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EVANSVILLE, IN, SEPTEMBER 6, 2017 – Over Labor Day weekend, Kyle Clapp
winner of Technician.Academy’s Respect is Learned© In The Pits contestworked 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.

“Inspired! That’s what I would say about the Respect is Learned
© In the Pits program,” says Shawn Collins, Founder of Technician.Academy. “The future of the automotive and racing industry is rich with opportunity. This partnership was a win-win for all of the individuals involved. We cannot thank those who made this once-in-a-lifetime experience dream a reality enough. The program was a nitro-breathing example of our mission at Technician.Academy of providing automotive training fueled by passion, delivered by experts, to those who keep the automotive industry moving forward.”

Kyle Clapp, a student at West Kentucky Community and Technical College, was excited to experience this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Clapp worked closely with the Randy Meyer Racing 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.

“Following my dream in the racing world,” Kyle Clapp said after the event. “On cloud nine. [It was a] phenomenal experience.”

“We are glad that we had an individual with his knowledge and expertise of drag racing to be part of our team. It is a unique program that we put together with Technician.Academy and we are pleased with how the In The Pits program went for the U.S. Nationals,” says Randy Meyer of Randy Meyer Racing. “Kyle had a great work ethic to last all four days in the pits around a nitro car. Kyle did very well and may have the opportunity to participate in a future race with our race team.”

Technician.Academy is thrilled that the Respect is Learned©
 In The Pits contest winner was able to experience the world’s biggest drag racing event. Stay tuned for future Respect is Learned© contests and opportunities.

Technician.Academy offers personalized online courses as well as blogs, how-to tips, and industry insights to automotive technicians. EXTEND PERFORMANCE, a solutions-based automotive marketing agency in Evansville, IN, introduced Technician.Academy in 2016 to provide a single location for accurate training and content that is valuable to the automotive technician of today and tomorrow. For more information, please contact Technician.Academy and EXTEND PERFORMANCE at 855.306.8818 or by email



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