Winners! Meet the top trucks from Iowa 80 contest

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Updated Jul 14, 2015
Chris Gornik’s 1988 COE Ford, The Beast

Talk about a blast from the past!

Chris Gornik’s big, black 1988 COE Ford — he calls it The Beast — was chosen tops in the cabover category at the Super Truck Beauty Contest at last weekend’s Walcott Truckers Jamboree at the Iowa 80 Truck Stop in Iowa.

Awards were handed out in 28 categories at the show that attracted some 40,000 people July 9-11.

Here’s all the winners:

WT:  Cabover

  • WINNER:  Chris Gornik, Franklin Park, IL – 1988 Ford Cabover – The Beast

WT: Company Truck – Bobtail

  • WINNER:  Jay Hall, Green Bay, WI – 2015 Freightliner – Ride of Pride

WT:  Company Truck – Combination

  • WINNER:   Ernie Coverdell, Indianola, IA – 2016 Peterbilt – Home Alone

WT:  Specialty

  • WINNER:  Dan Horst, Milwaukee, WI – 1993 Peterbilt – Hot Rod Wrecker
Jerry Linander’s 2007 Kenworth “LeRoy”

WT: 2015-2012 Bobtail Conventional

  • 1st Dan Brubaker, Sigourney, IA – 2014 Peterbilt – All In
  • 2nd Dan Brown, Salem, WI – 2012 Peterbilt — Limelight
  • 3rd Rodger Nelson, Warman, SK, Canada – 2013 Peterbilt

WT: 2011-2005 Bobtail Conventional

  • 1st Paul Saline, Rio, IL – 2009 Kenworth – Satisfaction
  • 2nd David Foster, Joplin, MO – 2005 Kenworth – Brandy
  • 3rd Jerry Linander, Winona, MN – 2007 Kenworth – LeRoy

WT: 2004-1998 Bobtail Conventional

  • 1st Gerald Lehman, Wolcottville, IN – 2000 Kenworth
  • 2nd Casey Carlson, Britt, IA – 2003 Kenworth – The Blue Baron
  • 3rd David Brown, Antioch, IL – 2003 Kenworth – Lunatic Fringe

WT:  1997-1990 Bobtail Conventional

  • 1st Chad Robertson, Clarence, MO – 1996 Kenworth – Barely Getting By
  • 2nd Ron Brubaker, Sigourney, IA – 1993 Peterbilt – One of a Kind
  • 3rd Lyle Immel, N. Fond du Lac, WI – 1997 Kenworth – Plum Craze

WT:  1989 & Older Bobtail Conventional

  • 1st JR Schleuger, Britt, IA – 1972 Kenworth – Little Red Baron
  • 2nd Tim Miller, Oelwein, IA – 1982 Peterbilt – Cash

WT:  2015-2010 Combination

  • 1st Patrick Thiffault, Lachine, Quebec, Canada – 2015 Kenworth & 2016 Wabash trailer — Red Storm
  • 2nd Michael Van Ness, Danville, IA – 2015 Peterbilt & 2015 Walker trailer
  • 3rd Steve & Dalton Brubaker, Bernville, PA – 2013 Peterbilt & 2014 Great Dane trailer

WT:  2009-2001 Combination

  • 1st Shawn Swanson, Prophetstown, IL – 2002 Kenworth & 2010 Reitnouer trailer – Pure Attitude
  • 2nd Dan Raible, White Oak, PA – 2005 Peterbilt & 2016 Mac trailer
  • 3rd Michael Wallace, Ashville, AL – 2007 Freightliner & 2014 Great Dane trailer
Daniel & Phyllis Snow’s 1996 Freightliner, “The Goose”

WT: 2000 & older Combination

  • 1st John Jaikes, Nanticoke, PA – 1999 Kenworth & 2006 Utility trailer – Only Class
  • 2nd Ken Fisher, Muscoda, WI – 1997 Peterbilt & 2007 East trailer
  • 3rd Daniel & Phyllis Snow, Harrison, AR – 1996 Freightliner & 2006 Utility trailer – The Goose

Show Class

  • WINNER: Bob Harley, Burbank, OH – 1972 Peterbilt – Bad Attitude

Custom Paint – Bobtail

  • 1st Bob Harley, Burbank, OH – 1972 Peterbilt – Bad Attitude
  • 2nd Dan Brubaker, Sigourney, IA – 2014 Peterbilt – All In
  • 3rd Ron Brubaker, Sigourney, IA – 1993 Peterbilt – One of a Kind

