Sandhills Open Road Challenge 2017

Sandhills Open Road Challenge 2017
SORC began Thursday morning with the Loup 2 Loup Race in Halsey. Delayed due to rain and a wreck.

HALSEY–The 2017 Sandhills Open Road Challenge (SORC) officially began this morning in Halsey with the Loup 2 Loup race which started promptly at 8:30 am. The buzz and excitement that comes with every SORC race was present again, with plenty of spectators there to view the action.

Unfortunately, racing was halted prior to the 110 mph class due to an end-over-end wreck. Car number 357, a 2008 Corvette from South Dakota was the vehicle involved. Both driver and navigator walked away from the wreck virtually unscathed. Following the wreck, rain moved into the area causing more delays. Crews were called in to wait for the rain to pass and for the road to dry.

They hope to be back to racing action this afternoon. We will have results of the racing that is completed at the Loup 2 Loup in a later report.

 

 

 

Kirk Sharp and Kort Grooms gearing up for the Loup 2 Loup Race in their 2015 Z06 Corvette
Jeff Graff of Minnesota traveled to Nebraska to participate in the race with his 1995 Corvette
Seat belt adjusters and crew making sure all is squared away for each car before the race
Car 357 experienced an end-over-end wreck during the Loup 2 Loup but both driver and navigator walked away with no reported injuries
’65 Corvette driven and navigated by Nick and Lyle Ekberg
Cars lining up before the race
Father and son Chris and Will Bischof with their 1986 Pontiac GP 2+2

 

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