The 29th annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition will be held June 2-4 at the Kenly 95 Petro located at Exit 106 of I-95 in Kenly, N.C.
The SuperRigs competition is a truck beauty contest for actively working trucks. Owner-operator truckers from across the United States and Canada will compete for cash and prizes valued at approximately $25,000, and 12 drivers will be selected to have their truck featured in the 2012 Shell Rotella SuperRigs calendar.
There will be daily events and activities for attendees from Thursday through Saturday. Thursday night, Central Park Band, a professional dance band, will play a variety of popular music.
Friday night. a trucker's parade will be held in Kenly at 6 p.m. and will showcase SuperRigs entrants. The parade will proceed through downtown Kenly and will be followed by the annual contestant and family dinner at the Kenly 95 Petro. The night will also include a fireworks show and the big rig light contest. In addition, the five talented vocalists of UBU will perform a wide variety of music.
Trucks are judged by industry professionals who work for major trucking publications or broadcast companies. Judges score the rigs on exterior appearance, design, detail/finish, originality, and workmanship. In total, 24 working trucks receive awards for categories such as Best of Show, Tractor, Tractor-Trailer Combination and Classic.
The truck beauty contest is free to all participants. Every entrant, or while supplies last, will receive a gift package consisting of Shell products, a SuperRigs T-shirt and hat; and a 2011 SuperRigs calendar.
Entrants can register on site upon arrival and enter the judging line whenever they are ready. Judging will take place between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, June 2 and 3, and between 8 a.m. and noon on Saturday, June 4. Judging takes about 20 minutes, and contestants do not need to be present to win. The presentation ceremony for the awards will take place at 1:30 p.m. on June 4.
Along with the above categories, awards will also be given for "Best Chrome," "Best Theme," "Best Lights," "People's Choice" and other specialized categories. The "Best Lights" judging will be held at dark on Friday evening, and the "People's Choice" award will be voted on throughout the event by all contestants and spectators.