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 Loup 2 Loup Open Road Race

Loup 2 Loup Open Road Race

 The Loup 2 Loup open road race takes place on a 12-mile ribbon of very smooth blacktop with more curves than a 40-foot python. Seven classes are offered with target speeds of 80, 85, 90, 95, 100, 105, and 110 mph. Entrants will have the option of entering the Loup 2 Loup in addition to their SORC entry or entering the Loup 2 Loup only.

 Car Show

Road Race Car Show and Parade

 The parade and car show are held in downtown Arnold on Friday afternoon following the one mile shoot out held near Callaway during the morning.  Many drivers allow local children to ride with them during the parade.  Each driver is introduced as they pass the speakers stand with a brief history of their racing accomplishments and where they hale from being announced to the crowd.  The car show which follows the parade is big hit with the residents of Arnold and surrounding communities.  They appreciate the chance to see up close the variety of beautiful cars and their powerful engines. 

Burnout Contest

Road Race Burnout Contest

 The burnout contest is held during the Friday afternoon car show in Arnold.  Entry in the SORC is not required to participate.  Contestants are allowed to burn their tires for 15 seconds with the winner being determined by the level of cheering from the spectators.

 Road Race

Road Race Open Road 55 mile race

The event that started the whole thing.

 The Sandhills Open Road Challenge is an annual 55 mile open road race similar to European rally style of racing.  It is arguably the most demanding event of its kind held in the USA.  With more than 50 hazards and straits as long as three miles the course offers a true challenge to drivers in every speed class.  The SORC is comprised of nine separate speed classes beginning with the 80 MPH to unlimited.  Individual driver’s experience and car safety equipment determines the class drivers are eligible.

One Mile Shootout

One Mile Shootout road race

 For the first time ever a “One Mile Shootout” was held on a closed public highway in 2002.  This event is now an integral part of the SORC and creates great excitement for drivers and more than 1,000 spectators each year.  The shoot out format has now been copied by several national racing organizations.  The current speed record for the one mile is 224.77 MPH set in 2009.

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Plains Equipment Group
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Horizon Ag
Grazers Bar & Grill
Carroll Street Design
Jake's Horses & Harleys Grille
Creative Printers
Progressive Fertilizer & Propane
Electric Rain
Smith Ag
Channel Seed
Ag-Land ATV
Preston Precision Ag
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The Arnold Exchange
Mighty Mart
Frito Lay
Carlson & Carlson
Westbrook Audio