EVANSVILLE, IN, JULY 2, 2019 – Technician.Academy has selected the final contenders for this year’s Respect is Learned© In The Pits contest. Two winners will be selected amongst the finalists to work alongside Randy Meyer Racing (RMR) at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis, IN, August 30th through September 1st. Each student will work hands-on in the pits with the RMR drag team exclusively handling one of their two Top Alcohol Dragsters at the Lucas Oil Raceway. The winners will work alongside Megan and Rachel Meyer, the two drivers racing at the event.

Applications for the 2019 Respect is Learned© In The Pits contest—sponsored by MotoRad, an automotive industry expert in engine and thermal management solutions—opened in the fall following the 2018 race with contest winner Joe Martino and closed on June 21st. Eligible students interested in this year’s opportunity filled out applications and provided the Technician.Academy and Randy Meyer Racing teams with a brief description that explained why they should be considered to work in the pits alongside Megan and Rachel Meyer. From the many applications received, five finalists were selected based on their eligibility, merit, and passion for the automotive industry/motorsports.

In order to select two winners, the finalists will provide Technician.Academy with a short two or three-minute video that highlights their interests in motorsports, any possible interactions with the sport, and/or why they deserve to win. The Technician.Academy and Randy Meyer Racing teams will decide the winners and announce their names on July 25, 2019.

Stay tuned for race updates and news. For more information about this contest or to get involved, contact Technician.Academy at [email protected] or call 812-760-1811.

Best of luck to all finalists!


Technician.Academy offers personalized online courses as well as blogs, how-to tips, and industry insights to automotive technicians. EXTEND GROUP, 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 GROUP at 855.306.8818 or by email [email protected].