Above, Sons of BBQ, from left, Vinny Ochoa, Dale “Shrek” Zelinger and Robert McCrea, pose with their Genco Energy barbecue rig this morning at the Eddy County Fairgrounds. Genco Energy Services, of McAllen, Texas, serves as a sponsor of the Smokin’ on the Pecos State BBQ Championship, set to kick off at 4 p.m. today. “We’re just hoping to do better than we did last year,” laughed McCrea. At left, Doug Champlin of Albuquerque poses with his baby-blue 1954 DeSoto, which now serves as his competitive smoker. Champlin said it took nine months to get the car to where it is now, and this will be his second competition with it. “I came to Smokin’ on the Pecos last year with just a regular trailer-mounted smoker,” he said. “I’m hoping to place in the Top 10 this year.” Liana Swarengin - Daily Press

Below, Sons of BBQ, from left, Vinny Ochoa, Dale “Shrek” Zelinger and Robert McCrea, pose with their Genco Energy barbecue rig this morning at the Eddy County Fairgrounds. Genco Energy Services, of McAllen, Texas, serves as a sponsor of the Smokin’ on the Pecos State BBQ Championship, set to kick off at 4 p.m. today. “We’re just hoping to do better than we did last year,” laughed McCrea. Above, Doug Champlin of Albuquerque poses with his baby-blue 1954 DeSoto, which now serves as his competitive smoker. Champlin said it took nine months to get the car to where it is now, and this will be his second competition with it. “I came to Smokin’ on the Pecos last year with just a regular trailer-mounted smoker,” he said. “I’m hoping to place in the Top 10 this year.”
Liana Swarengin – Daily Press

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