Custom Paint – TT Combination

  • 1st Ken Fisher, Muscoda, WI – 1997 Peterbilt & 2007 East trailer
  • 2nd Shawn Swanson, Prophetstown, IL – 2002 Kenworth & 2010 Reitnouer trailer – Pure Attitude
  • 3rd Dave Schroyer, Celina, OH – 2013 Peterbilt & 2013 Landoll trailer

Custom Graphics – Bobtail

  • 1st Jay Hall, Green Bay, WI – 2015 Freightliner – Ride of Pride
  • 2nd Jerry Linander, Winona, MN – 2007 Kenworth – LeRoy
  • 3rd Larry Pruitt, Saint Clair, MO – 2007 Mack – Bustin’ Out

Custom Graphics – TT Combination

  • 1st Audrey Cloutier, Montreal, Quebec, Canada – 2016 Kenworth & Wabash trailer – Pinkie
  • 2nd Jay Hawthorne, Grand Mound, IA – 2007 Peterbilt & 2015 Reitnouer trailer – No Problem
  • 3rd Terry Redding, Omaha, NE – 2012 Freightliner & 2012 Utility trailer – Goliath

Polish & Detail  – Bobtail

  • 1st Bob Harley, Burbank, OH – 1972 Peterbilt – Bad Attitude
  • 2nd Ron Brubaker, Sigourney, IA – 1993 Peterbilt – One of a Kind
  • 3rd Dan Brubaker, Sigourney, IA – 2014 Peterbilt – All In

Polish & Detail – TT Combination

  • 1st Shawn Swanson, Prophetstown, IL – 2002 Kenworth & 2010 Reitnouer trailer – Pure Attitude
  • 2nd Dave Schroyer, Celina, OH – 2013 Peterbilt & 2013 Landoll trailer
  • 3rd Jack Hawthorne, Grand Mound, IA – 2015 Peterbilt & 2015 Wabash trailer – It is What it Is

Interior – OEM Sleeper – Bobtail

  • 1st  Jerry Linander, Winona, MN – 2007 Kenworth – LeRoy
  • 2nd Mitch Broderson, East Peoria, IL – 2007 Western Star – Live to Ride
  • 3rd Casey Carlson, Britt, IA – 2003 Kenworth – The Blue Baron
“Pinky,” a 2016 Kenworth & Wasbash trailer driven by Audrey Cloutier.

Interior – OEM Sleeper – TT Combination

  • 1st  Ken Fisher, Muscoda, WI – 1997 Peterbilt & 2007 East trailer
  • 2nd Shawn Swanson, Prophetstown, IL – 2002 Kenworth & 2010 Reitnouer trailer – Pure Attitude
  • 3rd Audrey Cloutier, Montreal, Quebec, Canada – 2016 Kenworth & Wabash trailer – Pinkie

Interior – OEM Conversion Sleeper

  • 1st Gerald Lehman, Wolcottville, IN, 2000 Kenworth
  • 2nd Rodger Nelson, Warman, SK, Canada – 2013 Peterbilt
  • 3rd JR Schleuger, Britt, IA – 1972 Kenworth – Little Red Baron

Interior – Custom Sleeper

  • 1st Daniel & Phyllis Snow, Harrison, AR – 1996 Freightliner & 2006 Utility trailer – The Goose
  • 2nd Michael Wallace, Ashville, AL – 2007 Freightliner & 2014 Great Dane trailer
  • 3rd Ron Brubaker, Sigourney, IA – 1993 Peterbilt – One of a Kind

Lights at Night – Bobtail

  • 1st Casey Carlson, Britt, IA – 2003 Kenworth – The Blue Baron
  • 2nd Jerry Linander, Winona, MN – 2007 Kenworth – LeRoy
  • 3rd Bob Harley, Burbank, OH – 1972 Peterbilt – Bad Attitude

Lights at Night – TT Combination

  • 1st Michael Wallace, Ashville, AL – 2007 Freightliner & 2014 Great Dane trailer
  • 2nd Daniel & Phyllis Snow, Harrison, AR – 1996 Freightliner & 2006 Utility trailer – The Goose
  • 3rd John Jaikes, Nanticoke, PA – 1999 Kenworth & 2006 Utility trailer – Only Class

Lights at Night – Specialty

  • WINNER: Thomas Placer, Reidsville, NC, 2008 Ford F650, The Beast
Jerry Linander’s “LeRoy”, a 2007 Kenworth

Best Overall Theme

  • WINNER: Jerry Linander, Winona, MN – 2007 Kenworth – LeRoy

Trucker’s Choice

  • WINNER: Jack Hawthorne, Grand Mound, IA – 2015 Peterbilt & 2015 Wabash trailer – It is What it is