ARP is pleased to be a part of the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow program. We are proud of Team ARP and their 4th place finish.
Las Vegas NV. – Team MOROSO – Loara High School from Anaheim CA. won the 3rd Annual “Showdown at SEMA” with a record breaking time of 21:08 minutes. As a matter of fact, the top six of the ten teams competing average this year would have beat last year’s winning time of 31 minutes. All ten teams would have beat the 2009 winning time of 44:22!
“Showdown at SEMA” is the title of the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge National Championship held at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas. This year 10 High School Auto Tech teams competed Nov. 1-4, 2011 in the engine teardown and rebuild contest in front of thousands of spectators.During the divisional playoffs all teams compete once. The best time wins the division and the team has the opportunity to compete at SEMA. But during the “Showdown at SEMA” all the teams compete once each day, Tuesday through Thursday, for a total of three times. At the end of the third day the times are averaged. The National Champion for 2011 – Team MOROSO (Loara High School from Anaheim CA.)was determined with the best average time of 21:08. They were recognized Thursday night during the SEMA Industry Awards Banquet.Trophies and scholarships were given out on Friday morning at the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow award presentation.