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2021 First Responders & Military Appreciation Night. Presented by the First Responders Foundation. Featuring Guns & Hoses Racing.

Guns & Hoses Race Teams 2021!

Representing Team Red

Firefighter Steve Cody, Nebraska City Fire
Firefighter Matt Meyer, Omaha Fire
Firefighter Mike Robey, Omaha Fire.

Representing Team Blue

Office Dave Ackerson, Omaha Police
Chief Drew Hilscher, Bennington Police
Officer Khoi Nguyen, MCC Police
D.C. Chris Stephens, Montomery Co, IA Sheriff
Officer Jonathan Torrey, Omaha Police
Chief Whitted, Papillion Police

The Third Annual First Responders & Military Appreciation Night at I-80 Speedway will take place on Friday, July 2, 2021.

The night will start out with a reverse tribute lap for first responders with police and fire vehicles from departments across the state participating.  During intermission the Guns & Hoses Racing will take place   This family-friendly event pits law enforcement against firefighters to see who can handle a race car with the most precision! Who will take home the gold, the Red or the Blue?

How Guns & Hoses Racing at I-80 Speedway Works?

The format is bump and run. One car is chosen at random to “bump” the rear bumper of a competitor of their choosing and then run two laps head to head. The loser is out, and the winner bumps another car for another two-lap race. The driver who survives to the end will be the champion.

50/50 Raffle

There will be a 50/50 raffle with the proceeds going to the Foundation to help continue supporting first responders, veterans, and their families with behavioral health services.

Limited number of Free Tickets Available for First Responders and Families

There is a limited number of free tickets available for first responders and their families at the First Responders Foundation.  Email to get your free tickets.  Please include your name, department, phone number and number of tickets needed.  Details on pick up etc.  for tickets will be provided after the request.

Guns & Hoses 2020 Team Red

Driving in the Guns & Hoses Competition 2021

Drew Hilscher, Bennington Police Chief
Chris Whitted,  Papillion Police Chief
Chris Stephens, Deputy Chief Montgomery Co. Sheriff’s Dept (IA)
Officer Dave Ackerson, Omaha Police
Officer Khoi Nguyen, Metropolitan Community College Police
Firefighter Mathew Meyer, Omaha Fire Department
Firefighter Mike Robey, Omaha Fire
Firefighter Steve Cody, Nebraska City Fire
Firefighter Jonathon Torrey, Omaha Fire

Adam A Smith Winner of the I-80 Speedway 2020 Blue Team

2020 Guns & Hoses Racing at I-80 Speedway Winner

Congratulations to the Blue Team who took home the GOLD at the I-80 Guns & Hoses Car Racing Event 2020! Special congratulations to Adam A. Smith from the Red Oak, IA Police Department for being the Blue Team Champion for the second year in a row.


Honored Law Enforcement Officers

Honoring Fallen First Responders

 The First Responders Foundation Race Team is a fleet of three race cars.  Each car honors fallen first responders with photos of Omaha Police Officer Kerrie Orozco, Pottawattamie County Deputy Sheriff Mark Burbridge, Lincoln Police Investigator Mario Herrera, and Ponca Hills Firefighter Dennis Bender.  This team drives to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and for those who serve and protect and put their lives on the line everyday.


Jim Cahill

Jim Cahill owns the race cars that proudly represent the First Responders Foundation.  This years Race Team is Jim Cahill, Adam Smith, and Brad Lucas.  The Race Team will participate in races at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE, Adams County Speedway in Corning, IA, and Junction Motor Speedway in McCool, NE.

We thank Jim and Beth Cahill for all their support of the Foundation and first responders.

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