Texas couple's Doc Holliday-themed Peterbilt 379 to SuperRigs judges: 'I'm your huckleberry'

June 13, 2023
Shell Rotella's 41st SuperRigs not only showed up with a vengeance, but a reckoning.

GILLETTE, WyomingTruett and Crystal Novosad of College Station, Texas rolled out of Shell Rotella's 41st SuperRigs truck beauty contest $10,000 richer after judges named their "Doc Holliday"-themed 2007 Peterbilt 379 EXHD "Best in Show."

The Novosads' black-and-red 2005 Peterbilt 2005 named Wyatt Earp was featured in Shell Rotella's booth at the Mid America Trucking Show in March, but like the final showdown in "Tombstone," it was Doc Holliday's shot to take.

The two-toned blue Pete with a tufted interior and Holliday quote "My hypocrisy only goes so far" emblazoned on the back also earned the first Steve Sturgess Best Theme award. Sturgess, who was a fixture in trucking journalism and a former SuperRigs judge, passed away last September.

The event was held at Gilette's CAM-PLEX from June 8-10 with several categories for working and non-working trucks. The category winners and a few other selectees will appear on the 2024 SuperRigs calendar. Shell Rotella handed out over $25,000 in prizes to its winners. Mark Aragon from Lasalle, Colorado won Best of Show first runner-up and $4,000 for his 2003 Peterbilt 379 EXHD called Slammed Distraction, and Ben Overton of Winnipeg, Mantitoba, Canada was awarded second runner-up and $2,000 for his 2020 Kenworth W9B.

Cody Davis from Cokeville, Wyoming took first place in the Tractor/Trailer Division and Best Lights for his 2022 Kenworth W900L and was the recipient of the People's Choice Award.

The category winners and a few other selectees will appear on the 2024 SuperRigs calendar.

To see the trucks up close click the slideshow.

Complete 2023 Shell Rotella SuperRigs Results

Best of Show

Truett & Crystal Novosad | College Station, Texas

2007 Peterbilt 379

Best of Show 1st Runner Up

Mark Aragon |  Lasalle, Colorado

2003 Peterbilt 379 EXHD

Best of Show 2nd Runner Up

Ben Overton | Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

2020 Kenworth W9B

Non-Working/Show Truck

Truett & Crystal Novosad | College Station, Texas

1984 Peterbilt 359

1st Place Classic Division

Clyde Green | Cheyenne, Wyoming

1982 Kenworth W900 A

2nd Place Classic Division

JR Schleuger | Britt, Iowa

1984 Kenworth W900 B

3rd Place Classic Division

Daniel & Phyllis Snow | Harrison, Arkansas

1996 Freightliner Classic XL

1st Place Working Truck - Limited Mileage

Dennis Harris | Peshtigo, Wisconsin

2022 Kenworth W900

2nd Place Working Truck - Limited Mileage

Barry Kasdorf | Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

2023 Peterbilt 389X

3rd Place Working Truck - Limited Mileage

John Fabris | Belle Fourche, S.D.

2018 Kenworth T880

1st Place Tractor Division

Patrick Lahr | Denison, Iowa

2022 Peterbilt 389

2nd Place Tractor Division

Truett Novosad | College Station, Texas

2007 Peterbilt 379

3rd Place Tractor Division

Richard Rukstalis | Morton, Illinois

2018 Kenworth T680

1st Place Tractor/Trailer Division

Cody Davis | Cokeville, Wyoming

2022 Kenworth W900L

2nd Place Tractor/Trailer Division

Jake Bast | Shoshone, Idaho

2001 Peterbilt 379

3rd Place Tractor/Trailer Division

Nichole Cheek | Rozet, Wyoming

2008 Peterbilt 389

Best Engine

Ben Overton | Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

2022 Kenworth W9B

Best Chrome

Cody Davis | Cokeville, Wyoming

2022 Kenworth W900L

Steve Sturgess Best Theme Award

Truett & Crystal Novosad | College Station, Texas

2007 Peterbilt 379

Best Interior

Richard Rukstalis | Morton, Illinois

2018 Kenworth T680

Best Lights

Cody Davis | Cokeville, Wyo.

2022 Kenworth W900L

People’s Choice

Cody Davis | Cokeville, Wyo.

2022 Kenworth W900L

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