Growing up in small town Wallis, TX, where the tractors and blossom play an integral role in everyday activity, it appears only right that restoring old tractors would develop into a passion for nearby Future Farmers of America (FFA) teens. Inspi-red by that interest, two Wallis kids entered the 2005 Chevron Delo Tractor Restoration Competition, which makes it entirely for the event's finals at the National FFA Convention in Louisville, Kentucky. The determination is rewarded by the Tractor Restoration Competition, enterprise savvy and technical skill of high school-aged FFA people from across the country. Students must submit a book that details the entire restoration process. The skills learned through your competitors help develop the members into future leaders in the agricultural community. The kids, members of the Brazos, TX, FFA, reveal an interest in trucks and an aptitude for physical re-pair, along with another thing: Tyler and Jordan Raska are brother and sister. Huffingtonpost.Com/Author/Tyler Collins
includes more about when to allow for it. The Raskas alternatively took another method of their recovery projects, as the scenario could have converted into a sibling rivalry. As opposed to struggling to overcome one other, Jordan and Tyler labored on their vehicles together, offering support and encouragement along the way. Through the long hours spent revamping their buses and watchfully taking the entire process, the group bonded amid the oil, paint and rusty tractor parts. Ultimately, however, there may only be one winner. Dedication, hard work and mechanical savvy repaid for 18-year-old Tyler Raska, the individual champion of the Chevron Delo Tractor Restoration Competition. A senior at Brazos High, Tyler is no stranger to tractor tournaments. He has been restoring buses for four years, and had a particularly productive year in 2005, winning the eight shows he joined with his Grandpa's 1959 John Deere 630, including a national opposition and three state competitions. Tyler, who has a learning disability, has benefited greatly from taking part in the tractor tournaments. They've helped him build confidence and focus on his skills, increasing public speaking skills and his project management. And each year his knowledge of tractor parts has grown. 'I like to take a classic tractor and make it as good as new, or even better than the original,' said Tyler. 'This year was especially rewarding since I worked in the garage with my Grandpa and restored something which was special to him.' While dropping a little short in her search for the subject, the knowledge was an immensely positive one for Jordan, the only woman from the Brazos FFA to enter the competition. We learned about http://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/tyler-collins/
by searching Bing. Fed up with being the 'go-fer woman' for Tyler as he worked on his trucks, Jordan decided to beat her own recovery, a John Deere 420. Jordan, in her first year showing tractors, initially drew inspiration from an unlikely place-the music-video for 'Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy,' by state group Big and Rich. The music-video displays Gretchen Wilson operating a 'pretty' tractor and Jordan decided she wanted to recover one that way. Working alongside with her brother and her dad, Jordan's knowledge of trucks increased tremendously over the length of the task. She did just as much of the job by herself that she can and then consulted the males for explanations and hands-on demonstrations when necessary. 'I recommend the Chevron Delo Tractor Restoration Competition to others,' Jordan said. To get further information, consider taking a gander at: a guide to http://huffingtonpost.com/author/tyler-collins/
. 'It is an extraordinary learning experience that helped me develop skills for life. Plus, I have had the opportunity to work along with my brother, meet new people and make great new friends.' 'Chevron sponsors the Delo Tractor Restoration Competition comprehending that the abilities and lessons learned through the repair process benefit the adolescents for life,' said Nicole Fujishige, professional automotive lubricants advertising director, Chevron Products Company. 'We ponder over it one of our more vital and impor-tant sponsorships, one that ensures that the industry's future leaders have the tools to succeed.' Presently, both Jordan and Tyler are restoring buses for the 2006 Chevron Delo Tractor Restoration Competition. They each have their own tractor, plus they are focusing on one together. With another year of experience under their belts, the kids are looking towards next year's event-and perhaps a different Raska about the winner's podium..