Ninety-four fifth graders from Ranch View Elementary School in Naperville, Illinois, came on a field trip to the Illinois UTI location to learn about how STEM relates to the automotive field.
A total of four schools from Georgia and Virginia fielding 11 teams competed, with seven new teams of the 11 advancing to the 2018 Dual National Championship Playoffs. There, they will have a chance to win thousands of dollars in college scholarships at the SEMA Show and PRI Show.
To qualify for the Dual National Championship, a Hot Rodders of Tomorrow team must finish disassembling and reassembling a small-block Chevrolet engine in less than 33 minutes, including penalties.
To qualify for the Dual National Championship, a team must finish disassembling and reassembling a small-block Chevrolet engine in less than 33 minutes, including penalties. The first-place time was just over 20 minutes.
The second season of the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Junior Engine Challenge kicked off Feb. 24-25 at the Race and Performance Expo in Schaumburg, Illinois.
The 2017 Excellence Cup winner was Team Meziere Enterprises, which achieved a perfect engine build in a national record-smashing time of 15:33.
Only 3 seconds separated the first- and second-place teams, and 17 seconds between first and third place.
Aeromotive Celebrates 23rd Anniversary With Open House, Car Show And Hot Rodders Of Tomorrow Qualifier
The open house launched the first-ever Aeromotive-sponsored HROT Qualifier featuring 12 teams from Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas.
The Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Qualifier pits seven high school auto tech class teams from Oklahoma, Colorado and Missouri against one another, working in timed trials to tear down and correctly reassemble a 350-cubic-inch Chevy engine.