A group of high schoolers in Forsyth who love cars recently proved their vehicular knowledge in a speedy fashion at a national competition.
Forsyth Central High School’s Bulldog Engine Team finished as the runner-up in the National Engine Builders Challenge. The contest is a race to accurately rebuild a small block Chevy engine without dropping anything and following a precise procedure.
Central’s team – consisting of Jordan Schaller, Daniel Ryan, Jacob Cochran, Shahbaz Aslam, Blake Hughes and Brandon Taylor – competed in four preliminary heats followed by three final heats in four days.
The average lowest time won. The Bulldogs held a lead up until the final run of the competition and finished just 30 seconds from the championship time.
Another Bulldog team took home the sixth-place spot, which included team members David Bird, Shelby Bowen, Scott Gross, Estiaan DuPlessis,
Logan Decker and Matthew Roberts. They were awarded $22,500 in scholarships each, while the second-place team won $28,500 each.