Primm, Nevada: 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.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Paint protection film market leader XPEL is sponsoring Shelby Hall, a third-generation member of the Rod Hall Racing Team, in the 2017 Mint 400 “Great American Off-Road Race,” which began in 1967 and returns to Las Vegas March 1-5, 2017. Shelby will be driving Rod Hall’s famous restored 1968 off-road Ford Bronco in the race.
Hall’s 1968 Ford Bronco will be protected from the elements by XPEL’s ULTIMATE(tm) “self-healing” paint protection film. The urethane film withstands the abuse sustained during off-road racing and provides a superior protective barrier for vehicle finishes and graphics that are exposed to punishing environments.