Injured Riders Fund

Karen Hornbecker Memorial Injured Rider’s Fund

Additional Information


Here are 2 articles written about Karen
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Who was Karen Hornbecker?


Applications for the Karen Hornbecker Memorial Fund can be either given to any of the following people:

Jim Rich (Racer #62) – Pre-Grid or garage 14 south
Scott Greenwood (Racer #4) – garage 4 North
Alan Hathway
Jim Smith (Seacoast Sport Cycles)


Or Applications may be dropped off at the Media Center at NHMS. 


Or Applications may be mailed to: CLICK HERE for application.

Jim Rich
C/O The Karen Hornbecker Memorial Fund
P.O. Box 444
Foxboro, MA 02035


Any Questions please call Jim Rich at: (508) 369-4847


All applications will be reviewed and the racer or his family will be notified whether they are eligible under the guidelines of the fund to receive any monies based upon their injuries.

The following is a guideline to be able to receive funds from the KAREN HORNBECKER MEMORIAL FUND.


These criteria must first be met and then the final decision to distribute funds will be voted upon by the committee board members.

  • Request must be made with-in the first 30 days following the injury
  • Must be a licensed racer with NEMRR.
  • Must be injured during a promoted racing event of the NEMRR (this includes practice or race).
  • Must request funds by either the racer or a representative in writing.  This information needs to include the racers name, address, phone number, race number, class and a brief description of the incident.
  • Must be seriously injured and out of work for an extended period of time.
  • Funds will be limited to no more than $500 per racer/injury and may be decreased by the committee based on the seriousness of the injury.
  • The committee has the final decision and may decline payment if the injury is not felt to be within the guidelines. All decisions are at the discretion and judgment of the committee board members. All decisions are final.
  • All monies raised for this fund will be distributed based on the committee decision not by the donor.
  • If fund raising proves successful the bylaws can be amended to increase funding amount for distribution.
  • If funds are depleted to low levels the bylaws can be amended to decrease funding amount for distribution.
  • This fund is established to help with immediate needs of injured racers and is not designed to be a source of income or continuous source of funding for any injured racer.
  • This funding is not to act as any type of insurance or to cover medical bills. This fund is designed to cover immediate needs for a racer and family.
  • This fund is in lieu of any type of insurance coverage that a racer may have.
  • The officers of the fund have the authority to spend monies from the fund to promote the fund and to pay the expenses of the fund.