The Mustang Broncos play host to a race tonight that is very much one of a kind.
The 2023 Mustang Harrier is set for another edition as the only race in the state to be run under the lights. Once the sun goes down, Wild Horse Park becomes Mustang’s home turf. And this time, the Bronco boys return to defend their 2022 crown.
The race begins near the duck pond and wraps around nearly the entire site that hosts the youth baseball and softball fields, the Town Center, playground, pavilion, frisbee golf course, and walking track.
The softball and baseball fields help light most of the course. Coach Mike McGarry also drives in front of the pack and helps light areas that don’t quite reach the fields. Fans line up all around, especially down the home stretch just east of the pond.
“We’re really excited,” McGarry said of the opportunity to host the event. “It’s a fun and unique race and we have a lot of fun putting it on. We’ll have food trucks, and the drum line should be out again. It’s a great time.”
The first race is the junior varsity girls, which is set to begin at 7:30 p.m. The JV boys will race at 8 p.m. followed by the varsity girls. The varsity boys will cap the evening.
The Broncos return as the 2022 Harrier champions as well as Cameron Langdon (Jr.), who won the individual championship. The Mustang girls finished sixth.