Driving the Business of Racing

MOTORSPORT PROGRAM

The Motorsport Curriculum

The Motorsport Management curriculum at Belmont Abbey College educates students to work in this highly complex environment with particular emphasis on the business, management, cultural and legal characteristics of the
motorsport industry.

Students in the Motorsport Management curriculum integrate the skills and knowledge of the industry with the values of the College’s liberal arts curriculum. This combination of specific knowledge of motorsport, coupled with the creative, ethical, and analytic emphasis of the liberal arts produces talented professionals in the field of motorsport management.

CURRICULUM DETAILS

0
YEARS – THE FIRST PROGRAM OF ITS KIND
0+
PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS & GRADUATES
0%
OF 2016 DAYTONA 500 TEAMS HAD AN ABBEY AFFILIATION

Belmont Abbey College Alumni Dan Guffey ’10
Feb 6, 2015

Belmont Abbey College Alumni Dan Guffey ’10
Feb 6, 2015

Belmont Abbey College Alumni Dan Guffey ’10
Feb 6, 2015

Ian Moye

XFINITY Media Relations Representative Chip Ganassi Racing Teams

Class of 2012

The Abbey gave me the fundamental skills and ideas to grow my career to where it is now. Without the support of the professors and guest speakers, I wouldn’t have the success I have now.

Mike Laheta

Director of Partnership Marketing at the NASCAR Hall of Fame/Charlotte Regional Visitor’s Authority

Class of 2012
Hometown: Broadview Heights , OH

You weren’t just learning from the staff, which is a phenomenal experience, but you get to learn from industry, professionals, people who have done what you’re trying to do. Who have made a career of out this thing that you’re trying to pursue.

Daniel Guffey

Director of Social Media: Jeff Gordon Inc.

Class of 2010
Hometown: Charlotte, NC

The things that the program (motorsports) and the school teach you from an all-encompassing perspective…pushes you to be well-rounded…it definitely helps you to wear those many hats, and be prepared to take on a full load.

Jessica Fickenscher

Vice President of Special Projects for Speedway Motorsports Inc.

Class of 1998
Newfield, NJ

My educational and personal experiences at Belmont Abbey was the catalyst of my success in my career path. The professors and staff take a vested interest their students and support them every step along the way. I am confident that the information and knowledge I acquired is what got me to where I am today.

Read More Alumni Stories

ALUMNI STORIES
DAN GUFFEY JEFF GORDON INCORPORATED
IAN MOYE GANASSI RACING
JENNIFER GIBSON WIX / AFFINIA CORPORATION
JESSICA FICKENSCHER SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS
JORDAN ANDERSON JORDAN ANDERSON RACING
JUSTIN SWILLING NASCAR
KATE BERAN PENSKE RACING
MIKE LAHETA NASCAR HALL OF FAME
PAIGE FRENCH RETAIL SPORTS MANAGEMENT
RHEGAN FLANAGAN HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS
TOM VESEY CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY
DAVID HYNES VICTORY MANAGEMENT GROUP
PATRICK BRADY ORIGINATE
STEVE LAULETTA GANASSI RACING
STEVE COLE JOHN FORCE RACING
MATT LONG CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY
JAY FRYE INDYCAR
GREG FORNELLI STOCKCAR STEEL & SRI PERFORMANCE
BRETT FROOD STEWART-HAAS RACING
TOM KNOX JMI
JIM KAHLER OHIO UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR SPORT MANAGEMENT
ROGER SLACK ELDORA SPEEDWAY
PATRICK WOOD EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
MARY BETH CHAMBERS PROGRAM DIRECTOR
BRUCE MOSLEY EXECUTIVE IN RESIDENCE / ROUSH FENWAY RACING
HUMPY WHEELER CEO / SPEEDWAY BENEFITS
BILL THIERFELDER PRESIDENT / BELMONT ABBEY COLLEGE
DAVID WILLIAMS VICE PRESIDENT OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS / BELMONT ABBEY COLLEGE

The Opportunity

Ten years ago when racing legend Humpy Wheeler brought the idea for an academic program built around motorsport, newly minted President Dr. Bill Thierfelder was intrigued.

A decade later the Belmont Abbey College Motorsport Management program has evolved from a field of concentration to a full degree major and has become a viable resource for the racing industry.

Our innovative program and its related alumni and industry advisors bring together a powerful group dedicated to moving the program into its second decade developing the next generation of motorsport leadership.

H.A. Humpy Wheeler

The Belmont Abbey College Motorsport Network