Shawn Collins, CEO


Respect is Learned, In The Pits Winner Announced

EVANSVILLE, IN, JULY 7, 2017 – 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 Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis for the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals September 2-4 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. Congratulations Kyle Clapp!



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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