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Chevron Announces 12 Finalists for 2017 Delo Tractor Restoration Competition


Top Teen Experts to Compete in 22nd Delo
Tractor Restoration Competition

Chevron Products Company, a Chevron U.S.A. Inc. division, maker of the
Delo® brand of technologically advanced engine oils,
lubricants and coolants, has announced the finalists for its 2017
Delo Tractor Restoration Competition
, now in its 22nd
year of the program. The event will bring the nation's top teen tractor
restoration specialists to Indianapolis, IN – during the 90th National
FFA (Future Farmers of America) Convention
– to compete for the
national title.

"The success of the program is reflected in the number of returning
finalists this year," said Dan Holdmeyer, Industrial and Coolants Brand
Manager, Chevron Products Company. "This year really shows the
perseverance of these students over the years and the impact it has had
on their lives, learning skills they can use throughout their life."

The 2017 entries have been narrowed down to 12 finalists, who will
present their projects to a panel of five seasoned tractor restoration
experts. Each project will be graded on the restoration process, safety
precautions, results, documentation and their oral presentation.

The Delo Grand Champion will be awarded $10,000, the Delo Reserve
Champion receives $5,000 and Third Place Champion takes home $3,000.

The finalists for the 2017 Delo Tractor Restoration Competition are:

  • Andrew Brown, Nashville FFA, Nashville, IL: 1957 Allis Chambers WD45
  • Austin Reynolds, Ira FFA, Snyder, TX: 1969 John Deere 4020
  • Corey Verstraeten, Southwest High School FFA, San Antonio, TX: 1972
    Oliver 1755
  • Devin Haywood, Hastings FFA, Hastings, MI: 1950 Farmall Demonstrator C
  • Four Rivers Career Center, Washington, MO: 1948 Farmall C
  • Mack Blair, Dubiski High School FFA, Grand Prairie, TX: 1973
    International Harvester 666
  • Marcus Wagner and Cameron Coyle, Dubiski High School FFA, Grand
    Prairie, TX: 1958 John Deere 420V
  • Matthew Machicek, Rogers FFA, Rogers, TX: 1956 Minneapolis-Moline 335
  • Northwood FFA, Nappanee, IN: 1956 Farmall 350
  • Ryder Merta, El Campo FFA, El Campo, TX: 1955 Farmall 200
  • Tanner Burns, Tucker County FFA, Hambleton, WV: 1968 International
    Farmall 544
  • Taylor Havemann, Atascadero High School, Atascadero, CA: 1951 Oliver

"The Delo TRC program has made a tremendous impact on our family and has
combined our sons' love for antique tractors with their drive to tackle
challenging projects," said Luke Haywood of Hastings, MI, father of the
2016 Delo Grand Champion Austin Haywood and 2017 finalist Devin Haywood.
"No other program is available to our students that starts at the high
school level and is as comprehensive and technical as the Delo Tractor
Restoration Competition. The experience will have a lasting impact in
whatever field they choose in the future."

About the Delo Tractor Restoration Competition

Since 1995 the Delo Tractor Restoration Competition has rewarded the
determination, mechanical skills and business savvy of high school-aged
tractor restoration experts from around the country. Through the
restoration of an antique tractor, participants develop skills
applicable to the modern business world. The skills needed for success
in the program – equipment maintenance, teamwork, project management,
budgeting, planning and marketing – help develop the participants into
future leaders in the agriculture community.

All entrants to the Delo Tractor Restoration Competition are required to
submit a workbook detailing the entire tractor restoration process, from
mechanical overhauls of the engine, transmission and auxiliary and
ancillary systems, to the external appearance of the tractors. The 12
finalists are invited to present their projects to a panel of four
professional tractor restorers during the National FFA Convention in
Indianapolis. Projects are graded on restoration process, hands-on
learning, results and documentation, as well as oral presentation and
safety precautions.

For more about the Delo Tractor Restoration Competition, go to:

Follow the Delo Tractor Restoration Competition Online

The Delo Tractor Restoration Competition can be followed on various
social media channels, including Facebook,
and Twitter.

During the finals competition on October 25 and 26, event updates and
the results will be posted on the program's Facebook page in real time.

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:

About Chevron Products Company

Chevron Products Company is a division of an indirect, wholly owned
subsidiary of the Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) 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.

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