The Hot Rodders of Tomorrow qualifier featured 12 teams from Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas.
As it stands at this time, 37 teams have qualified with times ranging from 17:47 to 32:14 to participate in the Dual National Championship held at the SEMA and the PRI Shows.
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.
The Hot Rodders of Tomorrow (HROT) Engine Challenge had a double-header event this past weekend.
Nine teams from four different schools competed with hopes to qualify for the Dual National Championship held at the SEMA and PRI Show later this year.
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.
Hot Rodders of Tomorrow (HROT) is providing kids with a unique opportunity to showcase workmanship and the awareness of complex mechanisms.
After 43 teams qualified for the National Dual Championship, 20 teams went to compete at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas and 23 teams had gone to the PRI Show.
Recognizing the opportunity to support young people in their pursuit of an automotive career, WELD has renewed its sponsorship of the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow (HROT) Engine Challenge program. WELD has been a HROT sponsor since 2013.