‘Family Biziness,’ Lil’ Ray crowned Pride & Polish winners

| June 01, 2013
Family Biziness

Jerad Wittwer and Todd Roccapriore’s 2001 Peterbilt 379, Family Biziness, has followed up its Best of Show victory at the Wildwood Pride & Polish event in April with a Best of Show trophy at Great West in Las Vegas.

Show truck vets Todd Roccapriore and Jerad Wittwer — both of whom took home Overdrive’s Pride & Polish National Championship trophies independently of one another in 2012 — now have a little hardware to share: The duo won Best of Show in the Limited-Mileage Bobtail category at The Great West Truck Show’s Pride & Polish event for their collaborative project Pete, a 2001 379 they’ve dubbed Family Biziness.

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Ray Rodriguez turned in a repeat performance this year at Great West, winning Best of Show, Working Combo, with his 1988 Peterbilt 379 for the second consecutive year.

In the Woking Combo category, Salinas, Calif., resident and small fleet owner Ray Rodriguez, of Lil’ Ray’s Transport, won Best of Show for the second year in a row. His 1988 Peterbilt 379 and matching Fontaine flatbed trailer is dubbed Hardway, and features flames and skulls backdropped by purple and lavender base paint.

Brigham, Utah, resident Josh Skidmore won Best of Show in the Working Bobtail, with his 2007 Peterbilt 379.

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Josh Skidmore of Brigham, Utah, won Best of Show, Working Bobtail, with his yellow and white 379.

Rounding out the Best of Show winners, longtime Pride & Polish competitor and perennial winner Bill Sandvik won Best of Show, Limited-Mileage Combo, with his ’98 Peterbilt 379 and matching Ravens flatbed.

All four trucks are now qualified to compete in the Pride & Polish National Championship in Dallas in August at The Great American Trucking Show, where they’ll compete against the Best of Show winners from the five other Pride & Polish shows held since last August’s Great American Trucking Show.

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Perennial Pride & Polish competitor Bill Sandvik scored a Best of Show victory in the Limited-Mileage Combo category with his 1998 Peterbilt 379 and matching flatbed.

Roccapriore’s and Wittwer’s ’01 379 also won Best of Show in the same category just a month ago at the 75 Chrome Shop Pride & Polish show in Wildwood, Fla. Roccapriore is owner of Hubron, Conn.-based Clean Slate Environmental and has a fleet full of custom show trucks. His ’07 Peterbilt 379, the Low Life, won the Pride & Polish National Championship last year in the Working Combo category. Jerad Witter is owner of PDI in St. George, Utah, and his 2005 Peterbilt 379 won the National Championship in the Limited-Mileage Bobtail category.

Overdrive‘s Pride & Polish is sponsored by Overdrive; Firestone; Performance Diesel, Inc (PDI); Lincoln Chrome; Fitzgerald’s Glider Kits; American Independent Truckers Association (AITA); 75 Chrome Shop; Minimizer and Dynaflex.

Here’s the full winner’s list from the show:

BEST OF SHOW LIMITED MILEAGE COMBO

Bill Sandvik/Sandvik Trucking, Valley Center, CA; 1998 White & Purple Peterbilt 379/1993 Ravens Flatbed

Runner Up – John Gonzales/Yamko Truck Lines, Long Beach, CA; 2009 Black Cherry Peterbilt 388/2009 Reinke

BEST OF SHOW LIMITED MILEAGE BOBTAIL -#503 – Todd Roccapriore & Jerad Wittwer/PDI, Inc., St George, UT; 2001 Black & Blue Peterbilt 379 – “Family Biziness”

Runner Up – Isaac Aguilar/Sandvik Trucking, Valley Center, CA; 1992 Burgundy Peterbilt 379

3rd Place – John Cudd, Sterling, CO; 1986 Green & Black Peterbilt 359 – “The Veteran”

BEST OF SHOW WORKING BOBTAIL: Josh Skidmore & Todd Henry/Skidmore Transportation Services, Inc., Brigham City, UT; 2007 White & Yellow Peterbilt 379

