EVANSVILLE, IN – November 2, 2018 ­­– At the AAPEX Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, Technician.Academy and Megan Meyer of Randy Meyer Racing announced the 2019 Respect is Learned© In The Pits contest and opened applications for the opportunity. The teams added to the big news by announcing an additional twist for the 2019 contest.

“We’ll be doing something a little bit different this year by having, not one, but two interns available to work on the cars,” said Megan Meyer in a Facebook live video on November 1. “We’ll have one guy or girl for each car for the U.S. Nationals.”

Two 2019 winners will have the opportunity to work in the pits with the Randy Meyer Racing team and gain firsthand experience on the nitro dragsters. The RMR team is excited to bring two new faces into the drag racing world to help the crew.

“They get to jump in and work with the guys on the car. They aren’t there to clean it,” said Megan Meyer. “[It’s] completely different than what you learn in school, so it’s a great opportunity for them to come and experience that and add it to their resume.”

“The contest is an exciting opportunity for future technicians,” said Shawn Collins, founder of Technician.Academy. “Winners have all access to the pits with Randy Meyer Racing and Megan Meyer, rooms are paid for, food’s there, and that’s all brought to you by great partners like MotoRad.”

Applications for the Respect is Learned© In The Pits contest is now open. Click here to learn more and apply. To get involved with the contest or to learn more about other Technician.Academy initiatives, contact the team at [email protected].


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 [email protected]


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