Shaking Things Up: Sandhills Open Road Challenge Is August 9-11

The rumbling and shaking in Arnold this week could be an earthquake…but it's most likely the arrival of the annual Sandhills Open Road Challenge.

Fast, sleek cars with an abundance of horsepower will converge at Arnold the second week of August for an ambitious event found only in Arnold, Nebraska, and two other locations in the United States.

This year's Sandhills Open Road Challenge has been sold out since opening day last October. It draws participants from all over the United States and Canada. Arnold is said to have the most difficult race course out of the three open road races in the United States.

Get up close and personal with these sleek machines, drivers, and navigators during the three-day event. The Loup 2 Loup open road race kicks things off Thursday morning. Friday is a great day for spectators, with the half-mile and one-mile shootout, parade, car show, and burnout contest. The most anticipated event is the 55-mile Sandhills Open Road Challenge on Saturday, followed by a barbecue, awards banquet, and street dance.

The Sandhills Open Road Challenge is a nonprofit organization and has donated over $1 million to area groups and organizations since its inception. For more information, visit their website.