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Sandhills Open Road Challenge hosts annual event August 9-13, 2022

Arnold will be a rainbow of colors the second week in August as the Sandhills Open Road Challenge brings shiny vehicles to town to compete in what is arguably the most challenging open road course in the U.S.

The annual event draws drivers, navigators, and spectators from all over the country each year. It’s a smorgasbord of vehicle makes and models, but they all have one thing in common: they’re built for speed on the open road.

Tech and safety inspections are August 9-11, the Loup 2 Loup open road race is August 11, the one-mile and half-mile shootout is August 12 followed by a car parade and car show, and the big finale is the Sandhills Open Road Challenge on August 13.

For more information and schedule of events, visit the Sandhills Open Road Challenge website.

To all the drivers and navigators that have become like family over the years…welcome back, we’re eagerly awaiting your arrival.

2022 Sorc Spectator Poster Rszd

Wheels in Motion: Devil’s Den Motorcycle Rally Returns in July

If you’ve got a hog wearing wax and a tank full of gas, then strap on your helmet for the Devil’s Den Motorcycle Rally in Arnold on July 8-9, 2022. The goal of this annual event is to raise money for charities while having fun rockin’ and rollin’.

Another great lineup of events is scheduled, with free biker games and live music on Friday evening. Saturday brings the show and shine, poker run, barbecue, three live bands, and more. All the action will be at the Arnold Recreation Area, and you can be sure there will be lots of food, cold beverages, and giveaways too.

A special note to local fans…the Phil Koubek Project will be performing Saturday evening, featuring two hometown musicians Phil Koubek and Ty Phillips. If you haven’t had a chance to hear their new album yet, it really rocks! Come see them live while they’re in town (no hog or helmet necessary!). You’ll also be able to catch the Craig Furne Experience…local artist Craig can really crank out everyone’s favorites!

See the event poster for the full schedule or visit the Devil’s Den Motorcycle Rally Facebook page.

Each year, proceeds from the event are donated to charities. The 2022 charities focus on autism awareness and suicide awareness. The Rally board will also use funds to award a Devil’s Den Scholarship to a local senior at graduation. A brief description of this year’s charities follows:

  • Arnold Public Schools has several children identified with autism. The Rally board will work with the teachers of those children to accumulate a list of needed items and purchase them for the school, which are also useful for many other students as well.
  • Their second charity is for suicide awareness which helps support groups for families who have been impacted by a suicide. It is estimated that a suicide attempt is made every minute. This charity also increases public awareness of how to help prevent this terrible tragedy from happening. The Rally board has also set up a local fund to help families in need.

Come on and enjoy some “crazy nights” while we prove that “rock and roll ain’t noise pollution.”

Devils Den Rally 2022