Bobby Lindamood Demolition of Irving, TX, has claimed the NAST Truck-Lite Trophy during the Mid-America Trucking Show.
Lindamood dazzled the judges with a 2007 Peterbilt 376. Lindamood qualified for the finals back in September 2008 during Billy Bob’s Texas Truck Round-Up in Fort Worth.
The National Association of Show Trucks presented the trophy on Thursday, March 19, at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center in Louisville, KY.
During the ceremony, NAST paid tribute to former secretary Gina Kemner, who passed away suddenly on Feb. 26. The group also paid tribute to the late photojournalist Bette Garber and to Laurie Sweetman, wife of Land Line columnist Dave Sweetman.
Land Line columnist Bill Hudgins wrote about the winners and the tributes in the magazine’s online blog, the “Pork Chop Diaries.” Click here to read his entry.
Truck-Lite Trophy runner-up was Jeremy Haasevoort of Holland, MI, with an ’86 Pete 359.
OOIDA member Jerry Kissinger of Stoughton, WI, took home third place with his 1991 Mack Superliner.
Fourth place went to MBH Trucking of Michigan represented by Brian Hitchcock in a 1996 Pete 379.
Hudgins said the awards ceremony was bittersweet because Truck-Lite announced previously that 2009 would be its last year for sponsoring the trophy due to the economy.
The show truck series will continue, however, as NAST moves into its 12th year. Click here to view NAST’s Web site.
– By David Tanner, staff writer