The second season of the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Junior Engine Challenge kicked off Feb. 24-25 at the Race and Performance Expo in Schaumburg, Illinois.
Developed for kids between the ages of 5 and 18 years old, the event’s design is to “get wrenches in their hands and grease under their fingernails” by taking apart and rebuilding Briggs & Stratton 5 horsepower single-cylinder engines.
During the Elite Eight competition, team Meziere broke the national record with a total time of 15:33, shattering the previous record of 16:11 set in November, 2015.
During the final competition of the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge 2017 National Championship, eight teams from across the country battled for the best time at the Elite Eight playoffs hosted at the PRI Show Dec. 8-9.
The fastest overall perfect engine build received the inaugural Excellence Cup.
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Hot Rodders of Tomorrow, which began in 2008 and is sponsored by many of the biggest names in the performance aftermarket, tests the ability of elite student teams to quickly and accurately tear down an engine and rebuild it to operational condition – often in 20 minutes or less.