Cheyenne, WY (KGWN) - Top students from around the state, including Gillette, Thermopolis, and Laramie gathered at the LCCC Diesel Tech Shop to participate in the Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills competition.
There were seven 2 person teams, each team was given a 2014 Ford Fiesta that had been "bugged". They were given 90 minutes to find all the bugs and fix them. After the contestants believed they were finished, they had to drive their vehicle around a predetermined course, where they could decide whether it needed more fixing or to take it to the finish line for final judgment.
The winner of today's event will receive a scholarship as well as other prizes and given the honor of representing Wyoming in the National Finals competition in Dearborn, Michigan this summer.
AAA Representative Kaeyln Kelly said that while it is a fun competition, it's also a really good opportunity for the students as well. "...what we're really looking to do is help them further their education in this field if that's something that their interested in and they'd like to try out as a career. so, we've got awesome scholarships, a lot of them are provided by UTI and Ford Motor Company and AAA also contribute to the scholarships for the competitors."
Taylor Evans and Austin Paulsen were the winner's of todays event. Taylor and Austin go to Worland High School and will get a chance to compete in Dearborn, MI in the National Finals this summer.