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.

Camarillo,CA: Lenmar Enterprises, a leading battery expert, is pleased to announce its new partnership with off-road racer, Luke Johnson.

Lenmar is launching a program called LJ14, designed to raise money for Luke Johnson’s Pro 2 truck for the 2013-2014 competitive season []. With the promo code LJ14 at checkout on, consumers will receive 10% off of all purchases. Additionally, 10% of the purchase will go towards Luke’s Pro 2 truck.

Pro 2 trucks have over 700 Horsepower – providing Luke with this powerful vehicle fits with our belief that you should never be without power. We keep your devices powered up on and off the racetrack. Go from Dead to Undead with any of our 1400 power and charging products.

Lenmar and Luke Johnson will kick off this new partnership at The Mint 400 in Las Vegas, Nevada, March 21 – 23, 2013 and will bring Undead Power to life. Luke will be competing at this event, racing an Undead Power Buggy. In addition to our presence on the race track, Lenmar’s Undead Power will have a booth. We will be selling product, and will have special Mint 400 deals, contests and giveaways promoting UNDEAD POWERtm.

Luke Johnson is 21 years old, born and raised in Orange County, California. Johnson has racing in his blood; his father is legendary racer Ricky Johnson. Hoping to follow in his father’s footsteps and make a name for himself, Luke began racing competitively at the age of 17 in 2009 and became the Rookie of the Year. In 2012 he earned his first career win, four podium finishes and ended the year in fourth place overall. His spectacular season earned him the title of 2012 TORC Most improved driver of the year. With the support of Lenmar, Luke hopes to win the 2013 TORC series Pro buggy Championship and his first Pro 2 race.

Steve Costello, Lenmar’s VP of Sales and Marketing shares his excitement, “We are thrilled to be working with a promising racer and plan on having a long relationship with him. Lenmar will hopefully POWER his racing program for years to come.  He is a high energy racer that never gives up, which is a great fit with our brand. We believe that this will give Luke the opportunity to fulfill his dream and Lenmar is excited to be a part of that journey.”

The LJ14 program will run throughout the year, from March 2013 to March 2014, with the promo code LJ14, beginning at the Mint 400. With a ten percent discount for consumers and ten percent of the proceeds going towards Luke’s truck, it’s a win-win for all parties.

Undead Power embodies Lenmar’s passion for providing consumers with power when they need it most; tapping into Lenmar’s commitment to unleashing legendary power for uninterrupted connectivity within the modern world.

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Mint-400-2013-Logo-3-19-13Over 250 off-road race teams, and tens of thousands of off-road enthusiasts are about to converge on Sin City…Las Vegas, NV for “The Great American Off-Road Race”! Drivers and crews representing 14 different countries, and spanning every continent – will complete in 21 different classes of vehicles during The 2013 General Tire Mint 400 presented by Polaris. The world famous Mint 400 will kick off Wednesday March 20th with the first ever “4wheel Parts Off-Road Vehicle Parade”, at 3:15pm near Circus Circus Hotel and Casion, and will feature more than eighty custom built off-road trucks and buggies parading down Las Vegas Boulevard. Festivities will continue Thursday afternoon and all day Friday on Fremont Street East, and culminate with the most challenging and brutal off-road race in America on Saturday, March 23rd. The Mint 400 festivities and race spectating are completely free and open to the public.

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Accomplished racer and Hollywood actor Patrick Dempsey will return to off-road racing competition later this month in the General Tire Mint 400, March 20 – 24, where he will drive in the Zero One Odysseys Desert Challenge class.

Dempsey is a veteran of Baja 1000 competition but has spent the last few years in the top levels of sports car road racing in North America and beyond. Last year was a busy race season of competition that saw Dempsey drive a prototype Lola-Judd in the American Le Mans Series, a Mazda RX-8 GT in GRAND-AM as well as a Maserati and Aston Martin. He will make his debut race in a Dempsey Del Piero Racing Porsche GT3 with co-driver and motorsports business partner Joe Foster and new teammate Andy Lally in two weeks at the 12 Hours of Sebring, just one weekend before his return to off-road action in the Mint.

Method Race Wheels has put up $5,000 in cold hard cash to the fastest overall qualifier at the 2013 General Tire Mint 400 presented by Polaris.  The best off-road racers in the world will come and battle it out for a top start position in the Great American Off-Road Race. The Method Race Wheels Time Trials will take place on Thursday, March 21st at an undisclosed location just outside of Las Vegas.

