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Aeromotive’s Annual Open House & Car Show Expands to Include Engine Challenge



Aeromotive will host a Hot Rodder’s of Tomorrow (HROT) Engine Challenge preliminary competition at their annual Open House and Car Show this year. The event will take place Saturday, May 13, from 9AM-5PM at 7805 Barton St., Lenexa, KS.

The HROT competition will consist of multiple teams of five from local high school auto tech classes. Each team must correctly tear down and re-assemble a 350-cubic-inch Chevy engine as fast as they can. The HROT's purpose is to grow auto tech classes and  help students develop skills useful in the workplace. It also provides scholarship, internship, and mentorship opportunities for students.

The Open House and Car Show will be going on during the HROT competition. This provides an opportunity for car show attendees to see the future of the industry do what they do best. The show will include a show ‘n’ shine featuring street performance cars, racecars, and show cars, as well as shop tours, food, and beverages. Wes Buck, editor-in-chief of Drag Illustrated and Street Race Magazine, will be on hand to provide a live feed of the entire event, including the competition.

In addition, Steve Gardner, the Director of Heartland Park, Topeka will be present to provide car show attendees with more information regarding the Menards Nationals presented by Minties. This race is held May 19-21 at Heartland Park Topeka. This year’s race has a few firsts: Pro-Mod’s will be running there for the first time, as will Nitro Harley’s and Jet Dragsters. Also, a concert will be held at Heartland Park Saturday, May 20.