Two racers injured, Mint 400 off road race temporarily stopped

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Two racers were injured in a multi-vehicle accident during the Mint 400 off road race near Primm, Nevada, earlier today. No spectators were involved or injured in the accident. The race was restarted at 4:45 p.m.

Names of the racers have not been released. The race was temporarily stopped to allow medical teams time to treat the victims and remove the vehicles from the race course. Both racers were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.

“The safety of our racers is paramount,” said Mint 400 CEO Matt Martelli. “Best In The Desert officials stopped the race immediately upon learning of the accident and only resumed after the injured were treated and the vehicles removed from the course.”

The accident occurred shortly before 4 p.m. during the second race of the day, which involves unlimited class race vehicles known as Trick Trucks and Class 1 buggies.