NAST kicks off Truck-Lite Trophy Series

| Friday, May 17, 2002

The National Association of Show Trucks' Truck-Lite Trophy Series kicked off with the Tar Heel Truck Show Down at the TA TravelCenter in Kenly, NC, May 9-11, followed by the Bordentown Petro Show May 17-19 in Bordentown, NJ.

On May 31, June 1-2, the competition takes place at Charlie's Country Corner in Grayling, MI. Then, the show trucks meet in Coldwater, MI, June 28-30 for Kool Trucks in Coldwater. After taking some time off the show circuit in July, the competition starts again Aug. 1-3 with a show at Lee Hi Truck Plaza in Lexington, VA. The NAST competition rounds out the month Aug. 23-25 with the Great Salt Lake Truck Show in Salt Lake City.

The Richard Crane Memorial Truck Show in St. Ignace, MI, Sept. 13-15 has always been a favorite venue for show truckers, especially with the Parade of Lights across the Mackinac Straits Bridge. The show truck competition season ends Sept. 27-29 with Billy Bob's Texas Truck Roundup in Fort Worth, TX.

TARHEEL TRUCK SHOW DOWN
Winners list

Cab forward
1. K & L Chrome Shop '99 Kenworth
2. Billy Marsh '99 Peterbilt
3. TAC Logging-Tim Carter '93 Peterbilt

OEM sleeper
1. Jody & Laurie Laroue '00 Freightliner

Custom sleeper
1. Thomas Smith '90 Peterbilt
2. Joe Royster '90 Peterbilt

Graphic bobtail
1. Blaise Verdino '01 Kenworth
2. TAC Logging- Tim Carter '93 Peterbilt

Graphic combo
1. Thomas Smith '90 Peterbilt
2. K & L Chrome Shop '99 Kenworth

Mural combo
1. Jody & Laurie Laroue '00 Freightliner
2. W.L. Putnman '90 Kenworth

Custom paint bobtail
1. Joe Royster '90 Peterbilt

Custom paint combo
1. Thomas Smith '90 Peterbilt

Display
1. Jody & Laurie Laroue '00 Freightliner

Engine
1. Thomas Smith '90 Peterbilt
2. K & L Chrome Shop '99 Kenworth

Lights bobtail
1. Joe Royster '90 Peterbilt
2. Blaise Verdino '01 Kenworth
2. Duane & Stephanie Meadows '99 Peterbilt

Lights combo
1. K & L Chrome Shop '99 Kenworth
2. Jody & Laurie Laroue '00 Freightliner

Company truck bobtail
1. E.J. Tucker Co.-Billy Marsh '99 Peterbilt

Combo 78-88
1. W. L. Putnam '80 Kenworth

Bobtail 89-94
1. TAC Logging-Tim Carter '93 Peterbilt
2. Joe Royster '90 Peterbilt

Combo 89-94
1. Thomas Smith '90 Peterbilt

Bobtail 95-99
1. Duane & Stephanie Meadows '99 Peterbilt

Bobtail 2000 - new
1. Blaise Verdino '01 Kenworth

Professional show combo
1. Jody & Laurie Laroue '00 Freightliner
3. K & L Chrome Shop '99 Kenworth

Best of show bobtail
1. Blaise Verdino '01 Kenworth

Best of show combo
1. Thomas Smith '90 Peterbilt

Pick-up trucks
1. Robert Herring, Jr. '01 GMC Sierra
2. Lee Grant '86 Chevy
3. James Holloman '97 Nissan

Best of show pick-up
Tic Lewis '93 Ford F150

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