Ford, AAA Host National Student Auto Skills Competition
June 5, 2014—One hundred high school students from all 50 states will compete for the title of national champion starting June 8 in the national finals of the 2014 Student Auto Skills Competition.
The 65th annual, three-day event will be held at Ford Motor Company's World Headquarters in Dearborn, Mich. and is sponsored by AAA and Ford.
Students will take a written exam and participate in a timed event to identify glitches and repair issues in identical 2014 Ford Fusion SEs, according to a release.
The 2014 grand prize will be an all-expenses paid trip to the Wood Brothers Racing facility where a team of two students along with their instructor will learn from top automotive engineers. Winners will also attend a race as VIP and meet driver Trevor Bayne.
"The Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills Competition is an unparalleled opportunity for the thousands of students across the country who want to break into the industry,” Bayne said in a statement. “I'm pretty excited to see these National Champions. Although the students are only in high school, they can work on the world's best cars themselves. Who knows, maybe one of these students will end up on our pit crew!"