Aeromotive Celebrates 23rd Anniversary with Open House, Car Show and Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Qualifier - Engine Builder Magazine

Aeromotive Celebrates 23rd Anniversary with Open House, Car Show and Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Qualifier

The event was attended by a number of state and city dignitaries, local automotive enthusiasts, area businesses, car clubs and media at the company’s headquarters in Lenexa, KS.

Aeromotive celebrated the company’s 23rd anniversary last Saturday with an open house, car show, cruise-in and the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow (HROT) Qualifier. The event was attended by a number of state and city dignitaries, local automotive enthusiasts, area businesses, car clubs and media at the company’s headquarters in Lenexa, KS. The all-day event started at 8:00 a.m. and concluded at 5:00 p.m. with the announcement of HROT qualifying times announced at 4 p.m.

Steve Matusek, president and founder of Aeromotive, says, “In 23 years we’ve reached a lot of milestones, including most recently our announced partnership with Waterman Racing that brought our number of employees to 23 and added two additional locations – Charlotte, NC and Indianapolis, IN. Every year we continue to grow, become more efficient, and build on our passion for developing solutions for fuel delivery for racing and high performance. This does not happen in a vacuum. We are successful because we have the highest standards and a staff of people that love what they do.”

The open house launched the first-ever Aeromotive sponsored Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Qualifier featuring twelve teams from Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas. Seven teams qualified for the National Dual Championship playoffs from this event and are listed in descending order by their recorded time below:

  1. Tulsa Tech Center #1, Broken Arrow, OK – Time: 19:28
  2. Eastern Oklahoma County Tech Center, Choctow, OK, Team #1 –  Time: 19:51
  3. Tulsa Tech Center, Tulsa, OK Team #3 – Time: 25:22
  4. Pontotoc Tech Center #1, Ada, OK –  Time: 29:28
  5. Hereford High School #1, Hereford, TX – Time: 30:17
  6. Hereford High School #2 –  Time: 30:40
  7. Tulsa Tech Center # 2, Broken Arrow, OK –  Time: 32:20

Only eight teams from this year’s 15 scheduled events will proceed to the National Dual Championship to participate for the title and school scholarship funds at the 2017 SEMA and PRI Shows. Currently in the playoff standings, two teams from the Aeromotive Qualifier are in the top eight.

Other highlights of the open house include company tours of Aeromotive’s two facilities, a delicious free lunch of grilled burgers and hot dogs with all the sides, multiple booths manned by WELD Wheels, Army recruiting office, Heartland Park and more. President and General Manager of Heartland Park, Scott Gardner, shared news about the many improvements that have been made at the park and plans for this weekend’s Menards Nationals presented by Minties Pet Treats scheduled for Friday May 19 through Sunday, May 21, as well as the track’s addition of Pro-Mod’s, Nitro Harley’s and Jet Dragsters and concert.

Gardner said, “We have been busy all spring with multiple improvements including a new road track, lots of new paving, landscaping and lighting and now have added top name entertainment with the addition of country music artist, Jerrod Niemann.”

For more information: www.aeromotiveinc.com

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