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 “ would make my drag racing dreams come true” to win the Respect is Learned, In The Pits contest.

Clapp will spend a weekend at the St. Louis Gateway Motorsports Park drag strip and will work in the pits with the Randy Meyer Racing team, handling Megan Meyer’s Top Alcohol dragster and hanging with the pit crew. (The date was originally July 21-22, but the race was rescheduled due to heat advisory warnings in the St. Louis area. New date TBD). Congratulations Kyle Clapp!


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.

Applications have closed. Thank you to all who applied. We appreciate your drive and passion and hope you continue your interest with Technician.Academy. Keep an eye out for our Technician Training courses and any future contests.