Following three days of competition at the 2022 PRI Trade Show in Indianapolis, Hot Rodders of Tomorrow (HROT) has announced its national champion team—Georgia’s Forsyth Central High School, sponsored by A-Tech Training. This year, five teams ran head to head in the Elite Ten Championship.
Team A-Tech Training finished with an average time of 16 minutes and 28 seconds.
The A-Tech Training team was led by instructor Leah Bavirsha and finished with an average time of 16 minutes and 28 seconds. Bavirsha is the first female coach and Forsyth Central High School is the first school from Georgia to win the national championship. Second place went to the Eastern Oklahoma County Tech Center team, sponsored by ARP, which came in with an average time of 18 minutes and 9 seconds. Third place went to the Allstar team from Forsyth Central High School, which finished with an average time of 18 minutes and 24 seconds.
The timed engine-building competition sees teams of high-school students disassemble and reassemble a small-block Chevrolet engine in less than 33 minutes (including penalties). Winning teams receive scholarship opportunities to various technical schools.
To date, the School of Automotive Machinists & Technology, Universal Technical Institute and Ohio Technical College have provided $2.7 million in scholarships for Hot Rodders of Tomorrow students.
For a video of the awards ceremony, visit the Facebook Live recap here.
For more information, visit hotroddersoftomorrow.com.