Stunning rigs triumph in 32 show truck categories at Walcott

Updated Jul 23, 2022
Walcott Truckers Jamboree fireworks
More than 45,000 people turned out for the 43rd Walcott Truckers Jamboree at the Iowa 80 Truckstop.

The Iowa 80 Truckstop celebrated America’s truckers last week with an estimated 45,053 drivers, families and local residents in attendance during the 43rd Walcott Truckers Jamboree

Visitors came from 27 different states and two Canadian provinces to display their trucks. Drivers from Arizona, California, Texas and Canada traveled the farthest to attend.

“The Walcott Truckers Jamboree celebrates professional drivers and the important work they do,” said Heather DeBaillie, Iowa 80 marketing vice president.  “We thoroughly enjoy hosting this event each year and love seeing everyone come together, make new friends and join in the fun.  The trucking community is amazing. From truckers to our vendor and sponsor partners to our staff who help execute this event, we are grateful for everyone who makes this big parking lot party possible.”   

During the three days, guests enjoyed more than 150 exhibits, a Super Truck Beauty Contest with 92 registered contestants, an antique truck display with more than 100 vehicles, an Iowa pork chop cookout, Trucker Olympics, a pet contest and free concerts. Concerts were courtesy of Mobil Delvac, Freightliner Trucks and CAT Scale. Both Thursday night and Friday night included fireworks displays, a truck light show and more.

Iowa 80 Trucking Museum also celebrated the 100th birthday of its 1922 Walter Snow-Fighter.

Next year’s Walcott Truckers Jamboree will be held July 13-15.

Complete 2022 Walcott Truckers Jamboree Super Truck Beauty Contest Results

All photos courtesy Iowa 80 Truckstop

Working Truck: Cabover  
Dylan Badders' 1994 Freightliner1st: Dylan Badders, Parowan, Utah -- 1994 Freightliner -- "Cliff"2nd: Matt Schleuger, Wesley, Iowa -- 1993 Kenworth K100E -- "Not Daddy’s Money"

Working Truck: Company Truck -- Bobtail

Eva Knelsen's 2021 Kenworth W900L1st: Eva Knelsen, Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada -- 2021 Kenworth W900L -- "Ken Worth Jr."

2nd: Kelly Richardson, Tallahassee, Florida -- 2022 Peterbilt -- "Joke's on You"
3rd: Everett Ford, Holland, Michigan -- 2018 Peterbilt 389 

Working Truck: Company Truck -- Combination

Marcel Pontbriand's 1989 Peterbilt 379 and 2015 Great Dane1st: Marcel Pontbriand, Pahrump, Nevada -- 1989 Peterbilt 379 & 2015 Great Dane -- "Cowboy of the Road"

2nd: Buzzie Harris, Galena, Illinois -- 2021 Peterbilt 567 & 2022 Tanker
3rd: Lyman Fisher, Cortland, Ohio -- 2015 Peterbilt 389 & 2017 Eby Bull Rack -- "Bad Decisions"

Rat Rod
Tim Feidt's 1980 Mack Army truckTim Feidt, Maplewood, Minnesota -- 1980 Mack Army Truck

Working Truck: 2019-2022 Bobtail Conventional

Kurtlin Thuet's 2019 Peterbilt 5671st: Kurtlin Thuet, Joplin, Missouri -- 2019 Peterbilt 567 -- "Noggie"

2nd: Sean Roe, Excelsior Springs, Missouri -- 2021 Kenworth T680 -- "Mrs. Paradise on Earth"
3rd: Ron Brubaker, Sigourney, Iowa -- 2020 Peterbilt 389 -- "Night Moves"

Working Truck: 2012-2018 Bobtail Conventional

Bret Chastain's 2017 Volvo VNL 7301st: Bret Chastain, Flora, Indiana -- 2017 Volvo VNL 730 -- "Voodoo Ranger"

2nd: Terry Young, Jr., Joplin, Missouri -- 2015 Peterbilt 389 -- "Truly Blessed"
3rd: Sean Kinney, DeWitt, Iowa -- 2017 Peterbilt 389 -- "Purple Crush"

Working Truck: 2004-2011 Bobtail Conventional

Christina Busto's 2008 Freightliner Century1st: Christina Busto, Bernalillo, Minnesota -- 2008 Freightliner Century -- "Baby Blue"

2nd: Jerry Turner, Caldwell, Ohio -- 2006 Peterbilt 379

Working Truck: 1998-2003 Bobtail Conventional
Terry Littlefield's 2001 Kenworth W900LTerry Littlefield, Rapid City, South Dakota -- 2001 Kenworth W900L

Working Truck: 1997 & Older Bobtail Conventional

Justin Congdon's 1974 Kenworth W900A1st: Justin Congdon, Davenport, Iowa -- 1974 Kenworth W900A

2nd: Kenneth Liddle, Camanche, Iowa -- 1985 Peterbilt 359
3rd: Raiko Graveran, Orlando, Florida -- 1995 Freightliner FLD 120

