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SEVEN NEW TEAMS QUALIFY FOR DUAL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP AT ATLANTA MOTORAMA

SEVEN NEW TEAMS QUALIFY FOR DUAL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP AT ATLANTA MOTORAMA

image004.jpgJoliet, IL. -The Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge started their second half of the schedule at the Summit Atlanta Motorama in Atlanta April 28th and 29th. At the Motorama a total of eleven schools from Alabama and Georgia participated, fielding 19 teams. Of the 19, seven new teams qualified.

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.

Atlanta Motorama Qualifiers:
Team Considine Sales & Marketing – Jacksonville North Pulaski High School #1, Jacksonville AR. Time – 26:41
Team Pertronix – Monticello Occupational Education Center #1, Monticello, AR. Time – 27:50
Team Summit Racing – Peach County High School #1, Fort Valley GA. Time – 28:41
Team Derale Performance – Maxwell High School of Technology #1, Lawrenceville, GA. Time – 32:03
Team Fel-Pro – Sylvan Hills High School #1, Sherwood, AR. Time 32:22
Team R&R Marketing – Etowah High School #1, Woodstock, GA. Time – 32:26
Team Champion Spark Plugs – Maxwell High School of Technology #2, Lawrenceville, GA. Time – 32:31 Continue reading SEVEN NEW TEAMS QUALIFY FOR DUAL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP AT ATLANTA MOTORAMA

Hot Rodders of Tomorrow- Half Way through the year!

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Joliet, IL. -With the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge’s 7th event at the Chattanooga Cruise-in in Tennessee on April 14, they have reached the halfway point of the HROT season. At the Cruise-in a total of seven schools from Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee participated, fielding 15 teams. Of the 15, Five new teams qualified.

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. Continue reading Hot Rodders of Tomorrow- Half Way through the year!

FIRST S.T.E.M. DAY OPENS EYES FOR 94 FIFTH GRADERS

FIRST S.T.E.M. DAY OPENS EYES FOR 94 FIFTH GRADERS

Joliet, IL. – Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Junior Engine Challenge completed their first ever STEM Day Friday April 20th at the Universal Technical Institute in Lisle, IL.
Ninety-Four 5th Graders from Ranch View Elementary School in Naperville, IL came on a field trip to the UTI location to learn about how STEM relates to the automotive field.
It started the day off with a visit from Congressman Peter Roskam (IL) who stopped by to support our STEM Event.

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Students arrived shortly after 9AM and found their color-coded tables with a Hot Rodder JR Shirt with their name label on their chair.

Congressman Roskam spoke to Students about the importance of working with your hands and STEM activities.
UTI Campus President Julie Muller thanked the students and teachers for coming to their campus and gave them a guideline for the day’s activities.
Hot Rodders Ryan Gortney followed up with talking about exciting careers and the fun one can have in the automotive industry. Gortney also went over what they will be doing with the engine and got them fired up for the day!

After the introductions were completed, the students were split and placed in Red, White or Blue Teams.
One Team reported to the Ford Lab. There they were split into teams of 2 or 3 Students and reported to one of the 10 JR. HROT Engine Stations.
There, with their HROT Mentor they completely disassembled and reassembled a Briggs and Stratton overhead cam engine.

Once completed they took a Team Photo with their Mentor.

After the Photo they were able to look at 2 Junior Dragsters on display and participate in a reaction timing light in a half car Junior Dragster.

Besides the activities the students participated in with Hot Rodders, they were able to take a Tour of the UTI campus, participate in a UTI STEM activity, and Color in Edelbrock Coloring book challenge.
Numerous students said “this was the BEST and MOST FUN field trip they have ever been on”. This was just a start as how the Hot Rodders are reaching students at a younger age and letting them begin to experience the automotive aftermarket industry!
We would like to Thank UTI, Briggs and Stratton, SEMA, our sponsors, and the World’s BEST Volunteers for making this possible
For more information, visit HotRoddersofTomorrow.com or connect with them on social media.
For additional information in starting a team or sponsorship opportunities, contact Rodney Bingham at RBingham@hotroddersoftomorrow.com or call 815-722-5460.

York County School of Technology Hosts 6th HROT Event

York County School of Technology Hosts 6th HROT Event

Joliet, IL. -The Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge’s 6th event of the season was held at the York County School of Technology in York, PA. on April 7th.

A total of four schools from Pennsylvania and Virginia fielding 6 teams competed.

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7 Teams Qualify at UTI/NASCAR Technical Institute

7 Teams Qualify at UTI/NASCAR Technical Institute

Joliet, IL. -The Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge’s fifth event of the season was held at the NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville, NC. March 31st.

