The CTEK Power Inc.-sponsored Katella High School NOCROP team from Anaheim, Calif., has qualified for the finals of the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge.
The Hot Rodders of Tomorrow program challenges youth to pursue automotive careers. In contests held across the country, high school teams compete against the clock to take apart and rebuild a Chevy small-block engine.
Hot Rodders of Tomorrow is a foundation built upon a passion for motorsports and dedicated to instilling that passion in today’s youth,” said Ken Palmman, general manager of CTEK Power. “We congratulate the students from Katella High School and their instructor, Joe Rolf, for their success so far. We are excited to support programs like this that encourage the youth of tomorrow to become a part of the automotive industry.”
Team CTEK competed for a trip to the finals at the Rev’ved Up 4 Kidz competition event in Torrance, Calif., in May with a time of 48:34 minutes, thereby securing one of eight wildcard entries.
“Hot Rodders of Tomorrow is dedicated to giving the youth in our industry an opportunity to further their education,” said Rodney Bingham, the program’s director. “With the help of industry sponsors like CTEK and the participating colleges that are giving scholarships, we hope to reach and keep youth involved in the industry.”
The final competition will take place at the 2013 Performance Racing Industry (PRI) trade show in Indianapolis.