Hot Rodders of Tomorrow’s seventh Engine Challenge event of the 2017 Season took place at the Summit Racing Motorama in Hampton, GA this past weekend. Twenty teams came out to the Summit Racing Motorama to qualify for the Dual National Championship held at the SEMA and PRI Show.
With five of 12 events complete in the 2015 Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge Season, 20 teams have earned their way to the Dual Championship roster. The teams continue to pull out amazing performances at each stop, besting times from last year and increasing the intense level of competition at each Engine Challenge.
The Hot Rodders of Tomorrow (HROT) Engine Challenge this year was a dual championship format that pitted the two top teams determined at the SEMA Show against the top two finishers at the PRI Trade Show. The Engine Challenge drew a large crowd as the Burton Center for Arts and Technology from Virginia (Team Nitrous Express) came out as national champions, and a new single-round national record of 16 minutes, 22 seconds.
One of the top high school engine rebuilding teams takes part in an engine rebuilding challenge. They do it in 16 minutes, which is certainly fast, but not record speed. EOC’s Tech team from Choctaw, Oklahoma owns the record with tear down and rebuild in 18 minutes.