Motorsports Management FAQ

  Will the Motorsports Management Course help me get a job in motorsports?

Yes, it will help you get a job in motorsports. The keyword here is help. For the entire eight week course you will be in a live audio chat with Gary Ellis.  In addition, Dr. Lynn Lashbrook, and guest speakers, but other participants who are interested in furthering their career on the business side of motorsports. This is your opportunity to be mentored by those individuals who are highly regarded in motorsports. Discussions will include those that will advance your career. You always hear, "it isn't what you know, it's who you know." Well, the Motorsports Management Course will not only get YOU the "who you know," but in addition the "what you know!"

You will also be networking with fellow students who are interested in improving their knowledge of the business side of motorsports. More importantly, you will be learning techniques and strategies that racing teams are currently using.

The course content includes cutting-edge theories on racing and strategies race teams are currently using to build revenue and grow their business. The course will give you information that will make you an asset to any professional team. Will it directly get you the NASCAR or Indy job? Maybe. Talking the insider language and knowing the political game is going to be a huge asset, but you still have to promote yourself. The knowledge you learn from the course and the contacts that you make might be the clincher to beating out your competition for those coveted auto racing jobs at every level!

  What kind of opportunities in motorsports (teams, tracks, sanctioning bodies, manufacturer, supplier, marketing agency, broadcast partner) will this class help me prepare for?

  • Business Manager
  • Agent or Manager
  • Coach Driver / Assistant
  • General Manager
  • Marketing Director
  • Broadcast Sales
  • Experiential Marketing Specialist
  • Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • PR/Media Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Show Car Manager (CDL also required)
  • Sponsor Representative
  • Client Service Representative
  • Team Manager
  • Team Owner
  • Travel Coordinator

  I am currently in racing, how will this help me?

This course will give you an understanding of the business of motorsports. "It takes skilled people in the right jobs to win races." The Motorsports Management Course will offer success tips and secrets that winning teams are currently using to make your job more efficient so you win more races. You will learn what the top teams are doing financially, speedway management, and how to get the top sponsorship dollars and how to organize your team to win!

  Can I work for Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., or Jimmie Johnson, after taking this course?

Maybe! The start of any great auto racing career begins with passion and being willing to work hard to achieve your goal. If you want to work in motorsports this course will be the way to get your foot in the door. Job experience and who you know is important. Talking the language and being the most updated on racing team management and the business of auto racing in this growing industry will give you the advantage. NASCAR and the IndyCar constantly need people trained with the most updated information and innovative ideas.

If you want to enhance "what you know" and "who you know" this is a great place to start. If you need an internship with a professional team and are willing to start in the ticket and sales department, you should look into our Sports Sales and Marketing course.

  What's the difference between Sports Sales and Marketing and the Motorsports Management Course?

The Sports Sales and Marketing Course assists students in not only learning what they need to know to get an entry-level job in any professional sports organization but also requires that a course project be done with a major or minor league team. The Sports Sales and Marketing course teaches ticket sales to sponsorship sales by creating contacts in the sports field. Students who take this course generally want a job as soon as possible in the NFL, NBA, MLB, MLS, NCAA, NASCAR, or the NHL. The weekly chats focus on who's hiring, and what professional teams are looking for in a new hire. Instructors use their contacts in the sports world to assist students in getting sports jobs.

The Motorsports Management Course is pure racing industry. You'll learn to analyze races, race procedures, manage a team, track and speedway management, and manage the business side of a race team, and put together a quality race team. Are you still confused about which course you should take to secure a job in Motorsports? Call our offices at 1-877-SMWW-Now.

  Do I need any special equipment or books for the course?

The books for the course are sent directly to your home from the SMWW office. Some of the books or materials are so specific that they are either out of print or not sold in any bookstore. You will need a computer with access to the internet. In addition, the course suggests several motorsports specific websites and publications used in the industry.

  This all sounds too high tech for me. I don't know very much about computer technology.

Don't worry. We have many students who have felt the same way. SMWW has a technical support team that knows computers and can get your microphone working, even if you didn't know you had one. As long as you have a computer and access to the internet, we can help you with the rest!

  How old do I have to be to take this course?

18 or older.

  Do I need a college degree to take this course?


  Do you have more questions?

Call the office and ask! 1-877-SMWW-Now in the US or Canada. In London at +44(0) 871 288 4799. Everywhere else at +1-503-445-7105.