High School Auto Tech Championship

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

Today's cars are more complicated than ever. That's why AAA and Ford are teaming up to encourage the next generation of Mechanics. Ten teams of 2 students gathered at John Ascuaga's Nugget in Sparks Thursday to participate in a state-wide competition.

The high school automotive students were presented with a car that was intentionally "bugged". The student mechanics raced to be the first to diagnose and fix each of the problems. The winning team goes on to represent Nevada in a nation-wide competition in June. Members of the top four teams will get a share of $133,000 in scholarship dollars. The following is a list of Thursday's winners.

1 -First Place;
Coronado High School (Henderson)
Seth Butwinick
Nicholas Iverson
Dawnne Smith - Instructor

2 -Second Place:
Arbor View High School (Las Vegas)
Nick Bible
Garrett Anderson
Tom Garrett - Instructor

3-Third Place:
Churchill County High School (Fallon)
Jose Barrera
Bryan Corry
Rich Evans - Instructor

4-Fourth Place:
Edward C Reed High School (Sparks)
Nathaniel Erickson
Jesus Saldana
Todd Teague - Instructor

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