The Battle Rages On: SEMA Battle of the Builders Competition announces top 12 finalists

Las Vegas, Nevada — The winners circle for this year’s SEMA Battle of the Builders Competition is slowly closing as judges announced the top 12 finalists on Wednesday afternoon.

The field of competition has been getting smaller and smaller as the week progresses and SEMA judges have narrowed down the four categories of Hot Rod & Hot Rod Truck; 4-Wheel Drive & Off-Road; Sport Compact, Import Performance, Luxury & Exotic; and Young Guns (29 and under), to three finalists each.

The finalists in each category are as follows.

Hot Rod/Hot Rod Trucks

  • Ringbrothers, 1948 Chevrolet Pickup Loadmaster, Mothers Booth #22357
  • Tyler Nelson, 1958 Ford F100, Mothers, South Silver Lot
  • Tim Devlin, 1934 Chevrolet Roadster, HRIA Booth #23295

Sport Compact, Luxury and Exotics

  • TJ Russell, 1991 Porsche 911, BAJA Front of Central Hall V052
  • Shawn Bassett, 1991 Nissan Skyline GT-R, Moton Booth #20555
  • CJ Pullman, 1977 Ford Pinto, Front of Central Hall Booth #V319

4-Wheel Drive & Off-Road

  • Ringbrothers, 1972 Chevrolet K5 Blazer, HRIA Booth #23295
  • Cody Dabney, 1970 Ford F-250, South Hall Booth #CO7
  • Greg Ward, 1971 Toyota FJ40 Landcruiser, North Hall Booth #10215

Young Guns

  • Cameron Cocalis, 2015 Scion FR-S, Toyo Treadpass
  • Austin Phipps, 1966 Chevrolet Nova, Battle of the Builders Booth #10139
  • Josh Michels, 1966 Chevrolet Corvette, Battle of the Builders Booth #10139

For those who couldn’t make it down to Vegas for SEMA this year, the Battle of the Builders Competition will be broadcast on the History Channel Jan. 28, 2023.


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