The Sandhills Open Road Challenge in Arnold celebrates their 20th anniversary this week. The Open Road Challenge, a scenic 55-mile open road race, starts today and continues through this Saturday, August 8th.
Doug Shown of the Open Road Challenge Board of Directors says the race is “the most difficult road race in the country.”
“In those 56 miles, you’re on a road that is only 18-feet wide, that has extreme turns and twists, and is closed to public traffic,” Shown said.
This year’s race boasts experienced drivers from all over the country and even Canada.
“There are only three events like it in the country–here in Arnold, one in Texas, and one in Nevada,” Shown said. “It allows drivers to compete in a timed event with minor or limited speed restrictions.”
Fans are able to watch the race from designated spectator areas in Arnold. The event is also being live streamed on NCN TV.
The revenue from all sponsorships and entry fees will be donated to local projects, which include scholarship funds, public services, and community improvement projects.