Loara High School in Anaheim, California, had two teams qualify for the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge Dual Championship.
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Forty teams comprised solely of high-school students have put in countless hours perfecting a performance engine rebuild in less than 35 minutes.
Forty teams have qualified to compete for the 2015 Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge National Championship.
The Hot Rodders of Tomorrow West Coast ’01 GMC tractor trailer was stolen from its storage location in San Jacinto, California, sometime between Saturday, July 11, and Monday, July 13, in the morning.
With five of 12 events completed in the 2015 Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge season, 20 teams have earned their way to the Dual Championship roster.
Hot Rodders of Tomorrow (HROT) changed its playoff format in 2014 to a new Dual Championship to allow teams to compete at either the SEMA Show in Las Vegas or the PRI Show in Indianapolis.
The PRI Trade Show will provide a pair of events to help cultivate the next generation of talent with the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge Championships and the Young Driver Development Seminar.
Now in its seventh year of existence, Hot Rodders of Tomorrow (HROT) enables young automotive enthusiasts to develop and show off their mechanical skills while being exposed to the automotive specialty-equipment industry. The organization’s purpose is to replenish the aging automotive field with essential future talent by expanding high-school education programs and providing career guidance to students while promoting the value of teamwork.
“We started out recruiting high-school and college students and soon realized where the need was,” said Jim Bingham, HROT chairman and president/CEO of Winner’s Circle Speed & Custom based in Joliet, Illinois. “At the high-school level, we can get kids pointed in the right direction; we’re actually changing lives. It sends a chill down your spine when you see what you’ve done for these kids; we’re getting them to go to school.”
Hot Rodders of Tomorrow (HROT) just completed half of its Engine Challenge dual championship, and the winners will go on to compete in the national championship at the 2014 PRI Show, December 11–13, in Indianapolis.