Jonathan Eilen’s ’07 Peterbilt 379 named SuperRigs winner

| June 24, 2013
Jon Eilen

Jonathan Eilen’s 2007 Peterbilt 379 and 2013 Mac Trailer won Best of Show at the 2013 Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition held June 20-22.

Jonathan Eilen and his 2007 Peterbilt 379 and matching 2013 Mac Trailer won Best of Show at the Shell Rotella SuperRigs show held last week in Tomah, Wis.

Eilen — a Hampton, Minn., resident — is no stranger to truck show victories: He won the inaugural Pride & Polish National Championship competition with his 2009 Peterbilt 389 in 2010 at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas.

For his victory, Eilen won $10,000 from Shell Rotella and $5,000 from Mac Trailer. He will also be featured in the 2014 SuperRigs calendar.

The other calendar entries have not been announced yet.

William Rethwisch, of Tomah, Wis., won 1st runner-up in the SuperRigs competition with his 2012 Peterbilt 389, earning him $4,000 from Shell Rotella and $3,000 from Mac Trailer. Jeremy Hassevoort, of Hamilton, Mich., won 2nd runner-up with his 1986 Peterbilt 359. He won $2,000 from Shell and $2,000 from Mac.

Listed below is the full list of winners and their prizes. The 12 calendar trucks will be announced later this week:

Best of Show

$10,000 from Shell Rotella and $5,000 from Mac Trailer
Place in the 2014 Rotella SuperRigs Calendar
Jonathan Eilen
Hampton, Minn.
2007 Peterbilt 379, 2013 MAC Tri-axle frameless

Best of Show 1st Runner Up
$4000 from Shell Rotella and $3,000 from Mac Trailer
William Rethwisch Jr
Tomah, Wis.
2012 Peterbilt 389, 2008 Polar quest trailer

Best of Show 2nd Runner Up
$2000 from Shell and $2,000 from Mac Trailer
Jeremy Hassevoort
Hamilton, Mich.
1986 359 Peterbilt, 2001 3000R Utility Refer

Hardworking Truck
$500
Josh Hainstock
St. Michael, Minn.
2005 Peterbilt 379

People’s Choice
$500
Carl L Chase
Camp Douglas, Wis.
1993 Peterbilt 359

Best Show Truck
Vinnie Diorio
Richfield, Wis.
2013 Peterbilt 389

Best Engine
Jonathan Eilen
Hampton, Minn.
2007 Peterbilt 379 exhd, 13 MAC Tri-axle frameless

Best Lights
Moe Whitchurch
Chico, CA
2008 International 9900, 2014 Wilson AF1080

Best Chrome
Jeremy Hassevoort
Hamilton, Mich.
1986 359 Peterbilt, 2001 3000R Utility Refer

Best Theme
Jonathan Alison Dyck
Saskatoon, SK
2007 Peterbilt 379

Best Interior
William Rethwisch Jr
Tomah, Wis.
2012 Peterbilt 389

1st Place Tractor/Trailer Division
$1,500
Kevin Pascavis
Richfield, Wis.
2013 Peterbilt 389

2nd Place Tractor/Trailer Division
$1,000
Chris VanPelt
Menomonee Falls, Wis.
2007 Peterbilt 379, 2013 Mac Flatbed

3rd Place Tractor/Trailer Division
$750
Paul Rissler
California, Mo.
1996 379 Peterbilt

4th Place Tractor/Trailer Division
$500
TJ Timblin
West Bend, Wis.
2013 Peterbilt 389

5th Place Tractor/Trailer Division
$250
Moe Whitchurch
Chico, Calif.
2008 International 9900

1st Place Tractor Division
$1,500
Troy Kunshier
Hastings, Minn.
2009 389 Pete

2nd Place  Tractor Division
$1,000
Dallas McCord
Anderson, Ind.
2007 Peterbilt 379

3rd Place Tractor Division
$750
Martin Warner
Newpawa, Ont.
2013 Peterbilt 388

4th Place Tractor Division
$500
Mitch Broderson
E. Peoria, Ill.
2007 Western Star 4900ex

5th Place Tractor Division
$250
David Foster
Joplin, Mo.
2005 Kenworth W900L Studio

1st Place Classic Division
$1,500
Mike Meyer
Theilman , Minn.
W900B model 1984 Kenworth

2nd Place Classic Division
$1,000
Joel Dawes
Waterford, Wis.
1988 Pete 379

3rd Place Classic Division
$750
Trev Timblin
West Bend, Wis.
1982 Peterbilt 362

4th Place Classic Division
$500
Andy Zary
Saskatoon, Sask.
1959 Mack B61

5th Place Classic Division
$250
Troy Huddleston
Yale, Ill.
1991 Freightliner 120 Classic

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