BEST OF SHOW WORKING COMBO: Ray Rodriguez, Jr/Lil Ray’s Transport, Salinas, CA; 1988 Lavendar & Purple Peterbilt 379/2006 Fontaine Flatbed – “Hardway”

WORKING COMBO – SPECIALIZED

1st Place — John Lagomarsino, Oxnard, CA; 2014 Gray & Red Peterbilt 389/1996 Murray Lowboy

2nd Place – Juan Henriquez/Yamko Truck Lines, Long Beach, CA; 2010 Black Cherry Peterbilt 388/2002 Hyundai

3rd Place – Adrian Gonzales/Gardner Trucking, Inc., Chino, CA; 1995 White Freightliner Cabover/2008 Utility Double Flatbed

WORKING COMBO – COMPANY TRUCK – 2012 & OLDER

1st Place – Hector Santana & Shaun McClintic/Nestle Water/Arrowhead Water, Riverside, CA; 2012 Blue Peterbilt 384/2011 Utility Van

2nd Place – J.P. Estrada/Gardner Trucking, Inc., Chino, CA; 2012 White Freightliner Cascadia/2009 Utility Flatbed

3rd Place – Joseph Arzola/Gardner Trucking, Inc,, Upland, CA; 2000 White Peterbilt 379/2010 Western Curtain Van

WORKING COMBO – COMPANY TRUCK – 2013 & NEWER

1st Place – Danny Tercero/Golden State Foods, Upland, CA; 2014 Black & Gray International Lone Star/2013 Utility Reefer

2nd Place – Max Frenes/Golden State Foods, Upland, CA; 2014 Black & Gray International Lone Star/2012 Utility Reefer

3rd Place – Tom Pietrzak/Werner Enterprises, Omaha, NE; 2014 Blue Freightliner Evolution Cascadia/2013 Wabash Van

WORKING COMBO – 2000 & OLDER

1st Place – Ray Rodriguez, Jr/Lil Ray’s Transport, Salinas, CA; 1988 Lavendar & Purple Peterbilt 379/2006 Fontaine Flatbed – “Hardway”

2nd Place– Ray Rodriguez, Jr/Lil Ray’s Transport., Salinas, CA; 2000 Lavendar & Purple Peterbilt 379/2003 Transcraft Flatbed – “El Patron”

3rd Place – Tony Quandt, Council Bluffs, IA; 2000 Orange Peterbilt 379/2003 Great Dane Reefer

WORKING COMBO 2001 & NEWER

1st Place – Moe Whitchurch III/Whitchurch & Son Trucking, Chico, CA; 2008 Green & Yellow International 9900i/2014 Wilson Flatbed

2nd Place – Justin Nall/Travis Buhr, Adams, NE; 2001 Lime Green Peterbilt 379/2014 Wilson Livestock Hauler

3rd Place – Remus Ghebene, Northlake, IL; 2005 Dark Green Kenworth W900/2012 Great Dane Van

WORKING BOBTAIL – FIRST SHOW

1st Place – Jerry Schisler, Oak Harbor, WA; 2001 Black & Purple Peterbilt 379

2nd Place – Jim Henry/Skidmore Transportation, Brigham City, UT; 2007 White & Yellow Peterbilt 379

WORKING BOBTAIL – COMPANY TRUCK

1st Place – Randy Reza/Golden State Foods, Upland, CA; 2011 White Peterbilt 386

2nd Place – Dave Conkling /Werner Enterprises, Omaha, NE; 2013 Blue Freightliner Cascadia

3rd Place – Jeremy Pearson/Kamrie Brinkerhoff/Bob Orton Trucking, Tropic, UT; 2013 Black Peterbilt 389

WORKING BOBTAIL – OPEN YEAR

1st Place – Josh Skidmore & Todd Henry/Skidmore Transportation Services, Inc., Brigham City, UT; 2007 White & Yellow Peterbilt 379

