Theresa DeSantis Wins Second Best of Show Award at 40th Anniversary Shell Rotella® SuperRigs®

Theresa DeSantis Wins Second Best of Show Award at 40th Anniversary Shell Rotella® SuperRigs®
Photo Credit: Shell Rotella/Stephen Clark

Theresa DeSantis of Apache Junction, Ariz. captured Best of Show honors with her 1985 Peterbilt 359 with a 2016 East trailer at the 40thAnniversary Shell Rotella® SuperRigs® competition held June 9-11 at Branson Landing in Branson, Mo. She was awarded $10,000 from Shell Rotella. In addition, DeSantis captured the Steve Sturgess Best Theme award for her “The Witches Inn” theme. She previously won Best of Show in 2019.

Truett Novosad from 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, Ariz. was awarded Best of Show second runner-up for his 2018 Peterbilt 389, Career Gambler. 

40th 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 
  • David Foster from Joplin, Mo. won in the Classic Division with his 2005 Kenworth W900L. 

Daniel and Phyllis Snow of Harrison, Ark. 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 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 2023 Shell Rotella SuperRigs calendar. 

All of the winning trucks from Shell Rotella SuperRigs will be posted on Shell Rotella FacebookTwitter 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, Ariz.
1985 Peterbilt 359
$10,000 from Shell Rotella
Place in the 2020 Rotella SuperRigs Calendar

Best of Show 1st Runner Up

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

Best of Show 2nd Runner Up

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

1st Place Tractor/Trailer Division

Todd Gribble 
Somerset, Pa.
2012 Peterbilt 389 

2nd Place Tractor/Trailer Division

Truett Novosad 
College Station, Texas
2005 Peterbilt 379 EHD

3rd Place Tractor/Trailer Division

Ben Overton 
Winnipeg, MB, Canada 
2020 Kenworth W900B 

4th Place Tractor/Trailer Division

Jeron Whittmore 
Wesley, Ark.
2018 Peterbilt 389 

5th Place Tractor/Trailer Division

Mike Davidson
Pocahontas, Iowa
2019 Peterbilt 389

1st Place Tractor Division

Kaleb Hammett 
Dodd City, Texas
2019 Peterbilt 389 

2nd Place Tractor Division

Kyle Cousins 2021 
Carthage, MO
Kenworth W900 

3rd Place Tractor Division

Kyle Cousins 
Carthage, Mo.
2016 Kenworth W900 

4th Place Tractor Division

Clayton Driskell 
Spring, Texas
2018 Kenworth W900L 

5th Place Tractor Division

Tyler Van Der Zwaag 
Hull, Iowa
1995 Peterbilt 379 

1st Place Classic Division

David Foster 
Joplin, Mo.
2005 Kenworth W900L

2nd Place Classic Division

JR Schleuger 
Britt, Iowa
1985 Kenworth K100C 

3rd Place Classic Division

Trevor Timblin
West Bend, Wis.
1982 Peterbilt 362 

4th Place Classic Division

Gary Tharp 
Siloam Springs, Ark.
1984 Peterbilt 362

5th Place Classic Division

Terry Aslinger 
Marquand, Mo.
1996 Peterbilt 379EXHD 

1st Place Working Truck – Limited Mileage 

Robert Hallahan 
La Crosse, Wis.
2022 Peterbilt 389

2nd Place Working Truck – Limited Mileage 

Bubba Branch
Lakeland, Fla.
1996 Kenworth W900 

3rd Place Working Truck – Limited Mileage 

Steve Huff 
Collinsville, Okla.
2022 Kenworth W900L

4th Place Working Truck – Limited Mileage 

Randy Victory 
Jonesboro, Ark.
1986 Peterbilt 359

5th Place Working Truck – Limited Mileage 

Jeremy Thomas 
Rocky Comfort, Mo.
2005 Peterbilt 379 

Show Truck

Brandon Avant 
Hampton, Ark.
2010 Peterbilt 389 

Kary Bryce 
Sibley, La.
1959 Peterbilt 351 

Don Emmons 
Chesterfield, Ill.
1999 Peterbilt 379

Jeron Whittmore 
Wesley, Ark.
1991 Peterbilt 379 

Troy Bolin 
Urbana, Mo.
1979 Peterbilt 359

Best Interior

Truett Novosad 
College Station, Texas
2007 Peterbilt 379 EXHD

Best Lights 

Randy Victory 
Jonesboro, Ark.
1986 Peterbilt 359 

Best Theme 

Theresa DeSantis 
Apache Junction, Ariz.
1985 Peterbilt 359

Best Chrome

Bubba Branch 
Lakeland, Fla.
1996 Kenworth W900

Best Engine

Bubba Branch 
Lakeland, Fla.
1996 Kenworth W900 

People’s Choice

Daniel and Phyliss Snow 
Harrison, Ark.
1996 Freightliner Classic XL

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