After eight Hot Rodders of Tomorrow events so far this season, teams continue to challenge and compete to score under the 34-minute mark to qualify for the National Dual Championship Playoffs at SEMA Show and PRI Show later this year. To date, thirty-six teams will be making travel plans. The most recent team to qualify was team ThermoTec from Calabasas High School this past weekend at the Edelbrock Car Show in Torrance, CA, with a time of 25:52, coming in third place.
Coach Josh Landerer, from Calabasas High School in Calabasas, CA, states “Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge is an amazing program for his students. Students get to meet vice presidents and CEOs of Manufacturers. Hot Rodders is an inexpensive program that students get to participate and earn scholarship money once they qualify for the Dual Championship.” Landerer mentioned, “The Edelbrock Car Show is awesome! There was a lot to do between the food, show and the competition. It has a great set up and I couldn’t ask for anything better at the show.”
“My program has grown from 26 to 37 students this year, and that’s not including freshmen. You can say it’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) at its best,” says Landerer.
Team Meziere from Katella High School earned first place with an enhanced time of 23:03. Coming in second with also a great time was Team Magnaflow from Rancho Alamitos High School with an improved time of 25:06. These two teams from California had qualified in previous events earlier this season. Once qualified, teams may continue to compete to improve their time and move up in the ranks for the Dual National Championship Playoffs at SEMA and PRI.
In the next couple of weeks, teams will converge upon Watervliet, MI, to compete at the Lane Automotive Car Show on May 28th, 2016.
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Contact: For additional information in starting a team or sponsorship opportunities, contact Rodney Bingham at [email protected].