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The Mint 400 recently announced its continued partnership with the Golden Nugget Las Vegas as the “Official Host Hotel” for the 2017 Polaris RZR Mint 400 presented by BFGoodrich Tires.  Over the past nine years, the Golden Nugget Las Vegas has established itself as the official home away from home for off-roaders, providing a great experience and a comfortable stay for all the drivers, teams, sponsors and fans of The Mint 400.

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KENNESAW, Ga. – January 7, 2017
– Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, is launching an all-new YXZ Supercross Sweepstakes to kick off the 2017 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season. Contestants can enter from now through April 2 at www.YXZsweeps.com to win a 2017 YXZ1000R SS (Sport Shift) Side-by-Side (SxS), a VIP trip to the 2017 Supercross finals in Las Vegas, a meet and greet with both Chad Reed and Miss Supercross, and more.

Dirt-Logo-Best-in-the-Desert-1-26-16Editor’s Note: BITD sent out this note regarding the health of Best in the Desert Director Casey Folks and the upcoming Parker 425.

January 9, 2017 – Thank you to everyone for your concerns, messages and prayers regarding Casey. We truly appreciate the support.

While we would like to speak with everyone about Casey, we are currently busy trying to make preparations for the upcoming Parker “425.” So please do not call the office at this time looking for updates on him.

Dirt-Logo-Best-in-the-Desert-1-26-16Best In The Desert sent out a press release today noting that director Casey Folks suffered a medical episode this morning and is currently receiving treatment. The races today for the GMZ UTV Winter Nationals Parker “250” presented by Polaris RZR will run as originally posted, and there will be no changes to the rest of the weekend’s activities.

Sunday’s pre-fun run for the BlueWater Resort & Casino Parker “425” presented by Impact will also be held as originally planned. Best in the Desert says further updates will be provided as additional information becomes available.

 

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Hall of Famer Rob MacCachren is one of the most decorated off-road racers to ever have laid his tires to the dirt. MacCachren has won everyone off-road race imaginable … except The Mint 400.

SCORE-Logo-11-28-11ENSENADA, Mexico — Preparing to start the new year in a dynamic way, tickets are still available for next Saturday’s annual SCORE Awards Night. SCORE International will celebrate at the transformed SCORE Tech Shop in El Cajon, Calif., just east of San Diego.

At the SCORE Awards night, nearly 400 SCORE racers, family, friends, crews, sponsors and media will bask in the Southern California sunshine to honor the history and fame of the name which is the standard for desert racing worldwide while celebrating the four-race 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship.

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The Vision X Shootout presented by KMC, King Shocks and Nitro Gear will be returning Back Door for KOH Week 2017!  The 4th annual event will feature 4-wheel drive off road competition vehicles ranging from SRRS bouncers to ULTRA4s to garage built rock crawlers competing in a shootout format.  Fastest vehicle to complete the course.

Tanner Foust Quantum Drift
Tanner Foust is an accomplished rallycross and Formula Drift driver that, as of late, has been spending a fair bit of time in the seat of a Polaris RZR. Tanner Foust Quantum Drift is just a small peak into the life of one of the busiest men in motorsports.

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Zero One Racing has been the official Mint 400 “arrive and race” partner for five consecutive years, hosting celebrity racers such as the Red Bull Signature Series host Sal Masekela, Denver Bronco DeMarcus Ware, actor and respected road racer Patrick Dempsey, and actor/comedian Dax Shepard to name a few.  The Mint 400 has a rich history of celebrity racers competing in “The Great American Off-Road Race”  including Steve McQueen, Chuck Norris and James Garner.

Vintage Motorcycle hillclimb
We’re not sure what’s more entertaining – the banjo music in the background of this vintage video or the looks on the faces of riders trying to make it up the Widowmaker motorcycle hill climb.  Either way, our hat is off to these valiant soldiers for doing battle on, shall we say, sub-par equipment.  Ride on men. Ride on!