Recently on June 18th, the Ohio Technical College and Edelbrock teamed together to help college bound students by offering the OTC/Edelbrock Carburetor Challenge.

Twenty-four students from various high schools competed against each other where each team of two disassembled a carburetor and rebuilt it to see who could complete it correctly in the shortest time. Extra time will be taken off depending on how well the team does on their OTC-Edelbrock Carburetor tests.

The teams were divided into five heats with the four fastest times making it into the main event where a $5,000 scholarship to the Ohio Technical College was on the line. Every student who competed in the challenge received at least a $1,000 dollar scholarship. Second place would receive $4000,  and Third place had $3000 coming their way.

With a very impressive time the group of William Golden and Jacob McKee from Poway High school bested the other students with a time of 8:12:97. It took the team just over eight minutes to completely tear down a carburetor and rebuild it! Do you think you could do any better?

Edelbrock and the Ohio Technical College partnered together to create a specialized school training certificate program, under the Edelbrock Academy (EA) name. The EA will focus on training students on aftermarket performance products.

  • Camshafts/Lifters
  • Carburetors
  • Cylinder heads
  • Intake Manifolds
  • Exhaust systems
  • Electronic Fuel Injection Systems
  • Nitrous/superchargers
  • Data acquisition systems

As students complete modules within the above training programs that feature Edelbrock parts and training, they will receive an EA Certificate of Completion on that part. This program will be available for the first time in the fall of 2011.

All in all the Ohio Technical College and Edelbrock handed out $42,000 in scholarships to OTC. Complete results and times are listed below, for more information on Edelbrock visit their home on the web at Edelbrock.com.

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Results are as follows:
WINNERS:
1st Place: Poway High School
Students: William Golden and Jacob McKee
Instructor: Ken Faverty
FINALS TIME: 8:12:97

2nd Place: Crawford High School
Students: Natalie Mota and Joseph Torres
Instructor: Carl Kingsbury
FINALS TIME: 9:16:88

3rd Place: Vista High School
Students: Taylor Dahl and Brittney Perkins
Instructor: Tim McCreary
FINALS TIME: 10:51:50

4th Place: Crawford High School
Students: Andrew Watkins-Blackshear and Mizraim Reyes
Instructor: Carl Kingsbury
FINALS TIME: 11:07:06

5th Place: Monte Vista High School
Students: Gustavo Sanchez and Joe Marlay
Instructor: Mike Fleming
HEAT TIME: 13:55:59

6th Place: Vista High School
Students: Dennis Mendoza and Arianna Hernandez
Instructor: Jim McCreary
HEAT TIME: 15:28:36

7th Place: Vista High School
Students: Marila Lish and Alan Reed
Instructor: Tim McCreary
HEAT TIME: 15:35:47

8th Place: Poway High School
Students: Nick Kornafel and Josh Ruskin
Instructor: Ken Faverty
HEAT TIME: 17:24:88

9th Place: James Madison High School
Students: Joshua Dains and Joe Chancoy
Instructor: Omar Sevilla
HEAT TIME: 19:22:54

10th Place: Crawford High School
Students: Jose Barrios and Katherine Carmona
Instructor: Carl Kingsbury
HEAT TIME: 19:35:04

11th Place: Fallbrook High School
Students: Brandon Hampton and Jose Perez
Instructor: Kevin Karnes
HEAT TIME: 23:45:00

12th Place: Fallbrook High School
Students: Margaret Chung and Jesus Martin
Instructor: Kevin Karnes
HEAT TIME: 27:35:45