By SEMA Editors
Team Autometer from Eastern Oklahoma County Tech Center finished with an average time of 19:28:20, and will travel to the PRI Show next month to compete for the national championship.
Hot Rodders of Tomorrow (HROT) has announced the results from the “Showdown at SEMA.” This year, 18 teams traveled to the SEMA Show, and 15 will go to the PRI Show, December 11–13, in Indianapolis, for playoff competition. A dual championship will feature the top two winners from the SEMA Show traveling to the PRI Show to take on the top two winners from PRI for the national championship.
HROT launched in 2008 at the Race & Performance Expo in St. Charles, Illinois, with five teams competing for the national championship. The organization first received funding in 2009—the same year the national championship moved to the SEMA Show. In 2014, nearly 50 specialty-equipment companies sponsored 110 teams from 65 high schools, and 33 teams qualified for the national championship.
Teams of five students were judged based on how quickly they could disassemble and reassemble a small-block Chevrolet engine with aftermarket components. This process is completed four times; the worst time is thrown out and the other three are averaged. Teams that average less than 35 minutes at regional events automatically qualify to compete for the championship.
The results from the 2014 SEMA Show:
|1st||Eastern Oklahoma County Tech Center||Oklahoma||Autometer||19:28:20|
|2nd||Thomas County Central High School||Georgia||Moroso||21:15:40|
|3rd||Belvidere North High School||Illinois||Hedman Hedders||21:22:40|
|4th||Lakeshore High School||Michigan||Weld Racing||24:53:20|
|5th||Thomas County Central High School||Georgia||Royal Purple||26:17:40|
|6th||Fremd High School||Illinois||Allstar||27:04:20|
|7th||Rancho Alamitos High School||California||Accel||29:47:20|
|8th||Tulsa Technology Center||Oklahoma||Taylor||30:35:00|
|9th||Loara High School||California||PRW||30:38:20|
|10th||South Elgin High School||Illinois||ARP||33:53:40|
|11th||Calabasas High School||California||Flowmaster||34:04:40|
|12th||Katella High School NOCROP||California||Fast||34:37:40|
|13th||Bolton High School||Tennessee||Magnaflow||36:49:20|
|14th||Franklin County Career Tech||Pennsylvania||Howard's Cams||38:59:40|
|15th||Madison High School||California||Motive Gear||40:49:00|