Date: 11.06.2015 / to news list
The 33rd Shell Rotella SuperRigs truck competition is in Retama Park in Selma, Texas today through Saturday with this year’s theme of “Thoroughbreds of Trucking.”
SuperRigs contestants and attendees will be able to see some of the best looking working trucks during the day and enjoy horse racing on Friday and Saturday nights. The racetrack, which hosts Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred Horse racing, is located near San Antonio, immediately off of I-35 at Exit 174-A. All Shell Rotella SuperRigs events are free and open to the public.
“Each year, the competition acts as a means for us to get a look at the hard work that the trucking community puts in to the industry on a daily basis,” said Chris Guerrero, global brand manager for Shell Rotella. “We consider ourselves incredibly lucky to have such a loyal fan base, so it is with great pleasure that we are able to acknowledge and reward North American truckers for their outstanding accomplishments and work ethic through this competition.”
The Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition is the premier truck beauty contest for actively working trucks. Hard working owner/operator truckers from across the United States and Canada will compete for cash and prizes in excess of $25,000. Twelve drivers will be selected to have their trucks featured in the 2016 calendar. All entrants will be awarded with a gift package valued at more than $50, while supplies last.
This year’s truck competition will also feature fun, interactive and entertaining events for drivers and their families each day and night including games, classic car clubs, BBQ cook-off, a vendor area and the Shell Rotella Road Show. Game competitions will take place in the “Cool Zone” and will include the Corn Hole Toss competition on Saturday, as well as the Truck Yard contest, which will challenge contestants to a remote control tractor/trailer race.
On Thursday evening, attendees will be treated to the annual truck light show, followed by a free live country music concert featuring Texas musician Phil Pritchett and his British Invasion hits.
The BBQ cook-off will begin on Friday, where avid BBQ enthusiasts and grillers will compete for honor of the best barbecue. Contestants’ dishes will also serve as a free BBQ lunch to both attendees and contestants alike. Attendees can spend Friday night at the annual truck parade on the Retama Park race track, followed by a fireworks show and a country concert performed by Phil Pritchett.
Judging will conclude at 12 p.m. on Saturday and the awards ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. Judging for the BBQ cook-off will be held on Saturday afternoon, as well.
The vendor pavilion area will feature a variety of vendors, presenting contestants the opportunity to learn more about their products. Vendors in attendance will include: MAC Trailer, Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA), Big Idaho Potato Truck, Texas Chrome Shop and more.