Mustang GT Exorcises Hellcat from the Highways of ‘Mexico’

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From the passenger seat of his friend’s Challenger Hellcat, YouTube witnesses greatest from the Blue Oval corral in nighttime roll race.

The wide highways and byways across the United States are usually where more than a few people spend their days commuting to and from work, tons of trucks pulling in and out of the city to transfer goods, and everyone just wants to go to their intended destinations.

We at The Mustang Source neither condone nor do endorse racing on public streets and highways, but the fact remains that at night, though, these roads become road racer central. Such is the case for YouTuber Rush Shift, whose friend took his Challenger Hellcat to a nighttime gathering for some action, where more than a few Mustangs eagerly awaiting a challenge.

Mustang Roll Race

“We did a video like this, and we called it the ‘Night Shift’ segment on the channel,” Shift said. “Tonight, we’re back for the ‘Night Shift, Round 2.’ It’s gonna be a crazy night just like last time, but this time, we’re racing faster cars. It’s gonna be a little more wild. We’re pretty stoked for it.”

Mustang GT on Race Fuel

Right away, a white Mustang rolls up on the Hellcat before pulling away from the big cat in a sign of things to come for Shift and his friend. But before any of that goes down, they first pull into a gas station for some 100-octane fluids, then head to a random parking lot to get it together before setting off on their high-speed adventures.

Mustang Roll Race

Plenty of Mustangs were pulling into the meetup, like the ruby red pony above with gold wheels wrapped in Falkens. There were also more than a handful of Corvettes, Camaros, and a Caddy here and there. Among all of them, though, was a blue Mustang GT just waiting to get its hooves on the Hellcat’s tail.

Mustang Roll Race

After a few rolls, the blue Mustang GT finally arrives, blasting past both the Hellcat and a black Mustang on the first go.

Mustang Roll Race

Another race later, the black Mustang returns for a rematch with just the Hellcat. The first run is cut short when the pony has to pass by a slower car, though it was pulling away when it ended. The second time around goes better for the Mustang, however, getting a nose at the end of the roll.

Roll Race

The main event of the night arrived with a pair of rolls against the blue Mustang GT. The first time saw Shift and his friend watch the nightmare leave their Hellcat far behind on their left, while the second time was just a repeat of the first, though the driver did pull back to receive the thumbs-up from Shift.

Roll Race

“What a night,” said Shift. “That was wild! I hope you guys enjoyed that footage. It was a lot of action and good races for the most part. A lot of faster cars than last week.”

Alas, the meet was cut short due to police knocking on their back door. But that’s life in the fast lanes of ‘Mexico.’

Photos: Screenshots

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Since launching her professional writing career nearly a decade ago as a fashion blogger, Cameron Aubernon has written for a handful of online and print publications on a wide variety of subjects, including expat issues, fashion, music, and, of course, the automotive industry. The automotive expert was even the editor-in-chief of a popular online lifestyle publication, where she reviewed luxury cars and interviewed fellow automotive enthusiasts.

A graduate of The Evergreen State College Class of 2005 with a bachelor's in liberal arts, Aubernon took a left turn from fashion writing into the automotive realm when she asked a fellow writer via Facebook if she could write for their site. Following an internship, stints with a couple of hyper-local online publications, and a move to Seattle, she made her then-biggest impact with The Truth About Cars, writing full-time for the publication from 2013 to 2015.

Currently, the highly-regarded automotive journalist is a frequent contributor to the high-traffic Internet Brands Auto Group websites Rennlist, Club Lexus, LS1Tech and Mustang Forums, among others.

Aubernon’s expert knowledge of all things Ford trucks has also made her a mainstay as one of the most prolific writers on Ford Truck Enthusiasts and F-150 Online.

Aubernon can be contacted via email at [email protected].

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