Devine FFA Takes 2012 Delo Tractor Restoration Competition Crown

Devine FFA Takes 2012 Delo Tractor Restoration Competition Crown

-- Restoration of 1970 Case 1070 Delivers National Title --

SAN RAMON, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Chevron Products Company (a Chevron U.S.A. Inc. division), maker of the Delo® brand of technologically advanced engine oils, lubricants and coolants, today crowned Ryan Haass of the Devine FFA Champion of the 2012 Delo Tractor Restoration Competition for his restoration of a 1970 Case 1070. The Devine, TX entrant was one of twelve finalists invited to Indianapolis to participate in this year's competition. The national event, which delivers the coveted teen tractor restoration title, took place during the 85th National FFA (Future Farmers of America) Convention in Indianapolis this week. As Champion, Ryan Haass receives a $10,000 prize. Ryan Haass is only the second person in the competition's history to win first place two years in a row.

Colin Graff of the Hondo FFA from Hondo, TX was voted Reserve Champion for his restoration of a 1950 John Deere A and received a prize of $5,000. Third place was awarded to Matt Mahler of the Iowa Park FFA from Iowa Park, TX for his restoration of a 1955 Ford 850 and received $3,000.

Box Elder FFA of Brigham City, UT was voted the winner of the Best Video competition with over 70,000 votes. Each team member will receive a Kindle Fire®*.

"The Delo Tractor Restoration Competition is an annual tradition, which represents the ambition and passion of America's youth," said Channing Reeder, indirect channel marketing specialist, Chevron Products Company. "The program offers a tremendous learning opportunity for participants to work with their teachers, family, friends and community in order to accomplish a restoration project many would never think possible. Chevron continues to be impressed with the level of commitment and innovation exhibited by all the competitors and is proud to support their continued educational and professional endeavors."

2012 Delo Tractor Restoration Competition Team finalists include:

  • Box Elder FFA: Brigham City, Utah - 1948 Allis Chalmers W Speed Patrol

  • Brazos FFA: Wallis, Texas - 1978 John Deere 4440

  • Devine FFA: Devine, Texas - 1970 Case 1070

  • Dubiski Career High School: Grand Prairie, Texas - 1956 John Deere 420

  • Eufaula FFA: Eufaula, Alabama -1951 Massey Harris 30

  • Hondo FFA: Hondo, Texas - 1950 John Deere A

  • Iowa Park FFA: Iowa Park, Texas - 1955 Ford 850

  • Melrose-Mindoro FFA: Melrose, Wisconsin - 1949 Allis Chalmers WD

  • Newton FFA: Newton, Kansas - 1947 Oliver 70 Industrial

  • Northwood FFA: Nappanee, Indiana - 1957 Farmall 450

  • Paso Robles High School: Paso Robles, California - 1935 Allis Chalmers Model M

  • Rogers FFA: Rogers, Texas - 1955 Oliver Super 77

*Kindle Fire, is a registered trademark of, Inc., Inc. is not a sponsor of this competition.

About The Delo Tractor Restoration Team Competition

Since 1995 the Delo Tractor Restoration Team 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 Team 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 (8 FFA entrants and 4 open) are invited to the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis to present their projects to a panel of five professional tractor restorers. Projects are graded on restoration process, results and documentation, as well as oral presentation and safety precautions.

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Extended Service Protection - 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 that may demand extended service protection and drain capabilities.

The exceptional performance of Delo lubricants is a result of Chevron's proprietary ISOSYN™ Technology which combines highly refined base oils with advanced additives to create products that rival synthetic lubricants in critical performance tests while maintaining costs similar to mineral-based oils.

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.

Delo products includes Delo® heavy duty motor oils, Delo® Extended Life Coolant, Delo® Extended Life Coolant/Antifreeze - Nitrite Free, Delo® Greases EP, Delo® Heavy Duty EP, Delo® Grease ESI, Delo® Synthetic Grease SF, Delo® Synthetic Transmission Fluid SAE 50, Delo® Gear Lubricants ESI® and Delo® Synthetic Gear Lubricant.

More information on Delo products and the Delo Truck can be found at:

About Chevron Products Company

Chevron Products Company is a division of an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of the Chevron Corporation (NYS: 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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Chip Dehnert, 415-365-8533
Brent Tippen, 925-790-3938

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