River States Customz winners: Diorio continues streak, 2 others added to championship

| June 28, 2014
Seth Denning's cream and white 2006 Peterbilt 379 won Best of Show in the Limited-Mileage Bobtail category.

Seth Denning’s cream and white 2006 Peterbilt 379 won Best of Show in the Limited-Mileage Bobtail category.

Two more competitors have punched their tickets for the 2014 Overdrive‘s Pride & Polish National Championship series, earning Best of Show victories at the River States Customz Pride & Polish event held June 27-28.

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Familiar faces earned the top spots at the 75 Chrome Shop Pride & Polish show in Wildwood, Fla., this weekend.

Jackson, Wis.-based Eric Bilgo and his 1995 Peterbilt 379 and matching MAC trailer won Best of Show in the Working Combo category, while Seth Denning of Corsica, S.D., won Best of Show in the Limited-Mileage Bobtail category, qualifying both trucks for the final judging round in the Pride & Polish National Championship in August at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas. 

Eric Bilgo's 1995 Peterbilt 379 and MAC trailer won Best of Show in the Working Combo category.

Eric Bilgo’s 1995 Peterbilt 379 and MAC trailer won Best of Show in the Working Combo category.

Bilgo and Denning joined perennial Pride & Polish Best of Show winners Vinnie Diorio, of Richfield, Wis., and Bob and Shelley Brinker of Grayling Minn., as River States Best of Show winners. 

The Brinkers won the Working Bobtail category with their pirate-themed 2000 Freightliner Classic XL.

Diorio won the Limited-Mileage Combo category with this 2013 Peterbilt 379 and 2009 MAC trailer. 

Vinnie Diorio's 2013 Peterbilt 389 and matching MAC trailer won Best of Show in the Limted-Mileage Combo category. Diorio's rig won the Pride & Polish National Championship in the same category last year.

Vinnie Diorio’s 2013 Peterbilt 389 and matching MAC trailer won Best of Show in the Limted-Mileage Combo category. Diorio’s rig won the Pride & Polish National Championship in the same category last year.

Both Diorio’s truck and the Brinkers’ truck won at the prior Pride & Polish event, the 75 Chrome Shop Show held in April, where they qualified for the National Championship judging round.

Diorio’s truck will be there defending its Pride & Polish championship from 2013. 

The River States Customz Pride & Polish Best of Show winners will square off against the Best of Show winners from five other Pride & Polish events held from last August to this July.

Bob and Shelley Brinker's 2000 Freightliner Classic won its second Best of Show of the year at River States, winning the show's Working Bobtail category.

Bob and Shelley Brinker’s 2000 Freightliner Classic won its second Best of Show of the year at River States, winning the show’s Working Bobtail category.

Pride & Polish is sponsored by Overdrive, River States Customz, the 75 Chrome Shop, Performance Diesel Inc., Lincoln Chrome, Fitzgerald’s Glider Kits, the American Independent Truckers Association, Dynalfex, MAC Trailer, Hogebuilt, Blue Tiger, Pro Miles, Show Stopper Wax Products, Over the Road Financial Network and Diesel Boss Apparel. 

More photos from this weekend’s Pride & Polish show will be published next week. 

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

BOBTAIL –ANTIQUE

1st Place – #816 – Mike Meyer, Theilman, MN; 1984 Green & White Kenworth W900A

2nd Place – #813 – Sandra Kirchner/Davey Kirchner Trucking, Mindoro, WI; 1979 Blue Peterbilt 352H

3rd Place – #814 – Kenny Hubka, Riceville, IA; 1977 Red & White International Transtar 4200

 

BOBTAIL – SPECIALIZED

1st Place – #200 – Michael Coyne, Fond du Lac, WI; 1996 Maroon & Black International 4900

2nd Place – #203 – Paul Dwyer, Tomah, WI; 2014 Blue Freightliner Coronado Milk Truck

 

BOBTAIL – 2000 & Older

1st Place – #208 – Kenneth Fisher, Muscoda, WI; 1997 Mocha & Green Peterbilt 379

2nd Place – #207 – Doug Perkins, Le Center, MN; 2000 Gray, Black & Red Peterbilt 379 – “Hired Gun”

3rd Place – #206 – Bob & Shelley Brinker, Grayling, MI; 2000 Muralled Freightliner Classic XL – “Pirates of the Caribbean”

 

BOBTAIL – 2006 & Newer

1st Place – #205 – Dan Brown, Salem, WI; 2013 Green Peterbilt 389 – “Lime Light”

