AAA Oklahoma and Ford Motor Company sponsor the competition to encourage technically-minded young people to pursue careers in the automotive service industry. At stake during the competition are scholarships, prizes and letters of recommendation to future employers.
In 2010, 10,500 automotive technology students competed for a share in a record-high $11.5 million in scholarships available through the state and national competitions.
The winners of the competition were:
* First Place: Lathan Springer, Donovan Peters and instructor Lee Dow from Moore Norman Technology Center in Norman.
* Second Place: William Cotton, Payton McCuistion and instructor Shelly Smith from Meridian Technology Center in Stillwater.
* Third Place: Cameron Kaiser, Matthew Hart and instructor Darren Barnhill from Indian Capital Technology Center in Muskogee.
* Fourth Place: Ray Busby, Daniel Carroll and instructor Stacy Estes from Red River Technology Center in Duncan.
* Fifth Place: Justin Ryland, Dylan Mattingly and instructor Jonnie Roberts from Moore Norman Area Vocational Technology Center in Norman.
* Sixth Place: Erik Ceniceros, Cody Rader and instructor Ron Rader from Northwest Technology Center in Alva.
* Seventh Place: Scott Smith, Skyler Wadkins and instructor Justin Michael from Tulsa Technology Center in Tulsa.
* Eighth Place: Derek Pyle, Connor Fitzpatrick and instructor Keith Barnett from Mid-America Technology Center in Wayne.
* Ninth Place: Thomas Fryhover, Caleb Brooks and instructor Bill Joice from Northeast Technology Center in Pryor.
* Tenth Place: Daniel Upp, Tyler Hankins and instructor Robert Blair from Francis Tuttle Technology Center in Oklahoma City.