Aeromotive will host a Hot Rodder’s of Tomorrow (HROT) Engine Challenge preliminary competition in conjunction with its annual open house and car show this year. The event is scheduled for Saturday, May 13, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Lenexa, Kansas.
The HROT competition will consist of multiple teams of five from local high school auto tech classes. Each team is expected to correctly tear down and reassemble a 350-cubic-inch Chevy engine. The fastest to do so will win the competition.
The HROT is reportedly proven to grow auto tech classes and help students develop skills that will be used in the workplace. It provides scholarship, internship and mentorship opportunities for students, as well.
The open house and car show, which will be going on during the HROT competition, provides an opportunity for car show attendees to see the future of the industry do what they do best, Aeromotive reports. The car show will include a show ‘n’ shine featuring street performance cars, racecars and show cars, as well as shop tours, food and beverages.
Wes Buck, editor-in-chief of Drag Illustrated and Street Race Magazine, will be on hand to provide live coverage of the entire event. Steve Gardner, the director of Heartland Park Topeka, will also be on hand to provide information regarding the Menards Nationals presented by Minties. This race will be held from May 19-21 at Heartland Park Topeka. Most notably, Pro-Mod’s will be running there for the first time, as will Nitro Harley’s and Jet Dragsters.