The second Hot Rodders of Tomorrow (HROT) Engine Challenge event of the season was held at the Summit Piston Powered AutoRama in Cleveland, Ohio this past weekend where four teams emerged as Dual National Championship qualifiers.
To qualify for the Dual National Championship-held during the SEMA and PRI shows-a team must finish disassembling and reassembling a small-block Chevrolet engine in less than 33 minutes, including penalties.
The fourth and fifth place teams at the Summit Piston Powered AutoRama were both from Elkhart Area Career Center from Elkhart, Indiana. Those teams included Team Proform with a time of 26:38 and Team Thermotec, which clocked in at 28:03 respectively.
In third place came Team Canton Racing from C. D. Hylton High School in Woodbridge, Virginia with a time of 24:47.
“Hot Rodders has given me lots of opportunities to make scholarship money and give me the opportunity to go to a tech school of my choice,” said Kevin Griese, a member of Team Canton Racing.
In second place was Team Meziere from Burton Center for Arts & Tech in Salem, Virgina with a time of 20:27.
The first-place team, Howards Cams from Lakeshore High School in Stevensville, MI had already qualified at the Race & Performance Expo but was able to improve its time to 18:05, shaving over two minutes from its previous time of 20:06.
The next Hot Rodders of Tomorrow competition will be hosted March 25 at Tarrant County College in Fort Worth, Texas.
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