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​Eric Turner, Sr. Wins Best of Show at 36th Annual Shell ROTELLA SuperRigs

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September, 2018

Eric Turner, Sr. of Ellenwood, Ga. captured Best of Show honors with his 2015 Peterbilt 389 with a 2018 Wally-Mo 8 car hauler at the 36th Annual Shell ROTELLA SuperRigs® competition held June 14-16 at White’s Travel Center in Raphine, Va. He was awarded $10,000 from Shell ROTELLA® and $5,000 from MAC trailer. Turner also won for Best Interior.

“It feels so good to win the best of show,” said an emotional Eric Turner. “Like I said earlier when I was in the judging lane, when I was growing up, all my dad ever had on his tool box was a Shell ROTELLA calendar. And he always said, ‘son one day, you’re going to be on that.’ I’ve never seen that vision, but I guess he’s seen it for me. My dad passed away last year. Thank you, Daddy.”

Matt Brune from Caldwell, Texas won Best of Show first runner-up, $4,000 from Shell ROTELLA® and $3,000 from MAC Trailer for his 1999 Peterbilt 379. Jay Blackbourn of Fennimore, Wis. was awarded Best of Show second runner-up, $2,000 from Shell ROTELLA® and $2,000 from MAC Trailer for his 1999 Peterbilt 379.

Weekend highlights included the lights contest and fireworks on Thursday. The annual truck parade was held on Friday night in downtown Lexington along with a concert by trucker and country music artist Tony Justice. There was entertainment and events throughout the three-day event.

First place winners also included Bradlee Garretson from Lake Mills, Wis. in the Tractor/Trailer Division for his 2016 Peterbilt 389 and 2017 MAC trailer; Andrew Good of Bethel, Pa. in the Tractor Division with a 2016 Kenworth W900; Gerald Arthur Asbury from Sevierville, Tenn. won in the Classic Division with his 1999 Kenworth W900L. The Most Hard-Working Trucker award was presented to William Warner of Seneca Rock, W. Va. for his 1997 Peterbilt 379; James A Rogers of Pevely, Mo. won the new What Matters Is Inside award which honors drivers who have overcome hardships and challenges. Rogers is a disabled veteran who works with the St. Christopher Trucking Fund Relief to help drivers with illness or injury.

All winners also received a case of Shell ROTELLA T4 15W-40 heavy duty diesel engine oil and MyMileMatter reward points.

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.

Winners List:

Best of Show: Eric Turner, Sr.; 2015 Peterbilt 389; 2018 Wally-Mo 8 Car Hauler, $10,000 from Shell ROTELLA, 50,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points, Place in the 2018 Rotella SuperRigs®Calendar
Best of Show 1st Runner Up: Matt Brune, 1999 Peterbilt 379, $4,000 from Shell ROTELLA, 40,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points
Best of Show 2nd Runner Up: Jay Blackbourn, 2016 Peterbilt 389; 2008 MAC LTT ATE 9700, $2,000 from Shell ROTELLA, 30,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points
Working Truck - Limited Mileage: Kaleb Hammett, 2017 Peterbilt 389, $1,500 and 10,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points; John T. Barker III, 1997 Peterbilt 379; 1997 Streamliner Deluxe for Horses, $1,000 and 8,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points; Richard Shrout, 2018 Peterbilt 389, $750 and 7,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points; James R. Pearce, 2001 Kenworth W900, $500 and 6,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points; Cody McKenzie, 2018 Kenworth T800, $250 and 5,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points
Most Hard-Working Trucker: William Warner, 1997 Peterbilt 379, $500, 10,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points
People’s Choice: John George, 1974 Dodge C950 Bighorn, $250 and 10,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points
What Matters Is Inside:
James A. Rodgers, 2015 Freightliner Cascadia; 2019 Utility, $500, 10,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points
Show Truck: Michael Manuel, 2015 Peterbilt 389, $250 and 10,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points; Mark Hollen, 2013 Peterbilt 389, $250; Leon Lloyd, 2016 Peterbilt 389, $250
Best Engine: Andrew Good, 2016 Kenworth W900, 15,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points
Best Lights: Randy Manning, 2018 Kenworth W900L, 15,000 My Miles matter Reward Points
Best Chrome: Randy Manning, 2018 Kenworth W900L, 15,000 My Miles matter Reward Points
Best Theme: Andrew Good, 2016 Kenworth W900, 15,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points
Best Interior: Eric Turner, Sr., 2015 Peterbilt 389; 2018 Wally Mo 8 car Hauler
15,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points and a Steering Wheel
1st Place Tractor/Trailer Division: Bradlee Garetson, 2016 Peterbilt 389; 2017 MAC, $1,5000 and 10,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points
2nd Place Tractor/Trailer Division: Brandon Smith, 1996 Peterbilt 379, $1,000 and 8,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points
3rd Place Tractor/Trailer Division: Kiegan Nelson, 2013 Peterbilt 389; 2017 Retneouer flatbed, $750 and 7,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points
4th Place Tractor/Trailer Division: Jackie Lewis, 2007 Peterbilt 379; 2007 Great Dane, $500 and 6,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points

5th Place Tractor/Trailer Division: Matt Kanagy, 2006 Peterbilt, $250 and 5,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points
1st Place Tractor Division: Andrew Good, 2016 Kenworth W900, $1,500 and 10,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points
2nd Place Tractor Division: William Warner, 1997 Peterbilt 379, $1,000 and 8,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points
3rd Place Tractor Division: Cody Warner, 1987 Peterbilt 359, $750 and 7,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points
4th Place Tractor Division: Chris Graham, 2016 Peterbilt 389, $500 and 6,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points
5th Place Tractor Division: Jeremiah Wolfe, 2018 Peterbilt 389, $250 and 5,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points
1st Place Classic Division: Gerald Arthur Asbury, 1999 Kenworth W900L, $1,500 and 10,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points
2nd Place Classic Division: Les Brown, 1966 Kenworth W900A, $1,000 and 8,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points
3rd Place Classic Division: John Byers, 1988 MAC Superliner, $750 and 7,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points
4th Place Classic Division: Daniel and Phyllis Snow, 1996 Freightliner Classic XL; 2006 Utility, $500 and 6,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points


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Eric Turner, Sr. of Ellenwood, Ga. captured Best of Show honors with his 2015 Peterbilt 389 with a 2018 Wally-Mo 8 car hauler at the 36th Annual Shell ROTELLA SuperRigs® competition held June 14-16 at White’s Travel Center in Raphine, Va.


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