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Theresa DeSantis wins 2nd Best of Show Award at 40th Shell Rotella SuperRigs

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Theresa DeSantis wins 2nd Best of Show Award at 40th Shell Rotella SuperRigs
Theresa DeSantis of Apache Junction, Arizona, captured Best of Show honors with her 1985 Peterbilt 359 with a 2016 East trailer at the 40th Anniversary Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition. (Courtesy: Shell Rotella SuperRigs)

BRANSON, Mo. — Theresa DeSantis of Apache Junction, Arizona, captured Best of Show honors with her 1985 Peterbilt 359 with a 2016 East trailer at the 40th Anniversary Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition held June 9-11 at Branson Landing in Branson, Missouri.

DeSantis was awarded $10,000 from Shell Rotella. In addition, she captured the Steve Sturgess Best Theme award for her “The Witches Inn” theme. She previously won Best of Show in 2019.

Truett Novosad of College Station, Texas, won Best of Show first runner-up and $4,000 from Shell Rotella for his 2007 Peterbilt 379 EXHD, Doc Holliday.

Dean DeSantis of Apache Junction, Arizona, was awarded Best of Show second runner-up for his 2018 Peterbilt 389, Career Gambler.

Anniversary highlights included the truck lights contest and fireworks, contestant dinner and the truck parade through Branson Landing. There was entertainment and events throughout the three-day event.

Additional first place winners included:

  • Todd Gribble from Somerset, Pa. in the Tractor/Trailer Division for his 2012 Peterbilt 389;
  • Kaleb Hammett of Dodd City, Texas. in the Tractor Division with a 2019 Peterbilt 389; and
  • David Foster from Joplin, Mo. won in the Classic Division with his 2005 Kenworth W900L.

Daniel and Phyllis Snow of Harrison, Arkansas, won the People’s Choice Award for their 1996 Freightliner Classic XL. The winner was selected virtually with voting taking place online.

The Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition is the premier truck beauty contest for actively working trucks. Owner/operator truckers from across the U.S. and Canada compete for cash and prizes valued at approximately $25,000. Twelve drivers were also selected to have their truck featured in the 2023 Shell Rotella SuperRigs calendar.

All of the winning trucks from Shell Rotella SuperRigs will be posted on Shell Rotella Facebook, Twitter and Instagram throughout the week. For more news and photos from the competition or to join the conversation use the hashtag #SuperRigs and #SuperRigs40.

Complete 2022 Shell Rotella SuperRigs Results

Best of Show

Theresa DeSantis
Apache Junction, Arizona
1985 Peterbilt 359
$10,000 from Shell Rotella
Place in the 2023 Rotella SuperRigs Calendar

Best of Show First Runner Up

Truett Novosad
College Station, Texas
2007 Peterbilt 379 EXHD
$4,000 from Shell Rotella

Best of Show Second Runner Up

Dean DeSantis
Apache Junction, Arizona
2018 Peterbilt 389
$2,000 from Shell Rotella

First Place Tractor/Trailer Division

Todd Gribble
Somerset, Pennsylvania
2012 Peterbilt 389

Second Place Tractor/Trailer Division

Truett Novosad
College Station, Texas
2005 Peterbilt 379 EHD

Third Place Tractor/Trailer Division

Ben Overton
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
2020 Kenworth W900B

Fourth Place Tractor/Trailer Division

Jeron Whittmore
Wesley, Arkansas
2018 Peterbilt 389

Fifth Place Tractor/Trailer Division

Mike Davidson
Pocahontas, Iowa
2019 Peterbilt 389

First Place Tractor Division

Kaleb Hammett
Dodd City, Texas
2019 Peterbilt 389

Second Place Tractor Division

Kyle Cousins 2021
Carthage, Missouri
Kenworth W900

Third Place Tractor Division

Kyle Cousins
Carthage, Missouri
2016 Kenworth W900

Fourth Place Tractor Division

Clayton Driskell
Spring, Texas
2018 Kenworth W900L

Fifth Place Tractor Division

Tyler Van Der Zwaag
Hull, Iowa
1995 Peterbilt 379

First Place Classic Division

David Foster
Joplin, Missouri
2005 Kenworth W900L

Second Place Classic Division

JR Schleuger
Britt, Iowa
1985 Kenworth K100C

Third Place Classic Division

Trevor Timblin
West Bend, Wisconsin
1982 Peterbilt 362

Fourth Place Classic Division

Gary Tharp
Siloam Springs, Arkansas
1984 Peterbilt 362

Fifth Place Classic Division

Terry Aslinger
Marquand, Missouri
1996 Peterbilt 379EXHD

First Place Working Truck – Limited Mileage

Robert Hallahan
La Crosse, Wisconsin
2022 Peterbilt 389

Second Place Working Truck – Limited Mileage

Bubba Branch
Lakeland, Florida
1996 Kenworth W900

Third Place Working Truck – Limited Mileage

Steve Huff
Collinsville, Oklahoma
2022 Kenworth W900L

Fouth Place Working Truck – Limited Mileage

Randy Victory
Jonesboro, Arkansas
1986 Peterbilt 359

Fifth Place Working Truck – Limited Mileage

Jeremy Thomas
Rocky Comfort, Missouri
2005 Peterbilt 379

Show Truck
  • Brandon Avant
    Hampton, Arkansas
    2010 Peterbilt 389
  • Kary Bryce
    Sibley, Louisiana
    1959 Peterbilt 351
  • Don Emmons
    Chesterfield, Illinois
    1999 Peterbilt 379
  • Jeron Whittmore
    Wesley, Arkansas
    1991 Peterbilt 379
  • Troy Bolin
    Urbana, Missouri
    1979 Peterbilt 359
Best Interior

Truett Novosad
College Station, Texas
2007 Peterbilt 379 EXHD

Best Lights

Randy Victory
Jonesboro, Arkansas
1986 Peterbilt 359

Best Theme

Theresa DeSantis
Apache Junction, Arizona
1985 Peterbilt 359

Best Chrome

Bubba Branch
Lakeland, Florida
1996 Kenworth W900

Best Engine

Bubba Branch
Lakeland, Florida
1996 Kenworth W900

People’s Choice

Daniel and Phyllis Snow
Harrison, Arkansas
1996 Freightliner Classic XL

 

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