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Trucking with Tay brought the energy to SuperRigs 2023 in Wyoming! Visit his channel on YouTube for some of the best highlights from Cowboy Country.
Fourth generation framer Cole Sonne from Sonne Farms made his first appearance at SuperRigs in Wyoming to celebrate with the trucking community. Visit his Instagram page to see his favorite trucks from the show!
SuperRigs History: Interview with Winners Truett and Crystal Novosad
Truett and Crystal Novosad have become faithful Shell Rotella SuperRigs competitors over the last 20 years. The couple has taken home many awards over the years culminating with their first Best of Show award this year in Gillette, Wyoming with their 2007 Peterbilt 379 EXHD.
The truck, named “Doc Holliday,” was the first runner-up for Best of Show and won Best Interior in 2022 at the 40th Anniversary SuperRigs in Branson, Mo. The Novosads were thrilled to finally win the top prize this year, with Truett saying it’s been “20 years in the making!”
Mike Gaffin, better known as The Boston Trucker, made his debut as a judge at SuperRigs 2023 after shadowing the judges last year. Continue reading below to hear about his experience on the judging line!
You have been to SuperRigs in the past, but this was your first time as a judge. How was it different from what you expected?
I’ve been a competitor at truck shows for decades but to be on the judging side was wild! Instead of being focused on one truck, I had to focus on all of them. When there are so many awesome trucks to judge, the task of finding the ones that have that “WOW” factor and stand out from all the others can be challenging.
What are one or two things you look for in a truck when it rolls through the judging line?
There are so many things I look for in a truck when judging but one of the most important to me is the little details a driver adds to their rig to show their truck’s personality. I also like to stand back and just take it all in, and to try and picture the truck from across the highway going the other way.
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Shell Rotella SuperRigs in Gillette, Wyoming: A Celebration of Trucking Excellence
The big rigs rolled into Cowboy Country earlier this June to celebrate the 41st annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs truck beauty contest in Gillette, Wyoming. SuperRigs is a celebration of the trucking industry and a tribute to the unsung heroes who tirelessly traverse the nation's highways, delivering goods that keep our economy moving. It's a chance for truckers to shine and receive the recognition they truly deserve.
The event kicked off on Thursday, June 8 and the first day of action was highlighted by the truck parade through downtown Gillette. The local community braved the rain showers and showed enormous support to the SuperRigs contestants as they rolled through town, waving and blaring their horns.