Technician.Academy has partnered with Randy Meyer Racing (RMR) for the fourth consecutive year to launch its 2020 Respect is Learned© In The Pits contest. This annual contest gives college automotive students the opportunity to work alongside Randy Meyer Racing in the pits at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis, IN, each Labor Day weekend.
“We have really enjoyed working with Technician.Academy over the past couple of years to provide the internship experience in our pits,” said Megan Meyer of Randy Meyer Racing. “It’s been such a cool experience to teach the kids about how a Top Alcohol Dragster works. They can apply what they learn in the classroom to real hands-on experience that most students would never get the chance to. We won the U.S. Nationals last year, so we have very high hopes of winning the event again this year and repeating our 2019 championship title.”
Megan Meyer and Rachel Meyer of Randy Meyer Racing won first and third place respectively at the 2019 Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, giving the two 2019 contest winners an even more incredible experience than anyone could imagine.
“Awesome is an understatement,” said 2019 In The Pits winner John Lipscomb. “My first time being on a pro team, and they show up and win the nationals, especially their first time, was quite the feat.”
Two more winners will receive this opportunity-of-a-lifetime in 2020 to gain hands-on experience on the team’s two Top Alcohol Dragsters. If any winner exemplifies tremendous potential to learn and an excitement to continue working with the team, they could continue working alongside the Randy Meyer Racing team following the race in Indianapolis.
“We have been very pleased with the quality of technicians that have made their way to winning the Respect is Learned© In The Pits competition based on their applications, especially since they all connected immediately with the team to learn about the sport and our operations,” said Randy Meyer. “We need smart, hardworking, problem-solvers to work on our 4,000-horsepower nitro-injected race cars, and we trust Technician.Academy to find the right guys that can fit our standards. We have had the chance to bring them back on to our team at other races when we are shorthanded, and they have been a seamless fit after getting the experience from working at the U.S. Nationals.”
“The crew went out of their way just to teach us and show us the real in-depth leagues,” said Lipscomb. “The experience has been a wonderful addition to my résumé. It’s landed me a number of callbacks and helped to continue open doors for me.”
The 2020 Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals will take place on September 3-7. Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Respect is Learned© In The Pits contest, and the deadline is June 20, 2020, apply today.
If you would like to join Technician.Academy, Randy Meyer Racing, and third-year sponsor MotoRad in making this unique opportunity even more momentous, visit www.Technician.Academy or contact the team at [email protected].
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