Chevron Announces 2021 Delo Tractor Restoration Competition Finalists

The Top 12 finalists have been selected. Tune in to on Oct. 28, 2021, at 6:30 p.m. EDT to see the final results.

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 12 finalists for its 2021 Delo Tractor Restoration Competition (Delo TRC). These very deserving finalists are:

  1. Alvord FFA: 1953 J.I. Case VAC-14, Alvord, TX
  2. Annika Ernstrom: 1948 Allis Chalmers WC, San Luis Obispo, CA
  3. Annika Jensen: 1964 Massey Ferguson 135, Santa Margarita, CA
  4. Cameron McEntire: 1936 John Deere A, Atascadero, CA
  5. Colt Kaker: 1950 JI Case Model LA, Jacksboro, TX
  6. Four Rivers Career Center Night Shift: 1956 Ford 600, Washington, MO
  7. Grayson McDonald: 1950 John Deere R, Fort Worth, TX
  8. Holden Nuhn: 1950 Farmall C, Collins, OH
  9. John Paul Schmidt: 1940 Allis Chalmers B, Templeton, CA
  10. Keegan Williams: 1959 John Deere 530, Tipton, IN
  11. Matthew Escobedo: 1950 International Farmall C Demonstrator, Helotes, TX
  12. Shane Brennan: 1951 Farmall Super AV, Templeton, CA

Since 1997 this annual event honors the achievements of our nation's most talented teen tractor restorationists, with the finals judging occurring Wednesday, October 27, through Thursday, October 28. The awards ceremony, at which the winners are announced, will be live streamed on Facebook at on Thursday, October 28, with everyone - family, friends, advisors and mentors, along with the participants' entire communities - invited to view online. The Grand Champion will be awarded $10,000, the Reserve Champion receives $5,000, and third place takes home $3,000.

"Chevron sponsors Delo TRC as a way not only to challenge and inspire our youth but give them the opportunity to develop a wide variety of skills, helping them develop into tomorrow's leaders," states Jason Gerig, Americas Commercial Sector, Chevron Lubricants. "Supporting STEM education and investing in tomorrow's workforce is a priority for Chevron. In addition to technical skills that can serve them in paths of study like Ag Mechanics or Mechanical Engineering, TRC participants must develop their prowess in project management, written and verbal communication, teamwork, and even computer literacy - all sought-after skills in a variety of careers." He adds, "Every year, we are impressed by the young men and women who participate in our program. Their dedication, combined with the support system of advisors, mentors, teachers, family, friends, and the community, is a source of inspiration for all of us."

All 2021 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 12 competition finalists.

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