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Off-road racing from the legendary Mint 400 will hit cable TV this coming weekend. 

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In this recap video from the Mint 400, Justin Lambert demonstrates why it’s important to have a stout off-road bumper on your UTV in the event you need to let another competitor know that they need to let you by.

Harley Letner Save
Harley Letner is the driver of the number 1570 Class 1 car in the Best in the Desert off-road racing series.  At this year’s Mint 400 during time trials, Letner got a little too close to the edge of the envelope and it nearly came back to bite him. He managed to pull out a huge save!

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ITP racer Mitch Guthrie Jr. dominated the 2017 Best In The Desert (BITD) Mint 400 race in Primm, Nevada last weekend, winning the UTV overall and UTV Pro Turbo class in his No. 951 Polaris XP1K Turbo. Murray Racing finished second overall and second in class with their Can-Am X3 Turbo. Riding on ITP UltraCross R Spec tires, ITP racers notched the top two finishes, as well as four of the top five finishing times in the UTV Pro Turbo class at the second round of the national desert racing series.

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Shelby Hall, of Reno, Nevada, achieved a podium finish in the 2017 Mint 400, her first off-road first race as the Driver of Record; she paired with 4WD rally driver Amy Lerner, of Bergen, NJ. The third-generation racer is the granddaughter of legendary off-roader, Rod Hall; her father, Josh Hall, and uncle, Chad Hall, are also accomplished desert racers. It was her first competition without any members of her famed family on her team, although her husband Alex Baker, the team’s chief mechanic, was the co-driver/navigator for both Hall and Lerner. Rod Hall cheered her off the starting line in the restored ’68 Bronco that carried him to a victory in the 1969 Mexican 1000 and is the only 4WD vehicle to have won the world-renowned Baja 1000 overall. Owned by Hall, the history-making Bronco is on loan from the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame’s heritage display.

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Team RZR’s  Mitch Guthrie Jr. took another checkered flag in the Pro Turbo class at Best in the Desert’s (BITD) Mint 400, in Primm, Nev. Along with Guthrie Jr.’s win, RZR XP Turbos represented two of the three podium positions in the class. RZRs also finished one-two in the Pro Production class with Polaris Factory Racer Kristen Matlock taking second.

5 Mint 400 pics
The Mint 400 is one of the best known and most prestigious races in all of off-road racing.  Merely finishing is an accomplishment but winning is an incredible honor.  Here are 5 of our favorite photos from the 2017 Mint 400.

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Amazingly, Pat O’Keefe survived this huge truck crash during qualifying at for the Mint 400 off-road race.  Incredibly, he drove away and finished qualifying!

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Las Vegas native Rob MacCachren, who, in his 30-year career has won nearly every race and championship imaginable, finally sealed the deal earlier tonight on the one that’s eluded him, taking the win at the 2017 Polaris RZR Mint 400 presented by BFGoodrich Tires.

“It’s good to get this monkey off my back!”  said an elated MacCachren, drenched in champagne on stage after crossing the finish line with an unofficial time of five hours, 37 minutes, 35 seconds after three laps of the 116-mile course outside Primm, Nevada.

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One lucky fan will walk away with the keys to a brand new 2017 Polaris RZR XP Turbo EPS (two-seat) Sport UTV at the 2017 Polaris RZR Mint 400 presented by BFGoodrich Tires!