United States Air Force Joins NHRA Youth and Education Services (YES) Program in 2023

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – February 16, 2023 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – NHRA officials are pleased to announce today the United States Air Force has been added to the team of partners for the NHRA Youth and Education Services (YES) Program for the upcoming 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season.

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, bringing thousands of students to the track each year. In 2023, the YES Program will take place at 15 races during the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season.

“The Air Force is excited to partner with NHRA,” said Barry Dickey, Air Force Recruiting Service Strategic Marketing Division chief. “Motorsports partnerships align well with our target audience’s interests and the Air Force’s commitment to teamwork, technology, and winning.

“Partnership opportunities like this have a positive impact on generating public awareness about the opportunities available in the U.S. Air Force. They also allow us to showcase our people and our mission to fans who may not otherwise have exposure to it,” Dickey added. “Like NHRA, much of our work is based on science, technology, engineering and math principles and this sponsorship is a great way to highlight that connection and meet the fans who have similar interests.”

The United States Air Force, which was founded more than 75 years ago, challenges its Airmen. Offering more than 200 career options, leadership development and scholarship opportunities, the U.S. Air Force’s mission of integrity, service and excellence coincides with the NHRA YES Progam.

“We are excited to welcome the Air Force to our family of outstanding partners with the NHRA YES Program,” said Brad Gerber, NHRA Vice President and Chief Development Officer. “The Air Force is a great partner to add to this excellent youth program and we know the YES Program will continue to provide students with exciting STEM-based career opportunities.”

The 2023 NHRA season kicks off at the historic AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, March 9-12 with the first NHRA YES Program of the year. For more information about the YES Program, and to view the entire 2023 schedule, visit www.NHRA.com.

About the United States Air Force

The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace. For 2023, the Air Force Recruiting Service is hiring over 26,000 new Airmen. An emphasis is on recruiting people with no prior military service into one of over 130 enlisted career opportunities. The Air Force recruits to retain, so we recruit the brightest candidates possible, then provide them with tough, highly technical training that gives them the right skills to sustain the combat capability of America’s Air Force. For more information about Air Force benefits and opportunities, go to www.airforce.com.

About GSD&M

Founded in 1971, GSD&M is a creatively driven, full-service agency headquartered in Austin, Texas, that believes when you pay the price to understand the problem and apply that insight to solve courageously, the reward is ideas that make a difference. With a restless culture and purpose as a guiding force, GSD&M builds brands with a fully integrated creative, media and analytics approach. For more information, visit GSDM.com.

About Camping World Holdings, Inc.

Camping World Holdings, Inc., headquartered in Lincolnshire, IL, (together with its subsidiaries) is America’s largest retailer of RVs and related products and services. Our vision is to build a long-term legacy business that makes RVing fun and easy, and our Camping World and Good Sam brands have been serving RV consumers since 1966. We strive to build long-term value for our customers, employees, and shareholders by combining a unique and comprehensive assortment of RV products and services with a national network of RV dealerships, service centers and customer support centers along with the industry’s most extensive online presence and a highly trained and knowledgeable team of associates serving our customers, the RV lifestyle, and the communities in which we operate. We also believe that our Good Sam organization and family of programs and services uniquely enable us to connect with our customers as stewards of the RV enthusiast community and the RV lifestyle. With RV sales and service locations in 42 states, Camping World has grown to become the prime destinations for everything RV. For more information, visit www.CampingWorld.com.

About NHRA

Headquartered in San Dimas, Calif., NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 21 national events featuring the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series, Flexjet NHRA Factory Stock Showdown™ and Top Fuel Harley Series. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and NHRA Street Legal™. 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 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, NHRA.tv®, allows fans to view all NHRA national events as well as exclusive features of the sport. In addition, NHRA owns and operates three racing facilities: Gainesville Raceway in Florida; Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park; and In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip in Southern California. For more information, log on to www.NHRA.com, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok and YouTube.

Source: National Hot Rod Association

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