Man rides motocross at Sturgis Mustang Rally for a special cause

STURGIS, S.D. (KEVN) - A roaring collection of Mustangs hit the course for a little autocross at the Sturgis Mustang Rally.

Among them was long-time driver Brandon Schilling's GT350.

"I think it's in almost everybody that you have a competitive nature in you and this is a fun competitive thing that you can do with a lot of people that are almost like family," Schilling said.

Schilling says he got his first Mustang in High School and after coming to Sturgis years ago, he fell in love with autocross and enrolled in BF Goodrich's Ford Performing Racing School.

"The instructors tell you everything that you can understand and they come out and help you execute it on the track. They ride with you, they'll drive your car, they'll show you the line, they walk the course with you, they give you all sorts of knowledge even though it's a short period of time, you can really absorb a lot of it because it's relevant to what we're trying to do," he continued.

Schilling says he drives for leisure but also to support his good friend Dan with Cruise for a Cause, the person who he says brought him to Sturgis in the first place.

"When he realized the cause and he's very connected to cars and mustangs and realized that we're using the Mustang and Ford to support cancer research he jumped on board," said Dan Neve with Cruise for a Cause.

Schilling said it's about the miles but essentially the community you encounter on and off the track.

"Driving is great but to be part of this whole organization and this group of people is probably more beneficial than the actual driving part"

Schilling and other top drivers will compete in the finals of the autocross competition at the Thunderdome on Sunday.