Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Update

Exhibition Planned at PRI in December

Tom Stockenberg - October 14, 2011 05:42 PM


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This December, as part of the 24th annual Performance Racing Industry Show, the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow will be holding an exhibition engine build competition featuring high school students that have participated in the 2011 National Championship.
Between August and June annually, high school students practice and prepare for the big game or the next challenge in their academic careers. High school auto-tech teams now have that same opportunity when they compete in the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge.
In conjunction with the 24th annual PRI Show, the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow engine building competition will be showing engine building exhibitions during the week in hopes of laying the groundwork for a future regional qualifying location. High schools from the Division 2 area (Florida, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee) are invited to participate. Divisional winners will advance to compete in the 2012 National Championship.
"We're excited to be able to feature the next generation of race engine builders in the PRI Trade Show via the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge, said Steve Lewis, producer of the PRI Trade Show.  These fine young people represent the future of racing and the performance racing aftermarket. This is going to be fun."
The Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge began in 2008 with just five schools as an exhibition and has grown into a national competition for high school students. In 2011, more than 70 teams have competed nationwide. The event serves as a forum for the future development of today’s youth for the race and performance industry. During each regional qualifying competition, students must properly disassemble small block Chevy engines using only hand tools and follow proper disassembly and reassembly procedures. This is a competition against the clock, so time added penalties may be issued.
The exhibition will come after the 2011 champion is crowned at the SEMA show in Las Vegas .
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