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TEAM OWNER, COMPASS RACING
As a child growing up in Southern California, Jill Beck was first exposed to motorsports at the age of nine when sports car racing legend Elliot Forbes-Robinson brought his #4 Budweiser Spyder NF-11 Can-Am race car to her elementary school. Motorsports would be a consistent theme in her life, whether attending NHRA races with her father or participating in club racing events as a member of the Porsche Club of America.
With experience in IMSA, SRO World Challenge, NASCAR, IndyCar and even a little off-roading in the SCORE Baja 1000, Ms. Beck has been responsible for cultivating successful partnerships with drivers, racing teams, corporate partners, automotive manufacturers, and sanctioning bodies. In 2016 she became team owner of Compass Racing, one of North America’s longest-running professional sports car racing teams, having competed in IMSA since 2004 and SRO since 2011. She was the first woman team owner to win an IMSA championship, with the team finishing first and second in the 2018 Continental Tire Sports Car Championship series’ TCR class. In 2021, she became the first female team owner to simultaneously campaign GT3 machinery in America’s top professional sports car racing series.
A serendipitous email in 2009 led Ms. Beck to find her second passion in life: blending her love of all-things automotive with a desire to make a difference in the lives of children and families battling life-changing illness. Following an eight-year stint consulting for New York-based non-profit Children’s Tumor Foundation, Ms. Beck founded The Race Day Foundation in 2016, a 501(c)(3) for-good foundation with an unwavering commitment to offer powerful experiential activities that spark inspiration and kindle hope to deserving children and families across the United States. Leveraging her roots in the automotive and motorsports community, fundraising programs helmed by Ms. Beck have generated nearly $4.5 million dollars. In 2021, The Race Day Foundation was named “Official Children’s Charity of SRO America”.
Jill Beck is a graduate of ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California, not far from where she spent her formative years. In 2015, Ms. Beck nominated and successfully led the winning campaign of philanthropic artist Jeff Hanson, recipient of The NASCAR Foundation’s Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award.