Fixed Ops Journal - October 2021 - F26

FIXED OPS JOURNAL
A contestant at the
Lima, Ohio, Auto Tech
National Championship
qualifying event races
to complete his repairs.
RACING THE CLOCK
A
DAN SHINE
dan.shine@crain.com
s a pit crew member for a motorsports
team, Ross Albertson likes to
race against the clock and work under
pressure.
It made sense then that Albertson would
want to participate in a qualifying event last
month for the inaugural Auto Tech National
Championship competition taking place on
the campus of his alma mater, the University
of Northwestern Ohio.
" I like to challenge myself, " says Albertson,
who also works for a local municipality. " And I
like to support UNOH. I learned a lot there. "
PAGE 26 OCTOBER 2021
auto-related majors, was the fi rst stop in the
March Madness-style event to fi nd the best
professional and student techs in the country.
Albertson took top honors in the professional
category. In addition to the competition in
Lima, Ohio, one winner in both the professional
and student categories was crowned in
Boston, Chicago and Detroit.
Winners from both categories also were
named in the online portion of the competition.
And events in Atlanta (Oct. 14-16) and
Springville, Utah (Oct. 28-30), along with the
contestants with the overall top times across
all qualifying events who didn't take fi rst
Professional, student techs vie for cash and prizes in national event
Th e college campus, which has a number of
place, will round out the fi eld of 32 professionals
and 32 students.
Tops in their fi eld
Th e national championship will be held
Dec. 13-14 in Nashville. Th ree professional
and three student winners will take home
fi rst-, second- and third-place honors, and
split $200,000 in cash and prizes.
Th e competition is the brainchild of Ideal
Industries Inc., which manufactures equipment
and tools for the trades, and marketing
fi rm Intersport. Ideal has held a similar competition
for electricians for fi ve years. It says
both contests help create awareness of career

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