2022 First Responders & Military Appreciation Night. Presented by the First Responders Foundation. Featuring Guns & Hoses Racing.
Special Thanks To The Law Firm of Reagan, Melton & Delaney Our Exclusive Sponsor of the Night.
The Fourth Annual First Responders & Military Appreciation Night at I-80 Speedway will take place on Friday, July 1, 2022.
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?
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.
Meet Team Guns & Hoses
Team Red and Team Blue!
Khoi Nguyen Metro CC. Police Dept
Chief Justin Rhamy Red Oak, IA Police Dept
Def Champ David Ackerson, Omaha Police Dept
All four race cars this year honor Cpl. Daegan Page from Omaha who was killed in Afghanistan in August 2021.
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
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.
Honoring Fallen First Responders
The First Responders Foundation Race Team is a fleet of four race cars. Each car honors fallen first responders and veterans with photos of Cpl. Daegan Page, 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 owns the race cars that proudly represent the First Responders Foundation. This years Race Team is Jim Cahill, Adam Smith, Brad Lucas and Melissa Latture. 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.