Sep 16, 2020
Chevron Products Company, a Chevron U.S.A. Inc. division and maker of the Delo® brand of technologically advanced engine oils, lubricants and coolants, today announces the twelve finalists for its 2020 Delo Tractor Restoration Competition (Delo TRC), this year a virtual event due to safety precautions for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. These very deserving finalists are:
1) Annika Jensen: 1945 Case DC-3, Santa Margarita, CA
2) Casey Havemann: 1958, Case Terratrac 320, Atascadero, CA
3) Cody Tschirhart: 1953, Oliver 77 Row-Crop, Castroville, TX
4) Elyse Evers & Annika Ernstrom: 1954 Ford 600, San Luis Obispo, CA
5) Four Rivers Career Center Night Shift: 1951, Farmall H, Washington, MO
6) Grayson McDonald: 1945, Farmall B, Fort Worth, TX
7) Josh Jorgensen: 1941 McCormick Deering O4, Atascadero, CA
8) Northwood FFA: 1948 Ford 8N, Nappanee, IN
9) Ricky Schilling: 1968 Minneapolis Moline G1000 Vista, Fayetteville, TX
10) Riley Billings: 1976 Ford 7700, Floresville, TX
11) Ross FFA/Butler Tech Chapter: 1930, Farmall Regular, Hamilton, OH
12) Trevor Mauk: 1952 John Deere Model 50, Pleasant Gap, PA
Since 1997 this annual event honors the achievements of our nation’s most talented teen tractor restorationists, with the finals judging occurring Tuesday, October 27 through Thursday, October 29. The awards ceremony, at which the winners are announced, will be live-streamed on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DeloTRC on Thursday, October 29, with everyone – competition entrants, parents and guardians, advisors and mentors, along with the participants’ entire communities – invited to attend online. The Grand Champion will be awarded $10,000, the Reserve Champion receives $5,000, and third place takes home $3,000.
“The Delo Tractor Restoration Competition challenges and inspires our youth to discover a multitude of skills which involve a level of knowledge they may have never imagined, but rise to the challenge to accomplish,” states Dan Holdmeyer, Industrial Sector Manager, Chevron Products Company. “There are so many aspects of this competition which will be a roadmap to their futures and which include, but are not limited to, commitment; determination; ingenuity; mechanical proficiency; and teamwork. He adds, “We’re very proud that our competition inspires these students to go beyond the conventional and fully involve their trusted advisors, teachers, mentors, family, friends, and community.”
All 2020 entrants for the Delo Tractor Restoration Competition were required to submit a detailed Restoration Report which documents the entire restoration process, from mechanical overhauls of the engine, transmission, auxiliary and ancillary systems, to the external appearance of the tractors. Judges review these reports, along with entrant videos, to ultimately select the twelve competition finalists.
Chevron’s Delo Product Family:
Chevron’s Delo product family includes engine oils, premium lubricants and extended life coolants that provide premium performance and bottom-line value for diesel-powered vehicles. All Delo products are covered under the Delo Warranty Plus program, which provides bumper-to-bumper protection against lubricant and coolant related failures as described in the Delo Warranty. More information on Delo products can be found at: www.ChevronDelo.com.
About Chevron Products Company:
Chevron Products Company is a division of an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of the Chevron Corporation headquartered in San Ramon, CA. A full line of lubrication and coolant products are marketed through this organization. Select brands include Havoline®, Delo® and Havoline Xpress Lube®. Chevron Intellectual Property, LLC owns patented technology in advanced lubricants products, new generation base oil technology and coolants. For more information visit www.ChevronLubricants.com
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