Wisconsin small fleet owner Bill Rethwisch’s 2013 Peterbilt 389 and Polar tanker combo continued its dominance on the 2014 show truck circuit this weekend at the year’s final Overdrive‘s Pride & Polish event, picking up Best of Show, Working Combo at the PDI Dyno Event and Truck Show.
The truck, along with the three other Best of Show winners from the PDI event, are now qualified to compete in the National Championship judging round at the 2014-2015 Pride & Polish finale at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas next August.
The three other Best of Show winners are:
Best of Show, Working Bobtail: Kenneth Fisher, 1997 Peterbilt 379:
Best of Show, Limited-Mileage Combo: Josh Skidmore, 2007 Peterbilt 379 and 2013 Western Elite stepdeck:
Best of Show, Limited-Mileage Bobtail: Travis Poulson, 1998 Peterbilt 379:
It’s been just six weeks since Rethwisch and his green and white eye-popper were named champs for the entire 2013-2014 Pride & Polish series, taking home the Pride & Polish National Championship in the same overall category the truck competed in this weekend.
He pulled off the same winning theatrics last year with a different truck, winning Best of Show in multiple Pride & Polish events, the Pride & Polish National Championship and Best of Show in the SuperRigs competition.
Skidmore and Fisher have seen victories of late, too, on the Pride & Polish circuit. Skidmore won Best of Show at the 2013 Great American Trucking Show Pride & Polish and Best of Show at last year’s PDI show.
Fisher qualified to compete in the Pride & Polish National Championship in the June-held River States Customz Pride & Polish show.
A full winners list from the PDI show will be published Monday, along with a photo gallery from the show’s lights competition.