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Big winners at MATS: Six trucks named Best of Show, 58 awarded in 2022 PKY championship

Updated Apr 9, 2022
Jimmy Ganski's 2014 Peterbilt 389
Jimmy Ganski's 2014 Peterbilt 389 and 2021 Great Dane, shown here at the 2021 Shell Rotella SuperRigs show, won Best of Show in Working Truck - Combo, second place in Working Truck - Engine, second place in Working Truck - Combo - Lights, and first place in Working Truck - Interior - OEM at the 2022 Mid-America Trucking Show.
Matt Cole

Six owners and their trucks came out on top after winning Best of Show at the Paul K. Young Truck Beauty Championship at the Mid-America Trucking Show in March. A total of 58 awards were handed out in 30 categories at the show. The full winners list can be seen here.

The six Best of Show winners were:

  • Tyler Van Der Zwaag, 1995 Peterbilt 379 — Working Bobtail
  • Jimmy Ganski, 2014 Peterbilt 389/2021 Great Dane — Working Combo (note picture at the top of the post)
  • Chad Foss, 2020 Peterbilt 389 — Limited Mileage Bobtail with miles
  • Josh Burch, 1999 Peterbilt 379 — Limited Mileage Bobtail with no miles
  • Don Wood, 2003 Peterbilt 379/2021 Mac flatbed — Limited Mileage Combo

Don Wood's 2003 Peterbilt 379 and 2021 Mac flatbed, shown here at last summer's Walcott Truckers Jamboree, earned Best of Show in Limited Mileage Combo at MATS 2022.Don Wood's 2003 Peterbilt 379 and 2021 Mac flatbed, shown here at last summer's Walcott Truckers Jamboree, earned Best of Show in Limited Mileage Combo at MATS 2022.Todd Dills

  • Chad Sand, 2005 Peterbilt 379/2018 Mac end dump — Limited Mileage Dump

Additionally, Todd Gribble’s 2012 Peterbilt 389 and 2014 Mac pneumatic were named People’s Choice Best of Show.

There were also six other “Best of” winners named in the Limited Mileage category for Interior, Engine, Bobtail Paint/Graphics, Combo Paint/Graphics, Bobtail Lights with miles and Combo Lights.

Awards were also handed out in a number of non-Best-of-Show categories, including New Truck Bobtail and Combo; First Show Bobtail and Combo; Antique; Working Truck Engine, Lights and Paint and more.

Austin Kiser's 2018 Peterbilt 389 engineAustin Kiser's 2018 Peterbilt 389, with its engine shown here at last spring's Kenly 95 Jamboree in North Carolina, won first place in Working Truck - Engine at the 2022 Mid-America Trucking Show.Matt Cole

Josh Van Wagoner's 1998 Peterbilt 379This 1998 Peterbilt 379 and 2012 Great Dane reefer earned second place in First Show - Combo at MATS 2022.Matt Cole

Kate Whiting's 1973 Kenworth W900AKate Whiting won Working Truck - Bobtail - Paint & Graphics with her 1973 Kenworth W900A, "Cherry Pie."Matt Cole

Hallahan Transport's 2022 Peterbilt 389Rob Hallahan's "Joke's on You" 2022 Peterbilt 389 and 2022 Great Dane, shown here at the 2021 Walcott Truckers Jamboree, won second place in New Truck - Combo and third place in Working Truck - Combo - Paint & Graphics at MATS 2022.Todd Dills

Check out full results via this link.

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