Mint 400 Race Preview Is The Most Intense Four Minutes Of Off Road Racing Video You’ll See

Mint 400 Race Preview Is The Most Intense Four Minutes Of Off Road Racing Video You’ll See

The famed Mint 400 off road race is coming in just a couple of weeks and this four minute preview for the event will have you on the edge of your seat the entire time. This is a reel of jumps, wheel to wheel action, wreckage, and flying dirt and sand like we have never seen. It is all shot in high definition so the colors and details are really, really impressive. The Mint 400 has an interesting history. It began as a publicity stunt in 1967 to raise awareness about the Mint Hotel in Las Vegas. A pair of teams went from the Mint, through the desert to the Sahara hotel in Lake Tahoe. It got a ton of publicity and Vegas guys being who they are, the potential dollar signs were evident. For the next 20 years the race went on in all of its brutal glory. Sadly, external forces killed the race after the 1989 running but the flame never went out.

General Tire and the Southern Nevada Off Road Enthusiasts got together in 2008 and brought the race back, using a 100 mile course that competitors lapped four times to make the 400-mile trek complete. More than 300 teams enter this event and that makes it one of the biggest off road races in the world. It also makes it one of the most intense with respect to side by side racing. There are few desert races where competitors find themselves so often battling side by side with other racers than they are at the Mint 400. In this video you’ll see plenty of evidence supporting this claim. Pay attention to the truck that essentially leaps into the bed of of the guy in front of him!

We’re planning on being at the March Meet the weekend that the Mint 400 takes place in the Nevada desert, but we suggest you pay attention to the interwebs for results and information as well as the Mint 400 FB page. For the time being, watch the video below and experience the sound, the dirt, and the fury in full HD detail! This is an event unlike any other and this is a video unlike any other “dirt porn” we have ever seen!

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3 thoughts on “Mint 400 Race Preview Is The Most Intense Four Minutes Of Off Road Racing Video You’ll See

    1. blahyawnblah

      You’d probably have to sell 2 houses. 2.7mpg and $12.50/gallon C12 isn’t a cheap combo. $700 tires don’t help. $20,000 per race in prep, parts and fuel is common. $25,000 engine with $10,000 rebuilds after each season.

  1. ratpatrol66

    AWESOME! This is a great video, killer footage! These are wild animals. I met Ivan Stewart at the Seattle Auto Show in the mid 90s. He was so cool, and talked about how if you lift in a bad situation your done.

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