Jonathan Eilen won top prize at Shell SuperRigs for this Peterbilt.
TOMAH, Wisc. — Jonathan Eilen of Hampton, Minn. won Best of Show at the 31st Shell Rotella SuperRigs show last week, with his 2007 Peterbilt 379.
Grand prize was $10,000 cash from Shell, bolstered by a $5,000 award from Mac Trailers. Eilen also won the Best Engine category.
Local William Rethwisch won First Runner-Up and Best Interior, taking home $4,000 from Shell and $3,000 from Mac Trailer, while Jeremy Hassevoort of Hamilton, Mich. won the Second Runner-Up prize of $2,000 from Shell and $2,000 from Mac, along with Best Chrome. All three trucks receiving Best in Show honours were Peterbilts.
About $25,000 in cash and prizes were doled out, as well as 12 coveted spots in the 2014 Shell SuperRigs calendar.
Several Canadian trucks placed in the competition. Jade Transport’s Jonathan and Alison Dyck of Saskatoon, Sask. won Best Theme for their 2007 Pete 379. Third place in the tractor division went to Jade’s Martin Warner and his 2013 Pete 388, earning him $750. And Andy Zary won fourth place in the classic division for his 1959 Mack B-61, earning him $500.
Other first place winners 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 contestants and spectators. The Hard Working Truck award went to the 2005 Peterbilt 379 of Josh Hainstock from St. Michael, Minn.
Moe Whitchurch won the Best Lights contest, while Vinnie Diorio won Best Show Truck for his 2013 Pete 389.
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