SEMA eNews Vol. 17, No. 46, November 13, 2014

Hot Rodders of Tomorrow “Showdown at SEMA” Results

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:

  Time Average
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
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