Hastings hosts annual Mustang Round Up
HASTINGS, Neb. —
Drivers, start your engines and head over to Hastings. On Friday, Motorsport Park is hosted the 7th Annual Mustang Round Up. Ford mustangs were taking over the track for the big event. Activities included a car show and trophy presentation, along with garage tours, food vendors and even car ride-alongs.
With nearly 40 mustangs to view, you are bound to find a favorite.
"We have so many different Mustangs from so many different era's, some are very very rare, some are just your everyday drivers and they all come together," said Marketing Director Suzanne Triplett. "They come from all different states to come out and be together for this event and it goes on for four days."
One car in particular was featured at the event, a 2017 Limited Heritage Edition Ford GT. For the cost of a charitable donation, ride-alongs were available in this half–a–million dollar car. The mustangs at the event Friday are racing to win trophies and bragging rights.
"Everybody's got a transponder in their car which actually times your laps with a computer back over in our timing trailer," Triplett said. "Some of the cars are very, very fast, so we have to put them in different classes to be fair. Some of them are stock so they're obviously going to be in a different class than the race cars, and we've got about four different classes, so it's just for fairness really."
The mustangs can reach speeds upwards of 150 miles per hour. And NTV's Jessica Stevenson, got first hand experience in a 1995 Mustang Cobra R.
"It was incredible, it was really indescribable," Stevenson said. "We were going about 120 miles per hour and the car can go so much faster, it was definitely an experience I've never had before, but I would love to do it again, it's kind of addicting once you get into the car for the first time."
A list of the events can be found here.