Working Truck: 2017-2022 Combo

Richard Rukstalis' 2018 Kenworth T6801st: Richard Rukstalis, Morton, Illinois -- 2018 Kenworth T680 & 2013 Great Dane -- "Snoopy"

2nd: Tim Alambar, Sallisaw, Oklahoma -- 2019 Peterbilt 389 & 2023 Timpte hopper -- "Night Train"
3rd: Dylan McCrabb, Williamsburg, Iowa -- 2022 Peterbilt 389 & 2023 Wilson

Working Truck: 2008-2016 Combo

Eddie Telles' 2015 Peterbilt 3891st: Eddie Telles, La Puente, California -- 2015 Peterbilt 389 & 2023 Great Dane -- "Couples Therapy"

2nd: Nicholas Strehlow, Milledgeville, Illinois -- 2014 Peterbilt 389 & 2020 Wilson hopper -- "It’s Always Something"
3rd: Dru Dickey, Hedrick, Iowa -- 2012 Peterbilt 389 & 2022 Wilson livestock trailer -- "Steady Hustle"

Working Truck: 2007 & Older Combination

Michael and Jackie Wallace's 2007 Freightliner Coronado1st: Michael & Jackie Wallace, Ashville, Alabama -- 2007 Freightliner Coronado & 2014 Great Dane -- "Semper Fi"

2nd: Daniel & Phyllis Snow, Harrison, Arkansas -- 1996 Freightliner Classic XL & 2006 Utility -- "The Goose"
3rd: Kendall Weaver, Wooster, Ohio -- 1996 Kenworth W900L & 2022 XL Specialized trailer

Show Class

Dan Brubaker's 1996 Peterbilt 3791st: Dan Brubaker, Sigourney, Iowa -- 1996 Peterbilt 379 -- "Low Life"

2nd: Conrad Shada, Anamosa, Iowa -- 2020 Peterbilt 389 – "Class of the Past"
3rd: Kate Whiting, Chetek, Wisconsin -- 1973 Kenworth W900A – "Cherry Pie"

Custom Paint -- Bobtail
1st: Dan Brubaker, Sigourney, Iowa -- 1996 Peterbilt 379 -- "Low Life"
2nd: Conrad Shada, Anamosa, Iowa -- 2020 Peterbilt 389 --  "Class of the Past"
3rd: Ron Brubaker, Sigourney, Iowa -- 2020 Peterbilt 389 -- "Night Moves"

Custom Paint -- Combination

Logan Shaw's 2022 Kenworth W900L1st: Logan Shaw, Dyersville, Iowa -- 2022 Kenworth W900 & 2022 Wilson

2nd: Dylan McCrabb, Williamsburg, Iowa -- 2022 Peterbilt 389 & 2023 Wilson
3rd: Tim Alambar, Sallisaw, Oklahoma -- 2019 Peterbilt 389 & 2023 Timpte hopper -- "Night Train"

Custom Graphics -- Bobtail

James Nalin's 2022 Freightliner Cascadia1st: James Nalin, Marana, Arizona -- 2022 Freightliner Cascadia -- "American Patriot"

2nd: Eva Knelsen, Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada -- 2021 Kenworth W900L -- "Ken Worth Jr."
3rd: Dawson Taylor, Cameron, North Carolina -- 2020 Freightliner Cascadia -- "Roll of the Dice"

Custom Graphics -- Combination

Jonathan Alley's 2017 International Lonestar1st: Jonathan Alley, Raphine, Virginia -- 2017 International Lonestar & 2019 Great Dane -- "Wicked Sensation"

2nd: Michael & Jackie Wallace, Ashville, Alabama – 2007 Freightliner Coronado & 2014 Great Dane -- "Semper Fi"
3rd: Buzzie Harris, Galena, Illinois -- 2021 Peterbilt 567 & 2022 Tanker

Polish & Detail --  Bobtail

Conrad Shada's 2020 Peterbilt 3891st: Conrad Shada, Anamosa, Iowa -- 2020 Peterbilt 389 -- "Class of the Past"

2nd: Dan Brubaker, Sigourney, Iowa -- 1996 Peterbilt 379 -- "Low Life"
3rd: Kate Whiting, Chetek, Wisconsin -- 1973 Kenworth W900A -- "Cherry Pie"

Polish & Detail -- Combination

Daniel and Phyllis Snow's 1996 Freightliner Classic XL1st: Daniel & Phyllis Snow, Harrison, Arkansas -- 1996 Freightliner Classic XL & 2006 Utility -- "The Goose"

2nd: Wesley Ward, Maynardville, Tennessee -- 2004 Peterbilt 379 & 2014 MAC Flatbed -- "Prayerbilt"
3rd: Luke Oligschlaeger, Iberia, Missouri -- 2020 Kenworth W900 & 2020 Great Dane

Interior -- OEM Sleeper -- Bobtail

Kelly Richardson's 2022 Peterbilt 3891st: Kelly Richardson, Tallahassee, Florida -- 2022 Peterbilt 389 -- "Joke's on You"

