Nice stripes: Bold-banded Petes take Best of Show in Wildwood

| April 29, 2013
Richfield, Wis., resident Vinnio Diorio's 2013 Peterbilt 389 and matching 2008 MAC trailer won Best of Show in the Working Combo category.

Richfield, Wis., resident Vinnio Diorio’s 2013 Peterbilt 389 and matching 2008 MAC trailer won Best of Show in the Working Combo category.

It was a good weekend for striped paint jobs in Wildwood, Fla., April 26-28, where the 75 Chrome Shop Pride & Polish show named Austin Ashley’s 2007 Peterbilt 379 — the Best of Show winner from the 2012 Great American Trucking Show Pride & Polish — and Vinnie Diorio’s 2013 Peterbilt 389 Best of Show winners in the Working categories.

Austin Ashley poses with his Best of Show trophy — among other pieces of hardware — and his 2007 Peterbilt 379.

Raleigh, Miss., native Austin Ashley poses with his Best of Show trophy — among other pieces of hardware — and his 2007 Peterbilt 379.

In the Limited Mileage categories, Todd Roccapriore’s 2001 Peterbilt 379 won Best of Show, Limited-Mileage Bobtail, and Michael Manuel’s 1984 Peterbilt 359 and matching 2003 Benson flatbed won Best of Show, Limited-Mileage Combo.

Ashley’s purple and white striped 379 won top honors in the Working Bobtail category, and Diorio’s truck, shown by Kevin Pascavis, took home the same in Working Combo.

With the victories, all four trucks are now qualified to compete in the Pride & Polish National Championship judging round in Dallas in August at The Great American Trucking Show.

The trucks will compete against Best of Show winners from the 2013 season’s five other stops: 2012 GATS, 2012 Charlotte Diesel Super Show, 2012 PDI Dyno event, 2013 Great West Truck Show and the 2013 Fitzgerald Truck Show.

Pride & Polish is sponsored by Overdrive, 75 Chrome Shop, Firestone, Performance Diesel, Inc; Lincoln Chrome, Fitzgerald’s Glider Kits, American Independent Truckers ASsociation, Minimizer and Dynaflex. Click here to see the full Pride & Polish schedule or to register your truck for an event.

Here’s a full list of winners from Wildwood’s event this weekend:

BOBTAIL – WORKING ANTIQUE

1st Place – Freddy Hebbeler, Orlando, FL; 1987 Red Kenworth W900 – “La Vieja Maguilla”

2nd Place – Chris Andreychik, Winter Haven, FL; 1979 Green & White Kenworth K100C

3rd Place – Albert Arcos/Roy Villarreal, Dade City, FL; 1957 Blue Kenworth Conventional

BOBTAIL – FIRST SHOW

1st Place – Bryan Fretwell/Taylor Transport, Curtisville, GA; 2000 Black Peterbilt 379

2nd Place – Adrian Rodriguez/RTTS, Jacksonville, FL; 1979 Red Mack F786

BOBTAIL – SPECIALIZED – WRECKERS

1st Place – Jeff Revis/Jeff Revis Wrecker Service, Wildwood, FL; 2014 Red Peterbilt 388

2nd Place – Darrin Kling/Kling Towing & Recovery, Fruitland Park, FL; 2013 Black Pearl Freightliner Wrecker – “The Black Pearl”

BOBTAIL – WORKING

1st Place Tie – Austin Ashley/Ashley Farms, Raleigh, MS; 2007 Purple & White Peterbilt

1st Place Tie – Joel Dawes, Waterford, WI; 1988 White & Green Peterbilt 379

2nd Place – Troy Pentland, Indianapolis, IN; 1990 Red Peterbilt 379

COMBO – SPECIALIZED – VEHICLE TRANSPORTER

1st Place – Richard Simmons, Palm Coast, FL; 2013 Sublime Green & Black Peterbilt 388/2013 Cottrell Car Hauler

2nd Place – Scoobey Meltcher, Orlando, FL; 1991 White & Red Kenworth K100E/2005 WallyMoCar Hauler

3rd Place – Chris Hawkins, Sanbornton, NH: 1995 Red Western Star 4964/1999 Dorsey Drop Deck Van

COMBO – WORKING

1st Place – Kevin Pascavis/Vinnie Diorio, Richfield, WI; 2013 Black & Orange Peterbilt 389/2008 MAC Curtainside – “NV’d”

