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!


March 10 Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Gainesville, Florida

March 24 NHRA Arizona Nationals Phoenix, Arizona

March 31 Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals Pomona, California

April 14 NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Las Vegas, Nevada

April 21 Career Day at the Racetrack” Mid America Dragway Ark City, Kansas (Virtual Program)

April 28 NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Charlotte, North Carolina.

May 20 Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by PEAK Performance Joliet, Illinois

June 2 NHRA New England Nationals Epping, New Hampshire

June 9 NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Bristol, Tennessee

June 23 Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals Norwalk, Ohio (Virtual Program)

July 14 Dodge//SRT Mile-High NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil Denver, CO (Virtual)

July 28 NHRA Sonoma Nationals Sonoma, California (Virtual Program)

July 29 Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals Seattle, Washington (Virtual Program)

Aug. 11 Menards NHRA Nationals presented by PetArmor Topeka, Kansas (Virtual Program)

Aug. 18 Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals Brainerd, Minnesota (Virtual Program)

Sept. 1 Dodge//SRT NHRA U.S. Nationals Indianapolis, Indiana

Sept. 15 Pep Boys NHRA Nationals Reading, Pennsylvania

Sept. 22 NHRA Carolina Nationals Charlotte, North Carolina

Sept. 29 NHRA Midwest Nationals Madison, Illinois

Oct. 13 Texas NHRA FallNationals Dallas, Texas

Oct. 26 NHRA Nevada Nationals Las Vegas, Nevada

Nov. 9 In-N-Out Burger NHRA Finals Pomona, California