Photo courtesy of Shell Rotella
The Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition is the premier truck beauty contest for actively working trucks. Owner-operators from across the United States and Canada compete for cash and prizes.
The Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition is the premier truck beauty contest for actively working trucks. Owner-operators from across the United States and Canada compete for cash and prizes.
The Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition is the premier truck beauty contest for actively working trucks. Owner-operators from across the United States and Canada compete for cash and prizes.
The Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition is the premier truck beauty contest for actively working trucks. Owner-operators from across the United States and Canada compete for cash and prizes.
The Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition is the premier truck beauty contest for actively working trucks. Owner-operators from across the United States and Canada compete for cash and prizes.

Shell Rotella reveals SuperRigs winners

Aug. 10, 2021
Owner-operators gathered for the three-day event, which resulted in a variety of winners and showstopping rigs.

Shell Rotella held its 39th Annual SuperRigs competition from July 29-31 at Love’s Travel Stop in Hampshire, Illinois, where driver Kiegan Nelson and truck owner Vinnie Diorio of Richfield, Wisconsin, captured Best of Show honors with their 2020 Peterbilt 389. Nelson and Diorio, who also won for Best Interior, were awarded $10,000 from Shell Rotella.

Brian Dreher of Campbellsport, Wisconsin, was awarded Best of Show first runner-up for his 2016 Peterbilt 389. He also captured the Best Engine category. Truett Novosad from College Station, Texas, and his 2007 Peterbilt 379 were named Best of Show second runner-up. Novosad also won the Best Chrome and Best Theme categories.

Additional winners included:

  • Barry Kuhn from Mount Aetna, Pennsylvania, in the Tractor/Trailer Division for his 2018 Kenworth W900L.
  • Shani Lee of Sibley, Louisiana, in the Tractor Division with a 2007 Peterbilt 379 Legacy 995.
  • JR Schleuger from Britt, Iowa, in the Classic Division with his 1985 Kenworth K100E.
  • Daniel and Phyllis Snow of Harrison, Arkansas, won the People’s Choice Award for their 1996 Freightliner Classic XL.
  • All winners also received My Miles Matter reward points from Shell Rotella.

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) Go Safely Award was presented to Daniel and Phyllis Snow. The award, supported by Shell Rotella, honors the commitment of drivers to keeping themselves and others safe during the pandemic.

The Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition is the premier truck beauty contest for actively working trucks. Owner-operators from across the United States and Canada compete for cash and prizes valued at approximately $25,000. Eleven drivers were selected to have their trucks featured in the 2022 Shell Rotella SuperRigs calendar. The 12th truck is the 2016 Peterbilt 389 of Brian Dreher who won Best of Show during the virtual contest held in 2020.

Complete 2021 Shell Rotella SuperRigs results:

Best of Show

Kiegan Nelson and Vinnie Diorio of Richfield, Wisconsin; 2020 Peterbilt 389

  • $10,000 and 50,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points
  • Place in the 2022 Rotella SuperRigs Calendar

Best of Show 1st Runner-Up

Brian Dreher of Campbellsport, Wisconsin; 2016 Peterbilt 389

    • $4,000 and 40,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points

Best of Show 2nd Runner-Up

Truett Novosad of College Station, Texas; 2007 Peterbilt 379

    • $2,000 and 30,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points

Best Lights

Danny Kimball of Burlington, Wisconsin; 2007 Kenworth W900

    • 15,000 My Miles matter Reward Points

Best Interior

Kiegan Nelson and Vinnie Diorio of Richfield, Wisconsin; 2020 Peterbilt 389

15,000 My Miles Matter Reward Points
The showstopping red interior of the 2020 Peterbilt 389 Best of Show winner.Photo courtesy of Shell Rotella