MAHLE Clevite Inc. named Dave Arce as the winner of the MAHLE Clevite Champion Technician contest-designed to honor the skills and experience of engine technicians and specialists nationwide.
Arce earned the title thanks to a short essay submitted by his daughter, Hollee Arce. The essay depicts Arce’s passion, experience and career accomplishments as a talented engine specialist, according to a press release.
According to the essay, Arce recently fulfilled his lifelong dream of being the proprietor of a self-contained automotive center specializing in engine machining, rebuilding and balancing, as well as in fuel injection service and general automotive repair
Additionally, Arce is an AERA member and ASE-certified Master Engine Machinist. He was recognized as the top engine builder in San Diego (2000), and has built several winning race engines for the Lucas Oil Modified series, the release noted.
“From rebuilding engines in his spare time to building several winning race engines and fulfilling his dream of owning his own business, Dave Arce’s accomplishments show that he is truly a ‘champion’ in every aspect,” said Ted Hughes, manager – marketing for MAHLE Clevite. “We are pleased to present Dave with this award and wish him continued success in his career.”
As MAHLE Clevite Champion Technician, Arce received a VIP trip to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion’s Week in Las Vegas from Nov. 30-Dec. 3.