The 13th Annual Sand Hills Open Road Challenge Winter Party is set to happen on Saturday, February 11th in Lincoln, NE. This annual event helps raise money to support the volunteer Fire and Rescue Departments that help make the Sand Hills Open Road Challenge and Loup To Loup races in Nebraska safe each year. Some of the purchases from the money raised include; a Jaws Of Life Emergency Extractor, a John Deere Gator UTV with a water tank for quick fire responses, and a Ford Expedition Command Vehicle. In addition, several cash donations where given to area Fire and Rescue departments. This is huge, as many of these rural departments have an annual budget of only $1000. This event is a way to say “Thank You” to the many volunteers who ensure the safety of each driver during the racing events in August.