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Harley-Davidson Joins The Mint 400 as “Hooligan Desert Motorcycle” Classes Sponsor

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
  • Hooligan Enduro and Hooligan Open Motorcycle Classes added to The Mint 400
  • Harley-Davidson® supplies support for lowering entry fees for all racers aboard Harley-Davidson motorcycles

The Mint 400 announced today that Harley-Davidson will serve as the official sponsor of the Hooligan Desert Motorcycle classes at 2020 running of The Mint 400. Comprised of both Hooligan Enduro and Hooligan Open Class competitions, the Hooligan Desert Classes features amateur competitors aboard modified motorcycles racing twice around the 80-mile loop at “The Great American Off-Road Race.”

The Hooligan Enduro class consists of 750cc or larger production-based, twin-cylinder engines with a minimum weight of 400 pounds, and riders cannot be past or present pro card holders. The Hooligan Open class allows 750cc or larger production twin-cylinder engines and removes weight and pro card restrictions. All motorcycles are required to be derived from original street bike manufacturers, such as Harley-Davidson.

“Harley-Davidson customers and dealers have raced their Harley-Davidson motorcycles both on and off-road for over 100 years,” said Eric Jensen, Brand Marketing Lead for Harley-Davidson. “We are excited to be working with the Mint 400 to create more accessible opportunities to compete, and continue to showcase the thrill of riding to a broad motorsports audience.”

“Harley-Davidson is an iconic American brand. We are thrilled to have them become a part of ‘The Great American Off-Road Race’! Desert racing a Harley-Davidson is as punk rock as it gets! The Hooligan Desert racers embody the true spirit of the Mint 400,” commented Mint 400 CEO, Matt Martelli.

Hooligan Desert Motorcycle Class racing will take place on Friday, March 6 at 7AM, with both Enduro and Open class bikes taking on two laps of The Mint 400’s 80-mile motorcycle course. The event will be live-broadcast on Harley-Davidson’s Facebook (FB.com/Harley-Davidson).

Aligned with Harley-Davidson’s continual support for amateur and professional motorcycle racing, the brand is offering $400 off an entry to anyone racing The Mint 400 on a Harley-Davidson. Click here to register for the 2020 Hooligan classes.

This year’s BFGoodrich Tires Mint 400 will take place from March 3-8 in Las Vegas. More information on the event for racers and spectators is available at TheMint400.com, or follow the event on Facebook and Instagram. For more information on Harley-Davidson, visit harley-davidson.com.

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