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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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2020 YOUNG GUNS REGIONAL EVENTS

Are you the next 2020 Young Gun? The journey starts here. 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.

Due to some regional events that have been canceled related to COVID 19, some of the Regional Qualifying Events will be held via video conference (Young Guns Virtual Corrals).

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. Please note that if the Regional Qualifying Event is not virtual, Entrants who have registered for a Regional Qualifying Event which is later canceled will be given the option to transfer their entry to the Virtual Young Guns.

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 30
Gridlife

In Association With

GRIDLIFE

Midwest Region - Virtual Young Guns

June 4-7, 2020
GOod Guys West Coast Nationals

In Association With

NHRA SONOMA

Sonoma, CA

July 25, 2020

In Association With

NHRA NW NATIONALS

Kent, WA

August 1, 2020
GOod Guys West Coast Nationals

In Association With

THE SHOW

West Valley, UT

August 29, 2020
Spocom

In Association With

SpoCom San Diego

Southern California Virtual Corral

Sept. 19, 2020

The Right Stuff

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

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Fueling the Next Generation

For custom builders, displaying your vehicle at the SEMA Show represents a milestone. It can be the catalyst that solidifies your place in an elite group of custom automotive royalty.

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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

Curtis Larsen

1970 Plymouth Barracuda | Tuner Evolution - Philadelphia, PA

Chelsie Lesnoski

2013 Scion FR-S | Formula Drift - Seattle, WA

Cody Nebeker

1930 Chrysler 2 door | The Show - West Valley City, UT

Keenen LaCour

2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo | TX2K - Houston, TX

Matteo Medoro

1951 Ford F1 | Formula Drift - Seattle, WA

Shane Durrence

1991 Toyota MR2 | Street Machine Nationals - St. Paul, MN

Steven Nadaskai

2011 Volswagon GTI | Formula Drift - Long Beach, CA

Thomas Nguyen

2010 Nissan 370Z | Formula Drift - Atlanta, GA

Zach Zadoo

1931 Ford Model A | Goodguys - Pleasanton, CA

YOUNG GUNS PRIZE PACKAGES

Builders ages 18-27 (as of November 6, 2020) who may not already have an approved feature or booth vehicle for the 2020 SEMA Show can still qualify to enter the competition through our regional partners who will be awarding a SEMA Young Guns Prize Package.

This prize package includes an all-expenses-paid trip for two, transportation of the winner’s vehicle, a designated feature spot at the 2020 SEMA Show, and automatic entry into the 2020 SEMA Battle of the Builders competition!

*To qualify for the Young Gun designation at each of the regional shows, a builder must be ages 18-27 by the final night of the SEMA Show, November 6, 2020, and must be designated as the winner of the promoter’s show, or achieve the highest overall finish within a group of the show’s young builders, or be designated as the winner of the category offered by the show.

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