SEMA eNews Vol. 18, No. 25, June 18, 2015

Racing News: Top 10 Teams Qualified for 2015 Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Playoffs

Compiled by SEMA Editors

Top 10 Teams Qualified for 2015 Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Playoffs

Thirty-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:

Sponsor
 
Team
 
Time
 
Event
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
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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.

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