The Mint 400 2021: The 2021 BFGoodrich Mint 400 off-road race returns to Las Vegas, December 1st- 5th
“The Great American Off-road Race” triumphantly returns to Sin City
The BFGoodrich Tires Mint 400 returns to Las Vegas, Nevada this week, December 1st-5th. The Great American Off-Road Race™ will be held this Friday, December 3rd and Saturday, December 4th in Primm, NV with pre-race festivities beginning earlier in the week with the Mint 400 Off-road Festival on Thursday, December 2nd on Fremont Street East in downtown Las Vegas with The massive field of over 360 race teams including car, truck, motorcycle and youth classes. The world-famous Mint 400 has always attracted celebrities and racers from around the globe. UFC superstar Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, Motorcycle builder Jesse James, and Monster truck stars Cynthia Gauthier and Todd Leduc will all join the field of racers.
The inaugural “Mint 400 Desert Rally” was held in Las Vegas in 1968 as a way to promote The Mint Hotel and Las Vegas Gun Club. The race has a rich and storied history and has once again become the largest and most important off-road race in the world. The event attracts over 65,000 spectators to Las Vegas for the race and week-long activities. It features a massive field of five hundred and fifty teams competing across an incredible fifty individual classes, including motorcycles which have be reintroduced to the Mint last year for the first time since 1976. The 100-mile loop that extends from the California-Nevada state line in Primm to the Southern edge of Las Vegas in Jean, NV is considered the most grueling and challenging off-road race course in America. With five massive spectator areas, The Mint 400 puts fans safely in front of thrilling off-road racing action.
The Mint 400 is the ultimate family-friendly motorsport event. Start/Finish Line Tickets in Primm, NV are $15 online or $20 at the door. Parking tickets are $50 per vehicle for access to the five dedicated spectator areas in Jean, NV. BFGoodrich VIP hospitality suite packages are available for race days at the official Primm Valley Resorts Start/Finish Line. Led by Michelin star chef Drew Deckman, the Mint 400 VIP package is the ultimate way for fans to experience the event featuring premium food, drink, and comfort.
The Mint 400 will kick off on Wednesday, December 1st when 125 of the planet’s toughest off-road race vehicles parade down the world-famous Las Vegas Strip during the Mint 400 Vehicle Parade led by Mint 400 Grand Marshal Las Vegas Sheriff and newly announced Nevada Gubernatorial Candidate Joe Lombardo. The parade will begin near Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino and stretch all the way to the Fremont East District in downtown Las Vegas. Over forty-million dollars of machinery will be on display. Immediately following the parade the official Mint 400 party kicks off at CraftHaus Brewery at 5pm followed by The Dinner of Champions at 7pm at Main St Provisions featuring Chefs Justin Kingsley Hall And Drew Deckman.
The Mint 400 Off-road Festival will be held Thursday December 2nd, from 8am to 8pm and feature hundreds of the top aftermarket off-road companies on Fremont Street East from Las Vegas Boulevard to 11th Street. Each of the three hundred and sixty plus teams will parade in front of twenty-five thousand off-road fans daily, on their way to technical inspection at the end of the festival. This year’s off-road festival will feature new custom Mint 400 merch available for purchase onsite. The event is free and open to the public.
The Mint 400 will feature two days of exciting races on both Friday, December 3rd and Saturday, December 4th. The 2021 Mint 400 Grand Marshal Las Vegas Sheriff and newly announced Nevada Gubernatorial Candidate Joe Lombardo will be at the start line to waive the green flag, launching the massive field of racers into the brutal Nevada desert. The race day starts at 9am with the Mint 400 Gridwalk where fans can get up close and personal to all the racers and their incredible vehicles. The Limited four wheel race kicks off at 10am and includes the massive field of UTVs, Class 5, Trophylites, Jeepspeeds, Class ½ 1600s, and more.
New for this year the ultra exciting Mint 400 Qualifying will take place on Friday, December 1st at 12:00 PM immediately after the start of the Limited race to set race day starting positions for over sixty Unlimited Truck, Class 1, and Unlimited Spec Truck racers. For the first time, Fans can watch qualifying in person at Start/Finish Line in Primm or via the Livestream online for free at Themint400.com.
On Saturday, for the third time since 1976, the motorcycles are returning to The Great American Off-Road Race™ and will start off the line at 8:00AM. The bikes will race on their own rough and technical 58 mile loop. Saturday at 11:30am, the entire weekend culminates with the unlimited truck race for all the glory.
The Mint 400 has expanded their live stream coverage to include two days of fantastic race action. The two-day format will build on the storied events wildly successful live stream roll out, that reached over a quarter of a million unique visitors in 2018. This year’s program will be available on TheMint400.com as well as select sponsor websites, YouTube and Facebook, and fans will be able to tune in on their computers and handheld devices from anywhere in the world to follow The Great American Off-Road Race™. On air talent will include Mint 400 CEO Matt Martelli, off-road cultural icon Bob Bower, Ultra-4 competitor and KOH announcer Jim Marsden, and roving pit reporters Tiffany Stone and Ryan Thomas. You can watch the livestream for free on live.TheMint400.com or download the Mint 400 app from the Apple app store.
Source: The Mint 400