5 Teams Qualify at Tarrant County College
-The Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge’s fourth event of the season was held at Tarrant County College in Fort Worth, TX. March 24th.
A total of seven schools from Texas and Oklahoma fielding nine teams competed, with Five teams making the cut and will have a chance to win thousands of dollars in College scholarships at the 2018 Dual National Championship Playoffs coming up in November and December at the SEMA Show and PRI show respectively.
To qualify for the Dual National Championship, a team must finish disassembling and reassembling a small-block Chevrolet engine in less than 33 minutes, including penalties.
In first place was team Custom Automotive Network (CAN), Eastern Oklahoma County Tech Center from Choctaw, OK with the blistering time of 19:36.
Hereford High School out of Hereford, TX had two teams participate and both qualified. In second place came team Proform, with the time of 27:40 and fourth place Team Vibrant Performance with 30:46.
The third-place team was Comp Cams, Pontotoc Tech Center from Ada, TX with a 29:14 time.
Image may contain: 1 person, outdoorThe Fifth-place qualifier was a first-time participant, Team PRW, J. W. Nixon High School from Laredo, TX. With the time of 32:05. Abel Sanchez the instructor said “This is a great program that is really going to benefit my students. One of my students is a senior and going to attend UTI and the scholarship is really going to help him out. The team comes from a low social economic background and the HROT program will benefit students for years to come.”