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13 More Teams Qualify for Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Dual National Championship

By SEMA Editors

Last weekend at the NMCA WEST Spring Nationals in Fontana, California, Team Edelbrock’s Katella High School NOCROP from Anaheim came in first, marking a 21:43 time.

The Hot Rodders of Tomorrow (HROT) Engine Challenge featured an event double header last weekend. Starting off in Tennessee at the Coker Tire Chattanooga Cruise-in, 12 high schools participated with 20 teams, 10 of which qualified for the Dual National Championship later this year at the SEMA Show and PRI Trade Show.

The top three teams included: Team K&N from Burton Center Arts & Tech from Salem, Virginia, with an average time of 19:31. Both second- and third-place teams came from Forsyth Central High School in Cumming, Georgia. Team QA1 was second with a time of 20:04, and Team Derale came in third at 23:31.

The weekend’s second event took place in Fontana, California, at the NMCA WEST Spring Nationals, where four HROT high schools with eight teams participated. Three of the teams will compete at the Dual National Championship.

Team Edelbrock’s Katella High School NOCROP from Anaheim, California, came in first, marking a 21:43 time. In second place was Team SCAT’s Loara high school ROP also from Anaheim, with a time of 23:59, and in third place was Team Mr. Gasket’s Valley High School from Santa Ana, California, with a time of 30:18.

At the Dual National Championship, every student who participates will be awarded a minimum of $5,000 in scholarships from five different colleges.

This weekend, for the first time, HROT will hold a qualifying event at the NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville, North Carolina.

Visit for more information and to view last weekend’s complete results.