The End of Season Report on The 2017 HROT
The 2017 Regular Season is over and now it is time to review the season and start focusing on the 2017 DUAL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP!
Look Who’s Qualified!
Just click on the above Championship Qualifiers logo to see who’s qualified for the 2017 Dual National Championship!
Jr. Engine Challenge is a huge hit!
Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Junior Engine Challenged has hosted 5 events so far in its inaugural 2017 season and let’s just say it has been a huge hit! The contest is very simple, a team comprised of 2 individuals; one team member must be 5-18 years of age must completely disassemble/reassemble a complete single cylinder OHV engine, utilizing only basic hand tools. Some of the goals of the premise behind this contest are to help individuals develop great communication skills and self esteem. The contest also has a goal of helping youngster’s develop great problem solving skills and an understanding of an internal combustion engine.
We have had over 100 students that have been through our program as we have reached the half way point for our season. We now have kids excitingly waiting for us as we set up the booth display as we pull into the events enthusiastic to work on the engine!
Daniel Yearwood from Sequoyah High School explains how Hot Rodders has impacted his life so far: “I joined Hot Rodders of Tomorrow because it sounded like something fun to do, I liked to work on engines and wanted to learn more about them. it made me feel like I was part of a team. Now It’s giving me a chance to go to college, helped me to make contacts in industry, it’s helping me to obtain my dream job of working in the motorsports industry”
Impacting School Programs!
“Hot Rodders of Tomorrow gives the students a place to showcase their skills and lets them feel like they belong to something and they are able to make more contacts with business and industry.”
-Mel Newby, Instructor, Sequoyah High School, Soddy Daisy, TN.
10 Fun Facts about the 2017 Season
1) The Fastest time during the 2017 season was 17:47 by Team K&N from Burton Center in Salem, VA.
2) Forsyth Central High School from Cumming, GA has 4 Teams qualified for the 2017 Dual National Championship. Jacob Cochran, a former student, coaches two teams.
3) The largest event was at the Summit Motorama in Hampton, GA which had 29 Teams competing to qualify.
4) Forsyth Central High School from Cumming, GA has the most students participating with 24.
5) 54 different schools from across the country competed during the 2017 Season.
6) 158 sponsored teams participated during the 2017 Hot Rodders qualifying season.
7) There were 4 all-girl teams that competed during the 2017 season
8) 50 Teams qualified for the 2017 Dual National Championship at SEMA and PRI Shows.
9) A total of 250 high school students may be competing for and receiving College Scholarship opportunities during the 2017 Dual Championship.
10) Hot Rodders of Tomorrow has 5 College Partners, UNOH, Sam Tech, UTI, OTC & Wyotech which will be offering over $6.9 Million dollars in scholarship monies to the students participating in the 2017 Dual National Championship.
Volunteers are the backbone of Hot Rodders of Tomorrow!
Volunteers are the one who, in the background make the HROT run. During the 2017 season we had 130 volunteers help. They came from all over the country. From different backgrounds. some are retired mechanics, others are past HROT student competitors. But they all do it for one reason. PASSION. Passion for the industry, passion in helping the future. Volunteering, especially within the context of an activity you love or a cause you embrace can be extremely gratifying. If you love our industry and want to help the future workforce. Call Rodney Bingham @ 815-722-5460 and find out how you can help.
Thank You to our SPONSORS!
Sponsors are the only way we can continue and expand the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Program. Each and every one of these companies have contributed and have helped make a difference in a high school students life!
It is with great pleasure and thanksgiving to be associated with these companies. They have gone above and beyond the normal sponsor support! They have invested in the future of the aftermarket auto industry. They have helped students who’ve felt lost in school, belong. Kids that didn’t have a way to college – now have hope. Kids that were going to drop out of school – stay and go on to college. Auto tech programs that were going to be cut, are now full of students. They may not realize it but they have made a huge impact on over 500 students this year alone.
BECOME A SPONSOR!
Each year as we grow we try to develop new challenges to attract new students. To continue to do this we need more resources, donations and sponsors. If you or your company love the auto aftermarket and would like to be a part of helping high school students become the future of our industry. Please call Rodney Bingham at 815-722-5460 to find out how you can participate.