Just like Bob Tasca’s information exchange with fighter-jet mechanics from Nellis Air Force Base this weekend, the fourth edition of the Mopar CAP “Assemble Your Future” initiative had Funny Car racer Matt Hagan energized.
“These are great opportunities for our youth,” said Hagan. “We just finished up our fourth Mopar CAP “Assemble Your Future” program and my message was to take advantage of every situation. These students are on the path to becoming master technicians and having a great future for themselves. It’s about finding a way to make yourself standout and set themselves apart from others just looking for a job. Having a passion to learn from every opportunity is what is going to pay off. I compared it to me having to put extra time in the seat to be better than the guys I’m racing for wins and the championship. With my family involved in the business, I know firsthand the importance of finding quality techs. If me talking to them helps them in any way, it’s a positive.
“I said after winning in Dallas, that being able to make an impact with students is extremely important today. We won that race carrying Western Tech and Mopar CAP colors and here we are this weekend with another chance to impact young minds. I’m hoping we have the same outcome this weekend. If we want to be champions this year, we must do our part and win on Sunday. That’s it.”
FCA Performance Institute Director Keith Yancy also was excited about the program at Las Vegas, especially after experiencing the success at the previous three events, at Houston, Denver, and Reading.
“It’s been a fantastic year for us,” Yancy said. “We’ve been in four locations, and this is our final one. We’ve had great success with this program bringing CAP students together with our dealer representatives in great race venues. Frankly, we couldn’t have had better success. We’ve had people get jobs as a result. We great indelible experiences that everyone has enjoyed. We have had fantastic support from our brand partners and from our racers. Quite honestly, it’s been a phenomenal year for us and we look forward to doing more in the future.”
More information is available at: www.MoparCAP.com.
John Force races a Camaro unlike any which you can see on the street. On Tuesday at the SEMA Show, Force was more impressed with a Camaro which runs a little under seven seconds and running half as fast as his Funny Car. #DragRacingNews #nhra – https://t.co/O8bF2kupK8 pic.twitter.com/7xRFWucRwn
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