Las Vegas, NV – A huge field of 50 Trick Trucks showed up to take on the legendary Mint 400 race in Las Vegas, Nevada, with brothers Luke and Dan McMillin ready for battle. They love to compete, ad that’s why they are following in the footsteps of their father Mark and their grandfather Corky, both icons in off-road racing. Luke is refining his #83 Trophy Truck after a great season last year. Dan is developing his brand new Racer Engineering #23. The Mint would be a good test for both drivers.
CORONA, California – Last weekend, Casey headed out to Las Vegas for the Great American Off Road Race, the Best in the Desert Mint 400. It was a family affair with Casey running with his uncle, John Currie – and the Currie family showed up strong finishing with a podium finish. They had a fast vehicle all day, but had to overcome some adversity and push hard to the finish, but with great team work and Casey’s talented driving, he was able to bring home a 3rd place in this grueling race.
Las Vegas, NV – Development work continued for the Honda Ridgeline racing team at The Mint 400 off-road race in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Mint 400 race has a rich history that dates back to 1967 when Norm Johnson had an idea to help promote the Mint Hotel in Las Vegas. The Mint 400 Off-Road Rally evolved into the Mint 400 race that ran until 1989. After the Mint Hotel was sold to Jack Binion, owner of the Horseshoe club, the race lapsed for 20 years until re-born in 2008 by the Southern Nevada Off-road Racing Enthusiasts (SNORE).
Las Vegas, NV – When Jason Coleman gets behind the wheel of his Coleman Motorsports Jimco during The Mint 400 in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 12, it may be a chance for him to finally relax. His schedule is non-stop this week completing desert testing, tuning his King Shocks, participating in the vehicle procession down the Las Vegas Strip on Wednesday, the Rugged Radios Meet & Greet on 9th & Fremont S from 4:30pm-9:30pm on Thursday and contingency and technical inspection on Fremont Street in the Radar Tires display on Friday.
GREENVILLE, S.C. – BFGoodrich Tires will be the presenting sponsor of the MINT 400 while its tires aim to master the 107-mile race course for the 27th time. The Polaris RZR Mint 400 Presented by BFGoodrich Tires will be March 9‒12, just south of Las Vegas.
For the past three years, BFGoodrich Tires has dominated the Mint 400, also known as “the Great American off-road race.” The tire brand that invented the all-terrain tire category 40 years ago has claimed the last three overall race wins and 27 of the top 30 overall finishes in that span.
March 2, 2015, San Diego, CA – The Mint 400 today announced Polaris RZR has signed on as the title sponsor of the 2016 Mint 400, taking place March 9-13, in Las Vegas, NV. Started in 1967, The Mint 400 is the premier off-road race in world, boasting the largest field of competitors, a massive crowd of spectators and the most comprehensive national television coverage of any off-road race on the planet. Part of the Best In The Desert Championship, this year’s record-setting Mint 400 has already drawn 330 race teams and set a new class entry record of 65 UTVs.
The Mint 400 announced that off-road racing legend Rod Hall has been named the Grand Marshal of the 2016 Polaris RZR Mint 400 presented by BFGoodrich Tires. Hall has had a remarkably long and successful career in off-road racing and is still racing at 79 years of age. Known for being a pioneer of off-road racing, Hall’s 160+ major event wins makes him one of the most successful off-road racers of all time.
Las Vegas, NV – “The Great American Off-Road Race,” the 2016 Polaris RZR Mint 400 presented by BFGoodrich Tires, announced the return of the coveted Miss Mint 400 competition recently. Sparking a new tradition, the announcement comes on “Miss Mint 400” contest founder and Historic Mint 400 race director KJ Howe’s birthday.
San Diego, CA – The Mint 400 announced today its plans to expand off-road vintage racing by adding a new “Open Vintage” Class allowing modified vehicles built in 1992 and earlier. The idea of the class is to allow more racers to bring out their vintage off-road vehicles and race. After last years hugely successful launch of the Vintage Class, The Martelli Brothers and Casey Folks of Best In the Desert decided to open the rules and allow more vintage vehicles to race.
San Diego, CA – Motorsports production company Mad Media, led by directing team “The Martelli Brothers,” announced a new premiere date for their documentary style TV program for the 2015 Polaris RZR Mint 400 presented by General Tire. The show will premiere on NBCSN February 28th, at 1pm EST/ 10am PST.