2nd Place – Michael LeCranier/Walpole Trucking, Okeechobee, FL; 2010 Green Kenworth T660/2008 Polar Tanker

3rd Place – Johnathan Kimball, Homestead, FL; 2004 Black & Green Peterbilt 379X/1997 Utility Reefer

INTERIOR – CAB ONLY

1st Place – Austin Ashley/Ashley Farms, Raleigh, MS; 2007 Purple & White Peterbilt

2nd Place – Troy Pentland, Indianapolis, IN; 1990 Red Peterbilt 379

3rd Place – Michael LeCranier/Walpole Trucking, Okeechobee, FL; 2010 Green Kenworth T660/2008 Polar Tanker

INTERIOR – OEM SLEEPER

1at Place – Kevin Pascavis/Vinnie Diorio, Richfield, WI; 2013 Black & Orange Peterbilt 389/2008 MAC Curtainside – “NV’d”

2nd Place – Scoobey Meltcher, Orlando, FL; 1991 White & Red Kenworth K100E/2005 WallyMoCar Hauler

BEST INTERIOR – LIMITED MILEAGE

Shawn Gibson, Broken Bow, OK; 2013 Black Peterbilt 389 – “Wicked Obsession”

PAINT – BOBTAIL

1st Place -Joel Dawes, Waterford, WI; 1988 White & Green Peterbilt 379

2nd Place – Austin Ashley/Ashley Farms, Raleigh, MS; 2007 Purple & White Peterbilt

3rd Place – Darrin Kling/Kling Towing & Recovery, Fruitland Park, FL; 2013 Black Pearl Freightliner Wrecker – “The Black Pearl”

PAINT – COMBO

1st Place – Kevin Pascavis/Vinnie Diorio, Richfield, WI; 2013 Black & Orange Peterbilt 389/2008 MAC Curtainside – “NV’d”

BEST PAINT – LIMITED MILEAGE BOBTAIL

Todd Roccapriore/PDI, St George, UT; 2001 Black & Blue Peterbilt 379 – “Family Buziness”

BEST PAINT – LIMITED MILEAGE COMBO

Michael Manuel, Front Royal, VA; 1984 Black, Orange & Copper Peterbilt 359/2003 Benson Flatbed – “Custombilt”

ENGINE

1st -Kevin Pascavis/Vinnie Diorio, Richfield, WI; 2013 Black & Orange Peterbilt 389/2008 MAC Curtainside – “NV’d”

2nd – 3way Tie – Austin Ashley/Ashley Farms, Raleigh, MS; 2007 Purple & White Peterbilt

2nd – 3way Tie – Troy Pentland, Indianapolis, IN; 1990 Red Peterbilt 379

2nd – 3way Tie –  Michael LeCranier/Walpole Trucking, Okeechobee, FL; 2010 Green Kenworth T660/2008 Polar Tanker

3rd – Darrin Kling/Kling Towing & Recovery, Fruitland Park, FL; 2013 Black Pearl Freightliner Wrecker – “The Black Pearl”

BEST ENGINE – LIMITED MILEAGE

Todd Roccapriore/PDI, St George, UT; 2001 Black & Blue Peterbilt 379 – “Family Buziness”

LIMITED MILEAGE BOBTAIL

BEST OF SHOW – Todd Roccapriore/PDI, St George, UT; 2001 Black & Blue Peterbilt 379 – “Family Buziness”

 Runner Up – Shawn Gibson, Broken Bow, OK; 2013 Black Peterbilt 389 – “Wicked Obsession”

LIMITED MILEAGE COMBO

BEST OF SHOW – Michael Manuel, Front Royal, VA; 1984 Black, Orange & Copper Peterbilt 359/2003 Benson Flatbed – “Custombilt”

Runner Up – #700 – TJ Timblin/Trev Timblin, West Bend, WI; 2013 Yellow & Blue Peterbilt 389/2009 Quickdraw Curtain Stepdeck – “Easy Living”

BEST OF SHOW – WORKING BOBTAIL: Austin Ashley/Ashley Farms, Raleigh, MS; 2007 Purple & White Peterbilt

BEST OF SHOW – WORKING COMBO: Kevin Pascavis/Vinnie Diorio, Richfield, WI; 2013 Black & Orange Peterbilt 389/2008 MAC Curtainside – “NV’d”

 

 

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