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Hot Rodders of Tomorrow “Showdown at SEMA” Results

By SEMA Editors

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Team Autometer from Eastern Oklahoma County Tech Center finished with an average time of 19:28:20, and will travel to the PRI Show next month to compete for the national championship.
  

Hot Rodders of Tomorrow (HROT) has announced the results from the “Showdown at SEMA.” This year, 18 teams traveled to the SEMA Show, and 15 will go to the PRI Show, December 11–13, in Indianapolis, for playoff competition. A dual championship will feature the top two winners from the SEMA Show traveling to the PRI Show to take on the top two winners from PRI for the national championship.

HROT launched in 2008 at the Race & Performance Expo in St. Charles, Illinois, with five teams competing for the national championship. The organization first received funding in 2009—the same year the national championship moved to the SEMA Show. In 2014, nearly 50 specialty-equipment companies sponsored 110 teams from 65 high schools, and 33 teams qualified for the national championship.

Teams of five students were judged based on how quickly they could disassemble and reassemble a small-block Chevrolet engine with aftermarket components. This process is completed four times; the worst time is thrown out and the other three are averaged. Teams that average less than 35 minutes at regional events automatically qualify to compete for the championship.

The results from the 2014 SEMA Show:

Place
 School
 State
 Team
 Time Average
1st
 Eastern Oklahoma County Tech Center
 Oklahoma
 Autometer
 19:28:20
2nd
 Thomas County Central High School
 Georgia
 Moroso
 21:15:40
3rd
 Belvidere North High School
 Illinois
 Hedman Hedders
 21:22:40
4th
 Lakeshore High School
 Michigan
 Weld Racing
 24:53:20
5th
 Thomas County Central High School
 Georgia
 Royal Purple
 26:17:40
6th
 Fremd High School
 Illinois
 Allstar
 27:04:20
7th
 Rancho Alamitos High School
 California
 Accel
 29:47:20
8th
 Tulsa Technology Center
 Oklahoma
 Taylor
 30:35:00
9th
 Loara High School
 California
 PRW
 30:38:20
10th
 South Elgin High School
 Illinois
 ARP
 33:53:40
11th
 Calabasas High School
 California
 Flowmaster
 34:04:40
12th
 Katella High School NOCROP
 California
 Fast
 34:37:40
13th
 Bolton High School
 Tennessee
 Magnaflow
 36:49:20
14th
 Franklin County Career Tech
 Pennsylvania
 Howard's Cams
 38:59:40
15th
 Madison High School
 California
 Motive Gear
 40:49:00