Guns & Hoses Racing at I-80 Speedway
Friday, July 2, 2021
First Responders & Military Appreciation Night. Presented by the First Responders Foundation. Featuring Guns & Hoses Racing.
Mark your calendars now for the 2021 event –
Police Officers & Firefighters are invited to fill out an application to drive the FRF Race Car in this event.
For Application please click here!
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.
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.
Driving in the Guns & Hoses Competition 2021
Andrew Hilscher, Bennington Police Chief
Chris Whitted, Interim Papillion Police Chief
Chris Stephens, Montgomery Co. Sheriff’s Dept (IA)
Dave Ackerson, Omaha Police
Khoi Nguyen, Metropolitan Community College Police
Mathew Meyer, Omaha Fire Department
Matt Adams, Fremont Rural Fire
Mike Robey, Omaha Fire
Jonathon Torre, 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 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 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.