Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge held two qualifying events over this past weekend on May 6. On the West coast at the Edelbrock Car Show, 16 teams competed. Of those, three new teams qualified for the Dual National Championship held at the SEMA and PRI Show later this year by disassembling and then re-assembling a small-block Chevrolet engine in less than 33 minutes, including penalties.
Team Performance Quotient from Loara High School out of Anaheim, CA qualified with a time of 32:14. Team FAST from Rancho Alamitos High School from Garden Grove, CA had a time of 30:02. Team Comp Cams, Calabasas High School out of Calabasas, CA made it to the Dual National Championship with the time of 25:05.
Back in the Midwest in Champaign, IL at the Parkland College Car Show, nine teams competed with four new teams qualifying for the Championship.
Team Hooker Blackheart, a new team participating in their first HROT event from North Boone High School, Poplar Grove, IL qualified in fifth place with the time of 30:31.
Parkland College from Champaign, IL, who hosted the event, had two teams qualify. Fourth place Team RHS Heads (27:22) and second place Team Taylor (25:42)
Coming in first place was Team Speed Pro, Belvidere North High School from Belvidere, IL with the blazing time of 20:57. Belvidere has participated in the HROT program since its inception back in 2008.
As it stands at this time, 37 teams have qualified with times ranging from 17:47 to 32:14 to participate in the Dual National Championship held at the SEMA and the PRI Shows. Those students that participate at the Championships will compete for scholarships ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 from five different colleges: Ohio Technical College, University of Northwestern Ohio, School of Automotive Machinists & Technology, Universal Technical Institute and WyoTech.
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