Southeast High Schools To Compete In Hot Rodders Of Tomorrow Regional National Qualifier At Atlanta Motorama
More than 20 of the best engine-building teams from high schools around the Southeast will compete in a Hot Rodders of Tomorrow regional qualifier at the 5th Annual Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama April 28-29 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Tools will be flying on both days of the gigantic motoring festival, as teams from Georgia and Arkansas 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 the participating high schools, 2017 Atlanta Motorama champs and national championship Final Four participants Forsyth Central High out of Cumming, Georgia will return to defend last year's title. Other Georgia teams slated to compete include Maxwell High School of Technology, Sims Academy of Innovation and Technology, Gordon Central High School, Sequoyah High School, Americus Sumter High School, Paulding County High School, Etowah High School and Monticello Occupational Education Center.
Last year, three teams recorded times fast enough to qualify for the 2017 national championships, with Forsyth Central posting a weekend-best of 20:04.
New to the show in 2018, the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Junior Engine Challenge will feature teams of two - including one individual between the ages of 5 and 18 - disassembling and reassembling a single-cylinder OHV engine utilizing only basic hand tools. The development program is an untimed exercise meant to help young aspiring engine builders develop agility, communication skills and self-esteem. The program also has a goal of helping youngsters develop problem-solving skills and an understanding of an internal combustion engine. Teams will be judged on overall performance and accuracy with attention to detail during the overall process
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 5th Annual Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama, including over 1,000 custom and show cars and vehicles from nearly every decade in the last century, car-crushing exhibitions by BIGFOOT®, auto auctions, the Pull-A-Part swap meet, Autocross competitions 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.