Carquest and the Mobile Air Conditioning Society(MACS) Worldwide have teamed up to find the best mobile air conditioning and heat transfer service technician in North America. The winner will receive an exciting prize package that includes the opportunity to participate in a once in a lifetime NASCAR Racing experience. “Carquest is dedicated to providing industry leading training and original equipment manufactured products for professional automotive technicians,” said Dave Poplin, product manager for Carquest. “We are proud to support MACS and training among mobile A/C and heat transfer automotive technicians. “We are excited to partner with MACS for the third year in a row to find the best mobile A/C and heat transfer technician in North America.” Technicians who are certified in refrigerant recycling and recovery may register for the competition between June 1st and July 20th at www.carquest.com/macs. The Level 1 multiple choice test will be available online between August 1st and September 7th. Canadian mobile A/C technicians do not have to be Section 609 certified, as this is only a requirement in the United States. Canadian technicians should follow provincial laws governing the recovery and recycling of refrigerants. The winner of the 2008 Carquest/MACS A/C Technician of the Year competition will be announced at the Carquest Awards Luncheon at the MACS Worldwide 29th annual Convention and Trade Show, New Frontiers in Mobile A/C Service, to be held February 5-7, 2008 at the Hilton Anatole, Dallas, TX. “MACS thanks Carquest for bringing our vision of a technician competition to life for a third consecutive year. “It is a great way to bring attention to the mobile A/C, heat transfer service specialty and inspire more technicians to sharpen their skills and comply with Section 609 requirements,” remarked Elvis L. Hoffpauir, MACS president and chief operating officer.