The Hot Rodder’s of Tomorrow Engine Challenge will be a major highlight at this weekend’s 4th Spring Nationals at Texas Motor Speedway. The event runs Friday, March 14 through Sunday March 16th.
The Hot Rodder’s of Tomorrow Engine Challenge is a competition based youth platform where high school and tech center students compete in 6-man teams to see who can tear down then build back up small block Chevy V-8 engines the fastest. It’s a flurry of mechanical mayhem that must be seen to be fully appreciated. The passion the kids bring to the contest is not only uplifting, it’s downright AWESOME!
Six high schools and institutions have signed on for the 4th Spring Lone Star Nationals weekend. There is enough participation to create 21 teams so the action will be hot and heavy all three event days. The participant list includes kids from:
-Cypress Springs High School, Cypress, TX
-Eastern Oklahoma County Tech Center, Choctaw, OK
-Tulsa Technology Center, Tulsa, OK
-Thomas County Central High School, Thomasville, GA
-Chavez High School, Houston, TX
-Ratteree Career Development Center, Irving, TX
Coordinator Rodney Bingham says the Texas event came out of the blocks strong and will only get stronger in coming years. “This area is full of enthusiastic high school auto shop programs and flourishing automotive tech centers,” Bingham said. “A lot of the participants are extra excited as this will be the first time they get to experience the HROT Engine Challenge.”
Competition will be held at the HROT trailer which will be located on the south paddock inside Texas Motor Speedway. Competition will get underway at high NOON this Friday, March 14th. Competition begins at 8am both Saturday and Sunday.