Technician.Academy to Host Second 'In the Pits' Contest
Nov. 3, 2017—Technician.Academy invites current college students once again to apply to win a weekend with Randy Meyer Racing at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis, Ind. that takes place Aug. 29 to Sept. 3, 2018. The first contest event that took place this year over Labor Day weekend was a huge success and offered both the contest winner, Kyle Clapp, and RMR with many opportunities and industry connections.
The Respect is Learned In the Pits contest is a part of Technician.Academy’s Respect is Learned campaign that offers incentives to encourage continuous education for the automotive technicians of today and tomorrow. The campaign stems from Technician.Academy’s commitment to providing technicians with the knowledge they need to gain respect in the automotive industry.
“We are so excited to offer this once-in-a-lifetime, hands-on opportunity once again to a future technician,” said Richard Young, director of Aftermarket Content and Programs for EXTEND PERFORMANCE and an ASE Certified Master Technician. “Most technicians only dream of being in the pits with a championship racing team.”
Submissions for the Technician.Academy Respect is Learned In the Pits contest will be accepted now thru June 22. The chosen student will work in the pits with the RMR drag team handling the Megan Meyer’s Top Alcohol dragster at the Lucas Oil Raceway. Lodging and a full-access pass to the event will be provided. Applicants must be current college students enrolled in a NATEF-certified automotive program during the 2018 spring semester. Applications are available online at www.Technician.Academy/in-the-pits-2018.
Four finalists will be chosen from the applications submitted based on a 500 word essay and their academic performance. These finalists will be notified by July 6th and asked to submit a short video explaining why they love competitive motorsports. Videos will be judged based on content and message and are not expected to be professional quality. The winner will be announced on July 27.