A total of four schools from Georgia and Virginia fielding 11 teams competed, with seven new teams of the eleven advancing to the 2018 Dual National Championship Playoffs where they’ll have a chance to win thousands of dollars in College scholarships at the SEMA Show and PRI shows. Continue reading 7 Teams Qualify at UTI/NASCAR Technical Institute

5 Teams Qualify at Tarrant County College

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.”

3 Teams Qualify at the Summit Piston Powered AutoRama

3 Teams Qualify at the Summit Piston Powered AutoRama

image004.pngJoliet, IL – The Hot Rodders of Tomorrow (HROT) Engine Challenge third event of the 2018 season was held at the Summit Piston Powered AutoRama in Cleveland, Ohio, March 16th – 18th. There eight teams from three states competed to qualify for the Dual National Championship held at the SEMA and PRI Show later this year.

Three teams qualified, coming in at fifth place was team Mr. Gasket, C D Hylton High School from Woodbridge, VA. with the run time of 30:31. Continue reading 3 Teams Qualify at the Summit Piston Powered AutoRama

2 Teams Qualify at the Classic Auto Show, 88 participate in Juniors

2 Teams Qualify at the Classic Auto Show, 88 participate in Juniors

Joliet, IL. -The Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge’s second event of the season was held at the 2nd annual Classic Auto Show in the Los Angeles Convention Center March 2-4.

Two teams from the Los Angeles area have punched their ticket to 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. Continue reading 2 Teams Qualify at the Classic Auto Show, 88 participate in Juniors

4 Teams Qualify as the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Kicks off 10th Anniversary Season

4 Teams Qualify as the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow
Kicks off 10th Anniversary Season
Joliet, IL. -The Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge’s 10th Anniversary Season kicked off at the 11th Annual Race & Performance Expo in Schaumburg, IL. February 24th & 25th. HROT and RP Expo have a long history together as RP Expo was home to the first ever HROT in 2008.

Team Meziere – from Fremd High School, Palatine, IL.Twenty-five teams competed at the RP Expo, and four will advance to the Dual National Championship held later this year at the SEMA and PRI Show.

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.

Image may contain: 4 peopleIn fourth place came Team ARP from McHenry Community High School, McHenry, IL with a qualifying time of 32:02. Martin Molina the team instructor said: ”our teams performed well given the short amount of time we had to practice and that it was Mchenry’s first time ever at the competition.” Adding that “the students handled the pressure well.”

Coming in third place with a time of 30:27 was Team Fragola from Lockport High School in Lockport, IL In second place with a time of 20:45 was Team Canton from Lakeshore High School in Stevensville, MI.

Team Meziere from Fremd High School was the first place winning team, finishing with an amazing time of 20:18.

Visit HotRoddersOfTomorrow.com to see the complete results from this past weekend.

Junior Hot Rodders Engine Challenge starts 2nd season at Race and Performance Expo

Junior Hot Rodders Engine Challenge starts 2nd season at Race and Performance Expo
Joliet, IL. – The love of racing and performance is something that for many is developed at an early age, in order to help fuel this passion we want to expose kids to a unique opportunity to showcase workmanship and the awareness of complex mechanisms. Continue reading Junior Hot Rodders Engine Challenge starts 2nd season at Race and Performance Expo

Hot Rodders of Tomorrow adds Super Summit to 2018 Event Schedule

Hot Rodders of Tomorrow adds Super Summit to 2018 Event Schedule

Joliet, IL. – Hot Rodders of Tomorrow will be holding their High School Engine Challenge and the very popular Junior Engine Challenge at the Super Summit Car Show at the Summit Motorsports Park, June 8th and 9th, 2018.

Last year’s Super Summit featured cruise-ins, fun-runs, an autocross course, a cackle fest with cars of the Great Lakes Nostalgia Funny Car Circuit, a massive manufacturers’ midway and multiple commanding and car-crushing performances by Larry Swim and his Bigfoot Monster Truck.

“Summit Racing is excited to announce our partnership with Hot Rodders of Tomorrow,” said Jim Greenleaf, Summit Racing’s Motorsports Manager,” As a team sponsor and as host for the regional competition at our Super Summit event, June 8th and 9th at Summit Motorsports Park, we look forward to watching the teams compete to qualify for a spot in the finals. Getting involved with these future automotive enthusiasts builds on our current youth programs including the Summit Racing Car Show Pedal Car Challenge and the NHRA Jr Drag Racing League.”

Hot Rodders of Tomorrow now has 14 High School qualifying events scheduled throughout the nation for the 2018 season, with the season concluding at the Dual Championship in November and December at the SEMA and PRI shows.

The Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge is a Program that benefits Schools, Students and the Automotive aftermarket industry. They provide a stage for automotive tech classes to compete and earn college scholarships. Teams of five students tear down and reassemble a 350cu. in. Chevy engine. It is a timed event measuring speed and accuracy.

The Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Junior Engine Challenge was developed for kids between the ages of 5 and 18 years old, it’s design is to “get wrenches in their hands and grease under their finger nails” by taking apart and rebuilding Briggs & Stratton 5 Horsepower single-cylinder engines. A team consists of two members; one teammate must be 5-18 years of age. Each team will have to completely disassemble and reassemble the engine so it is functional and in running condition. Basic hand tools and equipment (supplied by HROT) must be utilized to complete this task. The contest will help develop the youngsters problem-solving, and communication skills, as well as increase self-esteem and the understanding of a working internal combustion engine.

For more information about the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow program please visit: hotroddersoftomorrow.com
or on how you can help or donate, please contact:
Greg Parker
Phone: 574-315-1938
gparker@hotroddersoftomorrow.org

Hot Rodders Junior Engine Challenge Developing the FUTURE at the PRI Show!

Hot Rodders Junior Engine Challenge
Developing the FUTURE at the PRI Show!
Joliet, IL. – Introduced in February 2017, at the Race & Performance Expo, the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Junior Engine Challenge showed the racing world how to get the youngsters involved in the future of the racing industry at the PRI Show Dec. 7th, 8th and 9th. Developed for kids between the ages of 5 and 18 years old, it’s design is to “get wrenches in their hands and grease under their finger nails” by taking apart and rebuilding Briggs & Stratton 5 Horsepower single-cylinder engines. A team consists of two members; one teammate must be 5-18 years of age. Each team will have to completely disassemble and reassemble the engine so it is functional and in running condition. Basic hand tools and equipment must be utilized to complete this task. The contest will help develop the youngsters problem-solving, and communication skills, as well as increase self-esteem and the understanding of a working internal combustion engine.
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During the PRI Show, Kyle Fickler, Director of Business Development from Aeromotive, Inc. said “The coolest thing I saw at PRI was the focus and passion of the kids competing in the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow events. The next Don Garlits, Warren Johnson or Robert Yates has a great opportunity to win big scholarships while competing in a great environment, and the Jr Dragster Engine Challenge (Jr Hot Rodders of Tomorrow) made we wish I was 6 years old again!”

Hot Rodders Adds More Junior Engine Challenge Events in 2018

Due to the popularity of the junior engine challenges, and the importance of getting these youngsters interested in the racing industry, Hot Rodders of Tomorrow will be holding a minimum of 18 events in 2018. Starting in February at the Race & Performance Expo and ending at the PRI Show next December. They will be participating at all the Midwest Junior Super Series events and most of the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow engine challenge events during the year.

Team Fel-Pro Wins 2017 Hot Rodders of Tomorrow National Championship!

Team Fel-Pro Wins 2017 Hot Rodders of Tomorrow National Championship!

Joliet, IL. – The Final Half of the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge 2017 Dual Championship took place this past week at the PRI Show in Indianapolis, IN. It included 18 teams which came from coast to coast to battle to become one of the Top 4 teams to move on and compete in the Elite eight playoffs for the 2017 National Championship at the PRI Show Dec. 8th and 9th.

The Elite Eight Competition

A total of forty-five teams competed at the SEMA and PRI shows just to get into the Elite Eight competition. The top four SEMA show seeds against the top four PRI show seeds. Continue reading Team Fel-Pro Wins 2017 Hot Rodders of Tomorrow National Championship!

Team Howards Cams claims First Seed at SEMA SHOW

Team Howards Cams claims First Seed at SEMA SHOW
Joliet, IL, – The First Half of the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge 2017 Dual Championship is over! The event took place this past week at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV. It included 27 teams which came from coast to coast to battle to become one of the Top 4 teams to move on and compete in the Elite 8 playoffs for the 2017 National Championship at the PRI Show Dec. 6th and 9th. Continue reading Team Howards Cams claims First Seed at SEMA SHOW

The End of Season Report on The 2017 HROT

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!

Impacting Lives!

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.

Second Double Header Event in Two Weeks adds Eight New Qualifying Teams For Dual National Championship!

Second Double Header Event in Two Weeks adds Eight New Qualifying Teams For Dual National Championship!

Joliet, IL – The Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge for the second weekend in a row held two qualifying events over the weekend. Both events were held in new locations and states. Out west in Kaysville, Utah at the Davis Applied Technology College, seven Utah teams competed in their very first Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge!

image003.pngOf those, 1 new team qualified for the Dual National Championship while another will be invited as a wild card team. Team Hedman Hedders, (Hunter High School from West Valley City, UT) qualified with the time of 32:59. Just 1 second under the limit. Team Aeroquip, (Box Elder High School from Brigham City, UT) came in second with a time of 33:52. They will be invited to the Dual National Championship as a “Wild Card” team. Continue reading Second Double Header Event in Two Weeks adds Eight New Qualifying Teams For Dual National Championship!

