Mark your calendars for the June 28th Salute to First Responders Night and Whelen, Fire, Safety, and Police Night.
During intermission of the NASCAR Whelen Racing Series there will be two feature heats each with 2 police officers and 2 firefighters. The top 4 from those heats will race for the championship.
Racing for the Red Team:
Brad Lucas from the Omaha Fire Department
Matt Meyer from the Omaha Fire Department
Dustin Wyman for the Omaha Fire Department
Pat Wolf from the Omaha Fire Depaartment
The Captain of the Red Team in First Responders Foundation Vice President Mary Rosenthal.
Racing for the Blue Team:
Larry Schwartz from the Bellevue Police Department
Adam Smith from the Red Oak, IA Police Department
Dave Volenec from the Omaha Police Department
Matt Baughman from the Omaha Police Department and Pilot for Able 1
The Captain of the Blue Team is Jim Cahill Director of Security at NE Furniture Mart.
Who will make it to the finish line first! Come out and cheer on your TEAM!
There will be a reverse tribute lap before the race honoring all fallen first responders. Law enforcement and fire vehicles will take part in this lap. The OPD helicopter will also be overhead depending on weather and their availability. The National Anthem will be sung by David Volenec, one of the racers. At the end of the tribute lap and the national anthem, the OPD helicopter will do a flyover, stop, and bow to the crowd. The helicopter is scheduled to come back again during the races at intermission.
This event is a fundraiser for First Responders foundation. The money raised will go to the FRST Program (First Responders Foundation – First Responders Support Team) in honor of Jeremy Knott, OFD.
FRF will have merchandise for sale and other fun ways to support the foundation. Donations and purchases will help the First Responders Foundation continue to offer the programs and services that help first responders and their families in the metro area.
FREE Tickets for all First Responders. Contact Mary Rosenthal at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets must be obtained prior to the event.
To purchase tickets visit https:http://www.i-80speedway.com/i80/events/nascar-weekly-points-night-7/
The racing will start at 7:10pm but come early to see the police and fire practice rounds and other fun activities prior to the race!