Thomasville Times Enterprise

Local News

December 23, 2013

Central engine builders place second nationally

THOMASVILLE — Thomas County Central High School’s engine-building team placed second in the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge national competition held during the Performance and Race Industry Show in Indianapolis.

The competition was held Dec. 10-15. The team consisted of five members and one alternate Tyler Boyette, Alan Mayfield, Brice Evans, Justin Rogers, Grayson Ott and Andrew Graham. The team’s average time was 19:34 of four builds in which the team first broke down and then rebuilt an engine.

“I’m happy with what we did,” Graham said. “We went as fast as we could.”

The second-place prize included a trophy and $57,000 in scholarship money, which was split evenly between the team members. Each member got $9,500.

Graham is proud of the team’s effort and the scholarship money it won. He said he enjoyed the overall experience because he got to meet “all kinds of people and see all kinds of shows.”

The team also attended some technical training seminars that dealt with various areas of automotive technology during the competition.

Mason Miller, team instructor and automotive technology teacher at TCCHS, said there are 457 engine-building teams in the nation and the top 25 fastest were invited to the national championship.

“Our team has been doing well,” he said. “Naturally, I’m very proud of them. They are a joy to be around and their talent is being showcased in an area that they enjoy. It’s outstanding for a student to do something they love and also be able to use it to further their education. We always compete to win, but to be the number two team in the nation is an amazing accomplishment.”

Miller also said the program is branching out at TCCHS and an all girls team has just been formed.

 

1
Text Only
Local News
Business Marquee
House Ads
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Raw: Ferry Sinks Off South Korean Coast Town, Victims Remember Texas Blast Freeze Leaves Florida Panhandle With Dead Trees At Boston Marathon, a Chance to Finally Finish Are School Dress Codes Too Strict? Raw: Fatal Ferry Boat Accident Suspicious Bags Found Near Marathon Finish Line Boston Marks the 1st Anniversary of Bombing NYPD Ends Muslim Surveillance Program 8-year-old Boy Gets His Wish: Fly Like Iron Man Sex Offenders Arrested in Slayings of CA Women India's Transgenders Celebrate Historic Ruling Tributes Mark Boston Bombing Anniversary Raw: Kan. Shooting Suspect Faces Judge
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Poll

Do you think Lois Lerner should be jailed for not cooperating with the House probe into IRS targeting of conservative political organizations?

Yes
No
     View Results
Video
Sports Pulse
Must Read
Must Read