Some of the best engine-building talent in the Southeast will compete in a Hot Rodders of Tomorrow regional qualifier for the second year in a row at the Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama April 16-17.

Tools will be flying on both days of the festival, as 25 teams from high schools from Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee tear down and rebuild car engines in a matter of minutes as they compete against the clock for a spot in the dual Hot Rodders of Tomorrow national finals in Las Vegas and Indianapolis this fall.

Among participating Georgia high schools, 2015 Atlanta Motorama champions Peach County High will return to defend their fast time of 17:11 last year. Other Georgia teams slated to compete include Americus Sumter High School, Brantley County High School, Cedar Shoals High School, Dodge County High School, Effingham County High School, Etowah High School, Gordon Central High School, Sequoyah High School, Winder's Sims Academy of Innovation & Technology and South Paulding High School.

Last year, teams from Peach County High and Forsyth Central High swept each of the top seven best times. Those two schools, as well as Effingham County High and East Ridge High out of East Ridge, Tennessee, went on to qualify for the 2015 national championship.

Competitions will take place throughout both days just outside the Show Car Garage, between the garage and the concession stand.

Along with the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow competitions, many other motoring exhibitions and activities will make up the 3rd Annual Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama, including over 1,000 custom and show cars and vehicles from every decade in the last century, car-crushing exhibitions by BIGFOOT®, auto auctions, the Pull-A-Part swap meet, celebrity appearances and so much more.

Admission to the Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama is $12 per day. Kids ages 6 through 11 will be admitted for $5, with kids 5 and under admitted for free. For complete event information and to purchase tickets, contact the Atlanta Motor Speedway ticket office at (770) 946-4211, (877) 9-AMS-TIX or visit www.atlantamotorama.com.