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​The 2017 Wheel Jam Truck Show – Sizzlin’ Hot, Hot, Hot!!

By Tracy Bratland-Bruns

August, 2017

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Sizzlin’ Hot Trucks … Sizzlin’ Hot Tony Justice … Sizzlin’ Hot Weather …EQUALS one priceless SPECTACULAR 2017 Wheel Jam Truck Show!!! 

Once again, Scot Marone along with the 18 Wheel Truck Promotions, LLC produced the 14th Annual Wheel Jam Truck Show in Huron, South Dakota at the South Dakota State Fairgrounds that was another SIZZLIN’ success!

There were Sizzlin’ Hot Trucks from all across the United States and Canada! Something new this year was a Sizzlin’ Hot FREE concert on Friday night showcasing Tony Justice sponsored by DPF Regeneration! Tony arrived in trucker style by driving his own “Purgatory” to the stage with Misty Rich Justice rolling with him!

As always the truckers did not disappoint the parade watchers on Saturday morning as they came strolling down the main drag in Huron, South Dakota.

The Dynamic Engine Brake Competition is a favorite amongst the drivers and the crowd! Paying tribute to our wonderful nation in trucker style were the Wilbur Ellis Flying Aces flying overhead after the National Anthem was sung by Lexi Twait along with the release of 1000 red, white, and blue helium balloons rising from Stacey Tschetter’s grain hopper in honor of the Deployed 153rd Engineering Battalion from Huron, South Dakota! Todd Shrewsbury of Huron, South Dakota won the competition with an outstanding decibel reading of 130.1 – WOW!!!

Another change was trying a non-judged show! Instead, 15 Show’N’Shine Awards were given out on Saturday night at the Trucker’s Meal sponsored by the Hatch Agency. Wally Wenzlaff, of Humboldt, South Dakota, owner of Western Enterprises was recognized as the 2017 Lifetime Achievement recipient. The 18 Wheel Truck Promotions, LLC crew would like to personally “THANK” all the truck drivers, owners, vendors, volunteers, sponsors, and spectators, as they are what make the Wheel Jam Truck Show SPECTACULAR!!! Next year’s Wheel Jam Truck Show is June 1st-3rd, 2018 at the South Dakota State Fairgrounds! More info is available at: www.wheeljamtruckshow.com.

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There were plenty of sizzlin’ hot and beautiful big rigs at the 2017 Wheel Jam Truck Show. - Photo courtesy of Wheel Jam Truck Show. Visit on Online Truck Show Gallery for more photos from the Wheel Jam Truck Show.

Paying tribute to our wonderful nation in trucker style were the Wilbur Ellis Flying Aces flying overhead prior to the start of the Dynamic Engine Brake Competition at the Wheel Jam Truck Show.

Todd Shrewsbury of Huron, South Dakota won the Dynamic Engine Brake Competition with an outstanding decibel reading of 130.1.

1000 red, white, and blue helium balloons were released from Stacey Tschetter’s grain hopper in honor of the Deployed 153rd Engineering Battalion from Huron, South Dakota.

The annual Wheel Jam Big Rig Parade is always favorite with the residents of Huron, South Dakota.

View more photos in our gallery.