My son, Josh Jackson, was tragically injured on August 8th, 2015 when he was racing the #37 360 non-wing sprint car. Josh suffered a traumatic brain injury and lost his left eye when another car crashed into the top of his roll cage in a multi-car accident. Josh was 17 at the time and four days away from starting his senior year of high school. The accident put his life on hold for just under a year. Josh required a total of seven surgeries and eight months in two different rehab hospitals. With the help of the Steve King Foundation I was able to remain by my son’s side as he recovered. I will always be thankful to the foundation and to our family friends, Kent and Shari Skaggs, who knew about the foundation and completed the application for us. Josh is still on the road to recovery but is doing absolutely amazing! Josh graduated high school and is back racing. No words will ever be enough to express how grateful Josh and I are for the support of such an amazing foundation!
Kyler has been involved with dirt track racing since 2001. He has worn many hats while being involved at local Kansas tracks, including Jetmore Motorplex and Rush County Speedway. Most recently, Kyler is the track promoter at the famed WaKeeney Speedway and Dodge City Raceway Park. After serving as the voice of the United Rebel Sprint Series for 12 years, Kyler now enjoys watching his son race outlaw karts. With his love of the sport, Kyler is honored to serve the Steve King Foundation and is very thankful for what the foundation does for drivers and their respective families.