After moving up to third early on, he confessed, “I really struggled with navigating the track—overshooting turns and getting lost. Mark Kariya | Contributor In fact, the Monster Energy/Lava Propane/Skechers CRF450X was the same bike he’d ridden with the SLR Honda crew in winning the Baja 1000 in November. Howe, Mint Hotel executive and longtime Mint 400 Race Director, conceived "The Girls of the Mint 400" in 1972 to add glamor and PR value to the race. Each year the Mint racing committee chose a contingent of women to reign over the events' activities. Media Credential Request Application; Official 2020 Mint 400 Logo JCR Honda’s Kendall Norman—last year’s co-winner with Ricky Brabec (who was out of the country) claimed 11th in his first H&H finish since round two last year. Decanters; History; Media. MORE 2016 Mint 400 ’16 Mint 400 Photo Gallery. All rights reserved. She beat the odds in Las Vegas and won the legendary Mint 400 this past weekend! Newly crowned Emily Dobrezenski to race The Mint 400 on March 6th in the Pro UTV Class! (L.V.N.B.) Beta support rider Cole Conatser made it three in a row in Pro 250, finishing 13th overall by 5:29 over Let’s Ride Gas Gas-mounted Tayson Weeks and Garrett Off-road Racing Husqvarna’s Corbin McPherson. Points-wise, Shirey moves to the top of the heap over previous leader Roberts, 65-60, with Kamo third at 55. A three-team battle ensued among Arciero, McMillin and two-time Mint 400 winner Bryce Menzies. It all started in 1968 when Las Vegas Mint Hotel executives created the inaugural “Mint 400 Del Webb Desert Rally”. Lofton Edges Out McMillin in Qualifying. He completed two laps of the 80-mile course in Primm, Nevada, in three hours, nine minutes and 40 seconds aboard his FMF/GPR Stabilizers/Troy Lee Designs-backed FX 450, beating runner-up David Kamo by 42 seconds. Off-Road Festival Exhibitor Registration (Fremont Street) Start/Finish Exhibitor Registration (Primm, NV) Exhibitor/Seller Rules & Regulations; Exhibitor/Seller Schedule & FAQ’s; 2020 Exhibitor List; Volunteer; News. The Mint 400 itself was started in 1968 to promote the now-long-gone Mint Hotel and Casino. “This is Rampage,” says 2011 Mint 400 winner BJ Baldwin. This years Mint 400 was a battle of brands with over 100 teams fighting in nearly 10 classes for the crown. Former Mint 400 winners Bryce Menzies (third, 4:08.812), Justin Lofton (sixth, 4:16.000), and Rob MacCachren (eighth, 4:18.000) all posted strong times, while last year’s runners-up Brett and Christian Sourapas will start 11th in Saturday’s Unlimited race. So far the UTV class results are unofficial but here’s the podiums in several classes. Lofton Wins 2015 Mint 400. 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That flat then allowed McMillin and Bryce Menzies, the driver of the four-wheel-drive Red Bull truck and 2018 Mint 400 winner, to pass by as he was changing the tire on course during the final lap. 3 Bros./SRT Husqvarna’s Dalton Shirey added his name to the prestigious list of motorcycle winners with a convincing victory at the BF Goodrich Mint 400, March 6-7, which served as round three of the Kenda/SRT AMA Hare & Hound National Championship Series, Presented by FMF. Bigger badder and better than ever, the Mint 400 is everything that is was and a whole lot more. It belongs here and in Baja—it’s perfect for it!”. 2019 Mint 400 Race Results – Saturday PM, 2 Lap Classes: Download: PDF: 2018 Mint 400 Race Results – Race 2: Download: PDF: 2018 Mint 400 Race Results – Race 1, 3 Lap Classes: Download: PDF: 2018 Mint 400 Race Results – Race 1, 2 Lap Classes: Download: PDF: 2017 Mint 400 Race Results – Race 2: Other Mint 400 Class winners include Mitch Guthrie Jr. winning the UTV Pro Turbo class, Swift Racing in the 6100 class both who also won in Parker earlier this year. This gave the lead to Ryan Arceiro in the Levi’s truck until a flat tire in the FOX Shox “Proving Grounds” took him out of the running. We use cookies and browser activity to improve your experience and personalize both the content and advertising you see. Starting order for the first five positions Heger’s Class 1000 was determined from the results of the recent Parker 425, where Brock Heger was rewarded for his strong second place finish by leaving the line on the first row. Later that evening, the La Paz Margarita Mix Mint 400 party began where they crowned the 2012 Miss Mint 400. The Mint 400 is an annual off-road race that began in 1968 and lasted until 1988 before taking a 20-year hiatus. UTVs have been around a while, car counts keep growing, but this years Mint 400 really put a