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Junior Engine Challenge Kicks Off At Gateway Motorsports Park
April 14, 2017
Hot Rodders of Tomorrow (HROT) Junior Engine Challenge, the new contest series based on the popular HROT Engine Challenge, held its first official event at the Gateway Motorsport Park.
Junior Engine Challenge Kicks Off At Gateway Motorsports Park

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Hot Rodders of Tomorrow (HROT) Junior Engine Challenge, the new contest series based on the popular HROT Engine Challenge, held its first official event at the Gateway Motorsport Park in Madison, Illinois.

Junior Engine Challenge is a contest made of several teams with two members each. One team member must be 5 to 18 years old and the pair has to completely disassemble and reassemble a single cylinder OHV engine, utilizing only basic hand tools.

More than 20 competitors disassembled and reassembled a small single cylinder OHV engine at the Gateway Motorsports Park event.

A team of brothers, 9-year-old Kyle and 8-year-old Billy from Frankfort, Illinois, even ran through the engine not once, but twice.

Father-son, uncle-nephew, mother-son and teams of racers and their brothers all competed at Gateway Motorsports Park, the first of ten qualifying events. The contest will be featured and hosted as a part of the Midwest Junior Super Series, held during racing events all across the central US.

Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Junior Engine Challenge will continue at the Protect the Harvest Midwest Jr Super Series at Byron Dragway on May 5-7 in Byron, Illinois.

Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Junior Engine Challenge is a new competition series from the popular Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge. The events were created to help children aged 5 to 18 years old develop communication skills, self-esteem, problem-solving skills and an understanding of an internal combustion engine.

For more information, visit HotRoddersofTomorrow.com or connect with the group on social media. To start a team or inquire about sponsorship opportunities, contact Rodney Bingham at RBingham@hotroddersoftomorrow.com or call 815/722-5460.