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Eight Qualify At Second HROT Double Header
May 18, 2017
The Hot Rodders of Tomorrow (HROT) Engine Challenge held two qualifying events for the second weekend in a row, both held in brand new locations. With one event in Utah and one in Kansas, eight teams qualified for the Dual National Championship.
Eight Qualify At Second HROT Double Header

The Hot Rodders of Tomorrow (HROT) Engine Challenge held two qualifying events for the second weekend in a row, with both events held in new locations and states.

In Kaysville, Utah at the Davis Applied Technology College, seven Utah teams competed in their very first HROT Engine Challenge.

Of those, Team Hedman Hedders, (Hunter High School from West Valley City, UT) qualified with the time of 32:59, just one second under the limit.

Team Aeroquip, (Box Elder High School from Brigham City, UT) came in with a time of 33:52, but will be invited to the Dual National Championship as a “wild card” team.

The other event took place in Lenexa, Kansas at the Aeromotive open house and car show. Eight teams competed, with six qualifying for the Dual National Championship.

Team Aeromotive (Eastern Oklahoma County Tech Center from Choctaw, OK) came in with a time of 19:51. Team Flowmaster (Tulsa Technology Center #3 from Broken Arrow, OK) had a time of 25:22. Team B&M (Pontotoc Tech Center from Ada, OK) scored a 29:28.

Hereford High School from Hereford, TX had two teams qualify, Team Vibrant Performance (30:17) and Team National Performance Warehouse (30:40).

Team Allstar (Doherty High School), a new team from Colorado Springs, CO, competed for the first time and came in with a time of 51:47.

The Dual National Championship is held at the SEMA and PRI Shows later this year. A team qualifies by disassembling and then reassembling a small-block Chevrolet engine in less than 33 minutes, including penalties.

There is now a total of 44 teams that have qualified and one “wild card” team with times ranging from 17:47 to 33:52 to participate in the Dual National Championship held at the SEMA and the PRI Shows.

Those students that participate at the Championships will compete for scholarships ranging from $5000 to $10,000 from five different colleges: Ohio Technical College, University of Northwestern Ohio, School of Automotive Machinists & Technology, Universal Technical Institute and WyoTech.

HROT is a 501-C3 nonprofit education organization helping students stay in the racing automotive industry.

For more information, visit HotRoddersofTomorrow.com or connect with them on social media.

For additional information, donations or in starting a team or sponsorship opportunities, contact Rodney Bingham at RBingham@hotroddersoftomorrow.com or call at 815-722-5460.