With a blistering time of 36 minutes and 18 seconds, Team Edelbrock North Orange County ROP from Anaheim CA took first place at the Division 7” Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge” Championship Hosted by Edelbrock’s 5th annual ”Rev’ved up 4 Kidz” charity car show Sunday April 25th, 2010 at Vic’s Garage Edelbrock’s Torrance, CA, facility.
Team Edelbrock North Orange County ROP from Anaheim CA will be representing division 7 at the National Championship dubbed “Showdown at SEMA” (Specialty Equipment Market Association) at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas in November. There, they will be competing against Division 2 winner – Team ARP East Ridge High School from Chattanooga, TN, Division 3 winner Team PRW Fremd High School from Palatine, IL, and the winners from the Division 4 (Painless Performance Open House May, 8, 2010) and Division 8 (Lane Automotive Car Show May, 29, 2010) championships plus a wildcard team, the best second place team nationwide.
The current wildcard is also a division 7 competitor, Team Autometer Loara High School from Anaheim, CA, due to their exceptional time of 38 minutes and 24 seconds. They may be going to the Showdown at SEMA as well.
A total of 10 High School Auto Tech teams participated. The teams are made up of invited auto technology classes from local high schools. Each team consists of five students and the instructor/coach. The individual schools set standards and guidelines for involvement. Grades, attendance and skill are all part of the making of a team. Through this event these students get an opportunity to showcase their talents and knowledge gained during classroom sessions and workshops. It provides opportunities for students to develop and build teamwork, demonstrate their skills, enthusiasm, and ingenuity, build their confidence and commitment to excellence.
DIVISION 7 HOT RODDERS OF TOMORROW ENGINE CHALLENGE RESULTS:
1st Place Team Edelbrock – North Orange County ROP, Anaheim, CA. – 36:18
2nd Place Team Autometer Loara High School, Anaheim, CA. – 38:24
3rd Place Team Comp Cams Rancho Alamitos H.S., Garden Grove, CA. – 85:30
4th Place Team Hedman/Trans-Dapt Ramona High School, Ramona, CA. – 86:36
5th Place Team Be Cool *SCROC #1, Torrance, CA. – 92:45
6th Place Team Mr. Gasket Calabasas High School, Calabasas, CA. – 101:39
7th Place Team K&N Filters Cabrillo High School, Long Beach, CA. – 123:00
8th Place Team Energy Suspension *SCROC #2, Torrance, CA. – 136:00
9th Place Team Fel-Pro Madison High School, San Diego, CA. – 143:24
10th Place Team MSD Santa Ana Valley H.S., Santa Ana, CA. – 156:23
*Southern California Regional Occupation Center
Started at the inaugural Race & Performance Expo in 2008 under the supervision of Tim Freeman, The Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge has quickly grown into a nationwide engine challenge with more Schools and Sponsors supporting this exciting event. For further information visit: www.hotroddersoftomorrow.com.