Pride & Polish crowns national champions

| August 27, 2011

Bill Sandvik’s 2005 Peterbilt 379 won the inaugural Pride & Polish national championship series in the Working Bobtail category.

The first-ever Custom Rigs Pride & Polish national champions were named Aug. 27 at the Great American Trucking Show’s Pride & Polish event, culminating a playoff-style series that’s been going since October 2010.

Jonathan Eilen of Hampton, Minn.; Bill Sandvik of Valley Center, Calif.; Randy Stroup of Lewisport, Ky.; and Paul Voigt of St. Cloud, Minn.; received the national awards in the four categories.

In the qualifying rounds at the GATS Pride & Polish, Stroup, Voigt, Eilen and Bruce Smith of Kilgore, Texas, won Best of Show in their respective categories.

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