New York City’s famous Plaza Hotel opened it’s doors to the Smoke’s SS Truck Series annual banquet. Three time champion John Forgione was photographed at the main entrance. John was overheard to say “getting to drive this truck on Central Park South is the best part of the night”. Since Forgione lives just a few miles down the road in East Jersey (Long Island), a large contingent of his friends and “family” were able to attend the celebration. His cheering section was the largest in recent history. John vowed to defend his Championship and has taken on the additional responsibility of helping to admin the series. Thanks John, it’s an honor to have you as our Champion.