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SORC brings muscle power to the Sandhills

August 17, 2012

Photo by Ellen Mortensen

ARNOLD--The Sandhills Open Road Challenge brought plenty of muscle power and speed to the Custer County area this past weekend. A new event called the Loup 2 Loup race, where drivers raced from Halsey to Purdum and back was added this year.
A half mile and one-mile shootout took place on Friday and the races continued on Saturday.
The results, starting with the Loup to Loup are as follows:
Target Speed 75 (18:33.600)
1. Thomas Tisthammer/Grant Barclay- 1966 Porsche (Colorado)
2. Nick Eckberg/ Kyle Eckberg- 1965 Corvette- Wakefield
3. Robbi Smith/ Bobbie Smith- 2001 Lightning- Arnold.
Target Speed 85 (16:22.588)
1. RT Green- 2009 Corvette- California
2. Tommy Dale Vines/ Marcia Graves- 2007 Corvette- South Dakota
3. Cletus Kraft/ Brenda Kraft- 2007 Corvette- North Dakota
Target Speed 95 (14:39.158)
1. Ted Hughes (Seward)/ Jared Helge (Indiana)- 2011 Corvette
2. John Sandahl (Wakefield)/ Linda Sandahl (Omaha)- 2009 Corvette
3. Jason Walsh (Scottsbluff)/ Chris Rutten (Columbus)- 2002 Corvette
Overall: off perfect time and speed
1. RT Green- +00.00.083, -0.07
2. Tisthammer/ Barclay- 00:00.262, +0.018
3. Vines/ Graves- 00:00.283, +0.024

S.O.R.C Shootout results -
King of the Hill - 1 mile
1. John Schmidt- Lincoln- 2008 Corvette- 176.5, 195.5, 196.3
King of the Hill - 1/2 mile
1. Eric Schmidt- Lincoln- 1989 Corvette- 158.8, 161.2, 147.0
Most Consistent - 1 mile
1. Jimi Day- Grafton, Wis.- 1969 AMC AMX-147.3, 147.3, 147.0
2. Jeremy Gossen- Papillion- 2001 Corvette-176.6, 180.3, 180.2
3.Al Holobeuck- San Mateo, Cal- 2006 Corvette- 161.4, 161.5, 164.6
Most Consistent - 1/2 mile
1. Mike Hill-Allen, TX- 2007 Corvette- 139.2, 139.2
2.Ryan Furstenau- Neligh- 2001 Viper- 154.4, 154.5, 157.0
3. Tom Farrington-1966 Chevelle- 130.8, 130.7, 133.6
Street Class Champion - 1 mile
1.Sandahl- 2009 Corvette: 188.7, 196.1, 196.7
Street Class Champion - 1/2 mile
1. Furstenau- 2001 Viper-154.4, 154.5, 157.

SORC Race Results Saturday
Target Speed 80 (41:33.600)
1. Gene Fabrizius (Kansas)/Mark Karlin (Colorado)-2008 Corvette-+00:00.214
2. David Linn (Broken Bow, NE)/Jeff Stelling (Kearney, NE)- 1971 Challenger-+00:00.437
3. Len Grantski/Linda Grantski -Beaver Crossing- 2007 Shelby- -00:00.635
Target Speed 90 (36:52.000)

1. Blue Offutt/Deana Offutt -Arizona- 1993 Mazda, -00:00.139
2. Clint McKensie McCook, NE- 2007 Charger- +00:00.578
3. Michael Schultz (Raymond, NE)/Joe Reed (Omaha, NE)- 1990 Mustang- +00:00.878
Target Speed 91 (36:27.692)
1. Randy Johnson/Chris Jacobs -Wisconsin- 1970 Camaro- +00:00.861
2. Bill Howell/Bryan L.-Tennessee- 1972 Charger- +00:01.660
3. Dave Grubnic-Montana- 2012 Camaro-+00:03.055
Target Speed 95 (34:55.579)
1. Leroy Uhrig/Jeff Preston -South Dakota-, 2008 Mustang -00:00.645
2. Joshua Ho/Mike Rideout- Calgary, AB Canada-1996 Porsche, +00:02.091
3. Tom Priefert (Lincoln)/Randy Ritterling (Kearney)- 2007 Shelby -00:02.605
Target Speed 100 (33:10.800)
1. A.J. Ranft/Shell Storer -Texas- 2009 Porsche-+00:00.410
2. Doug DeMots/Randy Marsh -Colorado- 1965 Cobra Roadster- -00:00.462
3. Scott Kuck (Raymond)/Gary Kuck (Lincoln)- 2010 Camaro- -00:00.521
Target Speed 105 (31:36.000)
1. Ryan Furstenau (Neligh)/Dylon Grantski (Gretna)- 2001 Viper-+00:00.127
2. Eric Schmidt (Lincoln)/Mike Puchalla (Bennet)- 1989 Corvette- -00:00.170
3. Rob Morgan/Susan Morgan -Texas- 2009 Corvette- +00:00.572
Target Speed 110 (30:09.818)
1.Rob Walton (Kansas)-2002 Trans AM-+00:00.163
2.Tommy Dale Vines/Marcia Graves -South Dakota- 2007 Corvette- -00:00.628
3.Brian Haskett/Floyd Haskett -Texas- 2003 Mustang -00:01.420
Target Speed 115 (28:51.130)
1. Ryan Rusher/Brad Wheelhouse -South Dakota- 2002 Corvette -00:00.470
2. RT Green/Lindy Dailey -California-, 2009 Corvette- -00:00.669
3. Chris Bischof/Jon Bischof -Texas-1986 Grand Pri,- -00:00.949
Target Speed 120 (27:39.000)
1. Shane Kepler (Denton)/Brad Borges (North Platte)- 2007 Corvette- -00:00.430
2. Ted Hughes (Seward)/Jared Helge (Ft. Wayne, IN)- 2000 Corvette- +00:00.899
3. Charlie Friend -New Mexico- 1965 Corvair -00:01.290
Overall Top 10
1. Furstenau/Grantski, 2001 Viper, +00:00.127
2. Offutt/Offutt, 1993 Mazda, -00:00.139
3. Walton, 2002 Trans Am, +00:00.163
4. Schmidt/ Puchalla, 1989 Corvette -00:00.170
5. Fabrizius/ Karlin- 2008 Corvette- +00:00.214
6. Ranft/ Storer- 2009 Porsche- +00:00.410
7. Kepler/Borges-2007 Corvett-, -00:00.430
8. Linn/ Stelling, 1971 Challenger- +00:00.437
9. DeMots/Marsh, 1965 Cobra Roadster-00:00.462
10.Rusher/ Wheelhouse- 2002 Corvette- -00:00.470

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