Bill Rethwisch of Tomah, WI, captured Best of Show honors with his 2016 Peterbilt 389 at the 35th Annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition held May 18-20 at Exchange Center at Expo Square in Tulsa, OK. He was awarded $10,000 from Shell Rotella and $5,000 from MAC trailer. Rethwisch also won for Best Interior and Best Engine.
“My heart was coming out of my chest; I didn’t think we had it,” said Rethwisch who also took Best of Show in 2014 and 2015. “This is the third time in four years and four times in the [SuperRigs] calendar out of four tries. I’m ecstatic right now. I’m so proud; I don’t even know which way to think.”
J.R. Schleuger of Britt, Iowa won Best of Show first runner-up, $4,000 from Shell Rotella and $3,000 from MAC Trailer for his 1980 Kenworth W900. He also won for Best Chrome. Kenneth Fisher of Muscoda, WI, was awarded Best of Show second runner-up, $2,000 from Shell Rotella and $2,000 from MAC Trailer for his 1997 Peterbilt 379.
The 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 2018 Shell Rotella SuperRigs calendar.
Shown are the top 2017 Shell Rotella SuperRigs results.