Trucks shine this summer in NAST shows

| Monday, August 12, 2002

The following are show results of NAST Show and Shine events held recently in Oregon and Virginia.

Trucks at the Lee Hi Travel Plaza's 5th Annual Truck Jamboree at I-81 exit 195 in Lexington, VA, Aug. 1-3, competed in 31 categories. The winners are as follows:

Engine: first, Shelba D. Johnson Trucking Inc., 2000 Freightliner XLT Classic Limited; second, Sam Watson, 1974 Kenworth W900A; third, Roger Dulaney, 1980 Peterbilt 359.

Lites/DOT Bobtail: first Harl B. Thomas, 2001 Peterbilt 379; second, Richard & Sherry Legard, 1973 Peterbilt 359 (narrow wondow); third, Tony Gregor, 1979 Kenworth W900A.

Lites/DOT Combo: first, Bill Warner Jr., 1981 Peterbilt 359 with 2003 Timple Grain Hauler; second, Dennis Rains, 2002 Peterbilt 379 with 1999 Bonson Flat; and Jerry & Judy Reese, 2001 Kenworth W900L and Kentucky Drop Frame; Shelba D. Johnson Trucking Inc., 2000 Freightliner XLT Classic Limited; and David Keys, 2001 Peterbilt 379 with 2001 Cotterell car hauler.

Lights/DOT Plus Bobtail: first, Sam Watson, 1974 Kenworth W900A; second, Dan Thompson, 1999 Peterbilt 379; third Wayne Hayslett, 1998 Ford Super Duty Tow Truck.

Lights/DOT Plus Combo: first, Jody & Laurie Laroue, 2000 Freightliner Classic XL with 2000 Manac Dry Van; second Mike S. Coffey, 1998 Kenworth W900L with 1990 East Dump.

Custom Paint-Bobtail: first, John & Jacob Welton, 2003 Peterbilt 379; second, Dan Thompson, 1999 Peterbilt 379; third, Roger Dulaney, 1980 Peterbilt 359.

Custom Paint-Combo: first, Jerry & Judy Reese, 2001 Kenworth W900L with 1996 Kentucky Drop Frame; second, Larry Hartman, 1999 Kenworth W900L with 2001 Ravens Dump; third Ken's Trucking, 1984 Peterbilt 359 with 1994 Utility Reefer.

Graphics Bobtail: first, Sam Watson, 1974 Kenworth W900A; second Rodeo Trucking, 2002 Mack CH 613; third, Mickey Brown, 1995 Western Star Tow Truck.

Graphics Combo: first, Shelba D. Johnson Trucking Inc., 2000 Freightliner XLT Classic Limited; second, Mike S. Coffey, 1998 Kenworth W900L with 1990 East Dump.

Mural Bobtail: first, Mark J. McCabe, 2002 Kenworth W900L.

Mural Combo: first, Bill Warner Jr., 1981 Peterbilt 359 with 2003 Timple Grain Hauler; second Jody & Laurie Laroue, 2000 Freightliner Classic XL with 2000 Manac Dry Van; and W.L. Putnam, 1980 Kenworth W900 with 1980 Dorsey Double Drop Van.

Interior Cab Only: first, Dan Thompson, 1999 Peterbilt 379; and Sam Watson, 1974 Kenworth W900A; second, David Keys, 2001 Peterbilt 379 with 2001 Cotterell car Hauler; third, Tony Gregor, 1979 Kenworth W900A.

Interior-OEM Sleeper: first, Shelba D. Johnson Trucking Inc., 2000 Freightliner XLT Classic Limited; second, Harrison Brenner, 1998 Peterbilt 379; third, J.D. Swett, 2002 Kenworth W900L with 2002 Barret Cattle; and John & Jacob Welton, 2003 Peterbilt 379.

After Market Sleeper: first, Jerry & Judy Reese, 2001 Kenworth W900L with 1996 Kentucky Drop Frame; second, Roger Dulaney, 1980 Peterbilt 359; third, Bill Warner Jr., 1981 Peterbilt 359 with 2003 Timple Grain Hauler.

Antique Non Working Bobtail: first, Richard & Sherry Legard, 1973 Peterbilt 359 (narrow window).

Specialized: first, Mickey Brown, 1995 Western Star Tow Truck; second, David Keys, 2001 Peterbilt 379 with 2001 Cotterell car hauler; third, Shawn Callahan, 1988 Peterbilt 379.

Company Truck Bobtail: first, Eddie Moore, 1995 Kenworth W900L; second, Rodeo Trucking, 2002 Mack CH 613; third Chris Blatnik, 2002 Peterbilt 379.

1977 or Older Working Bobtail: first, Sam Watson, 1974 Kenworth W900A.

1978 to 1988 Bobtail: first, Roger Dulaney, 1980 Peterbilt 359; second Tony Gregor, 1979 Kenworth W900A.

1989 to 1994 Bobtail: first, Wilson Robertson, 1994 Western Star Heritage.

1995 to 1999 Bobtail: first, Harrison Brenner, 1998 Peterbilt 379; second, Dan Thompson, 1999 Peterbilt 379; third, Jason Montgomery, 1999 Kenworth W900L.

2000 or Newer Bobtail: first, Harl B. Thomas, 2001 Peterbilt 379.

New Truck Bobtail (less than 50k miles): first Mark J. McCabe, 2002 Kenworth W900L; second, John & Jacob Welton, 2003 Peterbilt 379; third, Duane Meeks, 2003 Peterbilt 387.

1978 to 1988 Combo: first, Bill Warner Jr., 1981 Peterbilt 359 with 2003 Timple Grain Hauler; second, Ronnie Reed, 1986 Kenworth K100 Aerodyne with 1987 Kentucky 48 ft. Flat; third, W.L. Putnam, 1980 Kenworth W900 with 1980 Dorsey Double Drop Van.

1995 to 1999 Combo: first, Mike S. Coffey, 1998 Kenworth W900L with 2001 Ravens Dump; second Larry Hartman, 1999 Kenworth W900L with 2001 Ravens Dump.

2000 or Newer Combo: first, Jody & Laurie Laroue, 2000 Freightliner Classic XL with 2000 Manac Dry Van; second, Jerry & Judy Reese, 2001 Kenworth W900L with 1996 Kentucky Drop Frame; third, J.D. Swett, 2002 Kenworth W900L with 2002 Barret cattle.

New Truck Combo (less than 50k miles): first, Tom Butter, 2002 Kenworth W900L with 1998 Transcraft Flat; second, Mike Cooper, 2002 Kenworth W900L with 1998 Transcraft Flat; third, Dennis Rains, 2002 Peterbilt 379 with 1999 Bonson Flat.

Professional Show Truck Nonworking: first, Shelba D. Johnson Trucking Inc., 2000 Freightliner XLT Classic Limited.

Best Display: first, Shelba D. Johnson Trucking Inc., 2000 Freightliner XLT Classic Limited.

Fire Engine Special Award: Richard D. Shull Jr., 2001 Western Star Fire Engine.

Best-of-Show Bobtail: Sam Watson, 1974 Kenworth W900A.

Best-of-Show Combo: Jody & Laurie Laroue, 2000 Freighliner Classic XL with 2000 Manac Dry Van.

Charles Prigge of Sandvik Trucking in Escondido, CA, took home all six first place honors in the Show and Shine Event at Seven Feathers Truck and Travel Center in Canyonville, OR, July 25-27.

Prigge placed first in Engine; Lights/DOT Bobtail; Graphics Bobtail; Interior-OEM Sleeper; 1995 to 1999 Bobtail; and Best-of-Show Bobtail. The event was part of the travel center's grand opening.

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