A former Shell SuperRigs winner.
Shell has announced the date of its 31st annual Rotella SuperRigs truck beauty contest, which this year is being held in conjunction with a tractor pull event.
It will be June 20-22 as part of the Budweiser Dairyland Super Nationals in Tomah, Wis. The event, sanctioned by the National Tractor Pullers Association, says Shell, is one of the most prestigious tractor pulls in the U.S.
Owner-operator truckers from across the United States and Canada will compete for cash and prizes in excess of $25,000. Twelve will be selected to have their trucks featured in the 2014 Rotella SuperRigs calendar.
Judging will take place between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, June 20 and 21, and between 8 a.m. and noon on Saturday, June 22. 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 Saturday.
The Budweiser Dairyland Super Nationals will be held beginning on Thursday night and two sessions each will be held on Friday and Saturday and the final session will be on Sunday.
Trucks are judged by industry professionals who work for major trucking publications and broadcast companies. Judges score the rigs on exterior appearance, design, detail/finish, originality, and workmanship. In total, 28 working trucks receive awards for categories such as Best of Show, Tractor, Tractor/Trailer Combination and Classic. In addition, the hardest working trucker will be selected. The prize category recognizes one driver for how hard they keep the economy moving.
At Shell's Mid-America Trucking Show booth, on display was the Koester Racing puller driven by Larry Koester, who competes in the National Tractor Pullers Association.
Three-time NTPA Mini Modified champion puller Larry Koester along with son Adam, the 2007 NTPA Mini Modified champion, will compete in their Shell Rotella-sponsored tractors in Tomah and will be available to meet Shell Rotella SuperRigs attendees. Both pullers will be competing in the first round of the Shell Rotella Cup, which is awarded based on points earned in the NTPA’s events in Tomah, Wis., Chapel Hill, Tenn. and Bowling Green, Ohio.