HROT Has Huge Qualifying Event at Coker Tire Cruise-in

Apr 5, 2017

The Hot Rodders of Tomorrow (HROT) Engine Challenge had a double-header qualifying event this past weekend.

Starting off in Tennessee at the Coker Tire Chattanooga Cruise-in, HROT had 12 high schools participate with 20 teams-10 of which qualified for the Dual National Championship.

The top three teams at that event were: Team K&N from Burton Center Arts & Tech in Salem Virginia, which registered a time of 19:31.

Both second and third place teams came from Forsyth Central High School in Cumming, Georgia. Team QA1 finished second with a time of 20:04, while Team Derale came in third with a time of 23:31.

The HROT event of the weekend was held in Fontana, California at the NMCA WEST Spring Nationals. In Fontana four high schools with eight teams participated, with three teams qualifying to compete at the Dual National Championship held later on this year.

Team Edelbrock from Katella High School from Anaheim, California came in first, registering a 21:43 time. Second was Team SCAT from Loara High School, also from Anaheim, with a time of 23:59. The third place finisher was Team Mr. Gasket from Valley High School in Santa Ana, California with the time of 30:18.

At the Dual National Championship-held at both the SEMA and PRI shows at the end of the year-every student that participates will be awarded a minimum of $5,000 in college scholarships from five different colleges.

This coming weekend, HROT is for the first time is holding a qualifying event at the NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville, North Carolina.

Visit to see the complete results from this past weekend.

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