The big winners in the Super Trucks contest in Iowa

Table of Contents CaboverCompany truck — bobtail Company truck — comboRat rodBobtail, 2018-’21Bobtail, 2003-’10 Bobtail, 1997-2002Bobtail, 1996

Attendance topped 44,000 at the Walcott Truckers Jamboree last week, with drivers arriving in Iowa from 22 different states and three Canadian provinces to display their trucks. Truckers from Arizona, Texas, Vermont and Canada traveled the farthest for the event which has been taking place at Iowa 80 since 1979.  

A chief attraction, the Super Trucks Beauty Contest, announced results on Saturday, with Marcel Pontbriand and his elaborate “Cowboy of the Road” 1989 Peterbilt 379 and 2015 Great Dane trailer bagging both “Trucker’s Choice” and “Best Overall Theme” trophies. 

Other category winners, and plenty views on many of the rigs, follow. 

“Cowboy of the Road,” the Trucker’s Choice-winning rig of Marcel Pontbriand, headquartered out of Nevada.

Working truck categories

Cabover

1st: 1980 Peterbilt 352, Austin Jaeger, Worthington, Iowa  

2nd: The 'Studebaker' 1972 Terrybilt K100 of Randy Yearton, Monroe Center, Ilinois2nd: The “Studebaker” 1972 Terrybilt K100 of Randy Yearton, Monroe Center, Ilinois

3rd: “Not Daddy’s Money” 1993 Kenworth K100E of Matt Schleuger, Wesley, Iowa

Company truck — bobtail 

1st : 'Roll of the Dice' 2020 Freightiner Cascadia of Dawson Taylor, Cameron, North Carolina1st : “Roll of the Dice” 2020 Freightiner Cascadia of Dawson Taylor, Cameron, North Carolina

2nd: “Night Train” 2019 Peterbilt 389 of Travis Marker, Palestine, Texas 

3rd: 2021 Peterbilt 389 of Daniel Huffman, Kalona, Iowa

Company truck — combo

1st: 'Ken Worth Jr.' 2021 Kenworth W900L and 2018 Wabash of Eva Knelsen, Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada1st: “Ken Worth Jr.” 2021 Kenworth W900L and 2018 Wabash of Eva Knelsen, Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada

2nd: 2022 Peterbilt 389 and 2003 Manac of Rex Neely, Pahrump, Nevada  

3rd: “Simply Red” 2015 Peterbilt 389 and 2015 Mac of Zach Pletcher, Elkhart, Indiana  

Rat rod

Winner: Danny Autullo of Monee, Illinois, with a 1948 Diamond T

Bobtail, 2018-’21

1st: 'Blue Moon' 2019 Peterbilt 389 of Aaron Walters, Pipestone, Minnesota.1st: “Blue Moon” 2019 Peterbilt 389 of Aaron Walters, Pipestone, Minnesota.

2nd: 2022 Peterbilt 389 of Brandon Graddick, Iowa City, Iowa

3rd: 2019 Peterbilt 389 of Keaton Giza, Creston, Iowa

Bobtail, 2003-’10 

1st: “Satisfaction” 2009 Kenworth W900L of Paul Saline, Rio, Illinois 

2nd: 'Hercules' 2005 Kenworth W900L of James Weverka, Octavia, Nebraska2nd: “Hercules” 2005 Kenworth W900L of James Weverka, Octavia, Nebraska

3rd: 2006 Peterbilt 379 of Karen Jack, Eustis, Nebraska   

Bobtail, 1997-2002

1st: “Pure Attitude” 2002 Kenworth W900B of Shawn Swanson, Prophetstown, Illinois

2nd: 1999 Freightliner Classic of Tim Bauman, New Paris, Indiana

3rd: 2001 Peterbilt 379 of Blake and Barbie, Austin, Texas3rd: 2001 Peterbilt 379 of Blake and Barbie, Austin, Texas

Bobtail, 1996 and older 

1st: 1985 Kenworth K100 of J.R. Schleuger, Britt, Iowa 

2nd: “Drawer Dropper” 1994 Peterbilt 379 of Marvin Hughes, New Boston, Illinois 

3rd: 1982 Kenworth W900A of Lavern Cross, Middlebury, Indiana 

Combo, 2016-’21 

1st: “Optimus Prime”  2021 Peterbilt 389 and 2021 Utility of T.J. & Scott Hansen, New Denmark, New Brunswick, Canada  

