Pierre City Commission Approves Street Closure For Pre-Mustang Rally

(KCCR) — The 13th Annual Sturgis Mustang Rally is planned for August 26th to September 1st of 2019. With the Black Hills event just over a week away a pre-Mustang Rally event will take place in Pierre for Mustang enthusiasts and others passing through. The Crossing is hosting the event and brought a street closure request to the Pierre City Commission Tuesday night. Lori Brusseau says they are hoping to get more participation in the event…

“Pretty much been same as every other year. We have been advertising a lot earlier this year, so hopefully we are going to be getting a lot more vehicles in town; a lot more Mustangs starting to appear in Pierre, so we want to get everybody to come show off their cars We want people to come look at them.  The street closure that we’re requesting is so that we can show off the cars, so people can walk up to them and also so we can do like a slalom course which is fun to watch, fun for participants to do.  Give em a little practice before they head out to Sturgis for the rally.”
The street closure is for the 200 block of East Pleasant Street from Highway 14/83 to Highland Avenue. Brusseau says the event will include a poker run that generally pulls in Pony cars and more from beyond central South Dakota…

“We are doing a poker run that’s gonna  kinda  go all the way up through Onida,  hit Bluntfest, some stops along the way and come back and we have had people that were at Bluntfest that come after they did whatever they’re doing at Bluntfest, come down and say I’m in Onida; people see all the Mustangs, people are driving their Mustangs, all these cars coming they join the poker run so we do get…have quite a few people that are part of it that are talking to their people in the surrounding communities.”
The burnout competition is returning to the 13th annual Pre-Mustang Rally…

“Yep, we have it facing like towards the railroad tracks so they go that way now, so that’s safer for everybody.  That’s one of the big highlights, the slalom course is the new new thing that we started a couple years ago and the burnouts we’ve done every year.”
Last year around 30 vehicles took part in the event and Brusseau is hoping for a larger turnout this year. The event is focused on Mustangs but any vehicle is eligible to take part in the day’s events. Participants in the burnout competition must be at least 18 years-old to take part. The street closure request states the 200 block of East Pleasant will be closed from four-pm to midnight on August 24th.