NHRA Youth and Education Services®
NHRA Youth and Education Services®
NHRA is an acronym for National Hot Rod Association. Founded in 1951, the company was originally created as a means of getting hot-rodders off the streets and into a safer environment. Today, the NHRA is the world’s largest motorsports sanctioning body and the foremost promoter of drag racing in the world! It entertains millions of racing fans per year, with the fastest and most spectacular form of entertainment on wheels. The NHRA’s premier racing series features 24 national championship events each year.
The NHRA Youth & Education Services (YES) Program was founded in 1989. It is the only full-time education program in motorsports that provides quality programs and activities for schools and youth organizations nationwide. Not only is the YES Program FREE, it focuses on the importance of goals and continued education, while allowing students to learn about and explore various career opportunities. The program will show students how S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is applied to both, real world situations and NHRA Drag Racing, which they will have the opportunity to see live at the track!
2019 NHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACING SERIES YES PROGRAM SCHEDULE
Feb. 8 Lucas Oil Winternationals Pomona, CA
Feb. 22 NHRA Arizona Nationals Phoenix, AZ
March 15 Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Gainesville, FL
April 5 DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Las Vegas, NV
April 12 NHRA SpringNationals Houtson, TX
April 26 NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Charlotte, NC
May 3 NHRA Southern Nationals Atlanta, GA
May 17 Virginia NHRA Nationals Richmond, VA
May 31 Route 66 NHRA Nationals Chicago, IL
Aug. 30 Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals Indianapolis, IN
Sept. 13 Dodge NHRA Nationals Reading, PA
Sept. 27 AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals St. Louis, MO
Oct. 11 NHRA Carolina Nationals Charlotte, NC
Oct. 18 AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals Dallas, TX
Nov. 14 (Thursday) Auto Club NHRA Finals Pomona, CA
Sign up by clicking button below:
Steps to Attend:
- 1. Register for event by clicking the "Sign Up" button above. You will get an automatic reply email from the YES Program after signing up.
- 2. Add [email protected] to contacts to prevent from being blocked by firewall or if you have any questions. Directions and printable parking passes will be provided closer to the event.
- 3. Make all travel arrangements. This is a free event but transportation is not provided.
- 4. Students/chaperones individually register and print personal GoPass (waiver for event).
- 5. Attend and enjoy!
|Pomona, CA: Friday, February 8||Full Invite Info||Basic Info||Parking Pass|
|Phoenix, AZ: Friday, February 22||Full Invite Info||Basic Info||Parking Pass|
|Gainesville, FL: Friday March 15||Full Invite Info||Basic Info||Parking Pass|
|Las Vegas, NV: Friday April 5||Full Invite Info||Basic Info||Parking Pass|
|Houston, TX: Friday April 12||Full Invite Info||Basic Info||Parking Pass|
|Charlotte, NC: Friday April 26||Full Invite Info||Basic Info||Parking Pass|
|Atlanta, GA: Friday May 3||Full Invite Info||Basic Info||Parking Pass|
|Richmond, VA: Friday May 17 - Coming Soon||Full Invite Info||Basic Info||Coming Soon|
|Chicago, IL: Friday May 31||Full Invite Info||Basic Info||Parking Pass|
|Indianapolis, IN: Friday August 30||Full Invite Info||Basic Info||Parking Pass|
|Reading, PA: Friday Sept 13||Full Invite Info||Basic Info||Parking Pass|
|St. Louis, MO: Friday Sept 27||Full Invite Info||Basic Info||Parking Pass|
|Charlotte, NC: Friday Oct 11 - Coming Soon||Coming Soon||Coming Soon||Coming Soon|
|Dallas, TX: Friday Oct 18||Full Invite Info||Basic Info||Parking Pass|
|Pomona, CA: Friday Nov 15 - Coming Soon||Coming Soon||Coming Soon||Coming Soon|
Frequently Asked Questions:
What does Y.E.S. Program mean? Yes Program stands for Youth and Education Services Program.
How do I sign-up? Educators can click on the SIGN UP tab above and submit the online registration form. Once the educator signs up, he or she will receive an email with a link for student and chaperone registration.
How far in advance do I need to sign-up? You may sign-up all the way until the day of the event. NHRA will also provide iPads on-site, to register last minute additions, bus drivers and chaperones. However, doing the online registration ahead of time will expedite the process.
Who should attend? All students are welcome, including, but not limited to; middle schools, high schools, colleges and tech schools. The science behind drag racing can be applied to multiple subjects: Automotive, Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Art/Graphic design, Sports Medicine, Marketing, Business, Hospitality, and etc....
How long is the event? Students must arrive between 9 and 10:30am. The program lasts approximately 90 minutes, and then you have the opportunity to watch Championship Drag Racing and walk through the pits for as long as you like.
What do I need to bring? Nothing is REQUIRED, but we do suggest sunscreen, hats, and earplugs.
How much does the program cost? This is a FREE program; however, NHRA does not provide transportation or lunches.
What food options will there be?: Multiple concession stands will be open for students to purchase lunch. No food is provided by the NHRA. Concessions range from $6 - $12 per item.
Who is racing and when?: Please go to www.nhra.com and click on the event you are attending for that event's specific race schedule. Make sure to click on the box below for the full race schedule that day.
Where do I check-in? Please check-in with the entrace staff before you enter the YES program area. Look for Army tents and feather flags to locate the entrace to the program. More details are listed on the event parking passes.
Conduct:: Please conduct yourself and advise your students to behave in a respectful manner to all NHRA staff, security, and event workers. We suggest 1 chaperone per 15 students.
Waiver Forms: Upon signing up, please read ALL of the directions. Every participant must fill out their waiver form online. This is your waiver form and your ticket to enter the YES program.
Full Lesson Plan (link)
Science - Acceleration (link)
Technology - Precision Precisely! (link)
Engineering - Innovation and Safety (link)
Math - Calculate the Win Part 1 (link)
Math - Calculate the Win Part 2 (link)
Language Arts - Let the Race Begin Part 1 (link)
Language Arts - Let the Race Begin Part 2 (link)
Business- Behind the Scenes (link)
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Great American Dragster Derby Lesson Plan (link)
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2035 Financial Way
Glendora, CA 91741
Office: 626-250-2372 (PST)