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. Auto Technicians are invited to showcase their skills and go head-to-head at our national championship in Tampa, FL for their chance to win cash prizes and be crowned the 2023 U.S. Auto Tech National Champion.
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: $40,000 | 2nd Place: $20,000 | 3rd Place: $10,000
1st Place: $25,000 | 2nd Place: $15,000 | 3rd Place: $5,000
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.
The Round of 16 is a hands-on, at-home kit that will be mailed to competitors.
The top 4 professionals and top 4 students with the highest Round of 16 score will pack their bags and enjoy an all-expenses paid trip to Tampa, FL for the U.S. Auto Tech National Championship Driven by Yokohama where they will compete head-to-head for their chance to win the title of the 2023 U.S. Auto Technician of the Year.
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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Monro is an official sponsor of the 2023 U.S. Auto Tech National Championship Driven by Yokohama! We’re proud to support the automotive industry, and we recognize the trades as a vital piece of our economy. Above all, we get to celebrate our Technicians who love what they do, so our Guests can get back to doing more of what they love.