NXG Youth Motorsports Academy

Safe. Educational. Fun!

Designed for 11-15 year old boys and girls, NXG Youth Motorsports Academy offers five progressive levels of courses that use go-karts as an experiential teaching tool for driving, S.T.E.A.M education—and life. Nexgeneracers practice decision-making, self-discipline, and other skills that help them gain confidence and understanding.

NXG’s instruction is aligned with core academic standards in math and science. Each course includes eight hours of hands-on training in the classroom and on the track. Classes meet on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the racing season.

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Class Schedule

Stay informed with NXG programs and events through our on-going schedule, updated regularly.
April
4/27 - 4/28
IMS
May
5/11
Museum Lot
5/26
Campus
June
6/08 - 6/09
IMS
6/22 - 6/23
IMS
July
7/06 - 7/07
IMS
7/13 - 7/14
IMS
7/27 - 7/28
IMS
August
8/10 - 8/11
IMS
8/24
Purdue
September
9/07 -9/08
IMS
9/28
IMS
May
5/18-5/19
Cass Technical High School
5/31-6/02
Cass Technical High School
August
8/03-8/04
Cass Technical High School
8/17-8/18
Cass Technical High School
September
9/14-9/15
TBD
 
MA100
 
MA200
 
MA300
 
MA400
 
MA500
 
OTHER

Course Description

Preparing for the Road of Life

The objective of this course is to introduce students to principles of math and science related to motorsports, to teach them on-track communication using flags and hand signals, and to evaluate their comprehension with a written test reviewing the concepts taught in class and an auto-cross competition on the course.

We Are Surrounded by Pressure

The goal for this class is to teach, train, observe, and coach for individual improvement–focusing on driver behavior and skill development required for racing. There is an emphasis on understanding all the aspects of pressure needed to perform well regarding: the driver, the tires, and the engine, with course conditions and equipment being constants in the equation, the outcome is based on individual learning, and the application of that learning to performance.

Financial Literacy is a Key to Success

MA300 gives students an understanding of financial literacy and why it is so important in their lives. Each child comes from different socio-economic conditions, and from birth are affected by family finances. NXG helps to mold a positive attitude towards managing money to counter advertising and social pressure to spend. Using motorsports to demonstrate record keeping–knowing how much money is available, what has been spent, and what is anticipated for the future, helps put young people on the track for fiscal responsibility.

Understanding Basic Tools and How to Use Them

The objective of MA400 is to introduce students to a variety of manual and mental tools they may use in motorsport. The class starts with an introduction to the basic hand tools used to tune and/or repair engines and chassis. Many young people today do not know what hand tools are and how to use them. This class provides the information that middle school and high school shop classes used to offer. Students practice manual dexterity and learn the technical aspects of hand tools.

This course offers an understanding of wheel-to-wheel competition. NXG racing is conducted as a specification or “spec” series vs formula series. There is a level playing field with equipment being the same to maximize fairness and equality. The goal for this class is to teach, train, observe, and coach for individual performance and improvement–focusing on the driver behavior and skill development required to get maximum results.

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