For the 2022 race season, we were achieving our mission statement with a trident approach: Race team, New Kids on the Block, and To the MaXX races.
The race team and New Kids on the Block are combined into our Youth Program. The race team consists of 5 racers (3 girls and 2 boys). The youth on the team were invited based on their attitudes off the track and the positive culture that they helped to build towards new comers at every D23 event. In order to maintain their position on the team, each racer must sign a contract. The team contract has no obligations for competition. Instead, we aim at awarding off track behavior such as; good grades, completing chores, making new friends, helping other racers, and assisting in the New Kids. In return, the youth team racers are awarded custom Jacks of Spade clothing, Leather race suits, graphics, team pit area, and more.
New Kids (on the Block) is a branch of our youth program. This includes a wide selection of top of the line safety equipment for youth riders to use free of charge while racing and training. We have a selection of youth race bikes available for use on practice and race day, as well. We also have volunteer coaches at every event to help train any new kids. We cover any fees associated with race day, including pit passes for the racer and up to two parents, AMA and D23 day passes, and up to 2 paid classes. The purpose of this part of the program is to provide opportunities to youth that want to try racing. This allows them to spend a day at the track, learn how to ride and race, and make new friends. 100% free.