stamp on the sport and solidified that UTVs are here to stay. The Enduro sub-class is designed for non-pros, with the bikes kept “close to stock” and weighing no less than 400 pounds. “We name all our trucks. In only the second year of motorcycles returning to the famed Mint (last year, it ran as part of Best in the Desert’s team-oriented series), many looked forward to taking part in what’s probably the most historically notable off-road event in the U.S., from the hoopla of tech and contingency in downtown Las Vegas to the actual race. Brock Heger beat over 200 competitors in 20 classes to be the first finisher in the three-lap morning race at the BFGoodrich Tires Mint 400. But how would a hare & hound fit into what’s traditionally a team event? The Mint 400 race ended in 1988 after the sale of the Mint however the story continued in 2008 when the Great American Off-Road Race was revived. For Roberts and his Motul/Kenda/Klim 430 RR, a mediocre start left him with some ground to make up, which he did in a hurry, making it up to third place by the first pit 24 miles in. © Copyright TheMint400.com, All Rights Reserved. I got a little angry from that and was able to get back out in that second [lap] and kind of get a gap,” Roberts shared. Dale Dondel of Racer Engineering was the first truck off the line with everyone else chasing him down. For starters, it was pared down distance-wise though at 160 miles (an 80-mile loop done twice for most bike entrants), it still was nearly twice as long as the usual hare & hound. Sims was trailed all day by fellow Polaris RZR teammate Jacob Carver. “I kind of rode my own race for a long time, but I came into the main pit [at the end of the first lap] and I think Davey Kamo was speeding [coming] in the pits,” Shirey said. Soon after BFGoodrich-equipped McMillin and Arciero fought back and forth for the lead position. The multi-day event features a massive vehicle parade down the world famous Las Vegas Strip, a two day festival on historic Fremont Street, and two days of grueling off-road racing on a desolate and punishing 400-mile racecourse. Dobrzenski breaks ground as the FIRST Miss Mint 400 to race the famed contest. In the Pro Turbo ranks, Branden Sims lead wire to wire taking his second Mint win. In addition to being the centerpiece of all Mint 400 activities, the winner will receive $1,500 and a personal photo shoot. Over 50 of the best Trick-Truck teams and close to 40 Class 1 teams were lining up in qualifying order. The Dinner of Champions is a curated dining experience with both current and past champions of off-road. 2020 Mint 400 Results. Finishing 1:05 behind him was Beta teammate Joe Wasson who reportedly had one huge moment that caused him to rethink his pacing strategy, while fifth went to SLR Honda rider Jack Simpson, a guest recruit from Australia. 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The 2014 Mint 400 is the closest thing to the “Super Bowl” that off-road racing has. “It’s completely different to what we race at home.”. The Mint 400 is the oldest and most prestigious off-road race in America, and is held each March in the treacherous foothills of Sin City. I’ve won 5 championships in this truck. RZR factory racers Branden Sims and Jake Carver finished first and second in the Pro Turbo class, marking the fifth year in a row that RZR Racing clinches an overall win at the Mint 400. NASCAR legends Mel Larson and Parnelli Jones were tapped to promote and compete at the race. 2020 Mint 400 Sponsors; Exhibitors. The Mint 400 Story. Congratulations to the winner Vanessa Ferrara for taking the crown. The Mint 400 has been a pillar of American automotive racing for over 50 years. Officially, that gave Kamo the lead at the end of the lap as they went through the scoring chute, but Shirey wasted no time in re-passing his rival: “This course, the first few corners is just like a normal WORCS or GP course so I just freaking turned into moto [mode] and laid down a couple good corners and got right back around him and just took off back out [into] the desert.”, Shirey kept Kamo at bay after that over the mostly fast course with Baja winner Kamo noting, “I knew the Honda was the right choice for this race (he’d ridden the first two rounds on his KTM) because this was more of a Baja setup and style [race]. Chandler, AZ March 16, 2015 — They say the third time is a charm… and in the case of DragonFire-sponsored Pro Unlimited UTV pilot Lacrecia Beurrier this is certainly true. Lofton said that overall the day was trouble-free. 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