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Team Fel-Pro Wins 2017 Hot Rodders of Tomorrow National Championship!

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A total of forty-five teams competed at the SEMA and PRI shows just to get into the Elite Eight competition. The top four SEMA show seeds against the top four PRI show seeds.

The top four teams that competed at the PRI Show were Team K&N, from Burton Center for Arts & Tech in Salem, VA, who came in fourth place with an average of 20:59. Team Derale from Forsyth Central High School in Cumming, GA, came in third place with an average of 20:25. Team QA1, from Forsyth Central High School from Cumming, GA, came in second place with an average of 18:29. And in first place came Team Meziere from Burton Center for Arts & Tech in Salem, VA. With the best average of 17:51.

The top four teams from the SEMA Show were Team Howards Cams, from Lakeshore High School in Stevensville, MI, with an average time of 19:07. Team Fragola Performance Systems, Fremd High School in Palatine, IL, came in second place with an average time of 20:56. Team Aeromotive, Eastern Oklahoma Technology Center out of Choctaw, OK. took third place with an average time of 21:52. Team Fel-Pro, Tulsa Technology Center from Broken Arrow, OK. came in fourth place with an average time of 23:08.

The times are based on three important parts. First it is the average of the three times the teams competed. Second, are the penalty minutes added for mistakes made during dis-assembly and re-assembly and the third part is a 50-question written test on parts and tools identification along with general engine and rules knowledge.

The Best Against the Best

The Elite Eight are the best and it showed! Only 3 seconds separated the first and second place teams, just 17 seconds between first and third place! But in the end Team Fel-Pro, Tulsa Technology Center from Broken Arrow, OK. came out on top with the average time of 17:06.

Team Fel-Pro instructor Greg Gilliam said “I was extremely shocked! I thought we may have placed 3rd until they announced the 3rd place team. The Team and I knew we got second place at that point and were very excited about 2nd, then they called the 2nd place team and it wasn’t us, my jaw hit the floor. I was speechless.” He also mentioned “I am extremely proud of my team and their hard work and determination to practice on their own time after school and

 

work. It feels good to know that my dedication to the students paid off for them. We are proud to represent Oklahoma and our school Tulsa Technology Center. Hard work and dedication reap rewards.”

Ann Skrycki-Mohler from Federal-Mogul said “Federal-Mogul Motorparts and the Fel-Pro brand have been honored to support this important program since its inception. We are proud not only of Team Fel-Pro, but of every participant from each of this year’s teams. Their exceptional skill and shared commitment to quality and performance point to a very bright future for the engine building industry.”

Each student earned scholarship opportunities ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 from Ohio Technical College, School of Automotive Machinists & Technology, and Universal Technical Institute.

For more information about the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow program or on how you can help, please contact:

Greg Parker

Phone: 574-315-1938

gparker@hotroddersoftomorrow.org

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Didn’t go to the SEMA show this year? Here’s a shortcut!


Whether you’re a weekend wrenchturner or a Daytona 500 racecar driver, you know you can always pick up valuable information about everything from rpms to racing at the SEMA show this year. But for those that can’t make it or need more information, the internet becomes our digest of information.

That’s even more evident in today’s world, where social media platforms like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter brings people with a common interest even closer together. From the racetrack to the garage, we’re constantly sharing our results and working hand-in-hand with others to achieve a common goal or purpose.

In fact, it’s social media that enables companies like PRW Industries to publish its own news, information, tips, tricks, strategies — and even warnings — for anyone interested in high performance auto racing parts and accessories. And it does this almost instantaneously!

And just like you can count on us to stay ahead of the competition when it comes to the latest and greatest products for performance parts, you can bet we’re working our way toward the forefront when it comes to imparting knowledge to our fans. That’s why we’d like to take this opportunity to invite you to Like PRW on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

In addition to the blog post that you’re reading right now, we offer three other excellent ways to stay abreast of new developments in racing and what PRW is doing to make our offerings safer, more efficient and, of course, faster.

Join the thousands of our customers who feel the same way you do about racing. Just click on the boldface items below to sign up:

 

PRW on Facebook:

This is where we post exciting photos and updates from races we attend, cars we love, and sponsors we support. We also answer customer’s questions about the products we sell. This is also where you’ll find announcements about special offers and sales and contests, and it’s where we share company news and more.

 

 

PRW YouTube Channel:

Subscribe to view the videos we create in-house — many focusing on the proper installation and use of the high-performance auto racing parts and accessories we manufacture and/or sell, and more.

 

PRW on Twitter:

Here, we plan on publishing alert-style news related to items from which you can instantly benefit — say a killer deal on something we sell — or maybe an update from a racing event while that event is still going on.

Feel free to pick and choose from among these social media offerings, or sign up for all three. It’s just another way to like, follow or watch us and become apart of something better, meaner, and faster!

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