Theresa DeSantis previously won Best of Show in 2019.

Theresa DeSantis previously won Best of Show in 2019.

Photo: Shell Rotella/Stephen Clark

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, 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, 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, Pennsylvania 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, Missouri 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 a 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. 

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 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, Arizona

2018 Peterbilt 389

$2,000 from Shell Rotella

1st Place Tractor/Trailer Division

Todd Gribble 

Somerset, Pennsylvania

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, Arkansas

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, Missouri

Kenworth W900 

3rd Place Tractor Division

Kyle Cousins 

Carthage, Missouri

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, Missouri

2005 Kenworth W900L

2nd Place Classic Division

JR Schleuger 

Britt, Iowa

1985 Kenworth K100C 

3rd Place Classic Division

Trevor Timblin

West Bend, Wisconsin

1982 Peterbilt 362 

4th Place Classic Division

Gary Tharp 

Siloam Springs, Arkansas

1984 Peterbilt 362

5th Place Classic Division

Terry Aslinger 

Marquand, Missouri

1996 Peterbilt 379EXHD 

1st Place Working Truck - Limited Mileage 

Robert Hallahan 

La Crosse, Wisconsin

2022 Peterbilt 389

2nd Place Working Truck - Limited Mileage 

Bubba Branch

Lakeland, Florida

1996 Kenworth W900 

3rd Place Working Truck - Limited Mileage 

Steve Huff 

Collinsville, Oklahoma

2022 Kenworth W900L

4th Place Working Truck - Limited Mileage 

Randy Victory 

Jonesboro, Arkansas

1986 Peterbilt 359

5th 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, Floria.

1996 Kenworth W900

Best Engine

Bubba Branch 

Lakeland, Florida.

1996 Kenworth W900 

People’s Choice

Daniel and Phyliss Snow 

Harrison, Arkansas

1996 Freightliner Classic XL

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