NEW Pit Crew Challenge Qualifying Round is Open to all Teams and Classes!
March 3rd, 2015 – San Diego, CA – The Mint 400 announced the return of the KMC Wheels Pit Crew Challenge presented by Mystik Lubricants today. This year marks the fourth in a row that the Mint 400 will host the ultimate single-elimination pit crew contest in front of a crowd of thousands of off-road enthusiasts and race team members. The showdown will be held at the all new “Mint 400 Experience” on 10th and Fremont St., directly across the street from Atomic Liquors in the heart of downtown Las Vegas. Qualifying will be held Wednesday March 11th at 5pm, immediately following the 4 Wheel Parts Mint 400 Vehicle Parade. The all or nothing finals will be held Thursday March 12th at 6:30pm, right after the crowning of the new 2015 Miss Mint 400!
The Mint 400 Pit Crew Challenge is a celebration of the dedicated mechanics, volunteers, and pit captains that spend countless hours prepping, maintaining and fixing off-road race vehicles before, during, and after they compete. As the margin between first and second overall winner at The Mint 400 becomes more and more narrow each year – the difference between a championship and second place can literally come down to the speed of one pit stop during the epic race!
New to The Mint 400 this year, and due to the generous support of KMC Wheels and Mystik Lubricants, Wednesday’squalifying event is open to all teams and classes! The Trick Truck (1400) and 1500 Classes will each qualify for four open spots in the main event on Thursday, where they will meet four teams already seeded in the main event. For all other classes, the top two times will be taken to the main event on Thursday, March 12th in a do or die battle to claim the top pit crew in the class!
Prizes for Trick Truck (1400) and 1500 include a fresh set of KMC Wheels, a case of Mystik Lubricants oil, a two-piece Racer Crew Suit and Helmet by Impact Safety, a set of FOX OEM shocks for each winning competitor, and custom Mint 400 gloves by 212 Performance Gloves!
The Mint 400 Experience will feature three days of fantastic food options, a fully stocked bar and beer garden, music by the Red Bull MXT DJ, a GIANT Mint 400 stage and LED wall, fire spinners, a visit from the King Elvis Presley, a freestyle motocross show, and much more! Entry is FREE and open to the public! Don’t miss the 2015 Mint 400 KMC Wheels Pit Crew Challenge presented by Mystik Lubricants!
About KMC Wheels
KMC Wheels, produces and distributes wheels for the automotive aftermarket and off-road race industry. The company’s XD Series includes the brand’s most rugged styles, including beadlock and beadlock-look designs. Founded in 1982, KMC Wheels has a legacy of delivering unsurpassed product quality at competitive prices. KMC is owned today by Wheel Pros and its products are sold worldwide in more than 20 countries on four continents, as well as through a U.S. network of more than 25,000 authorized dealers. To see more KMC styles, including new products for 2015, visit www.KMCwheels.com. For more information, including high-resolution images, contact Scott Cobett – ScottC@wheelpros.com
About The Polaris RZR Mint 400, presented by General Tire
Known as “The Greatest Off-Road Race in America,” The Mint 400 is an epic four hundred mile battle between the top off-road racers in the world in over twenty different classes of off-road vehicles. The race was started in 1967, and is steeped in American lore, as thousands of racers, as well as celebrities from around the world, have attempted to tame the brutal Nevada desert. An entire week of events lead up the famed off-road race in and around Las Vegas, including a vehicle parade, drivers meet and greet, pit crew contest, crowning of Miss Mint, multiple parties, qualifying, and contingency / vehicle tech inspection.
About Mad Media
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