The results will be announced on 6th and Fremont at 8:45PM.  In addition to $5,000 cash, the top qualifier will also receive the Method Race Wheels Fastest Qualifier Trophy and $1,000 from Team Ford.

Minneapolis, Minn. – Polaris Industries Inc (NYSE: PII) has joined General Tire and a host of dedicated sponsors in support of “The Great American Off-Road Race” – The 2013 General Tire Mint 400 Presented by Polaris. Polaris is a global sales leader in off-road vehicles, and its RZR® line is the leader in innovation in sport UTV design worldwide. Based in Medina, Minnesota, Polaris has been manufacturing vehicles for nearly 60 years and is the preferred UTV platform for desert off-road racing. There are more RZRs entered in The Mint 400 than any other manufacturer, and Polaris provides factory support for Jagged X Racing and Coastal Racing.

“We are thrilled to have Polaris as the presenting sponsor for the 2013 Mint 400,” said Mint 400 CEO Matt Martelli. “The UTV Class has exploded in growth over the past few years because they are affordable to campaign and virtually race-ready from the showroom floor. You can literally go buy a Polaris RZR from a dealer – and with a few modifications be out racing the next weekend! It’s really exciting to watch people get into these vehicles and then become die-hard off-road race fans!”

The Great American Off-Road race returns to fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada, March 20th through the 24th! Over one thousand of the best off-road racers in the world, and twenty thousand plus off-road racing enthusiasts will descend upon Las Vegas to race, spectate, and party during the four days of festivities surrounding The Mint 400.

The world-renowned General Tire Mint 400 presented by Polaris, begins Wednesday March 20th and will continue through Sunday March 24th. Part of “The Best in The Desert Championship Series”, The Mint 400 is completely free and open to the public, and will feature racers from every continent, competing in twenty-one different classes of race vehicles across 400 miles of brutal Nevada desert, for the chance to earn the coveted Mint 400 Class Championship, cash and prizes!

“The General Tire Mint 400 presented by Polaris, has quickly grown to be the largest off-road race event in the world! Off-road racing is the most dynamic motorsport on the planet, and we have the best off-road racers coming to do battle, in some of the roughest and most brutal terrain anywhere. We have tens of thousands of fans, multiple parties, and contests… We have the Miss Mint Competition, celebrity racers, a fantastic two-hour TV package with SPEED, and live tracking and web coverage with (the largest off-road racing website in the world). This isn’t just an off-road race, it’s a cultural event!” said Mint 400 CEO Matt Martelli.

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!

Best In The Desert, the world’s largest off-road desert racing organization, announced that 236 entries have already signed up for the 2013 Blue Water Resort & Casino Parker “425”. “The Legend Lives On” as the annual Parker “425” in Parker, AZ, is set for this weekend, February 1-3. This will be the first race on the six-race schedule for Best In The Desert’s car & truck classes.
The heated action of the Time Trials sets the pace for the race weekend.

The race weekend action gets underway this Thursday, January 31st, with the Time Trials. Nearly 90 Trick Trucks and Class 1500 cars will qualify on a specially designed 5-mile course for a shot at the first overall starting position and the coveted $1,000 Team Ford “Pole Award”. Along with the bonus cash, the top qualifier gets to start dust free as he tackles the challenging Arizona desert. With the huge field of unlimited cars and trucks, the fastest qualifiers will definitely have an advantage for a chance at the first overall finish.

Now, through an exclusive partnership with Zero One Racing (a division of Zero One Odysseys), you can “arrive and race” the legendary General Tire Mint 400! Get behind the wheel of an off-road race car and tackle the challenging Nevada desert just outside of fabulous Las Vegas! Race in the legendary desert race that captured the imagination of world-renowned racers such as; Parnelli Jones, Al Unser, Rick Mears, Rodger Ward, Mickey Thompson, Ivan Stewart, Jack Flannery, Walker Evans, and Rod Hall have all competed in. Be a part of the rich history of “The Great American Off-Road Race” joining the ranks of movie and television stars James Garner and Steve McQueen; Comedian, Mort Sahl; and Astronaut, Gordon Cooper. Part race, part party, there is no other race experience like The Mint 400.