TEAM MOROSO WINS 3rd ANNUAL"SHOWDOWN AT SEMA"
Times and teams improve at Vegas competition
Andy Bolig - November 09, 2011 02:01 PM
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2011 Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Champion Team Moroso from Loara High School in Anaheim, CA
Team Painless Performance from Choctaw, OK finished 2nd PlaceHot Rodders of Tomorrow
3rd Place went to Team Comp Cams from East Ridge, TNHot Rodders of Tomorrow
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Team MOROSO - Loara High School from Anaheim CA. won the 3rd Annual "Showdown at SEMA" with a record breaking time of 21:08 minutes. The top six of the ten teams’ competing average this year would have beat last year's winning time of 31 minutes. All ten teams would have beat the 2009 winning time of 44:22!
"Showdown at SEMA" is the title of the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge National Championship held at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas. This year 10 High School Auto Tech teams competed Nov. 1-4, 2011 in the engine teardown and rebuild contest in front of thousands of spectators.
During the divisional playoffs all teams compete once. The best time wins the division and the team has the opportunity to compete at SEMA. But during the "Showdown at SEMA" all the teams compete once each day, Tuesday through Thursday, for a total of three times. At the end of the third day, the times are averaged. The National Champion for 2011 - Team MOROSO (Loara High School from Anaheim CA.) was determined with the best average time of 21:08. They were recognized Thursday night during the SEMA Industry Awards Banquet. Trophies and scholarships were given out on Friday morning at the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow award presentation.
Three Auto Technological Colleges: Ohio Technical College, University of Northwestern Ohio and School of Automotive Machinists are presenting scholarship money to all the High School students participating.
The staff of The Hot Rodders of Tomorrow is 100% volunteer and cannot be thanked enough for the thousands of hours they donate to this great event every year. We also would like to thank all of our sponsors who make this great event possible. Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Judges and Staff are 100% Volunteer. If you want more information please contact:
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The 10 teams qualifying were:
Team ROYAL PURPLE
Burton Center for Arts & Technology, Salem, VA. - Division 1 Winner
East Ridge High School from Chattanooga, TN.#2 - Division 2 Winner
Joliet Central High School, Joliet, IL. - Division 3 Winner
Team PAINLESS PERFORMANCE
Eastern Oklahoma County Tech Ctr., Choctaw, OK. - Division 4 Winner
Loara High School from Anaheim CA. - Division 7 Winner
Team MOTIVE GEAR
Belvidere North High School, Belvidere, IL. - Division 8 Winner
Team COMP CAMS
East Ridge High School from Chattanooga, TN.#1 - Division 2 Wildcard
Team K&N FILTERS
North Orange County ROP, Anaheim, CA. - Division 7 Wildcard
Team HAWK PERFORMANCE
Elkhart Area Career Center #1 - Division 8 Wildcard#1
Team AUTO METER
Elkhart Area Career Center #2 - Division 8 Wildcard #2