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Big rigs heading to Tulsa for 35th Annual Shell ROTELLA SuperRigs competition


Thursday, May 11, 2017
by THE TRUCKER NEWS SERVICES

Twelve drivers will be selected to have their trucks featured in the 2018 Shell ROTELLA SuperRigs calendar. (Courtesy: SHELL ROTELLA SUPERRIGS)
Twelve drivers will be selected to have their trucks featured in the 2018 Shell ROTELLA SuperRigs calendar. (Courtesy: SHELL ROTELLA SUPERRIGS)

TULSA, Okla. —  The 35th Annual Shell ROTELLA SuperRigs truck competition will thunder into Exchange Center at Expo Square in Tulsa next week with this year’s theme of “Titans of Tulsa.”

There will be activities for truckers and their families, as well as spectators. All Shell ROTELLA SuperRigs events are free to attend and open to the public.

The competition runs Thursday, May 18 through Saturday, May 20.

“The opportunity to celebrate the 35th Shell ROTELLA SuperRigs is a great testimony to the hardworking truck drivers from the U.S. and Canada that deliver goods every day and take great pride in their work and their trucks,” said Megan Pino, global brand manager, Shell Rotella. “The dedication of so many drivers over the years has made this a great event and we look forward to sharing the Titans of Tulsa with drivers and people in the Tulsa area.”

The Shell ROTELLA SuperRigs competition is considered the premier truck beauty contest for actively working trucks.

Hard working owner-operator truckers from across the United States and Canada will compete for cash and prizes in excess of $25,000.

Twelve drivers will be selected to have their trucks featured in the 2018 Shell ROTELLA SuperRigs calendar.

Entrants will be awarded with a gift package valued at more than $50, while supplies last. Drivers can register in advance or onsite when they arrive on Thursday or Friday.

Shell ROTELLA SuperRigs will feature fun and entertaining events for drivers and their families each day and night including a variety of vendors, a scavenger hunt, prizes, games, the ROTELLA Road Show, as well as the ROTELLA T6 BBQ Pitt. For attendees traveling to the event, the Tulsa area has a number of fun things to participate in such as a Tulsa Drillers Minor League baseball game, nearby flea markets and street fairs in downtown Tulsa.

The annual lights contest will take place on Thursday night along with a live concert by trucker and country music artist Tony Justice.

The Shell ROTELLA SuperRigs truck parade, which allows drivers to show the local community their great looking rigs, will take place downtown on Friday beginning at 6 p.m. at the Brady Arts District around Guthrie Green.

Drivers will stage their rigs, turn on their lights, pump up the music and start the street party. There will also be live entertainment as well.

On Saturday, all contestants are invited to enjoy a complimentary barbeque lunch cooked on the Rotella T6 BBQ grill.

Other Shell ROTELLA SuperRigs highlights include:

  • National Tractor Pullers Association competitor Larry Koester, who is in his 31st year of tractor pulling in the mini-modified division, will be attending along with his Shell ROTELLA-sponsored tractor. Koester’s inspirational story about how he overcame a devastating farm tractor accident is chronicled in a Shell ROTELLA Unsung film. Koester competes with his son Adam, who is also sponsored by Shell ROTELLA.
  • The Shell ROTELLA Road Show demonstrates how Shell Lubricants developed its portfolio of API CK-4 and FA-4 Shell ROTELLA heavy duty diesel engine oils. It also contains information about the future of heavy duty engine oils which includes prototype Shell Lubricants engine oils along with engine parts taken from engine teardowns after 500,000-800,000 miles of testing. In addition, the trailer highlights Shell ROTELLA coolants such as Shell ROTELLA ELC NF and greases including Shell Gadus and Shell Spirax.

Trucks entered in the Shell ROTELLA SuperRigs truck competition will be judged by industry professionals who work for major trucking publications or broadcast companies. Judges score the rigs on exterior appearance, design, detail/finish, originality and workmanship. In total, 24 working trucks receive awards for categories such as Best of Show, Tractor, Tractor/Trailer Combination and Classic.

Judging will take place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Thursday, from 7:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m. on Friday, and between 7:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Saturday.  Judging takes about 20 minutes and contestants do not need to be present to win. The awards ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. on Saturday.

For updates about the Shell ROTELLA SuperRigs competition, visit the SuperRigs page at www.Rotella.com. Be sure to follow Shell Rotella to see photos of all the great looking trucks competing at SuperRigs on Facebook at ShellRotella, on Twitter at @ShellRotella and on Instagram at ShellRotellaT. The social media hashtag for the event is #SuperRigs.

The information contained within this article is a summary of the Official Rules for the Shell ROTELLA SuperRigs truck competition, a full version of which can be found on www.rotella.com/superrigs.

 

Shell ROTELLA SuperRigs Event Schedule

           

Thursday, May 18

7 a.m.-7 p.m. — Event registration

7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. — Judging line opens

10 a.m.-5 p.m. — Vendor booths and Rotella Roadshow open

9 a.m.-8 p.m. — Entertainment/DJ

8 p.m.-10 p.m. — Truck Light Contest Judging

8:30 p.m.-10 p.m. — Tony Justice concert

Friday, May 19

7 a.m.-7 p.m. — Event registration

7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. — Judging line opens

9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. — Entertainment/DJ

10 a.m.-5 p.m. — Vendor booths and Rotella Roadshow open

4:30 p.m. — Truck parade staging begins

5 p.m. — Trucks depart Exchange Center

5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. — Trucks arrive at Brady Arts District around Guthrie Green

7 p.m.-9 p.m. — Entertainment/concert/Mid Life Crisis Band

9 p.m. — Trucks return to Expo Center

10 p.m.-10:15 p.m. — Fireworks at Exchange Center

 

Saturday, May 20

7:00 a.m.-11 a.m. — Contest pre-registration check-in closes only (no on-site registration)

7:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. — Judging line opens

7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. — Vendor booths and Rotella Roadshow open

9 a.m.-2 p.m. Entertainment/DJ

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. — Free contestant BBQ lunch

12 noon-12:30 p.m. — Tony Justice Acoustic

3 p.m.-4:30 p.m. — Shell ROTELLA SuperRigs Award Presentation (inside Convention Center)

5 p.m. — Event closes

 

 

 

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