Menzies-Mint-400-Win-3-23-13After a grueling battle with the top off-road racers in the world, Bryce Menzies has won the 2013 Mint 400. Menzie’s day did not start well as he was beaten off the line by 2011 Mint 400 Overall Champion BJ Baldwin. Menzies barreled out into the Nevada desert and it took less than 100 miles to take over first place position.

Halfway through the race, Jesse Jones chose not to pit and was able to pass Menzies. By the third lap, Menzies was hot on Jones tail and was able to regain the top spot. From there, Menzies never looked back and he is now the 2013 General Tire Mint 400 Presented by Polaris Champion.

BITD-12-16-11Casey Folks announced today that 254 entries, including 41 Trick Trucks, 29 Class 1500 cars, and 30 Class 1000s are signed up for the General Tire Mint 400 presented by Polaris. Plus, he said only a limited number of spots remain to enter the race. Hundreds of race teams from across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia and Europe will converge on Las Vegas, Nevada for “The Great American Off-Road Race” and to compete in twenty-one different classes of off-road desert race vehicles at this year’s General Tire Mint 400, which will take place from March 20th – 24th, 2013.

So who’s coming? Only the top off-road racers in the world! Names like Rob MacChacren, Cameron Steele, BJ Baldwin, Adam Householder, Steve Olliges, John Swift, Shawn & Ray Croll, Jason Voss, Curt LeDuc, Kyle Conlon, Brandon Arthur, Bryce Menzies, Kevin McGillvray, Ryan Poelman, Jesse Jones, TJ Flores, Steve Strobel, Mark & Gary Weyhrich…and the list goes on and on.

The 2013 Miss Mint 400 competition will be the biggest ever held! Contestants simply upload three photos and create a public profile on The Mint 400 website, then encourage their friends and fans to vote for them. Judges will review ALL entries and pick nine Finalists. The lucky girl with the most online public votes will automatically become the tenth Finalist. All ten Finalists will receive a travel budget, a gift bag of prizes, and a free 3-night hotel stay at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino.

Historic Mint 400 race director and “Miss Mint 400” contest founder KJ Howe will lead the esteemed panel of judges in choosing the woman who best represents the spirit of The Mint 400. K.J., created “The Girls of the Mint 400″ in 1972 to add glamor and PR value to the race. The final judging will take place at The Miss Mint 400 Crowning Ceremony, where a panel of experts will determine the winner and the 2013 General Tire Miss Mint 400 will be crowned! ALL of the Finalists will hold the title of being a “Mint 400 Girl”, but only one can wear the crown!