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​35th Annual Shell ROTELLA SuperRigs® in Tulsa, Oklahoma

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July, 2017

Bill Rethwisch of Tomah, Wis. captured Best of Show honors with his 2016, Peterbilt 389 at the 35th Annual Shell ROTELLA SuperRigs® competition held May 18-20 at Exchange Center at Expo Square in Tulsa, Okla. He was awarded $10,000 from Shell ROTELLA and $5,000 from MAC trailer. Rethwisch also won for Best Interior and Best Engine.

“My heart was coming out of my chest; I didn’t think we had it.” said Bill Rethwisch who also took Best of Show in 2014 and 2015. “This is the third time in four years and four times in the (SuperRigs) calendar out of four tries. I’m ecstatic right now. I’m so proud; I don’t even know which way to think.”

J.R. Schleuger of Britt, Iowa won Best of Show first runner-up, $4,000 from Shell ROTELLA and $3,000 from MAC Trailer for his 1980 Kenworth W900. He also won for Best Chrome. Kenneth Fisher of Muscoda, Wis. was awarded Best of Show second runner-up, $2,000 from Shell ROTELLA and $2,000 from MAC Trailer for his 1997 Peterbilt 379.

Weekend highlights included a Thursday concert by trucker and country music artist Tony Justice and the lights show which went on despite inclement weather on Friday night. There was also a concert on Friday night as well as entertainment and events throughout the three day event.

First place winners also included Brad Garetson from Lake Mills, Wis. in the Tractor/Trailer Division for his 2016 Peterbilt 389 and 2017 MAC flatbed conestoga trailer; Ray & Suzie Rodriquez of Salinas, Calif. in the Tractor Division with a 1999 Peterbilt 379 extended hood; Jayme and Whitney Snow from Berryville, Ark. won in the Classic Division with their 1999 Classic XL Freightliner. The Most Hard Working Trucker award was presented to Hills Construction of Hempstead, Texas for their 2007 Freightliner Coronado.

Sam’s Club donated free one-year memberships to the Best of Show winners, the first and second place Tractor/Trailer, Tractor and Classic winners, the People’s Choice winner and Most Hard Working Trucker.

The Shell ROTELLA SuperRigs® competition is the premier truck beauty contest for actively working trucks. Owner/operator truckers from across the United States and Canada compete for cash and prizes valued at approximately $25,000. Twelve drivers were also selected to have their truck featured in the 2018 Shell ROTELLA SuperRigs® calendar.

Complete 2017 Shell ROTELLA SuperRigs® Results

Best of Show

$10,000 from Shell ROTELLA and $5,000 from MAC Trailer

Place in the 2018 Rotella SuperRigs® Calendar

Bill Rethwisch

Tomah, Wis.

2016 Peterbilt 389

Best of Show 1st Runner Up

$4,000 from Shell ROTELLA and $3,000 from MAC Trailer

J.R. Schleuger

Britt, Iowa

1980 Kenworth W900A

Best of Show 2nd Runner Up

$2,000 from Shell ROTELLA and $2,000 from MAC Trailer

Kenneth Fisher

Muscoda, Wis.

1997 Peterbilt 379; 2015 Reitnouer

Working Truck - Limited Mileage

$250

Brandon Avant

Hampton, Ark.

2010 Peterbilt 379

 $250

Brady Quade

Pocahontas, Ill.

2016 Kenworth W900L

$250

Sid Calangelo

Carthage, Mo.

2008 Kenworth W900; 2017 Great Dane Dry Van

Most Hard Working Trucker

$500

Hills Construction

Hempstead, Texas

2007 Freightliner Coronado

People’s Choice

$250

Grant Alderman

Union Grove, Wis.

2008 Peterbilt 389

Show Truck

$250

Jake Lindamood

Irving, Texas

2017 Peterbilt 389

 $250

Dave Van Haitsma

Zeeland, Mich.

1995 Kenworth W900L; 2016 Utility Dry Van 53

 $250

Grant Alderman

Union Grove, Wis.

2008 Peterbilt 389

Best Engine

Bill Rethwisch

Tomah, Wis.

2016 Peterbilt 389

Best Lights

Justin Nodorft/Brian Pete

Mineral Point, Wis.

2015 Peterbilt 389 Glider; 2017 MAC Tank

Best Chrome

JR Schleuger

Britt, Iowa

1980 Kenworth W900A

Best Theme

Jake Robak

Rice, Minn.

2006 Peterbilt 379 Cottrel Car Carrier

Best Interior

Bill Rethwisch

Tomah, Wis.

2016 Peterbilt 389

1st Place Tractor/Trailer Division

$1,500

Brad Garetson

Lake Mills, Wis.

2016 Peterbilt 389; 2017 MAC Flatbed Conestoga

2nd Place Tractor/Trailer Division

$1,000

Kiegan Nelson

Onalaska, Wis.

2013 Peterbilt 389; 2016 Reitenour Big Bubba Curtain Side Flat Bed

3rd Place Tractor/Trailer Division

$750

Robbie Basse

Hinton, Okla.

2016 Kenworth W900 Icon; 2016 Fortune Infinity

4th Place Tractor/Trailer Division

$500

Brian Dreher

Campbellsport, Wis.

2016 Peterbilt 389; 2016 Great Dane Reefer

5th Place Tractor/Trailer Division

$250

Colton Chase

Kismet, Kan.

2002 Peterbilt 379; 2018 Timpte Super Hopper

1st Place Tractor Division

$1,500

Ray and Suzie Rodriquez

Salinas, Calif.

1999 Peterbilt 379 EXD

2nd Place Tractor Division

$1,000

Robby Robinson

Lake City, Fla.

20154 Kenworth T660

3rd Place Tractor Division

$750

Jake Robak

Rice, Minn.

2006 Peterbilt 379 Cottrel Car Carrier

4th Place Tractor Division

$500

Jason Krause

Sutton, Neb.

2017 Peterbilt 389

5th Place Tractor Division

$250

Kenny Graber

Patridge, Kan.

1998 Kenworth W900L

1st Place Classic Division

$1,500

Jayme and Whitney Snow

Berryville, Ark.

1999 Classic XL Freightliner; 2015 Great Dane Stainless Steel Dry Van

2nd Place Classic Division

$1,000

Terry Aslinger

Marquand, Mo.

1996 Peterbilt 379 EXD; 2013 Shipshewana trailer

3rd Place Classic Division

$750

Daniel and Phyllis Snow

Harrison, Ark.

1996 Freightliner Classic XL

4th Place Classic Division

$500

Scott Graham

Wagoner, Okla.

1999 Kenworth W900

5th Place Classic Division

$250

Joe Dean Davenport

Siloam Spring, Ark.

1998 Kenworth W900L

Caption: 1st Place Tractor Divisionws won by Ray and Suzie Rodriquez, Salinas, Calif., 1999 Peterbilt 379 EXD. Photo courtesy of Shell ROTELLA.

SuperRigs All Winners - All drivers that received an award or will have their truck appear in the 2018 Shell ROTELLA SuperRigs calendar.

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