Two student teams from Tri-Tech Skills Center in Kennewick will participate at a state automotive skills competition.
Students from 20 high schools are expected to compete at the event, a release said.
The state competition is May 6 at Renton Technical College.
Teams will race to properly identify and fix "bugs" in identical Ford Fiestas.
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The teams, which have two students each, will be vying for scholarships and an opportunity to compete at the national finals in Dearborn, Mich., in June.