Chris Overfelt, Coach
Engine Assembly and Disassembly
How much time would it take a small group of high school students to completely disassemble and reassemble a 350 small block Chevy engine, using only hand tools? Would you believe 16 minutes, 47 seconds? This was the world record time set by Team Vibrant Performance of the Burton Center for Arts and Technology (BCAT) of Salem, Virginia, at the 2018 Hot Rodders of Tomorrow National Championship in Indianapolis. It was the third title in the last 5 years for the innovative Motor Sports Program at the multi-disciplinary arts and technology program serving the 4 high schools of the Roanoke Valley Public Schools, led by the program’s founder and coach Chris Overfelt.