US Auto Tech National Championship Announces Lead Sponsors

US Auto Tech National Championship Announces Lead Sponsors | THE SHOPThe Elite Trades Championship Series has partnered with four automotive industry companies to support the third annual U.S. Auto Tech National Championship (USATNC), event organizers announced.

Monro has been named an Official Sponsor and Yokohama will be the Presenting Sponsor of the series. Additionally, AutoZone and ALLDATA have signed sponsorship agreements for the 2023 competition season.

USATNC brings together top professional and student auto technicians from across the country as they compete in a series of rounds culminating at the USATNC finals in Tampa, Florida, in October. Top finalists will share in cash and prize rewards totaling more than $100,000, organizers said.

“We are incredibly grateful to have Monro, Yokohama, AutoZone and ALLDATA join our growing list of distinguished sponsors for this year’s competition,” said Scott Mendel of the USATNC. “Their support and involvement bring immense value to the event and highlight the critical role sponsors play in fostering excellence in the trades industry.”

The first qualifying round of the USATNC recently concluded on July 31, where registered participants took a five-minute digital quiz to test their total vehicle knowledge. The top 64 professionals and 64 students will move on to the next round, a digital quiz with questions provided by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

The top four finalists in each of the professional and student categories will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Tampa, Florida, to compete in the Championship. The 2023 U.S. Auto Tech National Championship will be televised on CBS Sports Network in December.

A.J. Hecht

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