Matco Tools Hosts Motorsports Appreciation Day at Ohio Technical College – UnderhoodService

Matco Tools Hosts Motorsports Appreciation Day at Ohio Technical College

NHRA Top Fuel Dragster Driver Antron Brown to visit students.

MATCO TOOLS-sponsored NHRA Top Fuel Dragster driver Antron Brown will speak to students at Ohio Technical College (OTC) during the MATCO Motorsports Appreciation Day on June 23. Brown, who is in town to race in the NHRA Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio, will share his inspirational story as well as sign autographs and display his 8,000-horsepower Top Fuel Dragster.


MATCO TOOLS has been the official tool supplier for OTC and its branch campus the PowerSport Institute (PSI) since 2007. As part of the partnership, MATCO TOOLS hosts the annual Motorsports Appreciation Day where students can try out their newest tools. MATCO also has a complete Tool Store at the college so students have the opportunity to ask onsite representatives questions, receive advice for specific projects and purchase tools.

"Our goal is to provide students with the resources they need to succeed," said Anthony Kruczek, key account specialist for MATCO TOOLS. "We are proud to partner with a leading tech school that instills such enthusiasm for the automotive, diesel and powersports industry into their students."

During MATCO’S Motorsports Appreciation Day, students can also participate in Tire Changing and Spark Plug competitions for a chance to win prizes, including tickets to see Brown and the MATCO TOOLS sponsored "Iron Eagle" dragster compete in Norwalk, June 24-27.

"Everybody has a dream, but what are you willing to do in your life to make it happen?  To be a race car driver I needed money, so I got a job with MATCO TOOLS.  Before I knew it I was racing the MATCO dragster!" said Antron Brown. "There wasn’t a top school like Ohio Technical College when I was growing up. Today students have a pathway to make their dreams a reality."

About Ohio Technical College
Ohio Technical College (OTC) is an accredited private, proprietary technical school dedicated to providing premier technical training in the world of modern mechanics by pursuing industry alliances, providing outstanding training equipment and focusing on the needs of individual students. An Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT) college, OTC and its PowerSport Institute branch campus encompass nearly 800,000 sq. feet of classroom and workshop space. Drawing students from all over the United States, OTC offers technician training programs in Automotive, Diesel, Auto-Diesel, Collision Repair, Classic Car Restoration, High Performance and Racing, Welding and PowerSport Technology as well as specialization in BMW, Alternative Fuel Vehicles, Custom Paint and Graphics, CDL Truck Driver Training, and Power Generator Systems.  For more information, write to Ohio Technical College at 1374 E. 51st St. Cleveland, Ohio, 44103; call 800.322.7000 ext. 163; or visit and

About the PowerSport Institute
The PowerSport Institute, the largest motorcycle and power sport training campus in the U.S. set on nearly 15 acres, is dedicated to providing premier technical training by pursuing industry alliances, providing outstanding training equipment and focusing on the needs of students. Drawing students from all over the United States, PSI offers comprehensive diploma programs in power sport technology including: motorcycle, ATVs, snowmobiles, personal watercraft and custom bike building. For more information, contact PSI at 800.322.7000 ext. 211 or visit

MATCO TOOLS has been a manufacturer and distributor of quality professional automotive equipment, tools and toolboxes for more than 60 years.  They offer over 14,000 products to technicians through mobile tools franchisee owners, as well as direct sales to industrial, government, national accounts and technical education programs. The MATCO line includes hand tools, power tools, diagnostics, tool storage, heavy-duty tools, shop equipment, OEM-specified service tools and much more. Dedicated to providing the best product on the market, MATCO continually improves hand-tools and introduces the latest in diagnostic, electronic and testing equipment to help customers work smarter and faster. In addition, MATCO TOOLS offers a full range of branded, high-end power tools that continually outperform the competition. Visit for more information.

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