Brittany Force Recognized by Belmont Abbey College
Monster Energy Top Fuel driver Brittany Force was recognized as a “Crusader for the Day” by students and faculty from Belmont Abbey College’s Motorsports Management program.
Yesterday before the first qualifying session at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. The group from Belmont Abbey College toured the John Force Racing pit area and talked with JFR staff members as well as representatives from Monster Energy.
“It was an honor that students from Belmont Abbey came out and gave me a nice certificate of recognition. More than that I think it is cool they are focusing their program project on John Force Racing and the Monster Energy Top Fuel team,” said Force. “I like it because even though I went to Cal State Fullerton and went to school to be a teacher I know where they are at as students. I enjoyed talking to them and hopefully motivating them,” said Brittany Force after the presentation.
The Belmont Abbey College Motorsports Management curriculum educates students to work in the highly complex environment with particular emphasis on the business, management, cultural and legal characteristics of the motorsports industry. The students in the Motorsports Management program integrate skills and knowledge of the industry with the values of the College’s liberal arts curriculum.
“Our program is really practical based. We have over 100 years of experience with the staff leading the Motorsports Management program. We are right in the middle of NASCAR country but the NHRA has such great access and the people involved in the sports are so wonderful to work with this was a great opportunity to highlight Brittany and her success. The students are learning all the skills from public relations to marketing to promotions so having them see those things in action is a big plus,” said Pat Wood, Executive Director of the Motorsports Management program.
The Motorsports Marketing program started in 2006 as part of the Sports Management program but there was so much interest it has grown into its own four year undergraduate program at the College.