Win a weekend with the Randy Meyer Racing Team at the St. Louis Gateway Motorsports Park drag strip July 22nd – 23rd, 2017! You will be working in the pits with the RMR drag team handling the Megan Meyer Top Alcohol dragster and hanging out with the pit crew. Food and lodging will be provided. Technician.Academy is offering this hands-on opportunity for one current college student enrolled in a NATEF-certified automotive program during the 2017 school year. (Due to heat advisory, this race was cancelled. Winner will now be attending the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis in September.)
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Technician.Academy is thrilled to announce that the winner of the Respect is Learned, In The Pits contest has been selected. Four finalists were asked to submit short videos that highlighted their interests in motorsports, any possible interactions with the sport, and/or why they deserved to win. In order to narrow the finalists down to one, these videos were viewed by the Technician.Academy team as well as Randy and Megan Meyer. Unanimously, Kyle Clapp was selected as the winner based on his dedication, passion and experience with drag racing.
Clapp is 21 years old and is from Dublin, Kentucky. He attends West Kentucky Community and Technical College and has been drag racing since he was a kid, winning his first title at eight years old. He has won many championships, countless trophies and has even been named the “King of the Drag Strip”. In Clapp’s semifinalist video, he said “..it would make my drag racing dreams come true” to win the Respect is Learned, In The Pits contest.
Clapp will spend a weekend with the Randy Meyer Racing team at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis, handling Megan Meyer’s Top Alcohol dragster and hanging with the pit crew. Watch for updates from Technician.Academy on location at the Lucas Oil Raceway September 2nd – 4th, 2017! Congratulations Kyle Clapp!
Over Labor Day weekend, Kyle Clapp—winner of Technician.Academy’s Respect is Learned©, In The Pits contest—worked in the pits with Randy Meyer Racing at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis, IN. The US Nationals is the biggest NHRA-sanctioned drag racing event of the year and is generally considered the most prestigious in the world due to its size and history. Both teammates, Justin Ashley and Megan Meyer made it to the Semi-Final Round with Megan Meyer advancing to the Final Round, which is a personal best for her at this event.
Kyle Clapp was excited about the opportunity and to experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Clapp worked closely with the RMR team on both Megan Meyer’s and her teammate Justin Ashley’s cars. Kyle was able to network industry representatives, soak in first-hand knowledge from the pit crew and Technician.Academy throughout this prestigious race weekend. Clapp received a clutch plate signed by the RMR team in appreciation for his hard work in the pits.