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Young, up-and-coming builders who are ages 18-27 (as of November 6, 2020) will compete in the newest competition division of Battle of the Builders, designed to spotlight and inspire future industry icons.

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Updated 8.5.20
2020 YOUNG GUNS REGIONAL EVENTS

The journey for young builders starts here!

As of August 5th 2020, the SEMA Young Guns Regional Qualifier will continue as planned despite the announced changes to the 2020 SEMA Show.

Below is a list of this years' regional events. Find the event closest to you and Click Apply to set up your own account. Once your account is confirmed you can tell our team all about your amazing build.

An Entrant may enter more than one Regional Qualifying Event and may enter more than one vehicle, but a vehicle may only win one (1) Regional Qualifying Event. Vehicles which have previously won Battle of the Builders, a Regional Qualifying Event or Fan Vote (a Golden Ticket) in the past are not eligible to enter.

As part of the application, Entrant must submit photos and a written description of the Entrant's vehicle.

Spring Break Jam

In Association With

SPRING BREAK JAM

South Padre Island, TX

March 7-8, 2020
Formula Drift Long Beach

In Association With

FORMULA DRIFT

Southwest Virtual Qualifier

April 18
Atlanta Motorama

In Association With

ATLANTA MOTORAMA

Atlanta Metro Area
Virtual Young Guns

April 26
Rhinebeck 2020

In Association With

RHINEBECK 2020

Northeast Region
Virtual Young Guns

May 2
Sumospeed Spring Fest

In Association With

SUMOSPEED SPRING FEST

Mideast Region
Virtual Young Guns

May 31
Gridlife

In Association With

GRIDLIFE

Great Lakes Region
Virtual Young Guns

June 7
Central Region
Virtual Young Guns

June 28
GOod Guys West Coast Nationals

In Association With

NHRA SONOMA

NorCal Region
Virtual Young Guns

July 25

In Association With

NHRA NW NATIONALS

Pacific Northwest Region
Virtual Young Guns

August 1
GOod Guys West Coast Nationals

In Association With

THE SHOW

Midwest/Rocky Mountain Region
Virtual Young Guns

August 29
Spocom

In Association With

SpoCom San Diego

SoCal Region
Virtual Young Guns

Sept. 19
National Last Chance Qualifier Virtual Young Guns
Virtual Young Guns

Oct. 3

The Right Stuff

Learn about the SEMA Battle of the Builders® and how to enter a build into the Young Guns Virtual Regional program.

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Fueling the Next Generation

The competition shines the spotlight on the amazing talents and craftsmanship of builders and the products they use. It allows enthusiasts and fans a chance to learn the stories behind the builds, get to know the builders and be inspired along the way.

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2019 SEMA Battle of the Builders Champion

Jim and Mike Ring

1969 Chevrolet Camaro
2019 SEMA BATTLE OF THE BUILDERS OVERALL WINNER

2019 Top 4 Builder Finalists

Hot Rod Winner

Jim and Mike Ring

1969 Chevrolet Camaro

Truck/Off-Road Winner

Randy Borcherding

1955 Chevrolet Truck

Sport Compact Winner

Louie Shefchik

1968 Iso Rivolta

Young Guns Winner

Brad Swaney

1971 Chevrolet C-10

2019 YOUNG GUNS REGIONAL WINNERS

Austin Haynes

1970 Chevrolet C10 | Street Machine Nationals - Du Quion, IL
Category: Truck/Off-Road

Curtis Larsen

1970 Plymouth Barracuda | Tuner Evolution - Philadelphia, PA
Category: Hot Rod

Chelsie Lesnoski

2013 Scion FR-S | Formula Drift - Seattle, WA
Category: Sport Compact

Cody Nebeker

1930 Chrysler 2 door | The Show - West Valley City, UT
Category: Hot Rod

Keenen LaCour

2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo | TX2K - Houston, TX
Category: Hot Rod

Matteo Medoro

1951 Ford F1 | Formula Drift - Seattle, WA
Category: Truck/Off-Road

Shane Durrence

1991 Toyota MR2 | Street Machine Nationals - St. Paul, MN
Category: Sport Compact

Steven Nadaskai

2011 Volswagon GTI | Formula Drift - Long Beach, CA
Category: Sport Compact

Thomas Nguyen

2010 Nissan 370Z | Formula Drift - Atlanta, GA
Category: Sport Compact

Zach Zadoo

1931 Ford Model A | Goodguys - Pleasanton, CA
Category: Hot Rod

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