​Wheel Jam Truck Show Celebrates Its Sweet Sixteen!

Tracy Bratland Bruns
July 2019

Wheel Jam Truck Show #16 is in the books! It was a great show with beautiful South Dakota weather! Thanks to all of the drivers/owners/sponsors/vendors – you all did a wonderful job of promoting the trucking industry. YOU SHOULD ALL BE VERY PROUD!

The top drivers in the nation come to the Wheel Jam Truck Show and this year was no exception! At the Jake Brake Competition there were semis, motorcycles, cars, and airplanes all involved in some capacity in that part of the show – definitely made Wheel Jam history with that! Winners of the Jake Brake Competition were: First place to Rich Anderson of Wilmot, South Dakota; second place to Chancie Turner from Kadoka, South Dakota; third place to Jay Kirschmann from Bismarck, North Dakota; and fourth place to Keith Lambertz from Valley Springs, South Dakota.

Continuing on with the tradition of the Light Show on Saturday night, the winner of the Driver’s Choice Best Interior was Daniel and Phyllis Snow from Harrison, Arkansas; winner of the Driver’s Choice Bobtail was Wayne Albert of Justice, Illinois; and winner of the Driver’s Choice Combo was Michael and Jackie Wallace of Ashville, Alabama.

New to the Wheel Jam Truck Show this year was the electronic judging on Sunday morning! Over 50 trophies and prize money were handed out this year at the Wheel Jam Truck Show! Best of Fleet Bobtail went to L & D Peterson Trucking of Northville, South Dakota. Best of Fleet Combo went to Tator Hins of Huron, South Dakota. Best Bull Rack Combo was Barry Spaans of Rock Valley, Iowa. Best Grain Hopper Combo went to Matt Kunkle of Linton, North Dakota. Best Van Reefer Combo went to Daniel and Phyllis Snow of Harrison, Arkansas. Best Tanker Combo was Dennis Durand of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Best Flat Bed Combo went to Steve Anderson of Mitchell, South Dakota. Specialty Combo winner was Dale Radmann of Randolph, Minnesota.

The Lifetime Achievement recipient this year was Randy Nixon of Huron, South Dakota. Randy has spent the last five decades in the trucking industry.

The 18 Wheel Truck Promotions, LLC Crew does a fantastic job taking care of the wonderful drivers and keeping everything running smoothly! Nobody does it like the Wheel Jam Truck Show!!! Looking forward to seeing everyone at the 17th Wheel Jam Truck Show, June 4th- 7th, 2020! Check out their Facebook Page at Wheel Jam Truck Show Classics!

Check out our three galleries (yes, SO much coverage) for more photos!