The 33rd Shell Rotella SuperRigs truck competition will be racing into Retama Park in Selma, Texas, June 11-13 with this year’s theme of “Thoroughbreds of Trucking.” Shell Rotella SuperRigs contestants and attendees will be able to see some of the best looking working trucks during the day and enjoy horse racing in the evening on Friday and Saturday nights. The racetrack, which hosts Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred Horse racing, is located near San Antonio, immediately off of I-35 at Exit 174-A. All Shell Rotella SuperRigs events are free and open to the public.
The Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition is the premier truck beauty contest for actively working trucks. Hard-working owner-operators from across the United States and Canada will compete for cash and prizes in excess of $25,000. Twelve drivers will be selected to have their trucks featured in the 2016 Shell Rotella SuperRigs calendar. All entrants will be awarded with a gift package valued at more than $50, while supplies last.
This year’s Shell Rotella SuperRigs truck competition will also feature fun, interactive and entertaining events for drivers and their families each day and night including games, classic car clubs, BBQ cook-off, a vendor area and the Shell Rotella Road Show. Game competitions will take place in the “Cool Zone” and will include the Corn Hole Toss competition on Saturday, as well as the Shell Rotella Truck Yard contest, which will challenge contestants to a remote control tractor-trailer race.
On Thursday evening, attendees will be treated to the annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs truck light show, followed by a free live country music concert featuring Texas musician Phil Pritchett and his British Invasion hits.
The BBQ cook-off will begin on Friday, where avid BBQ enthusiasts and grillers will compete for the honor of the best barbecue at the 2015 Shell Rotella SuperRigs truck competition. Contestants’ dishes will also serve as a free BBQ lunch to both attendees and contestants alike. Shell Rotella SuperRigs attendees can spend Friday night at the annual truck parade on the Retama Park race track, followed by a fireworks show and a country concert performed by Phil Pritchett.
Check out Pritchett performing on the Shell Rotella Facebook page.
Shell Rotella SuperRigs judging will conclude at 12 p.m. on Saturday and the awards ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. Judging for the BBQ cook-off will be held on Saturday afternoon, as well.
Shell Rotella SuperRigs highlights:
- San Antonio-based Texas Chrome Shop will display some of the custom working rigs they have created and will be available to greet attendees.
- National Tractor Pullers Association champions Larry and Adam Koester and their Shell Rotella mini-modified tractors will attend and greet Shell Rotella SuperRigs attendees.
- The Shell Rotella Road Show will be on-site, allowing spectators the opportunity to participate and engage in interactive programs, and learn more about the protection and support that they can expect from the entire Shell Rotella line of products.
Trucks entered in the Shell Rotella SuperRigs truck competition will be judged by industry professionals who work for major trucking publications or broadcast companies. Judges score the rigs on exterior appearance, design, detail/finish, originality and workmanship. In total, 24 working trucks receive awards for categories such as Best of Show, Tractor, Tractor-Trailer Combination and Classic.
Judging will take place between 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, June 11-12, and between 9 a.m. and noon on Saturday, June 13. Land Line Magazine Managing Editor Jami Jones is back judging again this year. Judging takes about 20 minutes and contestants do not need to be present to win. The awards ceremony will take place at 2:30 pm on Saturday, June 13.
The vendor pavilion area will feature a variety of vendors, presenting contestants the opportunity to learn more about their products. Vendors in attendance include MAC Trailer, Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, Big Idaho Potato Truck, Texas Chrome Shop and more.
For updates about the Shell Rotella SuperRigs truck competition and Shell Rotella products, visit Rotella.com and follow Shell Rotella on Facebook at Facebook.com/ShellRotella, on Twitter at Twitter.com/ShellRotella and Instagram at Instagram.com/ShellRotellaT. The social media hashtag for the event is #SuperRigs.
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