41st Annual Shell Rotella® SuperRigs® Headed West To Wyoming
Truett and Crystal Novosad of College Station, Texas captured Best of Show honors with their 2007 Peterbilt 379 EXHD at the 41st Anniversary Shell Rotella® SuperRigs® competition held June 8-10 in Gillette, Wyo. They were awarded $10,000 from Shell Rotella. In addition, the truck won the Steve Sturgess Best Theme award for its “Doc Holiday” theme.
Mark Aragon from Lasalle, Colo. won Best of Show first runner-up and $4,000 from Shell Rotella for his 2003 Peterbilt 379 EXHD called Slammed Distraction. Ben Overton of Winnipeg, MB, Canada was awarded Best of Show second runner-up for his 2020 Kenworth W9B.
Additional highlights included the SuperRigs truck parade through downtown Gillette, truck lights contest and drone light show sponsored by Advance Auto Parts. There was additional entertainment and events throughout the three-day event.
Additional first place winners included:
* Cody Davis from Cokeville, Wyo. in the Tractor/Trailer Division and Best Lights for his 2022 Kenworth W900L.
* Patrick Lahr from Denison, Iowa in the Tractor Division with a 2022 Peterbilt 389.
* Clyde Green from Cheyenne, Wyo. won the Classic Division with his 1982 Kenworth W900 A
Cody Davis also won the People’s Choice Award. The winner was selected virtually with voting taking place online. This year, $1 for every People’s Choice vote tallied Shell Rotella donated to the St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund.
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. All winners also received a case of Shell Rotella T5 10W-30 Synthetic Blend engine oil and MyMilesMatter award points. Twelve drivers were also selected to have their truck featured in the 2024 Shell Rotella SuperRigs calendar.
2023 Shell Rotella SuperRigs Winners List:
Best of Show: Truett & Crystal Novosad, 2007 Peterbilt 379, $10,000 from Shell Rotella, Place in the 2024 Rotella SuperRigs Calendar
Best of Show 1st Runner Up: Mark Aragon, 2003 Peterbilt 379 EXHD, $4,000 from Shell Rotella
Best of Show 2nd Runner Up: Ben Overton, 2020 Kenworth W9B, $2,000 from Shell Rotella
Non-Working/Show Truck: Truett & Crystal Novosad, 1984 Peterbilt 359, $250 from Shell Rotella
Classic Division: 1st: Clyde Green, 1982 Kenworth W900 A, $1,500 from Shell Rotella; 2nd: JR Schleuger, 1984 Kenworth W900 B, $1,000 from Shell Rotella; 3rd: Daniel & Phyllis Snow, 1996 Freightliner Classic XL, $750 from Shell Rotella
Working Truck - Limited Mileage: Dennis Harris, 2022 Kenworth W900, $1,500 from Shell Rotella; 2nd: Barry Kasdorf, 2023 Peterbilt 389X, $1,000 from Shell Rotella; 3rd: John Fabris, 2018 Kenworth T880, $750 from Shell Rotella
Tractor Division: 1st: Patrick Lahr, 2022 Peterbilt 389, $1,500 from Shell Rotella; 2nd: Truett Novosad, 2007 Peterbilt 379, $1,000 from Shell Rotella; 3rd: Richard Rukstalis, 2018 Kenworth T680, $750 from Shell Rotella
Tractor/Trailer Division: 1st: Cody Davis, 2022 Kenworth W900L, $1,500 from Shell Rotella 2nd: Jake Bast, 2001 Peterbilt 379, $1,000 from Shell Rotella; 3rd: Nichole Cheek, 2008 Peterbilt 389, $750 from Shell Rotella
Best Engine: Ben Overton, 2022 Kenworth W9B
Best Chrome: Cody Davis,
2022 Kenworth W900L
Steve Sturgess Best Theme Award: Truett & Crystal Novosad, 2007 Peterbilt 379
Best Interior: Richard Rukstalis, 2018 Kenworth T680
Best Lights: Cody Davis, 2022 Kenworth W900L
People’s Choice: Cody Davis, 2022 Kenworth W900L, $250 from Shell Rotella