SORC Celebrates 20th Year

Twenty years ago a group of open road racing enthusiasts and community volunteers saw their dream become a reality with the first annual run of the Sandhills Open Road Challenge (SORC). From its humble beginnings in 2001 with a one-day event and 34 entries, SORC has transformed into three days of highly anticipated events and 140+ entries from across the nation.

Events begin Thursday, August 6, with the Loup 2 Loup open road race in Halsey. Friday, August 7, is the One Mile and Half Mile Shootout (south of Callaway), followed by a race car cruise, car show, and burnout contest. The signature event is Saturday morning, followed by a barbecue, awards ceremony, live entertainment and band, and fireworks.

Join us as we celebrate SORC’s 20th anniversary. Full schedule can be found here.

4WD Pasture Crawl, Hog Roast, and Live Band

Come to Arnold on Saturday, July 11, for the the first-ever Grazers Bar & Grill pasture crawl! Registration is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Grazers. Spend the afternoon in the scenic hills surrounding the Arnold area—they are truly an asset to Nebraska! Following the crawl, meet back at Grazers for a hog roast and cold, refreshing drinks with live music starting with guitar stylings from Craig Furne and later SwitchBak will take the stage.

Band cover fees go to the Mike Nelson Cancer Fund. Bring your tents and campers and make a weekend of it!!! Local lodging and camping areas can be found here.


  • $35 for Drivers (includes trespass fee, hog roast, Switchbak)

  • $20 Passengers (includes hog roast, Switchbak door fee)


  • 11 a.m.-1 p.m. – Registration at Grazers

  • 1 p.m. – Leave Grazers

  • Cruise the pasture, obstacle course, backroads cruisin’, and a stop at the sandpit to cool off, then back to Grazers for the hog roast.

  • 5:30 p.m. – Hog roast includes pork, baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw

  • 7 p.m. – Guitar stylings by Craig Furne

  • 9 p.m. – LIVE entertainment with Switchbak

Devil’s Den Poker Run Is July 11

COVID-19 has this year’s Devil’s Den Motorcycle Rally looking a bit different for 2020. Due to the DHM restrictions and not having enough advance notice for planning, the Devil’s Den Motorcycle Rally board had to make the difficult decision to limit this year’s events.

The good news is the poker run IS a go! It will look slightly different this year. As many of you know, Devil’s Den Motorcycle Rally president Mike Nelson is battling stage 4 cancer, so this year we will be donating ALL proceeds to Mike and his family as he continues his brave fight. We encourage you all to bring anything with wheels and a motor to the poker run—motorcycles, cars, pickups, jeeps, buses, etc., and come have a good time for a great cause!

See you July 11! Registration is from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Jake’s Horses & Harley’s in Arnold. For more updated info, visit the Devil’s Den Motorcycle Rally Facebook page.