Shell Rotella's 33rd Annual SuperRigs lives up to its reputation

| Monday, June 15, 2015

Kiegan Nelson of Richfield, Wis., captured Best of Show honors with a 1985 Peterbilt 359 and 2014 MAC trailer, owned by OOIDA Member Vinnie Diorio, at the 33rd annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition held June 11-13 at Retama Park in Selma, Texas.

He was awarded $10,000 from Shell Rotella and $5,000 from Mac trailers. The winning truck also captured first place in the People’s Choice category, which is voted on by competitors and attendees during the event.

Photo courtesy of Shell Rotella

Kiegan Nelson, center, accepts his $10,000 check for winning the Shell Rotella SuperRigs in San Antonio, Texas, over the weekend. Pictured with Kiegan are, on the left, Dave Waterman, North American marketing manager of Shell Rotella and, on the right, Tim Gorman with MAC trailers, which added $5,000 to Kiegan’s winnings.

“It was an amazing experience to compete against all these trucks, and to come out on top is a great feeling,” said Nelson. “There were a lot of cool trucks here, and to take home the top title is incredibly surreal.”

OOIDA Member Phil Miller of Amargosa Valley, Nev., won Best of Show first runner-up, and $4,000 from Shell Rotella and $3,000 from MAC Trailer with his 2010 Peterbilt 389. He also won for Best Engine. Marciano Esparza Sandoval of Salinas, Calif. was awarded Best of Show second runner-up, plus $2,000 from Shell Rotella and $2,000 from MAC Trailer for his 1991 Peterbilt 379, owned by Ramon “Lil Ray” Rodriguez, a Land Line reader.

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 2016 Shell Rotella SuperRigscalendar.

First-place winners also included Bobby Delon of Von Ormy, Texas, in the Tractor/Trailer Division for his 2004 Peterbilt 379; Billy Griffin of Irving, Texas, in the Tractor Division with a 2011 Peterbilt 389; and OOIDA Member Daniel Snow and his wife Phyllis of Harrison, Ark., who won in the Classic Division with their 1996 Freightliner Classic XL. The Most Hardworking Trucker award went to OOIDA Senior Member Paul Rissler, of California, Mo., who drives a 1996 Peterbilt 379. All award winners also received MyMilesMatter points and a case of Shell Rotella engine oil. 

Hardworking truckers who couldn’t attend Rotella SuperRigs can enter the Shell Rotella Virtual SuperRigs contest through July 3 on Instagram. Just upload a picture of your rig on Instagram between now and July 3 with @ShellRotellaT and the hashtag #VSR2015Contest in the post for chance to win the grand prize of $500.

Complete 2015 Shell Rotella SuperRigs Results

Photo courtesy of Shell Rotella

Kiegan Nelson’s 1985 Peterbilt 359 and 2014 Mac trailer took Best of Show in the 33rd Annual SuperRigs.

Best of Show
$10,000 from Shell Rotella and $5,000 from Mac Trailer
Place in the 2016 Rotella SuperRigs Calendar
Kiegan Nelson
Richfield, Wis.
1985 Peterbilt 359
Trailer: 2014 Mac

Best of Show 1st Runner Up
$4000 from Shell Rotella and $3,000 from Mac Trailer
Phil Miller Livestock
Amargosa Valley, Nev.
2010 Peterbilt 389
Trailer: 2015 Wilson livestock

Best of Show 2nd Runner Up
$2000 from Shell and $2,000 from Mac Trailer
Marciano Esparza Sandoval
Salinas, Calif.
1991 Peterbilt 379 Ext Hood
Trailer: 2003 Fontaine 53’ flatbed

Working Truck – Limited Mileage

$250
Eric Adams
New Bethlehem, Penn.
2015 Peterbilt 289

Most Hardworking Trucker
$500
Paul Rissler
California, Mo.
1996 Peterbilt 379
Trailer: 2008 Great Dane

People’s Choice
$250
Kiegan Nelson
Richfield, Wis.
1985 Peterbilt 359
Trailer: 2014 Mac

Show Truck
$250
Ramon R. Rodriquez
Salinas, Calif.
2015 Peterbilt 389
Trailer: Western 2015 stepdeck

Best Engine
Phil Miller Livestock
Amargosa Valley, Nev.
2010 Peterbilt 389
Trailer: 2015 Wilson livestock

Best Lights
Ray French Jr.
Crosby, Texas
2002 Peterbilt 379

Best Chrome
Joe Regalado
Von Ormy, Texas
1997 Peterbilt 379

Best Theme
Dustin Pope
Greenville, Texas
2003 Kenworth W900L
Trailer: 2010 Utility 3000R

Best Interior
Daniel and Phyllis Snow
Harrison, Ark.
1996 Freightliner ClassicXL

1st Place Tractor/Trailer Division
$1,500
Bobby Delon
Von Ormy, Texas
2004 Peterbilt 379
Trailer: 2014 Rango

2nd Place Tractor/Trailer Division
$1,000
Dustin Pope
Greenville, Texas
2003 Kenworth W900L
Trailer: 2010 Utility 3000R

3rd Place Tractor/Trailer Division
$750
Shawn Cielke
Haugan, Mont.
2007 Kenworth T600 Trailer: 2014 Wabash reefer

4th Place Tractor/Trailer Division
$500
Truett Novosad
College Station, Texas
2007 Peterbilt

5th Place Tractor/Trailer Division
$250
Duane Hostetler
Belleville, Penn.
2006 Peterbilt 370
Trailer: 2005 Reitnour

1st Place Tractor Division
$1,500
Billy Griffin
Irving, Texas
2011 Peterbilt 389

2nd Place Tractor Division
$1,000
David Foster
Joplin, Mo.
2005 Kenworth W900L

3rd Place Tractor Division
$750
Humberto Cano
Boerne, Texas
2014 Peterbilt 389

4th Place Tractor Division
$500
Ramon R. Rodriquez
Salinas, Calif.
2000 Peterbilt 379 Ext Hood

5th Place Tractor Division
$250
Caleb Eilers
Odessa, Texas
2000 Peterbilt 379

1st Place Classic Division
$1,500
Daniel and Phyllis Snow
Harrison, Ark.
1996 Freightliner ClassicXL

2nd Place Classic Division
$1,000
Justin Querry
Shirleysburg, Penn.
1998 Kenworth W900L

3rd Place Classic Division
$750
Walt Kurz
Central Point, Ore.
1997 Peterbilt 379

4th Place Classic Division
$500
Michael LeJeune
Church Point, La.
1999 Peterbilt 379

5th Place Classic Division
$250
Richard Rodriguez
San Antonio, Texas
1974 White Freightliner COE

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