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Summer Motorsports Camp for High School Students - 5/5/2008

On June 8-13, 2008, Marian College will sponsor a summer camp for high school motorsports enthusiasts.

The first of its kind in the country, this camp offers opportunities for students to learn about a future career in motorsports while getting up-close and personal with racing icons. High school students from throughout the Midwest are already signed up for the Indianapolis camp, located in “the motorsports capital of the world.”

The high school motorsports camp features:

  • classroom learning on the Marian College campus combined with experiential, hands-on learning off-campus
  • seminars and guest speakers who provide insights into how the motorsports industry operates, including business planning, marketing, management, operations, technology, and design
  • personally guided visits to race facilities including the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Indy Racing League headquarters, and the United States Auto Club headquarters
  • opportunities to meet championship drivers, members of IRL, NASCAR, USAC, and NHRA teams, and leaders of the racing industry, including Joie Chitwood and Mike Lewis.
Dick Dixon with students in the Business of Motorsports program at Marian College.

Campers will stay in a Marian College residence hall, giving them the opportunity to experience residential campus life. The cost for the camp is $349 and includes all activities, meals, and lodging; the cost is $299 for relatives of Marian College faculty and staff. Financial assistance is available for students with financial need.

To enroll in the high school motorsports camp, contact Dick Dixon, director of motorsports, at 317.955.6453 or Students should enroll by May 25, 2008 or earlier because space is limited.

About The Business of Motorsports Program
The School of Business at Marian College includes The Business of Motorsports program, a motorsports management curriculum that focuses on teaching the knowledge and skill-sets necessary to successfully run a business within the racing industry.