the rider donations. If you are lucky enough to attend an AFT race, stop by and see all the great man-cave stuff they have on display.