Shell Rotella announces SuperRigs winner

| Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Jonathan Eilen of Hampton, Minn., captured Best of Show honors with his 2007 Peterbilt 379 at the 31st annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition held June 20-22 in Tomah, Wis., as part of the Budweiser Dairyland Super National Truck and Tractor Pull. The winning truck also captured first place in the Best Engine category.

William Rethwisch of Tomah, Wis., won Best of Show first runner up and $4,000 with his 2012 Peterbilt 389. He also won for Best Interior. Jeremy Hassevoort of Hamilton, Mich. was awarded Best of Show second runner up and $2,500, and Best Chrome for his 1986 Peterbilt 359.

The Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition is the premier truck beauty contest for actively working trucks. Owner/operator truckers from across the United States and Canada compete for cash and prizes valued at approximately $25,000. Twelve drivers were also selected to have their truck featured in the 2014 Shell Rotella SuperRigscalendar.

First-place winners also included Kevin Pascavis of Richfield, Wis., in the Tractor/Trailer Division for his 2013 Peterbilt 389; Troy Kunshier of Hasting, Minn., in the Tractor Division with a 2009 Peterbilt 389; Mike Meyer of Theilman, Minn., won in the Classic Division with his 1984 Kenworth W900B. The 1993 Peterbilt 359 of Carl L. Chase of Camp Douglas, Wis., won the People’s Choice Award, which is voted on throughout the event by all contestants and spectators. The Hard Working Truck award went to the 2005 Peterbilt 379 of Josh Hainstock from St. Michael, Minn., All category winners also received a case of Shell Rotella T6 full synthetic engine oil. 

Hard-working truckers who couldn’t attend Rotella SuperRigs can enter Rotella Virtual SuperRigs through July 10. Drivers can upload a photo of their truck for a chance to be the Rotella Virtual SuperRig People’s Choice Winner. The truck with the most votes will win $500, and voting is open until July 31.

Complete 2013 Shell Rotella SuperRigs Results

Best of Show
$10,000 from Shell Rotella and $5,000 from Mac Trailer
Place in the 2014 Rotella SuperRigs Calendar
Jonathan Eilen
Hampton, Minn.
2007 Peterbilt 379, 2013 Mac Tri-axle frameless

Best of Show 1st Runner Up
$4000 from Shell Rotella and $3,000 from Mac Trailer
William Rethwisch Jr.
Tomah, Wis.
2012 Peterbilt 389, 2008 Polar Quest trailer

Best of Show 2nd Runner Up
$2000 from Shell and $2,000 from Mac Trailer
Jeremy Hassevoort
Hamilton, Mich.
1986 359 Peterbilt, 2001 3000R Utility reefer

Hardworking Truck
$500
Josh Hainstock
St. Michael, Minn.
2005 Peterbilt 379

People’s Choice
$500
Carl L Chase
Camp Douglas, Wis.
1993 Peterbilt 359

Best Show Truck
Vinnie Diorio
Richfield, Wis.
2013 Peterbilt 389

Best Engine
Jonathan Eilen
Hampton, Minn.
2007 Peterbilt 379 exhd, 13 Mac tri-axle frameless

Best Lights
Moe Whitchurch
Chico, Calif.
2008 International 9900, 2014 Wilson AF1080

Best Chrome
Jeremy Hassevoort
Hamilton, Mich.
1986 359 Peterbilt, 2001 3000R Utility reefer

Best Theme
Jonathan Alison Dyck
Saskatoon, Sask.
2007 Peterbilt 379

Best Interior
William Rethwisch Jr.
Tomah, Wis.
2012 Peterbilt 389

1st Place Tractor/Trailer Division
$1,500
Kevin Pascavis
Richfield, Wis.
2013 Peterbilt 389

2nd Place Tractor/Trailer Division
$1,000
Chris VanPelt
Menomonee Falls, Wis.
2007 Peterbilt 379, 2013 Mac flatbed

3rd Place Tractor/Trailer Division
$750
Paul Rissler
California, Mo.
1996 379 Peterbilt

4th Place Tractor/Trailer Division
$500
T.J. Timblin
West Bend, Wis.
2013 Peterbilt 389

5th Place Tractor/Trailer Division
$250
Moe Whitchurch
Chico, Calif.
2008 International 9900

1st Place Tractor Division
$1,500
Troy Kunshier
Hastings, Minn.
2009 389 Pete

2nd Place Tractor Division
$1,000
Dallas McCord
Anderson, Ind.
2007 Peterbilt 379

3rd Place Tractor Division
$750
Martin Warner
Newpawa, Ont.
2013 Peterbilt 388

4th Place Tractor Division
$500
Mitch Broderson
E. Peoria, Ill.
2007 Western Star 4900ex

5th Place Tractor Division
$250
David Foster
Joplin, Mo.
2005 Kenworth W900L Studio

1st Place Classic Division
$1,500
Mike Meyer
Theilman, Minn.
W900B model 1984 Kenworth

2nd Place Classic Division
$1,000
Joel Dawes
Waterford, Wis.
1988 Pete 379

3rd Place Classic Division
$750
Trev Timblin
West Bend, Wis.
1982 Peterbilt 362

4th Place Classic Division
$500
Andy Zary
Saskatoon, Sask.
1959 Mack B61

5th Place Classic Division
$250
Troy Huddleston
Yale, Ill.
1991 Freightliner 120 Classic

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