Ohio Technical College (OTC) has partnered with Edelbrock to host a Carburetor Challenge during the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, Calif., on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010.
During the challenge, 19 high school teams from San Andreas, Hollister, San Diego, Lodi, Visalia, Monterey, Seaside and Castroville, California, will tear down, inspect and re-assemble an Edelbrock carburetor. OTC will award $1,500 to each participant, while the four fastest teams will compete in a final challenge to earn prizes including Edelbrock gear, Matco tools and tuition scholarships. The 1st place winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship; 2nd place $4,000; 3rd place $3,000; and 4th place $2,000.
The Carburetor Challenge starts at 8 a.m. with the awards ceremony beginning at 6 p.m.
"We are excited to encourage these high school students as they demonstrate their automotive expertise and passion for our industry," said Tom King, director of enrollment management at OTC.
In addition to the challenge, Ohio Technical College instructor Tom Banks will be onsite to conduct live airbrush demonstrations, which showcase the school’s popular Custom Paint and Graphics program. OTC will also display their 25-foot custom-wrapped hauler and a drag Corvette that will be custom painted live throughout the event.
For more information on the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, visit www.mazdaraceway.com.
About Ohio Technical College
Ohio Technical College (OTC) is an accredited private, proprietary technical school dedicated to providing premier technical training in the world of modern mechanics by pursuing industry alliances, providing outstanding training equipment and focusing on the needs of individual students. In 2009, OTC celebrated its 40th year and was named School of the Year in the 2nd annual Tomorrow’s Technician/Chicago Pneumatic competition. An Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT) college, OTC and its PowerSport Institute branch campus encompass nearly 800,000 sq. feet of classroom and workshop space. Drawing students from all over the United States, OTC offers technician training programs in Automotive, Diesel, Auto-Diesel, Collision Repair, Classic Car Restoration, High Performance and Racing, Welding and PowerSport Technology as well as specialization in BMW, Alternative Fuel Vehicles, Custom Paint and Graphics, CDL Truck Driver Training, and Power Generator Systems. Motorcycle technician training is provided through the PowerSport Institute, a branch campus of OTC in North Randall, Ohio. For more information, write to Ohio Technical College at 1374 E. 51st St. Cleveland, Ohio, 44103; call 800.322.7000 ext. 163; or visit ohiotechnicalcollege.com and psi-now.com.