Ford Named Presenting Sponsor of NHRA YES Program

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GLENDORA, CA – April 12, 2021 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – NHRA is proud to announce Ford as a presenting sponsor of the NHRA Youth and Education Services (YES) Program.

The Ford Motor Company has been a part of the NHRA YES Program for four years. Ford’s commitment to innovation and excellence aligns with the NHRA YES Program’s goals of inspiring students to begin careers within the motorsports industry.

The NHRA YES Program is the only full-time education program in motorsports providing quality educational content and activities for schools and youth organizations nationwide. The YES Program invites students to NHRA national events to see first-hand the career opportunities within the motorsports field.

“Ford Motor Company is excited to support the NHRA Youth & Education Services Program for the fourth consecutive year,” said Jonathan Orth, Ford Customer Service Division Aftersales C&I Manager. “The YES Program is very important to Ford because it ties together two of our great passions – racing and education. Since this program began, we have seen numerous students progress into careers in the automotive industry, which is very rewarding. In partnership with the NHRA, we have developed a virtual program to begin the 2021 season, with the goal of moving to in-person, trackside venues later in the year.”

“We are thrilled to bring Ford on as a presenting sponsor of the NHRA YES Program,” said Brad Gerber, NHRA Vice President and Chief Development Officer. “The YES Program allows students from across the country to see the career options in the motorsports world. NHRA and Ford have a long-standing relationship and the YES Program is the perfect avenue to continue that partnership.”

The NHRA season resumes action next month at the DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, April 16-18. For more information about the YES Program and the NHRA schedule, visit


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Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 22 national events featuring the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service, Factory Stock Showdown and Top Fuel Harley Series. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style. NHRA also offers the NHRA Jr. Street program for teens and the Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 5 to 17. With over 120 Member Tracks, NHRA allows racers to compete at a variety of locations nationally and internationally. NHRA’s Youth and Education Services (YES) Program reaches over 30,000 students annually to ignite their interest in automotive and racing related careers. NHRA’s streaming service,, allows fans to view all NHRA national events as well as exclusive features of the sport. In addition, NHRA owns and operates four racing facilities: Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; Gainesville Raceway in Florida; Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. For more information, log on to, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. and YouTube.

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