In 2019, Youth Racers of America, Inc. was founded in order to create a stronger foundation for youth racers. Youth Racers of America Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit designed to provide camps, clinics, safety gear, and educational resources for youth racecar drivers across the nation. YRA helps racers through 3 main categories: Current Youth Racers and Families, Families New to Youth Racing, and Career Opportunities for Teens.
Current Youth Racers and Families:
Families that are currently involved in youth racing can become a member of YRA in order to unlock a library of resources and opportunities for their youth racer(s). The current member’s zone of the YRA site is designed to engage, inform, educate, and develop current youth racers and their families. This includes informational videos on driving, marketing, safety, character, advice from professional drivers, and more, along with articles and other informational resources.
Families New to Youth Racing:
There’s currently a lack of outreach to general society on what youth motorsports are and how to get involved. In other words, young NASCAR and IndyCar fans might not even know the first place to start if they want to chase their dream of becoming a professional driver someday. This free area of the site allows families to view an interactive map in which you can select your location and see tracks in your area, the type of cars that race there, what the cost is for that type of racing, and how to go about purchasing.
Career Program for Teens:
While everyone would love to go fast for a living, unfortunately, a lot of young aspiring racecar drivers don’t go on to drive cars for a living; however, there are so many job opportunities in motorsports outside of driving! From accounting to marketing to graphic design, engineering, mechanics, and so much more, the opportunities are endless to work in racing. Our Teen Career Program provides education to teens about jobs in motorsports, job shadows, and internship connections. Contact us today to set up your teen with an opportunity!
Youth Racers of America’s goal is to have every youth racecar driver in the United States a member of YRA. Join us in helping to grow, educate, and empower the fastest kids of tomorrow!