2nd Place Tie – #201 – Michael Parks, Necedah, WI; 2009 Purple Freightliner Cascadia

2nd Place Tie – #209 – Josh Gerlach, Theresa, WI; 2006 Red Peterbilt 379

3rd Place – #202 – Martin Warner/Jade Transport, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; 2013 Green & White Peterbilt 388

 

COMBO – ANTIQUE

1st Place – #815 – TJ Timblin/Blue Leasing, West Bend, WI; 1983 Blue Peterbilt 362/2004 Dawe Van – “Back Home”

 

COMBO – WORKING

1st Place – #400 – David Marcotte, Momence, IL; 1992 Black & Red Peterbilt 379/1979 Heil Tanker – “Exhausted”

2nd Place – #403 – Chris Dreyer/ Long Haul Trucking, Onalaska, WI; 2007 Blue & White Peterbilt 379/2014 MAC Flatbed

3rd Place – #402 – Eric Bilgo, Jackson, WI; 1995 Black & Bronze Peterbilt 379/2014 MAC Curtainside – “Down With The Sickness”

 

INTERIOR – CAB ONLY

1st Place – #400 – David Marcotte, Momence, IL; 1992 Black & Red Peterbilt 379/1979 Heil Tanker – “Exhausted”

2nd Place – #207 – Doug Perkins, Le Center, MN; 2000 Gray, Black & Red Peterbilt 379 – “Hired Gun”

3rd Place – #403 – Chris Dreyer/ Long Haul Trucking, Onalaska, WI; 2007 Blue & White Peterbilt 379/2014 MAC Flatbed

 

INTERIOR – OEM SLEEPER

1st Place – #206 – Bob & Shelley Brinker, Grayling, MI; 2000 Muralled Freightliner Classic XL – “Pirates of the Caribbean”

2nd Place – #208 – Kenneth Fisher, Muscoda, WI; 1997 Mocha & Green Peterbilt 379

3rd Place – #402 – Eric Bilgo, Jackson, WI; 1995 Black & Bronze Peterbilt 379/2014 MAC Curtainside – “Down With The Sickness”

 

 

BEST INTERIOR – LIMITED MILEAGE

#752 – Vinnie Diorio, Richfield, WI; 2013 Orange & Purple Peterbilt 379/2009 MAC Curtainside – “Trendsettin’”

 

PAINT – BOBTAIL

1st Place – #206 – Bob & Shelley Brinker, Grayling, MI; 2000 Muralled Freightliner Classic XL – “Pirates of the Caribbean”

2nd Place – #208 – Kenneth Fisher, Muscoda, WI; 1997 Mocha & Green Peterbilt 379

3rd Place – #207 – Doug Perkins, Le Center, MN; 2000 Gray, Black & Red Peterbilt 379 – “Hired Gun”

 

PAINT – COMBO

1st Place Tie – #402 – Eric Bilgo, Jackson, WI; 1995 Black & Bronze Peterbilt 379/2014 MAC Curtainside – “Down With The Sickness”

1st Place Tie – #815 – TJ Timblin/Blue Leasing, West Bend, WI; 1983 Blue Peterbilt 362/2004 Dawe Van – “Back Home”

 

BEST PAINT – LIMITED MILEAGE BOBTAIL

#553 – Seth Denning/Prime Time Express, Corsica, SD; 2006 Cream & Orange Peterbilt 379

 

BEST PAINT – LIMITED MILEAGE COMBO

#752 – Vinnie Diorio, Richfield, WI; 2013 Orange & Purple Peterbilt 379/2009 MAC Curtainside – “Trendsettin’”

 

ENGINE

1st Place – #206 – Bob & Shelley Brinker, Grayling, MI; 2000 Muralled Freightliner Classic XL – “Pirates of the Caribbean”

2nd Place – #402 – Eric Bilgo, Jackson, WI; 1995 Black & Bronze Peterbilt 379/2014 MAC Curtainside – “Down With The Sickness”

3rd Place – #208 – Kenneth Fisher, Muscoda, WI; 1997 Mocha & Green Peterbilt 379

 

BEST ENGINE – LIMITED MILEAGE

#752 – Vinnie Diorio, Richfield, WI; 2013 Orange & Purple Peterbilt 379/2009 MAC Curtainside – “Trendsettin’”

 

BUILDERS CLASS

1st Place – #751 – Brian Davis/Davis Bros, Owensville, IN; 2005 Black & Blue Peterbilt 379/2012 Wilson Hopper – “Super Freak”

 

 

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