The five members of Team Fel-Pro from Jolliet Central High School in Joliet, IL, each earned $10,000 scholarships for their victory in the inaugural Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge National Championship at the 2009 SEMA Show.
Dubbed the “Showdown at SEMA,” Team Fel-Pro needed just 44:22 minutes to take apart and reassemble a high-performance Chevy 350 engine in the championship round, besting Team MSD’s 56:54.
Hailing from the Elkhart Area Career Center (Elkhart, IN), each member of Team MSD was awarded individual $7,500 scholarships.
To qualify for the championship round, Team Fel-Pro and Team MSD eliminated teams Hedman Hedders, from Loara High School (Anaheim, CA), and Team Edelbrock, from Van Buren Tech Center (Lawrence, MI), respectively.
The Ohio Technical College and the University of Northwestern Ohio each donated $125,000 toward scholarships to the high school students who participated in the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge National Championship.
A total $250,000 in scholarships were awarded to the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge finalists.
For more information on the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge, visit www.hotroddersoftomorrow.com.