Performance parts retailer Tennessee Speed & Sport held its first Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge Division 2 championship last month at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium.
Nine high school auto tech teams participated, each made up of invited auto technology classes from local high schools. Each team consists of five students and the instructor/coach.
Divisional rounds of the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge are held across the country, with the winners of each division competing for national honors at the SEMA Show in November. Teams compete against their peers to disassemble and reassemble a small-block engine.
East Ridge High School from Chattanooga, Tenn., sponsored by Automotive Racing Products (ARP), took first place with a time of 43 minutes and 23 seconds, and will represent Division 2 at the national championship dubbed “Showdown at SEMA.”
Division 2 results:
Team ARP – East Ridge High School – Chattanooga, Tenn. – 43:23
Team MSD – Morristown High School – Morristown, Tenn. – 68:00
Team MOROSO – Cleveland High School – Cleveland, Tenn. – 68:52
Team Comp Cams – Bolton High School – Arlington, Tenn. – 77:35
Team Speed-Pro – Mt. Pleasant High School – Mt. Pleasant, Tenn. – 99:26
Team Be Cool – Sequoyah Tech. Center – Soddy Daisy, Tenn. – 106:00
Team Auto Meter – Morgan County Career & Tech Ctr. – Wartburg, Tenn. – 107:10
Team Edelbrock – Central High School – Shelbyville, Tenn. – 113:25
Team PRW – Volunteer High School – Church Hill, Tenn. – 125:52
Started at the inaugural Race & Performance Expo in 2008 under the supervision of Tim Freeman, The Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge has grown into a nationwide engine challenge. The individual schools set standards and guidelines for involvement.
More information is available at www.hotroddersoftomorrow.com.