2nd: Scott Anderson, Clarden, Iowa -- 1985 Peterbilt 359
3rd: Dawson Taylor, Cameron, North Carolina -- 2020 Freightliner Cascadia -- "Roll of the Dice"

Interior -- OEM Sleeper -- Combination

Kendall Weaver's 1996 Kenworth W900L1st: Kendall Weaver, Wooster, Ohio -- 1996 Kenworth W900L & 2022 XL Specialized trailer

2nd: Chad Miller, New Columbia, Pennsylvania -- 2000 Kenworth W900L & 2020 Great Dane -- "Regan"
3rd: Dylan McCrabb, Williamsburg, Iowa -- 2022 Peterbilt 389 & 2023 Wilson

Interior -- OEM Conversion Sleeper
1st: Dan Brubaker, Sigourney, Iowa -- 1996 Peterbilt 379 -- "Low Life"
2nd: Ron Brubaker, Sigourney, Iowa -- 1993 Peterbilt 379 -- "One of a Kind"
3rd: Marcel Pontbriand, Pahrump, Nevada -- 1989 Peterbilt 379 & 2015 Great Dane -- "Cowboy of the Road"

Interior -- Custom Sleeper
1st: Daniel & Phyllis Snow, Harrison, Arkansas -- 1996 Freightliner Classic XL & 2006 Utility -- "The Goose"
2nd: Michael & Jackie Wallace, Ashville, Alabama -- 2007 Freightliner Coronado & 2014 Great Dane -- "Semper Fi"
3rd: Richard Rukstalis, Morton, Illinois -- 2018 Kenworth T680 & 2013 Great Dane -- "Snoopy"

Lights at Night -- Bobtail - Theme

Eva Knelsen's 2021 Kenworth W900L at night1st: Eva Knelsen, Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada -- 2021 Kenworth W900L -- "Ken Worth Jr."

2nd: Kate Whiting, Chetek, Wisconsin -- 1973 Kenworth W900A -- "Cherry Pie"
3rd: Kenny Graber, Partridge, Kansas -- 1996 Kenworth W900L -- "Low Stress"

Lights at Night -- Bobtail -- Most Unique
1st: Conrad Shada, Anamosa, Iowa -- 2020 Peterbilt 389 -- "Class of the Past"
2nd: Kelly Richardson, Tallahassee, Florida -- 2022 Peterbilt 389 -- "Joke's on You"
3rd: Gary Walters, Defiance, Ohio -- 1995 Kenworth W900L

Lights at Night -- Bobtail -- Overall Presentation

Dan Brubaker's 1996 Peterbilt 379 at night1st: Dan Brubaker, Sigourney, Iowa -- 1996 Peterbilt 379 -- "Low Life"

2nd: Everett Ford, Holland, Michigan -- 2018 Peterbilt 389
3rd: Dawson Taylor, Cameron, North Carolina -- 2020 Freightliner Cascadia -- "Roll of the Dice"

Lights at Night -- Combination -- Theme

Daniel and Phyllis Snow's 1996 Freightliner Classic XL at night1st: Daniel & Phyllis Snow, Harrison, Arkansas -- 1996 Freightliner Classic XL & 2006 Utility -- "The Goose"

2nd: Michael & Jackie Wallace, Ashville, Alabama -- 2007 Freightliner Coronado & 2014 Great Dane -- "Semper Fi"
3rd: Marcel Pontbriand, Pahrump, Nevada -- 1989 Peterbilt 379 & 2015 Great Dane -- "Cowboy of the Road"

Lights at Night -- Combination -- Most Unique
1st: Douglas Prier, Dyersville, Iowa -- 2022 Kenworth W900L
2nd: Nichlaus Strehlow, Milledgeville, Illinois -- 2014 Peterbilt & 2020 Wilson Hopper -- "It’s Always Something"
3rd: Marcel Pontbriand, Pahrump, Nevada -- 1989 Peterbilt 379 & 2015 Great Dane -- "Cowboy of the Road"

Lights at Night -- Combination -- Overall Presentation

Michael and Jackie Wallace's 2007 Freightliner Coronado at night1st: Michael & Jackie Wallace, Ashville, Alabama -- 2007 Freightliner Coronado & 2014 Great Dane -- "Semper Fi"

2nd: Logan Shaw, Dyersville, Iowa -- 2022 Kenworth W900 & 2022 Wilson
3rd: Tim Alambar, Sallisaw, Oklahoma -- 2019 Peterbilt 389 & 2023 Timpte hopper -- "Night Train"

Best Overall Theme
Marcel Pontbriand's 1989 Peterbilt 379 and 2015 Great DaneMarcel Pontbriand, Pahrump, Nevada -- 1989 Peterbilt 379 & 2015 Great Dane -- "Cowboy of the Road"

Trucker’s Choice
Marcel Pontbriand's 1989 Peterbilt 379 and 2015 Great Dane trailer interiorInside the trailer of Marcel Pontbriand's "Cowboy of the Road" 1989 Peterbilt 379 and 2015 Great Dane.