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We Want You....To Attend the YES Program!
NHRA Youth and Education Services
Presented by the U.S. Army
Thank you Instructors for supporting this program for 25 Years!!
Serving and Educating the Youth of America through Drag Racing Since 1989!
The NHRA Youth and Education Services program presented by U.S. Army:
The NHRA's Youth and Education Services (Y.E.S.) program presented by the U.S. Army is motorsports' first and only full-time program devoted exclusively to educational programming. The Y.E.S. program was created in 1989 as a tool to connect education and drag racing. Since its inception, Y.E.S. has continued to expand and improve its programs, seminars, literature, and educational material. The 2013 season marks the 25th year of the NHRA Youth and Education program and continues to reach over 25,000 students per year nationally. Below is the mission of the Y.E.S. program. These topics are discussed at the panel discussions that the students attend on Fridays at the Y.E.S program.
The NHRA Y.E.S. program presented by U.S. Army values/mission:
1. Believe in Yourself: You can do whatever you put your mind to. There are a tremendous variety of careers to choose from. Find a career that you are passionate about and by setting clear and attainable goals you can accomplish anything in life.
2. Teamwork: Whether your goal is to work on a race team, drive a race car, run the business behind the race team or serve your country, you must be able to work well with others to accomplish a single goal. It is important to finish your task to the best of your ability with maximum effort. It is the combination of your work with the sum of the team members that creates a final product and taking shortcuts can hurt the success of the team.
3. Respect yourself and others around you: Always show respect for your parents, teachers, friends and yourself. You will gain respect when you have respect in yourself and by putting out your best efforts at all times.
5. Make a Difference: Live a life that matters and look for ways to volunteer in your community. Through selflessness, hard work, education, belief in yourself, teamwork, and respect you can live up to your expectations and be successful in life.
6. Make the right choices and Drive Safe: Driving fast may be tempting when you get your first car. However, respecting others on the road and making the right choice to abide by the law and the designated speed limits will allow you and those around you to remain safe and live a fulfilling and prosperous life.
7. Pursue your dreams: Face your fears head on and don't let others discourage you from accomplishing your goals. You can accomplish anything in life, if you put your mind to it, work hard and stay on the right path.
You are invited to attend!!
NHRA Y.E.S. Career Day at the Races presented by the U.S. Army
Pomona, CA: February 15
Houston, TX: March 1
Gainesville, FL: March 15
Las Vegas, NV: April 5
Atlanta, GA: May 3
Englishtown, NJ: May 31
Indianapolis, IN: August 30
Charlotte, NC: September 13
Dallas, TX: September 20
St. Louis, MO: September 27
Reading, PA: October 4
Pomona, CA: (C0F) November 6
Pomona, CA (YES) November 8
Directions to Attend the Y.E.S. Career Day at the Races
The NHRA Youth and Education Services department and its partnership with the U.S. Army hosts Career Days at a majority of the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series events held during the spring and fall school semesters.
· All Students and teachers from surrounding high schools, colleges, and vocational schools are invited to attend.
· Held on Fridays (unless specified) at the race track. Arrival time is 8 a.m. 10 a.m.
· Upon arrival, students first visit the interactive midway that includes booths set up by career and educational focused partners of the Y.E.S. program.
· Students also attend a career day presentation that includes a panel discussion with Seven-Time Top Fuel World Champion, Tony Schumacher, and other Full Throttle Series drivers, race team officials and NHRA officials. (approximately 30 minutes)
· The students learn the importance of goal setting, career opportunities in motorsports and the U.S. Army, and furthering their education.
· Upon completion of the presentation all teachers and students receive a FREE ticket to the race.
· Please click on PARTICIPATE in the yellow toolbar to sign up for an event in your area. For an event in your area please see the schedule above.
· Please see below for answers to many of the frequently asked questions. For all other questions regarding the Y.E.S. career day at the races, please email:
NHRA Educational and Marketing Manager
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are a few items that might help you in planning your field trip
How do I sign-up? Click on Participate and submit the online registration form.
How far in advance do I need to sign-up? You may sign-up up until the Tuesday prior to the Friday event, but I would prefer atleast 2 weeks out.
Arrival time: Between 8:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
Food/concessions: Concession stands will be open for students to purchase lunch. No food is provided by the NHRA. Concessions range from $6 - $8 per item.
NHRA Race Schedule: Please go to www.nhra.com and click on the event you are attending for the race schedule.
Cost: All students and teachers will get a FREE ticket upon completion of the Y.E.S. program. Busses park for FREE. Personal cars may have to pay the general parking charges.
How long does the Y.E.S. program take to complete before I can enter the race track? Approximately 60-90 minutes.
What time does the Y.E.S. area close? 11:00 a.m. The last presentation will begin at 10:30 a.m., so please be on time.
Y.E.S. This stands for Youth and Education Services. Please follow the Y.E.S. signs when you get off the bus and look for the U.S. Army trucks and large white tents.
Instructor/Chaperone Check-in: Please check-in with the entrance staff before you enter the Y.E.S. area.
Instructor/Chaperone/Student 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: These are now in the the form of the "GO PASS". Upon signing up, please read ALL of the directions. Every participant must fill out their waiver form online and once completed, a GO PASS appears. This is your waiver form and your ticket to enter the program. As a last resort, we will have hard copy waiver forms on site, but this may cause a delay in entering the program.
Packet: Directions to the event and parking passes (if necessary) will be emailed to you. A few weeks out from the event, I will mail you copies as well. Waiver forms will not be mailed out, as stated above.