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2022 Fast Ford & Mustang Roundup XII by Motorsport Park Hastings, Sept 16-18, Hastings, NE

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Bill Pemberton

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This is the Mustang Event of the Midwest and for many of us it is the " Event of the Year . " The big plus on this event is it can provide instruction if wanted, the laps are timed, there are Classes for almost all Mustangs, a bunch of Boss 302S factory Race Cars show up, there may be a GT4 this year, Ford Engineers come and do a tech talk and run with us, there is an " Awards Banquet " for all the participants, there is a great little " Car Show " where some rare old Boss Mustangs and others have been known to appear ( think Boss 429 for example ) , some folks find that after the races a party is a necessary requirement and it always seems to occur, likely a trip to the Klapp Museum ( tons of cool cars ,memorabilia , etc ), probably more GT 350s show up to run than anywhere except a major Mustang Club Event, sometimes we there are Cobra Rs who run, some FR500s show up, .............well, you get the gist , tons of Mustangs from all years attend.

Fun to be able to see what your car will do, real timing, and what better place can you go to get ideas about how to make your car handle better than an event devoted to tracking all years of Mustangs. You may get together with 2-4 other Mustang drivers at track events around the Country, but how about 50-65 drivers??
 

Bill Pemberton

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Why thank you TMS, I owe you a beer for that important public announcement!! I also forgot to mention there is race fuel just a 1/2 mile down the road at Pump and Pantry. It helps the owner of those Stations is a gearhead, has a Mustang he runs in American Iron , and listened when a bunch of us asked for some high octane racing fuel for our Ponies!!
 

Bill Pemberton

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This event has been surprising as there have been times with 8 Boss 302Ss, 5 GT 350Rs, too many GT 350s to count, a slug of GTs, GT 500s of all years ( 2019 saw Ford bring a GT 500 down and flog it endlessly but they could not slow it down), a few years we saw 3 Cobra Rs, and SN95s, some Fox bodies and some FR500s too. But we do want to remind folks this is Fast Fords and Mustangs so tell your friends with Focus RSs, Focus STs, Fiesta STs, Focus SVTs, etc., because the newly paved track is a fun place to learn and practice your skills.

I am hoping we see some of the older beasts this year that we had in years past , some 60s track Mustangs, a wicked old Cougar that whipped up on some new machines, and even some wild British Fords like a Cortina, Sunbeam Tiger ,or.........or some of those funny little AC Bristols that somehow morphed into something called a Shelby AC Cobra!

Do tell your friends as it will primarily be a Mustang party like in years past, but there are some fast Fords out there that often surprise others -- Focus RS is a perfect example!
 

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