Double Header Events Net Seven New Qualifying Teams For Dual National Championship!

Double Header Events Net Seven New Qualifying Teams
For Dual National Championship!

Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge held two qualifying events over this past weekend (May 6th).

On the West coast at the Edelbrock Car Show on a cold and rainy day, 16 teams competed. Of those, 3 new teams qualified for the Dual National Championship held at the SEMA and PRI Show later this year by disassembling and then re-assembling a small-block Chevrolet engine in less than 33 minutes, including penalties.

Team Performance Quotient from Loara High School out of Anaheim, CA qualified with a time of 32:14. Team FAST from Rancho Alamitos High School from Garden Grove, CA had a time of 30:02. Team Comp Cams, Calabasas High School out of Calabasas, CA made it to the Dual National Championship with the time of 25:05.

Team Comp Cams from Calabasas CA. Qualified for the National Dual Championship with the time of 25:05Back in the Midwest in Champaign, IL at the Parkland College Car Show, nine teams competed with four new teams qualifying for the Championship.

Team Hooker Blackheart https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/18238749_10154753745023246_7221633145652025490_o.jpg?oh=fc79fc53fa79baf445aa087c15e7ad49&oe=59808D73, a new team participating in their first HROT event from North Boone High School, Poplar Grove, IL qualified in fifth place with the time of 30:31.

Parkland College from Champaign, IL. who hosted the event had two teams qualify. Fourth place Team RHS Heads (27:22) and second place Team Taylor (25:42)

Team Speed Pro, Belvidere North H.S. came in first place with the time of 20:57Coming in first place was Team Speed Pro, Belvidere North High School from Belvidere, IL. with the blazing time of 20:57. Belvidere has participated in the HROT program since its inception back in 2008.

As it stands at this time, 37 teams have qualified with times ranging from 17:47 to 32:14 to participate in the Dual National Championship held at the SEMA and the PRI Shows. Those students that participate at the Championships will compete for scholarships ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 from five different colleges: Ohio Technical College, University of Northwestern Ohio, School of Automotive Machinists & Technology, Universal Technical Institute and WyoTech.

Three Teams Qualify at the Summit Racing Motorama

Three Teams Qualify at the Summit Racing Motorama

Joliet, IL – Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge seventh event of the 2017 Season took place at the Summit Racing Motorama in Hampton, GA this past weekend. Twenty teams came out to the Summit Racing Motorama to either qualify for the Dual National Championship held at the SEMA and PRI Show later this year or to improve their playoff time.

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. Continue reading Three Teams Qualify at the Summit Racing Motorama

First Jr Engine Challenge Kicks Off at the Gateway Motorsports Park

First Jr Engine Challenge Kicks Off at the Gateway Motorsports Park

Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Junior Engine Challenge started this past weekend with the first official event held at Gateway Motorsport Park in Madison, IL. 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, self-esteem; develop problem solving skills, and an understanding of an internal combustion engine. Continue reading First Jr Engine Challenge Kicks Off at the Gateway Motorsports Park

Double Header Events has 13 Teams Qualify for Dual Championship!

Double Header Events has 13 Teams Qualify for Dual Championship!

Joliet, IL – The Hot Rodders of Tomorrow (HROT) Engine Challenge had an event double header this past weekend. Starting off in Tennessee at the Coker Tire Chattanooga Cruise-in, HROT had twelve high schools participate with twenty teams, ten of which qualified for the Dual National Championship! Image may contain: 8 people, people standing
The top three teams were: Team K&N from Burton Center Arts & Tech out of Salem VA. With a time of 19:31. Both second and third place teams came from Forsyth Central High School out of Cumming GA. Team QA1 was second with a time of 20:04 and Team Derale came in Third with 23:31.

https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/17504230_10154654305653246_3587911708498508563_o.jpg?oh=381cad61021aecabf9fef3e8d96c3ffa&oe=59586774At the second event of the weekend was in Fontana, CA. at the NMCA WEST Spring Nationals. HROT had four high schools with eight teams participating. Three of the teams qualified for and will compete at the Dual National Championship held later on this year.

Team Edelbrock, Katella high school NOCROP from Anaheim, CA came in first marking a 21:43 time. Second was Team SCAT from Loara high school ROP also from Anaheim, CA with a time of 23:59 and in third place was Team Mr. Gasket, Valley high school out of Santa Ana, CA with the time of 30:18.

At the Dual National Championship, every student that participates will be awarded a minimum of $5,000.00 in college scholarships from five different colleges.

This coming weekend HROT is excited to be holding for the first time a qualifying event at the NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville, NC.