The U.S. Auto Tech National Championship Driven by Yokohama was created in 2021 to showcase the incredible skills of auto technician professionals and students across the country, while elevating the awareness and importance of trade jobs across the globe. The top Auto Technicians went through multiple qualifying rounds testing their skills and knowledge, culminating in an all-expense paid trip to Tampa, Florida for their chance to over $100k.
The top technicians will go head-to-head on a national stage, using their industry knowledge to beat out the competition and take home their share of $115,000 in cash and prizes.
1st Place: David Borer $40,000
2nd Place: Bill Woods $20,000
3rd Place: Andy Buehler $10,000
1st Place: Yanick Tanguay $25,000
2nd Place: Randy Giroux $15,000
3rd Place: Youssef Kissa $5,000
Catch all the action from this year’s 2023 Elite Trades Championship Series this December on CBS Sports Network at 8pm EST.
There were two ways to qualify for this year’s 2023 U.S. Auto Tech National Championship, either at an in-person qualifier or through the digital Driven to Win challenge. At the end of each month during this round, professionals and students with the highest quiz scores or fastest qualifying times were selected to advance to the next phase of the competition, the Round of 64.
The top professionals and top students from the in-person qualifiers and Driven to Win challenges automatically qualified for the Round of 64 Presented by ASE. The Round of 64 was an online multiple-choice quiz with questions provided by ASE.
The top 16 students and top 16 professionals with the highest scores advanced to the next round.
The top professionals and top students from the Round of 64 challenge automatically qualified for the Round of 16 presented by Garage Gurus and University of Northwestern Ohio.
The Round of 16 was a hands-on at-home kit that was mailed to competitors.
The top 4 professionals and top 4 students from the Round of 16 stamped their all-expense paid ticket to Tampa, Florida to compete in the U.S. Auto Tech National Championship Driven by Yokohama. The competition was fierce as the competitors went head-to-head for their share of over $100k.
Randy, a lover of all things racing, is the 2021 US Auto Tech National student champion. How is he turning his passion for racing into a career, and what was it like winning $40,000 at last year’s nationals? Hear his story and why it’s important for men and women to seek out education and careers in the automotive industry.
The Garage Gurus are committed to helping the technician shortage and skills gap, which is why we provide the hands-on experience and training technician’s need to solve real-world issues in the garage. Whether they’re looking to take the next step, or wanting to learn new skills, the Gurus offer in-person, in-shop, online and virtual training to provide the automotive repair knowledge needed to succeed.
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