The second day of the 2017 Sandhills Open Road Challenge proved to be entertaining yet again. The morning of August 11th, the parade of high-performance cars made their way to a straight stretch of road outside of Callaway to participate in the ½ and 1-mile shootout races. Each driver had three attempts to record three high speeds as similar as possible. When the engines quieted and the dust settled, several cars kept their run times within just tenths of a mile per hour. In the half mile shootout event, Barry Konken of Sioux Falls, South Dakota recorded the fastest speed in his 2014 Corvette of 153.8 miles per hour. In the one mile shootout, just as last year, it was Mark Capener of Idaho Falls, Idaho posting the fastest times in his 2002 Lamborghini. His fastest run was his second when he posted a speed of 222.3 miles per hour.
Tune in Saturday, when we will have coverage of the race itself, the Sandhills Open Road Challenge. Racers will leave Arnold early in the morning before turning around and be coming back to Arnold for the SORC barbeque, awards, street dance, and beer garden.