Greeted by the whirr of big-power cars rocking the rollers on a chassis dyno, we rolled into Myrtle Beach Speedway to the sounds of tires squealing around cones and the sights of Mustangs orbiting the oval at speed. This is our kinda place. From the informal gathering at the Meet ’N Greet, Mustang Week revved up into a three-ring automotive circus for its second day on the Grand Strand.
That’s what it’s all about — making people happy. — Rodney Melton, Mustang Week
While hard parking is definitely encouraged throughout the week, today was the first of two days that Mustang Week participants could blow the cobwebs out on an actual race track. From fun runs ripping around the oval to autocross laps and drifting demonstrations to burnouts, the second day of the event really dials up the fun factor.
“I think it’s going awesome,” Rodney Melton, of Mustang Week, said. “I think we got over the moving hurdle Now we are just tracking toward normal Mustang Week. People are happy and sponsors are happy, so we are happy. That’s what it’s all about — making people happy.”
Ultimately, that’s what this event is all about, getting out and enjoying your car with like-minded people, and from the looks of today, people were definitely having fun. From Foxes to the latest Mustangs, we saw a wide variety of ponies galloping around the facility, and getting out and driving these keeps that enthusiasm alive for a new generation.
Tomorrow the action heads to North Myrtle Beach drag strip for the UPR Products-sponsored Test ’N Tune, so get ready for more burnouts and some quick-straight line runs. For more details on the event, you can check out the official schedule here.