HRT Winners to Land NASCAR Experience

Nov 3, 2011

A winning student engine building team will get a NASCAR experience to go with its trophy.

NASCAR Performance and Edelbrock have announced the inclusion of the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge winners in NASCAR Acceleration Weekend as part of the prize package for the overall championship-winning team, which will be crowned tomorrow at the third annual “Showdown at SEMA” student engine-building competition, according to a press release.

Six divisional winners and four wildcard teams have been competing this week at the “Showdown at SEMA.”. The nationwide competition has teams teardown and reassemble Chevy 350-ci engines.

This year’s Showdown at SEMA participating teams are: Loara High School, Anaheim, Calif.; Eastern OK County Tech Center Team #1, Choctaw, Okla.; Belvidere North High School, Belvidere, Ill.; East Ridge High School #2, East Ridge, Tenn.; Elkhart Area Career Center Team #2, Elkhart, Ind.; North Orange County ROP Team #1, Anaheim, Calif.; East Ridge High School #1, East Ridge, Tenn.; Elkhart Area Career Center Team #1, Elkhart, Ind.; Joliet Central High School Team #2; and Burton Center for Arts & Technology Team #1, Salem, Va.

“We are so proud to be a key leader and sponsor for The Hot Rodders of Tomorrow. Supporting the kids, providing opportunity and changing lives is what it is all about,” said Christi Edelbrock, VP business development, Edelbrock. “It is our mission and passion to continue to grow this program by supporting America’s youth wherever and whenever possible. Being a part of these life-changing opportunities is a very proud moment for Edelbrock.”

NASCAR Performance will host each member of the winning championship team, along with their team instructor, at the inaugural NASCAR Acceleration Weekend in Charlotte, N.C., in January. The event offers fans, media and the sports industry with an insiders’ view of what to expect on and off the track in 2012, according to a press release.

“NASCAR Performance is proud to partner with Edelbrock to support the development of today’s youth for the future of the automotive industry,” said Todd Armstrong, managing director, NASCAR Automotive Group. “We look forward to hosting the championship-winning team in Charlotte for NASCAR Acceleration Weekend and providing them with a true once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the past, present and future of NASCAR.”

NASCAR Performance also plans to host the second- and third-place teams at a 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in their areas next year.