The 2014 Mint 400, with its 57 Trick Trucks entered, promises to be the biggest race in the history of off-road. The Mint is now capped at 325 race teams, with a list of 40+ hopefuls waiting to take their spots in The Great American Off-Road Race™. From the 4 Wheel Parts Vehicle Parade down the Las Vegas Strip, to the world famous Contingency, there is plenty to come and see leading up to race day. Here’s a rundown on how to get involved and be a part of The Mint 400:
In off-road racing, one pit stop can be the deciding factor of the outcome of an entire race. The Mint 400 is proud to announce the return of the KMC Wheels Pit Crew Challenge, this year adding presenting sponsor Currie Enterprises. Come watch the top teams in off-road racing battle head to head to determine who has the fastest pit crew in off-road! Each three-man team will compete against the clock and each other, to see who can change two tires the fastest.
Primm, NV – Geoffrey Cooley has made the switch from short course to desert racing and taken a podium finish in his first race, the SNORE Battle at Primm, (BAP). BAP is a two-day event with a heat race format that pitted Geoffrey against a long list of class 10 hot shoes that regularly prey on anyone who hesitates. Class 10 cars have limited engines and unlimited suspensions. The key to victory is staying on the gas. A solid car, a penchant for driving at the limit and nerves of steel typically wins the day.
FULLERTON, CA – Building upon its success in 2013 – which included capturing a championship in drifting and winning the Trophy Truck class at the HDRA South Point Vegas 250 race – Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) is gearing up for the 2014 motorsports season.
“It’s a new year and we are fielding another strong racing lineup,” said Duane Sampson, YTC manager, motorsports. “In other news, we’re truly excited to be the exclusive tire supplier of the Red Bull Global Rallycross series. From off-road to sports cars to drifting, we are definitely ready to race.”
SAN DIEGO — Mexico’s Gus Vildosola Jr along with SoCal’s Steven Eugenio and Ricky Brabec, three of the top finishers in the recent 28th Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 desert race will be in the SCORE spotlight during Tuesday’s SCORE Dirt LiveHD internet show. Round 1 of the five-race 2014 SCORE World Desert Championship series was held March 1 in San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico.
The race itself was taped for airing nationally as a one-hour special on the CBS Sports Network. The first show is scheduled to air on Sunday, April 20 at 9 p.m. EDT. Commentators for the national television show will be Cameron Steele and Chris Jacobs. The race will also air internationally through an international distributor.
The Mint 400 has teamed up with GoPro Cameras to create The Ultimate Off-Road Contest. The Mint 400 is more than just an off-road race. From the parade down the Las Vegas Strip to the monstrous Tech & Contingency to all the parties on the world famous Fremont Street, half the story is the journey to race day and what’s an easier way to document it than with a GoPro? GoPro is putting up an “Everything We Make” package to the person with the raddest photo from the 2014 Mint 400. Yes, one of everything that GoPro makes, including their brand new Hero 3+ camera.
(Agua Dolce, Calif.): From his imposing 6-foot-4-inch stature to his quiet, yet commanding voice to his intense focus on winning, there was nothing common about a man known by so many simply as “Drino.” One of off-road racing’s earliest pioneers and a superstar in the fledgling sport, Miller sadly passed away this week after a long battle with cancer. A longtime resident of Costa Mesa, California, Miller was 72 years old.
Corona, CA – Though long-term planning and organization is usually imperative for racing in Baja, the THR Motorsports / Monster Energy / Precision Concepts Kawasaki team, presented by Hoosier Precision Machining, didn’t have that luxury for the 28th Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 on Saturday, March 1st, in San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico.
Neither Baja nor mother nature could stop the Galindo Motorsports #7 from charging through the pack at the Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 this past weekend. A last-minute course change due to an overnight winter storm which made the summit section impassable played well into the Galindo teams hands.
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., March 6, 2014 — Fox Factory Holding Corp. (Nasdaq:FOXF) (“FOX” or the “Company”) today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Sport Truck USA (“Sport Truck”), a full service, globally recognized distributor of aftermarket suspension solutions. Sport Truck primarily designs, markets, and distributes high quality lift kit solutions through its brands, BDS Suspension and Zone Offroad Products.
BDS Suspension offers complete, premium lift kit solutions that are distributed through knowledgeable four-wheel drive shops with the goal of making the purchasing process as easy as possible for consumers. Zone Offroad Products offers entry-level lift kit solutions of the same quality as the more full-featured BDS kits, providing complimentary product lines to dealers and consumers.