KENLY, N.C. -- A blue and silver 2003 Peterbilt 379 owned by Jeremy Heiderscheit of Peosta, Iowa will be one of the trucks to grace the pages of the Shell Rotella SuperRigs calendar in 2012.
Heiderscheit's Pete won Best of Show honours at the 29th annual truck show hosted by Shell at the Kenly 95 Petro in Kenly, N.C. last week. He took home a $10,000 cheque as well as a coveted place in the popular SuperRigs calendar. The Model 379 also took top honours for Best Chrome.
First runner-up honours for Best of Show went to Cory Radke and Vinnie Diorio of Ridgefield, Wisconsin. Their 2007 Pete 279 earned them $4,000. Jerry Kissinger of Stoughton, Wisconsin took home $2,500 for earning second runner-up honours in the Best of Show category with his 1991 Mack Superliner, which also won Best Engine. That truck also won Best Engine and Best Interior.
A 2005 Kenworth owned by TJ Timblin won first place in the Tractor Division, while Sean Cielke of Haugan, Montana won the Tractor-Trailer division with his 2006 Kenworth W900B.
Local Brandon Smith of Raleigh, N.C. won the Classic Division with his 1996 Pete 379 while the People's Choice Award went to Eric Heatherman of Kansas and his 2011 Pete 389. Best Lights went to JR Schleager's 2003 Kenworth W9L while Best Theme went to Big D Koslicki's 2001 Freightliner Classic.
In total, $25,000 in cash and prizes was awarded at the show, in addition to pages in the SuperRigs calendar.
Truck News was at SuperRigs and will have full coverage and many more pictures in the July issue. You can also click here to watch as David Waterman, North American marketing manager with Shell, discusses the event and some of the highlights for attendees.