Automotive Contest Revs Up at South May 8

High school students from automotive technology classes in Texas and Oklahoma are revving up their auto engine skills in preparation for the “Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge” Division 4 Finals on South Campus May 8. The teen teams will take apart and reassemble a small block Chevy engine during a timed competition for judges who will assess their technique and understanding of torque specifications. Spectators are welcome. The competition begins at   10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Painless Performance  Products is hosting the contest and free inspections that will be given by the National Street Rod Association from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for NSRA vehicles made in 1980 or before, says South Automotive Chair Steve Elms. The competition will be in the gymnasium on the north side of the campus and inspections will be in the parking lot outside the gym. For more information, call Elms at 817-515-4788.