Guns & Hoses Racing at I-80 Speedway
Friday, July 3, 2020
Guns and Hoses Racing at I-80 Speedway
The Second Annual Guns & Hoses Racing at I-80 Speedway event took place on Friday, July 3, 2020. This family-friendly event pits law enforcement against firefighters to see who can handle a racecar with the most precision! The event took place during intermission of the I-80 Speedway Midwest Madness Tour, featuring NASCAR Sanctioned, SLMs and IMCA Sanctioned, Modifieds, Sport Mods, & Stock Cars. The featured racing program began at 7:00 p.m. with Guns & Hoses taking place during intermission.
How Guns & Hoses Racing at I-80 Speedway Works?
The format was bump and run. One car was chosen at random to “bump” the rear bumper of a competitor of their choosing and then run two laps head to head. The loser was out, and the winner bumped another car for another two-lap race. The driver who survived to the end was crowned the champion. This year again, the winner was Adam A. Smith!
There was a 50/50 raffle with the proceeds going to the Foundation to help continue supporting first responders. This year the proceeds were close to $800!
Representing Team Red
Captain – Mary Rosenthal V.P. of the First Responders Foundation
Brad Lucas, Todd Smith, Mark Bowhunter Weidaman (Omaha Fire Department), Zach Toole (Fremont Fire Department), Brad Schreiner (Weeping Water Fire Department), Dan & Tracey Markum (Plattsmouth Fire Department)
Thanks to BELFOR Property Restoration for being the #TeamRed exclusive sponsor.
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.
Thanks to our other sponsors: Arrow Towing, NG City Cafe, and Summit Metal Recycling.
Representing Team Blue
Captain – Jim Cahill, Matthew Baughman, and Joseph Hall (Omaha Police Department), Mike Pettit and Roy Howell (Bellevue Police Department) And Defending Champion – Adam A.Smith (Red Oak, IA Police Department)
Thanks to Mid-Nebraska Scanner for being the #TeamBlue exclusive sponsor.
Jim Cahill owns the race cars that proudly represent the First Responders Foundation and also honors fallen officers Kerrie Orozco of the Omaha Police Department and Dep. Mark Burbridge of the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office.
We thank Jim and Beth Cahill for all their support of the Foundation and first responders.