Compiled by SEMA Editors
Top 10 Teams Qualified for 2015 Hot Rodders of Tomorrow PlayoffsThirty-nine teams have qualified for the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge playoffs at the 2015 SEMA Show, November 3–6, in Las Vegas, and 2015 PRI Show, December 10–12, in Indianapolis. The top two teams from SEMA will travel to PRI to take on the top two teams from PRI for the championship.
In 2014, there were 110 teams with 770 students competing in 10 qualifying events. Team Nitrous Express (Burton Center for Arts and Technology) from Salem, Virginia, ran a record-setting time of 16:22 and secured the 2014 national championship title.
The following are the top 10 teams that have qualified for this year's playoffs:
|ARP ||Peach County High School, Fort Valley, Georgia ||17:35 ||Zephyrhills Winter Autofest |
|Hypertech ||Forsyth Central High School, Cumming, Georgia ||20:06 ||Atlanta NASCAR Event |
|Mahle Motorsports ||Burton Center Arts & Tech ||21:00 ||Spring Carlisle |
|Weld Racing ||Eastern Oklahoma County Tech, Choctaw, Oklahoma ||22:00 ||Goodguys |
|Holley ||Lakeshore High School, Stevensville, Michigan ||22:12 ||Lane Automotive Car Show |
|MagnaFlow ||Thomas County Central High School, Thomasville, Georgia ||23:23 ||Zephyrhills Winter Autofest |
|Fragola Performance Systems ||Bolton High School, Arlington, Tennessee||23:50 ||Car & Truck Accessories Expo |
|Moroso ||Elkhart Area Career Center, Elkhart, Indiana ||24:03 ||Lane Automotive Car Show |
|Aeroquip Performance Products ||Rancho Alamitos High School, Garden Grove, California ||25:27 ||Goodguys |
Phil Sampson beat out Top Dragster driver Tony Positano in the final round for the event win.
Phil Sampson Returns to Winner’s Circle in Grand Bend Drag-Racing Weekend
Former Quick 32 Sportsman Series champion Phil Sampson returned to the winner's circle last weekend, as did Pro Bike & Sled Series champion Dan Cryderman in the latest round of drag-racing at the Grand Bend Motorplex. Driving his Chevy Cavalier, Sampson beat out Top Dragster driver Tony Positano in the final round for the event win. Two-time and reigning PBSS champ Cryderman qualified No. 2 on his Pro Bike Suzuki to meet up and eliminate Ted Glinny in the final.
Two complete races were scheduled for last weekend, but Sunday's racing was cancelled due to poor weather. It has been rescheduled for August 21–23. Kevin Wicke leads in Quick 32 Sportsman Series Championship Point Award Series. Cryderman leads the PBSS Championship Point Award Series with 432 points. Racing for both series resumes July 31–August 1 at Empire Dragway in Leicester, New York.