Ponies on the Plains logo


Randy Fry - Team Shelby Northern Plains Regional Director -  frydguy79@yahoo.com

Sean Cook 
SMC Events 


Friday September 21, 2012 at 9:00 AM CDT
Sunday September 23, 2012 at 3:00 PM CDT

Add to Calendar 


Motorsport Park Hastings 
427 S Showboat Blvd
Hastings, NE 68901

Driving Directions 


A Celebration of Carroll Shelby

In Honor of 50 Awesome Years

 Join us for the first annual Team Shelby Ponies on the Plains event and be a part of this incredible anniversary!  Ponies on the Plains is joining with Motorsport Park Hastings and their "Ford Mustang Roundup" for 2012. As we all know Carroll has always believed that his cars are made to driven. As he once said “Anything worth doing is worth doing to excess”. So come prepared to drive it like you stole it. Don’t be left out of this historic opportunity. Three days of Shelby and Mustang time!

This three day event is custom designed for your inner track rat. You will enjoy two plus track days at MPH - Motorsport Park Hastings. Your track time will include both time on the 2.1 mile roadcourse as well as a high-speed autocross and drag racing on the front stretch Saturday night. Lunch will be provided Friday through Sunday as well as great snack/finger foods at the local GIANT screen theatre on Friday night and dinner will be catered at the track Saturday night. 

On Friday night the lights come on for the grudge runs. Who will be the King? An older, wiser, vintage Shelby or a newer more impetuous Shelby?  

The track experience continues Saturday culminating in an evening meal with special Ford VIP guests.

Don’t stay too late because you will want be sure your Shelby is in “showing” shape for the car show, which of course includes awards.

Don't have a Shelby? Don't worry! Bring your Boss, Roush, Saleen, Mach or Mustang and join in all the fun!

The first 15 people to sign up get a very special bonus: Two hours of track time on Friday Morning! Get a leg up on everyone else and know the track a little better for  Saturday & Sunday!

Track packages are just $425 and non track packages are only $200! Also included is an event T-shirt and a special Shelby "Goodie" bag!

Guests are $50 and that includes 3 lunches and the Saturday BBQ dinner.

Host hotel is the Comfort Inn Hastings!

Use the discount code "Mustang Event" when booking your room. $80 a night! Here is the link to their website: http://www.comfortinn.com/hotel-hastings-nebraska-NE004?source=gglocaljn 


As with almost all track events, this event will be rain or shine.

Deadline for refunds is August 18, 2012. 

Sorry, but registrations after September will not receive T-Shirts


Registration Page!


Open Track logo

Open Track Connection is your #1 source for complete suspension installation, set-up and advice. In addition to explaining what you need, they can install it and "tune" it for you. Almost anyone can put parts on a car, but it is getting them set up correctly that makes OTC really stand out. Started in 2008, OTC works on all late model Mustangs from Fox-bodies to the newest Boss and GT500's. They are a full line Kenny Brown Performance dealer. Does that name sound familiar? It should. In addition to being Paul Brown's dad, Kenny Brown has been building Mustangs since 1986 when a guy named Steve Saleen asked Kenny to make his Mustangs on-track winners. OTC has a great relationship with Kenny Brown and can get you just about anything you need to make your car drive and handle the way you want.

For more information on OTC, visit their website at: http://www.opentrackconnection.com/

Track Guys logo

Championship-winning Driving School Instruction now Available at Ponies on the Plains!

Track Guys Performance Driving Events owner and lead instructor, Jeff Lacina, has been added to the list of reasons why YOU should be at the 2012 Ponies on the Plains event, Sept 21-23 at Motorsports Park Hastings. Lacina will be conducting a "Basics of Performance Driving" class for participants, especially first-time and novice drivers. 

"This class will help drivers understand the fundamental principles of driving their Shelby's and Mustangs on a track and in performance manner," explains Lacina. "We'll cover the physics of getting the car around the track as well as some of the basic rules and procedures covering track driving events. This will be a GREAT way for even a pure first-time driver to be introduced to this incredibly fun and rewarding sport of performance driving."

Lacina adds that drivers of all skill levels are welcome to attend the class to pick up additional performance driving pointers. "That's the best thing about this sport - you're never done learning," adds Lacina. "And it's always fun to learn a new sport, especially once you understand the basics of what you can do in the car and out on the track. This event is the perfect venue for first-time and novice drivers to come out and give it a try. Hey, we all have to start somewhere, so why not this event?"

Since 2002, Lacina has been conducting Track Guys Performance Driving Schools at race tracks all over the U.S. and Canada. To date, he has driven and/or instructed on 75 different road courses and race tracks across North America. Lacina, along with co-driver, Evan Smith, raced their way to the SSGT2 Big Bore Class Championship in the 2012 Tire Rack One Lap of America in a 2013 Roush RS3 Mustang, including two on-track races and an autocross victory at Motorsports Park Hastings.

"I am really looking forward to getting back to Motorsports Park Hastngs," says Lacina. "It's a fun track to drive and the facility is first-class. I can't wait to introduced a new crop of drivers to the fun of performance driving during the Ponies on the Plains event at Hastings."

Lacina's Track Guys classroom session will be conducted on Friday morning and is available to anyone registering for the Ponies on the Plains event. 

For more information about Track Guys, visit their web site at www.trackguys.com


This event is proudly presented by:



Team Shelby Northern Plains Regional Director, RANDY FRY