For Immediate Release
High Schools to Compete in Engine Build Competition
Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Make its Central Pennsylvania Debut at GM Nationals in Carlisle
Friday, March 04, 2011
Between August and June annually, high school students practice and prepare for the big game or the next challenge in their academic careers. For a select group of teams, their road to the championship passes through the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds, June 24-26.
In conjunction with the 2011 Carlisle GM Nationals, the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow engine building competition will take place at the fairgrounds, making Carlisle one of six regional qualifying locations. Regional winners plus two non-winning top time “wild cards” will advance to compete in the championships, November 1st-4th at the SEMA show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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 50 teams will compete nationwide, including ten teams representing six states at the Carlisle qualifier.
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. For specific rules and regulations visit the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow online at www.hotroddersoftomorrow.com.
It’s not too late to sign up either. SAM, the School of Automotive Machinists and OTC, the Ohio Technical College has been long time supports of the Hot Rooders of Tomorrow. This year, the schools will combine to offer $1,060,000 in scholarship money. A full monetary breakdown is available at www.carlislevents.com.
“Hosting a regional event for the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow is one way we can foster the growth of the hobby and the industry,” said Event Manager Rick Markko. “This competition encourages kids with automotive interests to pursue a career in the automotive world and with the scholarships that are made available; it insures an education and an opportunity to follow that dream.”
In selecting the Carlisle GM Nationals as a regional qualifier, the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow has partnered with one of the most diverse All-GM events in the world. Over 1,400 vehicles from all eras are showcased yearly in Carlisle and offer the opportunity for not only Showfield competition, but also to meet like-minded enthusiasts of chrome classics, muscle cars, street rods, modified customs and high-performance models. Whether you spend a few hours or the entire weekend in Carlisle, you will enjoy special vehicle displays that are second to none.
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