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Theresa S. DeSantis Wins Best of Show at 37th Annual Shell Rotella® SuperRigs®

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October, 2019

Theresa S. DeSantis of Apache Junction, Ariz. captured Best of Show honors with her 1985 Peterbilt 359 EXHD with a 2016 East trailer at the 37th Annual Shell Rotella® SuperRigs® competition held July 25-27 at Trail’s Travel Center in Albert Lea, Minn. She was awarded $10,000 from Shell Rotella®, DeSantis also won Best Theme and Best Engine.

JR. Schleuger from Britt, Iowa won Best of Show first runner-up, $4,000 from Shell Rotella® for his 1980 Kenworth W900A. Ryan Mahens of Ellenwood, Ga. was awarded Best of Show second runner-up for his 2006 International 9900.

Weekend highlights included the lights contest and fireworks and a concert by country music artist Casi Joy. There was entertainment and events throughout the three-day event.

First place winners also included:

Jonathan Eilen from Hampton, Minn. in the Tractor/Trailer Division for his 2007 Peterbilt 379 and 2017 MAC dump.

Kaleb Hammett of Dodd City, Texas. in the Tractor Division with a 2017 Peterbilt 389

Tod Job from Everest, Kan. won in the Classic Division with his 1996 Peterbilt 379.

The Most Hard-Working Trucker award was presented to David Gramberg of New Richmond, Wis. for his 2019 Kenworth W900

Todd Brenny of Saint Joseph, Minn. won the People’s Choice Award for his 1977 Peterbit 352. The winner is selected by competitors and attendees.

All winners also received a case of Shell Rotella® T4 15W-40 heavy duty diesel engine oil and MyMilesMatter 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 2020 Shell Rotella® SuperRigs® calendar. 

Complete 2019 Shell Rotella® SuperRigs® Results

Best of Show: Theresa S. DeSantis, Apache Junction, Ariz., 1985 Peterbilt 359 EXHD - $10,000 from Shell Rotella®, 50,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points, Place in the 2020 Shell Rotella® SuperRigs® Calendar

Best of Show 1st Runner Up: JR Schleuger, Britt, Iowa, 1980 Kenworth W900A - $4,000 from Shell Rotella®, 40,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points

Best of Show 2nd Runner Up: Ryan Mahens, Ellenwood, Ga., 2006 International 9900 - $2,000 from Shell Rotella®, 30,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points

1st Place Working Truck - Limited Mileage: Ron Brubaker, Sigourney, Iowa, 1993 Peterbilt 379 - $1,500 and 10,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points

2nd Place Working Truck - Limited Mileage: Dan Brubaker, Sigourney, Iowa, 2003 Peterbilt 379 - $1,000 and 8,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points

3rd Place Working Truck - Limited Mileage: David Gramberg, New Richmond, Wis. 2019 Kenworth W900 - $750 and 7,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points

4th Place Working Truck - Limited Mileage: Bill Rethwisch, Tomah, Wis2019 Peterbilt 389 - $500 and 6,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points

5th Place Working Truck - Limited Mileage: Jerry Linander, Winona, Minn2007 Kenworth 900L - $250 and 5,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points

Most Hard-Working Trucker: David Gramberg, New Richmond, Wis. 2019 Kenworth W900 - $500 and 10,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points

People’s Choice: Brenny Specialized Inc/Todd Brenny, Saint Joseph, Minn. 1977 Peterbilt 352 - $250 and 10,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points

Show Truck: Michael Holland, Spring, Texas, 2007 Peterbilt 379 - $250 and 10,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points

Mike Meyer, Theilman, Minn.,1984 Kenworth 900 - $250 and 10,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points

Brandon Farley, Neosho, Mo. 2004 Peterbilt 379X - $250 and 10,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points

Best Engine: Theresa S. DeSantis, Apache Junction, Ariz., 1985 Peterbilt 359 EXHD - 15,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points

Best Lights: Gary Jones Jr., Lawson, Mo. 1999 Peterbilt 379 - 15,000 My Miles matter Reward Points

Best Chrome: Clinton Schutjer, Woden, Iowa, 2006 Peterbilt 379 - 15,000 My Miles matter Reward Points

Best Theme: Theresa S. DeSantis, Apache Junction, Ariz., 1985 Peterbilt 359 EXHD - 15,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points

Best Interior: Dustin Shipman, Sparta, Mo., 2008 Kenworth W900L - 15,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points

1st Place Tractor/Trailer Division: Jonathon Eilen, Hampton, Minn., 2007 Peterbilt 379, 2017 MAC Dump - $1,500 and 10,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points

2nd Place Tractor/Trailer Division: Gary Jones, Jr., Lawson, Mo., 1999 Peterbilt 379 - $1,000 and 8,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points

3rd Place Tractor/Trailer DivisionKyle Wagner, Waupun, Wis., 2016 Peterbilt 389, 2016 MAC Flatbed with a QuickDraw Curtain - $750 and 7,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points

4th Place Tractor/Trailer Division: Bradley Beuthien, Michigan City, Ind., 2020 Peterbilt 579 - $500 and 6,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points

5th Place Tractor/Trailer Division: Joe Rondeau, Menomonie, Wis., 2014 Peterbilt 389, 2017 Brenner - $250 and 5,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points

1st Place Tractor Division: Kaleb Hammett, Dodd City, Texas, 2017 Peterbilt 389 - $1,500 and 10,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points

2nd Place Tractor Division: Cody Jaeschke, Fort Dodge, Iowa, 2017 Peterbilt 389 - $1,000 and 8,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points

3rd Place Tractor Division: Jake Lindamood, Irving, Texas, 2007 379 Extended Hood - $750 and 7,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points

4th Place Tractor Division: Everett Ford, Webb City, Mo., 2008 Kenworth W900L - $500 and 6,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points

5th Place Tractor Division: Matt Brune, Caldwell, Texas, 1999 Peterbilt 37 - 

$250 and 5,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points

1st Place Classic Division: Tod Job, Everest, Kan., 1996 Peterbilt 379 - $1,500 and 10,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points

2nd Place Classic Division: Jay Palachuk, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 1996 Kenworth W900 - $1,000 and 8,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points

3rd Place Classic Division: Buck Crombie, Binger, Okla., 1989 Peterbilt 379 - $750 and 7,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points

4th Place Classic Division: David “Beerman” Brewer, Tulsa, Okla., 1970 Peterbilt 358A - $500 and 6,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points

5th Place Classic Division: Daniel and Phyllis Snow, Harrison, Ark., 1996 Freightliner Classic - XL, 2006 Utility 4000

 

Photo captions:

Truck Photo: Theresa S. DeSantis captured Best of Show honors at the 37th Shell Rotella SuperRigs with her 1985 Peterbilt 359 EXHD with a 2016 East trailer.

Award Photo: Theresa S. DeSantis (L) accepts the Best of Show trophy at the 37th Shell Rotella SuperRigs awards presentation from Annie Peter, North American marketing manager, Shell Rotella.