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:
Unfortunately, not all drivers go on to be professional drivers. YRA wants to create a channel that exposes teen racers to a wide variety of job opportunities in motorsports that can help them diversify their skill sets and career options. This program will provide teens with connections to job shadows, internships, and job postings in motorsports. The goal of this program as a whole is to create a more educated, professional, and passionate industry.
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!
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