2nd Place – Theresa De Santis, Apache Junction, AZ; 1985 Red, Orange & Black Peterbilt 359

3rd Place – Janisea Pritchett/Hayden Eady/Detroit Radiator Co, Romulus, MI; 1999 Red Kenworth W900

INTERIOR – CAB ONLY

1st Place – Juan Henriquez/Yamko Truck Lines, Long Beach, CA; 2010 Black Cherry Peterbilt 388/2002 Hyundai

2nd Place – Josh Skidmore & Todd Henry/Skidmore Transportation Services, Inc., Brigham City, UT; 2007 White & Yellow Peterbilt 379

3rd Place – Randy Reza/Golden State Foods, Upland, CA; 2011 White Peterbilt 386

INTERIOR – OEM SLEEPER

1st Place – Tony Quandt, Council Bluffs, IA; 2000 Orange Peterbilt 379/2003 Great Dane Reefer

2nd Place – Justin Nall/Travis Buhr, Adams, NE; 2001 Lime Green Peterbilt 379/2014 Wilson Livestock Hauler

3rd Place – Theresa De Santis, Apache Junction, AZ; 1985 Red, Orange & Black Peterbilt 359

ENGINE –WORKING TRUCK

1st Place – Ray Rodriguez, Jr/Lil Ray’s Transport, Salinas, CA; 1988 Lavendar & Purple Peterbilt 379/2006 Fontaine Flatbed – “Hardway”

2nd Place – Josh Skidmore & Todd Henry/Skidmore Transportation Services, Inc., Brigham City, UT; 2007 White & Yellow Peterbilt 379

3rd Place Tie – Juan Henriquez/Yamko Truck Lines, Long Beach, CA; 2010 Black Cherry Peterbilt 388/2002 Hyundai

3rd Place Tie – Tony Quandt, Council Bluffs, IA; 2000 Orange Peterbilt 379/2003 Great Dane Reefer

CUSTOM PAINT – COMBO

1st Place – Ray Rodriguez, Jr/Lil Ray’s Transport, Salinas, CA; 1988 Lavendar & Purple Peterbilt 379/2006 Fontaine Flatbed – “Hardway”

2nd Place – Juan Henriquez/Yamko Truck Lines, Long Beach, CA; 2010 Black Cherry Peterbilt 388/2002 Hyundai

3rd Place – Ray Rodriguez, Jr/Lil Ray’s Transport., Salinas, CA; 2000 Lavendar & Purple Peterbilt 379/2003 Transcraft Flatbed – “El Patron”

CUSTOM PAINT – BOBTAIL

1st Place – #115 – Theresa De Santis, Apache Junction, AZ; 1985 Red, Orange & Black Peterbilt 359

2nd Place – #120 – Randy Reza/Golden State Foods, Upland, CA; 2011 White Peterbilt 386

3rd Place – #113 – Jeremy Pearson/Kamrie Brinkerhoff/Bob Orton Trucking, Tropic, UT; 2013 Black Peterbilt 389

BEST INTERIOR – LIMITED MILEAGE

Todd Roccapriore & Jerad Wittwer/PDI, Inc., St George, UT; 2001 Black & Blue Peterbilt 379 – “Family Biziness”

BEST ENGINE – LIMITED MILEAGE

Tie – Todd Roccapriore & Jerad Wittwer/PDI, Inc., St George, UT; 2001 Black & Blue Peterbilt 379 – “Family Biziness”

Tie – Bill Sandvik/Sandvik Trucking, Valley Center, CA; 1998 White & Purple Peterbilt 379/1993 Ravens Flatbed

BEST PAINT – LIMITED MILEAGE BOBTAIL

Todd Roccapriore & Jerad Wittwer/PDI, Inc., St George, UT; 2001 Black & Blue Peterbilt 379 – “Family Biziness”

BEST PAINT – LIMITED MILEAGE COMBO

John Gonzales/Yamko Truck Lines, Long Beach, CA; 2009 Black Cherry Peterbilt 388/2009 Reinke

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