JOLIET – On Saturday, July 30, JTHS Engine Team members traveled to Route 66 Raceway to participate in the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge, a nationwide high school engine building competition in which the team with the fastest time including penalty-minutes wins.
JTHS students Ulises Carreno, Martin Chavez, Jeff Law, Jimmy Miller and Tony Tokarczyk participated in the competition, earning a time of 28:54 with no penalties and garnering the attention of competition judges.
Central teacher and Engine Building Coach Milton George expressed pride in the team, noting that the JTHS team gained respect based on their performance.
Although the JTHS team did not qualify for the next round, the judges praise regarding speed and considerable potential speaks volumes.
The engine team is preparing to participate in the SEMA show, the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world, Nov. 1 to Nov. 4 in Las Vegas.