Here’s the scoop: ADOT reveals results of name-a-snowplow contest

Feb 28, 2024, 2:00 PM

PHOENIX – Move over “Alice Scooper,” here comes the “Scoopacabra.”

After tallying more than 9,500 votes, the Arizona Department of Transportation revealed three winners for its second name-a-snowplow contest on Wednesday.

“Scoopacabra,” a spin on the mythical chupacabra creature, and two movie-themed entries, “Snowbi-Wan Kenobi” and “Fast and Flurryous,” beat out seven other finalists.

Online voters gave them the nod over “Blizzard Buster,” “Cinder Claus,” “Flake 48,” “Mogollon Monster,” “Plower Express,” “Scooperstition” and “Squall-E.”

ADOT officials selected the 10 finalists from about 3,400 entries. Eleven of the entries were variations on “Snowbi-Wan Kenobi,” while 11 people submitted “Fast and Flurryous,” and two entrants came up with “Scoopacabra.”

What were the winning names from first snowplow contest?

The new names have been affixed on the sides of three of ADOT’s 200 snowplows, alongside “Alice Scooper,” “Snowguaro” and “Frost Responder,” the winners of the inaugural naming contest in 2022.

“Scoopacabra,” “Snowbi-Wan Kenobi” and “Fast and Flurryous” are stationed at a maintenance yard in Mesa and have been used this winter to clear State Route 87 between Mesa and Payson.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

Arizona Secretary of State Adrian Fontes answers questions in Phoenix after winning his election in...

Kevin Stone

Arizona Sec. Adrian Fontes explains how Joe Biden’s withdrawal affects state elections

How will Joe Biden's withdrawal affect Arizona elections? "We'll be OK with that," Secretary of State Adrian Fontes said Monday.

2 hours ago

(Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management)...

Romero, Circle fires threatening land near Kearny in rural Arizona

Crews are working toward containment on two large fires threatening farm land in rural Arizona near Kearny, officials said Sunday.

2 hours ago

People in the Valley are without power after weekend outages...

Power mostly restored across metro Phoenix morning after storms rolled through

Over 200 people in the Valley went without power early Monday morning, according to the Salt River Project and Arizona Public Service.

4 hours ago

Hemisphere GNSS Inc agreed to settle false claims allegations...

Payne Moses

Arizona GPS company agrees to pay $2.6M to settle false claims allegations

Hemisphere GNSS Inc., an Arizona satellite GPS manufacturer, agreed to pay $2.6M to settle false claims allegations.

6 hours ago

Etta restaurant in Scottsdale to close temporarily after sale...

Scottsdale restaurant Etta to close temporarily after sale

Etta, the Italian-inspired neighborhood restaurant in Scottsdale Quarter, is temporarily closing for renovations beginning Monday.

6 hours ago

Judge serving justice in court...

Phoenix man convicted of assaulting officer, human smuggling south of Tucson

A 55-year-old Phoenix man was convicted of crimes related to the assault of a federal officer and human smuggling last week.

6 hours ago

Sponsored Articles


Midwestern University

Midwestern University Clinic visits boost student training & community health

Going to a Midwestern University Clinic can help make you feel good in more ways than one.


Collins Comfort Masters

Here’s how to be worry-free when your A/C goes out in the middle of summer

PHOENIX -- As Arizona approaches another hot summer, Phoenix residents are likely to spend more time indoors.


Condor Airlines

Condor Airlines can get you smoothly from Phoenix to Frankfurt on new A330-900neo airplane

Adventure Awaits! And there's no better way to experience the vacation of your dreams than traveling with Condor Airlines.

Here’s the scoop: ADOT reveals results of name-a-snowplow contest