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Rotella SuperRigs Event Draws Crowd of 10,000

June 28, 2007

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More than 10,000 people attended the 25th annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition last week at the Joplin Petro Stopping Center in Joplin, Mo., a three-day event that saw 118 working trucks competing for cash and prizes.
Thousands of visitors attended this year's Shell Rotella SuperRigs event.
Thousands of visitors attended this year's Shell Rotella SuperRigs event.

Walking away with "Best of Show" honors was Curtis Christians of Rockford, Mo. He took the top prize of $10,000 for his 2005 Peterbilt tractor and 2005 Great Dane trailer combination.
The other big winners at SuperRigs were Bob and Geri Martin who were awarded a $50,000 truck makeover for their 1995 Peterbilt 379. SuperRigs attendees selected the winner from six nominated trucks. The makeover will be done by S&J Truck Sales of Fort Wayne, Ind. Partners for the makeover include Bridgestone, Alcoa, and Pana-Pacific.
In total, 25 prizes were awarded in categories that ranged from best tractor to best engine. The People's Choice award was won by the 2000 Freightliner Classic XL of Bob and Shelley Brinker of Grayling, Mich.
A select group of 13 truckers also won the bragging rights to appear beside their trucks in the 2008 Shell Rotella SuperRigs calendar. For more information about the Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition and photos from the event, visit www.rotella.com.

2007 25th Anniversary Shell Rotella SuperRigs Winners

Truck Makeover
Bob and Geri Martin
Lafayette, Ind.
1995 Peterbilt 379

Best Theme
Tom and Kim Turner
Cynthiana, Ky.
1995 Peterbilt 379

Best Mural
Jerry Dickson
Perry, Okla.
2007 Peterbilt 379

Best Interior
Bob and Shelley Brinker
Grayling, Mich.
2000 Freightliner Classic XL

Best Chrome
Dave and Vicki Weldon
Joplin, Mo.
2003 Peterbilt 379

Best Engine
Harvey and Karen Zander
St Louis Park, Minn.
2003 International 9900

Best Lights
Rusty Wyrick and Tina Lomax
Mansfield, Ohio
1998 Western Star Constellation

Classic

First Place
Jerry Howard
Fairborn, Ohio
1954 Autocar DC-75

Second Place
Steve Hendershot
La Porte City, Iowa
1985 Kenworth K-100

Third Place
Gerald Kissinger
Stoughton, Wis.
1991 Mack Superliner

Fourth Place
Bob Steffy
Oakforest, Ill.
1985 Freightliner Cabover

Fifth Place
Ron Elledge
Hampton, Va.
1994 Kenworth W900L

Tractor

First Place
Randy and Jona Rebillard
Gimli, Manitoba, Canada
2002 Peterbilt 379

Second Place
Toney and Donna Bennett
Macks Creek, Mo.
2007 Peterbilt 379

Second Place
Harvey and Karen Zander
St Louis Park Minn.
2003 International 9900

Fourth Place
Sean McEndree Sr
Copperas Cove, Texas
2005 379 Peterbilt

Fifth Place
Rusty Wyrick and Tina Lomax
Mansfield, Ohio
1998 Western Star Constellation

Tractor Trailer

First Place
Clint Dicks
Lake City, Fla.
2000 Peterbilt 379 and 2006 Mac Flatbed

Second Place
Brad Caton
Hampton, Mass.
2007 Peterbilt 379 and 2007 Mac End Dump

Third Place
Brian Jones
New Brunswick, N.J.
1999 W900L Kenworth Studio and 2008 Mac '53 Step Deck

Fourth Place
Mike Penrod
Fargo, N.D.
2000 Freightliner Classic and 1998 Great Dane Refer Spread Axle

Fifth Place
Mickey and Tyler Gwillim
Carlinville, Ill.
1986 Peterbilt 359 and 2001 Great Dane Stainless Spread

People's Choice

Bob and Shelley Brinker
Grayling, Mich.
2000 Freightliner Classic XL

Best of Show

Best of Show $10,000
Curtis Christians
Rockford, Mo.
2005 Peterbilt and 2005 Great Dane

First Runner Up $4,000
Tom and Kim Turner
Cynthiana, Ky.
1995 Peterbilt 379 and 2003 Transcraft Stepdeck

Second Runner Up $2,000
Bob and Shelley Brinker
Grayling, Mich.
2000 Freightliner Classic XL

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