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2014 Mint 400 220x82 “The Great American Off Road Race”, The General Tire Mint 400, Returns to Las Vegas March 12th – 16thJanuary 28th – 2014 Las Vegas - The largest and most prestigious off-road race event in America, The General Tire Mint 400, will return to the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas Nevada, from Wednesday, March 12th through Sunday March 16th. The Mint 400 will feature three days of pre-race festivities in the heart of downtown Las Vegas, followed by the most challenging and thrilling off-road race of the year. Over one thousand of the world’s top off-road championship competitors will do battle in twenty different classes of vehicles across the brutal and unforgiving Mint 400 racecourse in front of thousands of spectators and race fans. Crowds in excess of forty thousand are expected to attend the festivities on Fremont Street East as well as The Mint 400 race – which are free to attend.
THE 2014 MINT 400 IS COMING!
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General Tire Mint 400 Rewind

Thursday, March 29th, 2012
  • Darren Skilton captures Class 3700 win on General Tires.
  • With the help of Mikey Childress, Rick D. Johnson takes first annual pit crew challenge win.
  • Vanessa Golub-Ferrara crowned 2012 Miss Mint.
  • Bureau of Land Management estimated a crowd of over 25,000 spectators.

295 General Tire Mint 400 RewindFort Mill, SC – March 29, 2012. In front of an estimated crowd of over 25,000 fans, Team GT took to the south Las Vegas desert for the 2012 General Tire Mint 400 over the weekend. The weekend kicked off with the first annual pit crew competition won by none other than Team GT member Rick D. Johnson. With the help of Mikey Childress, Johnson posted a time of just under one minute to beat out General Tire team member Jason Voss for the win. The following night, General Tire helped crown 2012 Miss Mint winner, Vanessa Golub-Ferrara. A fantastic start to the weekend which saw a harsh desert claim many victims throughout the 400-mile race. Read More→

Big Ugly Crashes at 96MPH in The Mint 400

Monday, March 26th, 2012

March 25, 2011–Las Vegas, NV:  At race mile 11.5 of The Mint 400 Kevin Sacalas of Big Ugly Racing experienced a rollover at 96 miles per hour (MPH). While this was Sacalas’ first time racing The Mint 400, he is no stranger to desert racing. Sacalas placed first in the Ultra4 class in the 1000 mile 2009 Best in the Desert Vegas to Reno race and second in the 2010 Best in the Desert Silver State 300.

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e1323790484 Mad Media & Best in The Desert to Produce the Greatest Off Road Race in the World   The Legendary Mint 400The world-renowned General Tire Mint 400 was recently acquired by The Martelli Brothers – partners in the nationally recognized marketing/production group Mad Media – who have since formed a multi-year partnership with Casey Folks of Best in the Desert to manage the event.  The Mint will now be part of The Best in the Desert American Off-Road Racing Series, but will remain open to privateers.  Hundreds of race teams will compete in twenty different classes of race vehicles at next year’s Mint 400, which will take place the weekend of March 23rd – 25th 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read More→
  • The 2011 General Tire Mint 400 will air on Fuel TV Sept. 18th, 21st, 28th and 29th, with October and November airing schedules to be announced at a later date
  • Intense, action-packed General Tire Mint 400 teaser hits YouTube Sept. 8 

Las Vegas, Nevada – (Sept. 8, 2011) – Off-road racing fans and adrenaline junkies alike don’t have to wait till Sept. 18 to catch a glimpse of the 2011 General Tire Mint 400 madness. General Tire is releasing a heart-pounding teaser on YouTube that will leave you on the edge of your seat. Directed by the Martelli Brothers and produced by Mad Media with executive producer Dana Zamalloa at the wheel, the less than two-minute clip will give you just a taste of this year’s grueling desert race. But it’s bound to leave you hungry for more.  Read More→

