TOMAH, Wis. — The 31st Shell Rotella SuperRigs will be held June 20-22 as part of the Budweiser Dairyland Super Nationals in this west central Wisconsin city.
The Super Nationals, sanctioned by the National Tractor Pullers Association (NTPA), is one of the most prestigious tractor pulls in the U.S.
Rotella SuperRigs contestants and attendees will be able see some of the best looking working trucks and enjoy the high-powered excitement of tractor pulling in one place. SuperRigs will feature a number of fun and entertaining events for drivers and their families.
The Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition is the trucking industry’s premier truck beauty contest for actively working trucks.
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 2014 Rotella SuperRigs calendar.
SuperRigs entrants will be awarded with a gift package valued at more than $50 while supplies last, as well as MyMilesMatter bonus reward miles.
Judging will take place between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, June 20 and 21, and between 8 a.m. and noon on Saturday, June 22.
Judging takes about 20 minutes, and contestants do not need to be present to win.
The presentation ceremony for the awards will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.
The Budweiser Dairyland Super Nationals will be held beginning on Thursday night and two sessions each will be held on Friday and Saturday and the final session will be on Sunday.
Trucks are judged by industry professionals who work for major trucking publications and broadcast companies.
Judges score the rigs on exterior appearance, design, detail/finish, originality and workmanship.
In total, 28 working trucks receive awards for categories such as Best of Show, Tractor, Tractor/Trailer Combination and Classic.
In addition, the hardest working trucker will be selected.
The prize category recognizes one driver for how hard he orshe works in keeping the economy moving.
Three-time NTPA Mini Modified champion puller Larry Koester along with son Adam, the 2007 NTPA Mini Modified champion, will compete in their Shell Rotella-sponsored tractors in Tomah and will be available to meet Shell Rotella SuperRigs attendees.
Both pullers will be competing in the first round of the Shell Rotella Cup, which is awarded based on points earned in the NTPA’s events in Tomah, Wis. Chapel Hill, Tenn. and Bowling Green, Ohio. Rotella Cup pullers will also be eligible for MyMilesMatter bonus reward miles.
For information about the Budweiser Dairyland Super Nationals visit TomahTractorPull.com and the NTPA at www.NTPApull.com.
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