The big rigs were lined up 3-wide just outside the Kansas Speedway, and they were every bit as colorful and impressive as the NASCAR cars and trucks that race on the adjacent track – and much more practical. Appropriately, a hard-working grain hauler took home the President’s Choice award at the Heart of America Trucking Show’s Beauty Contest last weekend.
Victor Holthaus of Axtell, Kan., an owner-op who’s put more than 4 million miles on his ’78 Pete 359, was recognized by Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association President Jim Johnston. The show was part of OOIDA’s 40th anniversary celebration.
Other top prize winners were