2nd: 2022 Peterbilt 389 and 2022 Wilson of Dylan McCrabb, Williamsburg, Iowa 

3rd: 2019 Peterbilt 389 and 2021 Mac of Andy Schwarz, Davenport, Iowa

 Combo, 2007-’15

1st: 'Semper Fi' 2007 Freightliner Coronado and 2014 Great Dane of Michael & Jackie Wallace, Ashville, Alabama1st: “Semper Fi” 2007 Freightliner Coronado and 2014 Great Dane of Michael & Jackie Wallace, Ashville, Alabama

2nd: “Jordy” 2014 Kenworth T660 and 2009 Great Dane of Mary Peterson Norton, Knapp, Wisconsin

3rd: “Red Rocket” 2012 Peterbilt 386 and 2018 Great Dane of Timothy Olden, North  Chesterfield, Virginia  

Combo, 2006 & older

1st: “Cowboy of the Road” 1989 Peterbilt 379 and 2015 Great Dane of Marcel Pontbriand, Pahrump, Nevada

2nd: 'The Goose' 1996 Freightliner Classic XL and 2019 Utility of Daniel & Phyllis Snow, Harrison, Arkansas2nd: “The Goose” 1996 Freightliner Classic XL and 2019 Utility of Daniel & Phyllis Snow, Harrison, Arkansas

3rd: “Excessive Behavior II” 1999 Peterbilt 379 and 2019 Globe, Gary Jones Jr., Lawson, Missouri

 Show class 

1st: 'High Maintenance' 2003 Peterbilt 379 and 2021 Mac, Don Wood, Denmark, Wisconsin1st: “High Maintenance” 2003 Peterbilt 379 and 2021 Mac, Don Wood, Denmark, Wisconsin

2nd: “One of a Kind” 1993 Peterbilt 379 of Ron Brubaker, Sigourney, Iowa

3rd: “Mostly for the Money” 2020 Peterbilt 389 of Brett Wright

Custom paint, bobtail 

1st: 1979 Kenworth W900 of Ron Deardurff, Wyoming, Michigan

2nd: “Mostly for the Money” 2020 Peterbilt 389 of Brett Wright 

3rd: 1985 Kenworth K100 of J.R. Schleuger, Britt, Iowa  

Custom paint, combo 

1st: 2013 Peterbilt 389 and 2013 Landoll of Dave Schroyer, Celina, Ohio  

2nd: 2019 Peterbilt 389 and 2021 Mac of Andy Schwarz, Davenport, Iowa

3rd: “Excessive Behavior II” 1999 Peterbilt 379 and 2019 Globe, Gary Jones Jr., Lawson, Missouri  

Custom graphics, bobtail 

1st: “Satisfaction” 2009 Kenworth W900L of Paul Saline, Rio, Illinois 

2nd: “Pure Attitude” 2002 Kenworth W900B of Shawn Swanson, Prophetstown, Illinois 

3rd: “Roll of the Dice” 2020 Freightiner Cascadia of Dawson Taylor, Cameron, North Carolina

Custom graphics, combo 

1st: 2022 Peterbilt 389 and 2003 Manac of Rex Neely, Pahrump, Nevada  

2nd: “The Goose” 1996 Freightliner Classic XL and 2019 Utility of Daniel & Phyllis Snow, Harrison, Arkansas 

3rd: “Nancy Mae” 2018 Peterbilt 567 and 2021 Walker of Michael VanNess, Georgetown, Illinois

Polish and detail, bobtail

1st: “Pure Attitude” 2002 Kenworth W900B of Shawn Swanson, Prophetstown, Illinois

2nd: 2019 Peterbilt 389 of Keaton Giza, Creston, Iowa  

3rd: “One of a Kind” 1993 Peterbilt 379 of Ron Brubaker, Sigourney, Iowa

Polish and detail, combo

1st: “High Maintenance” 2003 Peterbilt 379 and 2021 Mac, Don Wood, Denmark, Wisconsin 

2nd: “Dirty Business”  2018 Peterbilt 389 & 2017 Reitnouer of Jay Hawthorne, Grand Mound, Iowa 

