April 22, 2019 6:00 AM, EDT

2019 South Dakota Truck Driving Championships

When: May 18, 2019

Where: Sioux Falls, S.D.

Field: About 25 drivers are expected to compete.

Preview: Wade Wagemann of YRC Freight will be gunning for his ninth appearance at the National Truck Driving Championships as he competes for the 13th time at the South Dakota Truck Driving Championships, which are being held May 18 at the Southeast Technical Institute in Sioux Falls.

Wagemann was last year’s Grand Champion, coming out of the Twins division to capture the top prize. This year, he’s going to compete in the 5-Axle category.

Read more: Seasoned Competitor Wade Wagemann Returns to Defend South Dakota Title

More info: South Dakota Trucking Association


2018 Recap


Wade Wagemann of YRC Freight took home the title of Grand Champion at the South Dakota Truck Driving Championships. Wagemann competed in the Twins division and has made an appearance at NTDCs seven times.

This is Wagemann's 12th year competing for a title at the South Dakota Truck Driving Championships.

South Dakota Road Team captain Mike Whitehead also hoped to make a good showing at NTDC, where he will compete in the 3-axle division representing Cliff Viessman Inc.

MORE FROM SOUTH DAKOTA: Former Grand Champions Battle Longtime Competitors at NTDC


Classification Winner Company
Grand Champion Wade Wagemann YRC Freight
Sleeper Berth Jerry Seaman Cliff Viessman Inc.
3-Axle Mike Whitehead FedEx Freight
5-Axle Lowell Wricks Cliff Viessman Inc.
Tank Truck Troy Swenson FedEx Freight
4-Axle Jeff Eschen K&J Trucking
Straight Truck Dan Norgaard Old Dominion Freight Line
Flatbed Marty Kraft FedEx Freight
Twins Wade Wagemann YRC Freight


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