Ford Named Presenting Sponsor of NHRA YES Program

Apr 21, 2021

The NHRA has announced Ford as a presenting sponsor of the NHRA Youth and Education Services (YES) Program, the sanctioning body announced.

The Ford Motor Company has been a part of the NHRA YES Program for four years.

The NHRA YES Program is a full-time education program in motorsports providing educational content and activities for schools and youth organizations nationwide. The YES Program invites students to NHRA national events to see firsthand 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.”

For more information about the YES Program, click here.