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John O'Keefe Captures Best of Show at Shell Rotella SuperRigs

May 21, 2012

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John O'Keefe captured Best of Show honors with his 2007 Peterbilt 379 EXHD Legacy at the 30th annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition May 17-19 at the Joplin, Mo., Speedco.
John O'Keefe won Best in Show with his 2007 Peterbilt 379 EXHD Legacy at the 30th annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition.
John O'Keefe won Best in Show with his 2007 Peterbilt 379 EXHD Legacy at the 30th annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition.
The winning truck, called "Low Life," also captured first place in the Best Interior, Best Theme, Best Chrome, Best Lights and Best Engine categories.

Paul Rissler of California, Mo., won Best of Show first runner up and $4,000 with his 1996 Peterbilt 379. T.J. Timblin of West Bend, Wis., won Best of Show second runner up and $2,500 for his 2005 Kenworth 900L.

The competition is a truck beauty contest for actively working trucks. Owner-operators from across the U.S. and Canada competed for cash and prizes valued at approximately $25,000. Additionally, 12 lucky drivers were selected to have their truck featured in the 2013 Shell Rotella SuperRigs calendar.

The event also helped raise $100,000 for All Roads Lead to Joplin, a group developed to help raise funds to benefit the YMCA of Joplin's community disaster recovery efforts following the devastating tornado in May 2011. In addition, truck owners Todd and Beth Roccapriore immediately donated their $10,000 cash prize to the YMCA of Joplin as well.

First place winners also included Wayne Vogt or Hesston, Kan., in the Tractor/Trailer Division; Pat Eilen of Hampton, Minn., in the Tractor Division; Travis Headley of Lebanon, Mo., in the Classic Division. The 2012 Peterbilt 389 of Shane Price of Lebo, Kan., won the People's Choice Award, which is voted on throughout the event by contestants and spectators. All category winners also received a case of Shell Rotella T Triple Protection engine oil and a Speedco prize package.

Two new awards were included this year. Ronald Millsap of Statesville, N.C., won the Hardworking Award. The award recognizes one driver for how hard he/she works in keeping the economy moving. Paul McMasters of Bristow, Okla., won the Shell Rotella Virtual SuperRigs award. The award recognized the trucker that received the most votes on the Shell Rotella Virtual SuperRigs site (www.virtualsuperrigs.com).

The complete 2012 Shell Rotella SuperRigs Results:

Best of Show
$10,000
John O'Keefe
Portland, Conn.
2007 Peterbilt 379 EXHD Legacy

Best of Show 1st Runner Up
$4,000
Paul Rissler
California, Mo
1996 Peterbilt 379

Best of Show 2nd Runner Up
$2,000
TJ Timblin
West Bend, Wis.
2005 Kenworth 900L

1st Place Tractor/Trailer Division
$1,500
Wayne Vogt
Hesston, Kan.
2007 Peterbilt 379 Legacy

2nd Place Tractor/Trailer Division
$1,000
Paul Marcotte
Momence, Ill.
1999 Peterbilt 379

3rd Place Tractor/Trailer Division
$750
Monty Stout
Hutchinson, Kan.
2007 Peterbilt 379 Legacy Edition

c4th Place Tractor/Trailer Division
$500
Josh Ihlenfeld
Owatonna, Minn.
2005 Kenworth 900

5th Place Tractor/Trailer Division
$250
Chris and Denise Jones
Accokeek, Md.
2007 Kenworth W900L

1st Place Tractor Division
$1,500
Pat Eilen
Hampton, Minn.
2010 Peterbilt 389

2nd Place Tractor Division
$1,000
Larry Pruitt
St. Clair, Mo.
2007 Mack CHN-613

3rd Place Tractor Division
$750
Randy and Jona Rebillard
Gimli, Manitoba (Canada)
2002 Peterbilt 379

4th Place Tractor Division
$500
Travis Buhr
Adams, Neb.
2001 Peterbilt

5th Place Tractor Division
$250
Caleb Eilers
Odessa, Texas
2000 Peterbilt 379

1st Place Classic Division
$1,500
Travis Headley
Lebanon, Mo.
1969 Peterbilt 358A

2nd Place Classic Division
$1,000
Troy Huddleston
Yale, Ill.
1991 Freightliner Classic

3rd Place Classic Division
$750
Jerry Kissinger
Stoughton, Wis.
1991 Mack Superliner

4th Place Classic Division
$500
Albert Tocci
Inola, Okla.
1995 Mack LTL

5th Place Classic Division
$250
Brent Greer
Renfrew, Ontario (Canada)
1996 Peterbilt 379

People's Choice
$500
Shane Price
Lebo, Kan.
2012 Peterbilt 389

Best Engine
John O'Keefe
Portland, Conn.
2007 Peterbilt 379 EXHD Legacy

Best Lights
John O'Keefe
Portland, Conn.
2007 Peterbilt 379 EXHD Legacy

Best Chrome
John O'Keefe
Portland, Conn.
2007 Peterbilt 379 EXHD Legacy

Best Theme
John O'Keefe
Portland, Conn.
2007 Peterbilt 379 EXHD Legacy

Best Interior
John O'Keefe
Portland, Conn.
2007 Peterbilt 379 EXHD Legacy

Best Show Truck
Larry and Kim Dyck
Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada)
2007 Peterbilt 379

Virtual SuperRigs
$500
Paul McMasters
Bristow, Okla.
2012 Peterbilt 389

Hardworking Truck
$500
Ronald Millsap
Statesville, N.C.

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