e1303343101 Mike Childress Looks To Build Upon His General Tire SNORE Mint 400 Win At This Weekend’s BITD Silver State 300
Mike Childress and navigator Jimmy Hook stunned the competition when they bested a talent-rich field of 16 Class 1 Unlimited drivers at this year’s General Tire SNORE Mint 400.  “People were surprised that we beat Harvey Letner and TJ Flores in only our second race in the new THR Motorsports car,” Childress commented after the race, “but we have always known we have what it takes to win.”  Held within view of the bright lights of Las Vegas, Nevada, “The Great American Desert Race” is regarded as one of the most difficult and prestigious off-road races in the world.  The course features silt beds, miles of rocky moon-hills, sandy washes, high speed graded roads, and the infamous “Rock Garden”. Read More→
e1301613661 Ballistic BJ Baldwin Uses Home Field Advantage  To Win 2011 General Tire SNORE Mint 400BJ Baldwin came into the 2011 General Tire SNORE Mint 400 with only one goal for the weekend: victory.  After overcoming a host of setbacks to earn a second place finish last year, the only room for improvement for Ballistic BJ was an overall win.  While some series have a drawing for starting position, SNORE holds qualifying to determine starting order.  This allowed Baldwin to rely on his skills instead of the luck of the draw.  The result: a first place qualifying position in his No. 97 General Tire / Monster Energy Unlimited Truck. The top qualifying position earned Baldwin a strategic advantage on the first lap of the four lap race with clean air when the green flag dropped for the 2011 General Tires SNORE Mint 400. Read More→

King Shocks Racers Dominate at SNORE, MINT 400

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

73 King Shocks Racers Dominate at SNORE, MINT 400

The Snore, Mint 400 takes place in some of the most evil desert terrain imaginable. The Mint course is comprised of rocks, big rocks, little rocks, sharp rocks and deeply embedded rocks that seem to be cast in concrete. The only relief from the constant pounding is a few sandy stretches and the deep pockets of blinding silt… with rocks. Read More→

Roger Norman Podiums at 2011 Mint 400

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

2011 03 RogerNormanMint400 300x230 Roger Norman Podiums at 2011 Mint 400RENO, NV     MARCH 29, 2011  – Roger Norman was in the front pack for the entire 2011 SNORE Mint 400 finishing 3rd in the Trophy Truck class, 5th overall. After a qualifying run that had everyone talking, the #8 Crystal Bay Casino trophy truck took the second starting position.  Norman maintained the second place position for the first lap, gained the lead in the second lap but then fell back to finishing third after an hour long on course repair.  “It was rocky and dusty and tires played a huge role in the race, our BFGoodrich tires really withstood the beating,” said Roger Norman. Read More→

  • Ballistic’ BJ Baldwin takes 1st place overall and 1st in Unlimited Truck
  • His father, Bobby Baldwin, takes 2nd place overall and 2nd place in Unlimited Truck
  • Mikey Childress/Rob Sims take home 3rd place overall and 1st place in Class 1
  • First Podium Sweep by GT since the 80′s

214 General Tire dominates the legendary Mint 400 with a complete podium sweep

LAS VEGAS – (March 28, 2010) – Team General Tire crushed the competition, sweeping the podium at the 2011 Mint 400 in Las Vegas March 26.  ‘Ballistic’ BJ Baldwin continues to unleash his fury this season.  Leading the pack for the majority of the race, BJ crossed the line victorious, followed by his father Bobby Baldwin in second and Mikey Childress in third.  New GT drivers Randy Merrit tookfirst in Stock Full followed by Macrae Glass with a first place finish in Class 8. GT spec class drivers Perry Coan received first place in Jeepspeed Challenge and Troy Messer took first in Trophylite. Read More→

Torchmate Racing Mike Shaffer Bets Big at Mint 400

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

2011 03 MikeShafferClass10 300x225 Torchmate Racing Mike Shaffer Bets Big at Mint 400 RENO, NV     MARCH 23, 2011   Mike Shaffer will compete in Class 10 at the SNORE Mint 400 this weekend.  Representing Torchmate Racing, Shaffer will start 15th in Class 10 in car number 1066.  “With this not being a points race for us, we have one objective and that is to not hold back, but be on the throttle from the start line,” said driver of record Mike Shaffer.  “We know with this size of a field that the winner will be the one that runs wide open with no issues to the finish, we just hope to be that team!” Read More→

Roger Norman Gunning for Mint 400 Repeat

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

2011 03 RogerNorman 300x199 Roger Norman Gunning for Mint 400 Repeat RENO, NV     MARCH 22, 2011  – Roger Norman is gunning to repeat the success from last years Mint 400.  The Norman Motorsports #8 Crystal Bay Casino truck qualified and finished first last year putting Roger Norman on the podium with an amazing finish. “Winning overall coupled with taking the pole position in qualifying makes this an epic event for us,” said Norman after last years finish. Read More→