Roanoke County Schools’ engine building team wins fourth national championship

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ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – Two engine-building teams from Roanoke County Schools’ Burton Center for the Arts and Technology has competed in the annual Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Building Challenge and took away a trophy signifying their fourth national championship.

The competition took place on Dec. 9-11 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The E3 Sparks Plug Team, led by motorsports instructor Chris Overfelt, captured their fourth national championship with a final average time of 20:51.

Along with the team’s trophy, each member of the team also won a $10,000 scholarship.

The team previously won the national championship in 2014, 2016 and 2018.

The NASCAR Tech team placed 17th in the competition. They were led by automotive instructor Steve Hoback.

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