Truck show season heats up with SuperRigs in Texas next week

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Updated May 23, 2024
Truett Novosad's 'Doc Holliday' Peterbilt 379
This 2007 Peterbilt 379 EXHD, "Doc Holliday," owned by Truett and Crystal Novosad with Texas-based Equipment Express, captured Best of Show honors at 2023 Shell Rotella SuperRigs in Gillette, Wyoming.
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The 42nd Shell Rotella SuperRigs truck show for working trucks will kick off in just over a week, on May 30, at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas.

The show recognizes hardworking drivers and owners and their trucks each year, with owner-operators from across the country competing for more than $25,000 in cash and prizes.

Additionally, 12 contenders and their trucks are selected each year for a spot in the prestigious Shell Rotella SuperRigs calendar.

For this year’s event, competitors will compete for 24 awards including Best Chrome, Best Lights, and of course, Best of Show, and 12 entrants will be selected to have their truck photographed in unique settings from the Dallas/Ft. Worth area for the 2025 calendar.

Shell Rotella also announced that it will support the St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund for the second year in a row. The company will donate $1 for every vote cast (up to $5,000) in the People’s Choice Award -- a virtual contest that extends the SuperRigs competition to those unable to attend in person, allowing truckers across North America to participate by submitting their rigs online. Voting is now open for fans, family, and friends and concludes at 4 p.m. Central time Friday, May 31. There is a limit of one vote per person per calendar day during the voting period. Votes can be cast here.

“This year, as part of our ongoing commitment to the trucking community, we are pleased to support the St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund through our People's Choice Award,” said Julie Wright, Shell Rotella Brand Manager. “Each vote not only celebrates the impressive rigs our drivers operate but also contributes directly to this vital organization, assisting with the health and wellbeing of truck drivers across the continent.”

[Related: Full results from the 2023 SuperRigs event]

This year’s schedule of events kicks off with event registration and judging lane hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 30. On Friday, May 31, registration and judging hours will be the same. Best Lights judging will take place Friday night, along with a concert featuring Brodie Lane and fireworks following the concert.

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Saturday, June 1, will feature registration for pre-registrants only who make it to the race track that morning between 7-10 a.m., with the final judging being held from 8-11:30 a.m. The awards presentation will begin at 2 p.m.

Shell’s Starship 3.0 will also be on display at the event.

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