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Team R&R Marketing from York County School of Technology races the clock during Hot Rodders of Tomorrow competition as instructo
Team R&R Marketing from York County School of Technology races the clock during Hot Rodders of Tomorrow competition as instructor, Todd Kessler, watches in the background.

Pennsylvania Technology School Hosts Sixth HROT Competition


Four schools from Pennsylvania and Virginia fielded six teams at Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge’s sixth event of the season April 7 at the York County School of Technology in York, Pennsylvania.

The host school had three teams competing.

“The Hot Rodders of Tomorrow engine building competition is a fantastic program that gets our youth excited about Automotive Technology. I have watched our students become more confident in their abilities, collaborate & communicate better with peers, and manage pressure better while competing in these competitions,” said Todd Kessler, an instructor from the school. 

Kessler said excitement for his school’s HROT program has grown in the past year.

“Last year we had our first team make it to nationals. We attended the UTI qualifier and were close to qualifying but didn’t. The team of students asked to try again at another qualifier. With our administration’s support, we traveled to Michigan and it paid off—we qualified for nationals,” he said. “That team’s dedication to this competition has now boiled over to our two younger teams and the level of excitement has never been higher. These young students have dedicated countless hours to improve their abilities and communication for competition. Their excitement has led our administration to provide the resources for a qualifier right here at York County School of Technology this year.”

Team Remflex from Franklin County Career & Tech came in first place with the time of 21:28. In second place was Team Mr. Gasket from C D Hylton High School with the time of 27:42, while Team R&R Marketing from York County School of Technology finished third.

For more information, visit HotRoddersofTomorrow.com. To start or sponsor an HROT team contact Rodney Bingham at RBingham@hotroddersoftomorrow.com or call 815-722-5460.

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