JOPLIN, Mo. — Jake Lindamood of Irving, Texas was named Best of Show with his 1988 Peterbilt 379 at the 34th annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition held June 9-11 at the Joplin Convention & Trade Center in Joplin, Mo.
Lindamood was awarded $10,000 from Shell Rotella and $5,000 from MAC trailer.
“We won Best of Show and got picked for the SuperRigs calendar which was super exciting,” said Jake Lindamood. “Winning Best of Show was huge and we are just beyond thrilled about it.”
Best of Show first runner-up was Jay Blackbourn of Fennimore, Wisc. He took home $4,000 from Shell Rotella and $3,000 from MAC Trailer for his 2015 Peterbilt 389. Charles Self of Neosho, Mo. was awarded Best of Show second runner-up. He got $2,000 from Shell Rotella and $2,000 from MAC Trailer for his 2004 Peterbilt 379X.
The Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition is a premier truck beauty contest for actively working trucks. Owner-operators from across the US and Canada compete for cash and prizes valued at approximately $25,000. Twelve drivers were also selected to have their truck featured in the 2017 SuperRigs calendar.
First place winners also included Paul Piretti of Springfield, Mo. in the Tractor/Trailer Division for his 2015 Peterbilt 389 Pride Class and 2015 Etnyre trailer; Joel Dawes of Waterford, Wisc. in the Tractor Division with a 2014 T660 Kenworth; Billy Baker of St. Catharines, Ont. won in the Classic Division with his 2000 Kenworth W900L. The Hardest Working Trucker award went to Chad Berry of Medford, Wisc. who drives a 2012 Peterbilt 386.
A record number of 89 trucks were judged during the weekend. The Limited Mileage and Non-Working/Show Truck categories were expanded to recognize three trucks in each division. As well, Sam’s Club donated free one-year memberships to the Best of Show winners, the first and second place Tractor/Trailer, Tractor and Classic winners, the People’s Choice winner and Hardest Working Trucker.
Complete 2016 Shell ROTELLA SuperRigs Results:
Best of Show $10,000 from Shell Rotella and $5,000 from MAC Trailer
Place in the 2017 Rotella SuperRigs Calendar
1988 Peterbilt 379
Best of Show 1st Runner Up $4000 from Shell Rotella and $3,000 from MAC Trailer
2015 Peterbilt 389
Best of Show 2nd Runner Up $2000 from Shell and $2,000 from MAC Trailer
2004 Peterbilt 379X
Working Truck – Limited Mileage $250
2015 Peterbilt 389; 2017 MAC End Dump
San Antonio, Texas
2015 Peterbilt 389; 2015 Armorlite