MAG 7 Desert Pit Services Team & Fab School Team Up to Support Racers at 2023 BFGoodrich Tires Mint 400

Friday, March 3, 2023

The Magnificent 7 Desert Pit Services Team (MAG 7) supported off road racers during the very first off-road races in 1967 and 1968 and will be there for you again for the 2023 Mint 400!   MAG 7 is a 501c7 non-profit fraternal organization.  The “Brothers and Sisters” in MAG 7 are all volunteers who support their extended family of offroad racers like you because they love doing it and they love doing it together.  MAG 7 is even better today because they have partnered with the Fab School!  The Fab School is the nation’s premier hands-on welding and fabrication school.

MAG 7 and the Fab School will provide pit support for all racers at Main, Hirst and Gonzo pits for the Car/Truck Limited Race on Friday, March 10.

MAG 7 Main will provide both Emergency and Full Service.  Full Service means that we will dump fuel for you.  The Fab School will deploy their enclosed welding and fabrication trailer to MAG 7 Main to help with your major repairs.  You can rely on the Fab School trained pit crew!

MAG 7 Hirst and MAG 7 Gonzo will provide Emergency Service to keep you in the race but no fueling.  The Fab School will deploy their small off-road welding and fabrication trailer to MAG 7 Hirst to provide field repairs with a Fab School trained crew member.

Sign up for Emergency (No Fueling) or Full Service on the MAG 7 website at: www.mag7desertpitservices.org or in person on Thursday during the Off-Road Festival at the MAG 7 POWERED BY FAB SCHOOL displays in the Llama Lot.  Emergency and Full Service are available for $100 and $300 respectively plus a $30 discounted membership fee.  

Racers have relied on MAG 7 pit services from the very beginning, including the legendary Steve McQueen, one of many celebrities to run the Mint 400!

Those signing up for Full Service can drop off fuel in clearly labeled dump cans at MAG 7 Main in the Main Pits on Thursday evening or Friday morning.  MAG 7 Main will be open on Thursday, March 9, between 3 to 9 pm and again on Friday morning, March 10, at 8 am for drop off of spare tires, parts, and fuel.  Anything going to the remote MAG7 Hirst or Gonzo pits must be dropped off on Thursday.  Pick up will be on Saturday, March 11, from 9 am to noon.

On race day, communicate with MAG 7 pits and the Fab School at the MAG 7 race frequency 153.380 MHz.

The Fab School will remain on station in the Main Pits on Saturday, March 11, to continue to provide repairs during the Cars/Trucks Unlimited Race.  

WE SUPPORT THE TROOPS!  All three MAG 7 Pits Powered by the Fab School will be providing free pit support for all veteran and active-duty racers in the Military Vehicle classes. We are vets supporting vets!

The Mint 400 has held the title of the toughest, most spectacular off-road race in North America since 1968 when it was first run. Initially, the race was a public relations event promoting the Mint Hotel’s annual deer hunt, but what started out as a hotel promotion soon grew into a legitimate desert race. Since its 2008 revival, “The Great American Off-Road Race” has only gotten bigger and more prestigious, and deeper fields every year only make it tougher to win.

This year’s BFGoodrich Tires Mint 400 will take place from March 8-12 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.