SuperRigs offered sneak preview of August’s Pride & Polish National Championship finale

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Shell Rotella’s SuperRigs, held earlier this month in San Antonio, was an outstanding show, and it was one of the finer collections of custom working trucks I’ve seen in a while.

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And — in addition to the show’s role of choosing the weekend’s winners and the 12 trucks that will appear in next year’s SuperRigs calendar — it also, in small part, offered a sneak peak at the upcoming Overdrive’s Pride & Polish National Championship, the finale for which will be held at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas in August.

Below are the five Pride & Polish championship competitors I saw in the two days I roamed the lot at SuperRigs. More could have showed up Saturday, after I’d left the event, but the five that were there make up at least a quarter of the trucks that will square off in August for the 2015 Pride & Polish championship.

Here are the five:

Ray Rodriguez’s “Wicked,” a 2015 Peterbilt 389 and Mac flatbed: 

Rodriguez’s truck won Best of Show, Limited-Mileage Combo, at the 2014 Great American Trucking Show, qualifying it for the 2015 Pride & Polish National Championship. The truck also won Best of Show in the same category at the Dynaflex Monster Stack Shootout Pride & Polish show held last month in Willows, Calif.Rodriguez’s truck won Best of Show, Limited-Mileage Combo, at the 2014 Great American Trucking Show, qualifying it for the 2015 Pride & Polish National Championship. The truck also won Best of Show in the same category at the Dynaflex Monster Stack Shootout Pride & Polish show held last month in Willows, Calif.

Phil Miller’s 2010 Peterbilt 389 and livestock hauler: 

Phil Miller, who picked up second at SuperRigs, will be competing in the Working Combo category in the Pride & Polish National Championship with this 2010 Peterbilt 389 and matching Wilson livestock trailer. He won Best of Show in that category at the Dynaflex-sponsored Pride & Polish event held in California in May.Phil Miller, who picked up second at SuperRigs, will be competing in the Working Combo category in the Pride & Polish National Championship with this 2010 Peterbilt 389 and matching Wilson livestock trailer. He won Best of Show in that category at the Dynaflex-sponsored Pride & Polish event held in California in May.

Dustin Pope’s 2003 Kenworth W900L and 2010 Utility reefer:

Dustin Pope and his 2003 Kenworth W900L and Utility reefer will be competing in the Working Combo category after winning Best of Show at last year’s Great American Trucking Show.Dustin Pope and his 2003 Kenworth W900L and Utility reefer will be competing in the Working Combo category after winning Best of Show at last year’s Great American Trucking Show.

Eric Hassevoort’s 2015 Peterbilt 389 glider: 

Eric Hassevoort won Best of Show, Limited-Mileage Bobtail, with his 2015 Peterbilt 389 Fitzgerald-built glider at the Dynaflex Pride & Polish in Willows, Calif., in May, qualifying him for the National Championship round of judging in August.Eric Hassevoort won Best of Show, Limited-Mileage Bobtail, with his 2015 Peterbilt 389 Fitzgerald-built glider at the Dynaflex Pride & Polish in Willows, Calif., in May, qualifying him for the National Championship round of judging in August.

Josh Reed’s 2015 Kenworth W900L and Mac trailer: 

Josh Reed of Lanita Transport will be competing in the Limited-Mileage Combo category in the Pride & Polish National Championship following his victory in that category at the 75 Chrome Shop Pride & Polish show in April.Josh Reed of Lanita Transport will be competing in the Limited-Mileage Combo category in the Pride & Polish National Championship following his victory in that category at the 75 Chrome Shop Pride & Polish show in April.
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