3rd: 2019 Peterbilt 389 and 2021 Mac of Andy Schwarz, Davenport, Iowa 

Interior, OEM sleeper, bobtail

1st: 'Roll of the Dice' 2020 Freightiner Cascadia of Dawson Taylor, Cameron, North Carolina1st: “Roll of the Dice” 2020 Freightiner Cascadia of Dawson Taylor, Cameron, North Carolina

2nd: “Pure Attitude” 2002 Kenworth W900B of Shawn Swanson, Prophetstown, Illinois

3rd: “Satisfaction” 2009 Kenworth W900L of Paul Saline, Rio, Illinois  

Interior, OEM sleeper, combo 

1st: “Zippy” 1996 Peterbilt 379 and 2020 Sun Country, Terry & Kasey Aslinger, Marquand, Missouri

2nd: 'Joke's on You' 2022 Peterbilt 389 and 2022 Great Dane of Rob Hallahan, LaCrosse, Wisconsin2nd: “Joke’s on You” 2022 Peterbilt 389 and 2022 Great Dane of Rob Hallahan, LaCrosse, Wisconsin

3rd: 2022 Peterbilt 389 and 2022 Wilson of Dylan McCrabb, Williamsburg, Iowa 

Interior, OEM conversion sleeper  

1st: 2019 Peterbilt 389 and 2021 Mac of Andy Schwarz, Davenport, Iowa

2nd: “Dirty Business”  2018 Peterbilt 389 & 2017 Reitnouer of Jay Hawthorne, Grand Mound, Iowa  

3rd: 'High Maintenance' 2003 Peterbilt 379 and 2021 Mac, Don Wood, Denmark, Wisconsin3rd: “High Maintenance” 2003 Peterbilt 379 and 2021 Mac, Don Wood, Denmark, Wisconsin

Interior – Custom Sleeper 

1st: 'The Goose' 1996 Freightliner Classic XL and 2019 Utility of Daniel & Phyllis Snow, Harrison, Arkansas1st: “The Goose” 1996 Freightliner Classic XL and 2019 Utility of Daniel & Phyllis Snow, Harrison, Arkansas

2nd: 'Semper Fi' 2007 Freightliner Coronado and 2014 Great Dane of Michael & Jackie Wallace, Ashville, Alabama2nd: “Semper Fi” 2007 Freightliner Coronado and 2014 Great Dane of Michael & Jackie Wallace, Ashville, Alabama

3rd: 1982 Kenworth W900A of Lavern Cross, Middlebury, Indiana 

Lights at Night

Bobtail, road legal

1st: 2nd: 2019 Peterbilt 389 of Keaton Giza, Creston, Iowa  

2nd: 2022 Peterbilt 389 of Shaun Miller, Palm Bay, Florida

3rd: 2021 Peterbilt 389 of Daniel Huffman, Kalona, Iowa  

Bobtail, show only

Winner: 'Blue Moon' 2019 Peterbilt 389 of Aaron Walters, Pipestone, Minn.Winner: “Blue Moon” 2019 Peterbilt 389 of Aaron Walters, Pipestone, Minn.

Combo, road legal

1st: “Rooster Cruiser” 1984 Peterbilt 359 and 2018 Great Dane, Darren Nolt, Ephrata, Pennsylvania

2nd: 1987 Peterbilt 359 and 2020 Great Dane, Kendall Nolt, Ephrata, Pennsylvania

3rd: 2017 Kenworth W900 and 2016 Tremcar, Dennis Durand, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Combo, show only 

1st: “High Maintenance” 2003 Peterbilt 379 and 2021 Mac, Don Wood, Denmark, Wisconsin 

2nd: “Cowboy of the Road” 1989 Peterbilt 379 and 2015 Great Dane of Marcel Pontbriand, Pahrump, Nevada

3rd: “The Goose” 1996 Freightliner Classic XL and 2019 Utility of Daniel & Phyllis Snow, Harrison, Arkansas 

Specialty            

Winner: 'Lawless' 1993 Peterbilt Ratrod, Danny Autullo, Monee, IllinoisWinner: “Lawless” 1993 Peterbilt Ratrod, Danny Autullo, Monee, Illinois