In its sixteen th 12 months, Mustang Week has embraced change to keep the popular enthusiast event moving into the near future. From changing the dates in order to relocating several events, this year’s event offered many of the same functions, but many in different locations. Case in point will be the drag racing Test ’N Track day moving to Northern Myrtle Beach Dragway , that is much closer to the rest of the week’s motion.
“So far so great, ” Brad Worley of Mustang Week enthused. “I am amazed with the guys that run the area. They were here early this morning track-prepping. We advertised that we were beginning at 10 o’clock and at ten past 10 we were running vehicles down the drag strip. ”
In previous many years, racers and spectators had to take a trip nearly two hours to the nearest drag strip. That meant isolating the hardcore 1, 320 followers from those who might rather stay and enjoy the beach. This year, the big event was close enough that everybody could sample some drag race.
We’ve obtained completely blue skies and I was not roasting at Mustang 7 days for a change. — Brad Worley, Mustang Week
Maybe even better than the proximity to the seaside was the more livable temperatures shipped during the week’s later run.
“This is unbelievable, ” Anthony said. “We’ve got completely azure skies and I am not cooking at Mustang Week for an alter. It actually feels really good. ”
Based on the constant visitors in and out of the track, which overcome the local roads, we’d say many people did make the trip to enjoy the race action in the moderate weather — some for the first time. At some points in the daytime the traffic was so saved going into the track that private sector organisations turned potential attendees away.
“They are lined up plus a little slow getting through the entrance, but you’ve got to make sure that everybody signals the waiver and has the right armbands, ” Brad explained.
Fortunately, we were there from the leap and able to capture the actions on the track and in the pits this year. There were a few times the monitor went down because of an oildown or even an unfortunate crash, but for the most component racers were getting in plenty of constant runs between track prep.
The track is definitely an old school, eighth-mile facility with no lighting (perfect for the grudge racing which was scheduled after the Mustang Week occasion officially ended), so we didn’t are able to document any e. t. ’s, but we did see lots of great cars run, so maintain scrolling to see what we spotted.
On Friday the big time arrives at the Myrtle Beach Tradition Center, which will host its very first Mustang Week car show, therefore stay tuned for our continuing coverage from the event.