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Pit Information Guide

2021 MINT 400 PIT INFORMATION GUIDE
*Access to the Mint 400 pits is for race teams only*

Click here to download a printable PDF.

Race Course Direction
Car/Truck Race Course = Counterclockwise
Motorcycle Race Course = Clockwise

SPEED IN THE ALL PITS = 25 MPH

There are two pit locations at The Mint 400.  Please note, the distance between Primm and Jean is approximately 13 miles.  Please plan accordingly.

  1. Main Pits = Primm, NV (Accessible via Exit Primm Boulevard off FWY15)
  2. Remote Pits = Jean, NV (Accessible via Exit Goodsprings Road off FWY15)

Click here to download printable PDF’s of the maps below.

REMOTE PITS LOCATED IN JEAN, NV:

IMPORTANT – The Car/Truck Race Course and the Motorcycle Race Course are two entirely separate race courses. The only shared race course between the two courses is the controlled 25mph speed zone in and out of Primm and the controlled 25 mph speed zone in and out of the Gonzo Pit.

Because the Car/Truck Race Course will run counterclockwise and the Motorcycle Race Course will run clockwise, there is no “Pit A” or “Pit B” this year. We have simply named the remote pits “Gonzo Pit” and “Gene Hirst Pit”.

Gonzo Pit (Car/Trucks/Motorcycles):

The Gonzo Pit is located furthest EAST, away from the 15 Freeway.

Gene Hirst Pit (Car/Trucks ONLY):

The Gene Hirst Pit is located furthest WEST, closest to the 15 Freeway.

The remote pits in Jean, NV are considered “hot pits”. Meaning, they are designated for race teams who are actively racing, and should be used for pitting operations only.

Pit Access: Access to both remote pits is via Goodsprings Road – The only exit in Jean, NV.
Pit Marking: There is no pit marking allowed in either of the Jean Remote Pits.
Overnight Camping: There is no overnight camping in either of the Jean Remote Pits.
Pit Move In: Approximately one hour before the start of your race.

MAIN PITS LOCATED IN PRIMM, NV:

Car/Truck Main Pit:

There will be one main pit for all car & truck classes, located to the Northwest of the Primm Short Course.

Pit Access – Please access the Car/Truck Main Pit via S Las Vegas Boulevard, to the west of Buffalo Bills Hotel & Casino. You cannot access the pits from any other location in Primm.
Overnight Camping – There is no overnight camping allowed in the Car/Truck Main Pit.
Pit Marking – There is no pit marking allowed. You will move into your main pit approximately one hour before the start of your race.
Race Day Pitting – The Car/Truck Main Pit is considered a hot pit and is designated for race teams who are actively racing, for pitting operations only. Due to space restrictions we kindly ask that you leave the hot pit as soon as your race vehicle has completed its race.

Motorcycle Main Pit:

There will be one main pit for motorcycles, located directly to the East of the Primm Short Course.

Pit Access – Please access the Motorcycle Main Pit via S Las Vegas Boulevard, to the west of Buffalo Bills Hotel & Casino. You cannot access the pits from any other location in Primm.
Overnight Camping – Because there is only one day of motorcycle racing, motorcycle teams are allowed to camp in their main pit. You may leave trucks, trailers, race vehicles, or anything else required for pitting duties in your pit, but please note there will not be security.
Pit Marking – There is no pit marking allowed, unless you are set up to camp.
Race Day Pitting – The Motorcycle Main Pit is considered a hot pit and is designated for race teams who are actively racing, for pitting operations only. Due to space restrictions we kindly ask that you leave the hot pit as soon as your race vehicle has completed its race.

PIT ACCESS REQUIREMENTS

** Drivers and crew will be checked for waiver wristbands & vehicle pit passes prior to pit entry. **

Vehicle Pit Passes:

Any vehicle entering a pit must have a pit pass for the correct day and race.

Cars/Trucks – Each Driver of Record will be issued the following pit passes at on-site Driver Registration:
Four (4) vehicle pit passes for their Main Pit
Four (4) vehicle pit passes for Gene Hirst Pit
Two (2) vehicle pit passes for Gonzo Pit

Motorcycles – Each Rider of Record will be issued the following pit passes at on-site Driver Registration:
Four (2) vehicle pit passes for their Main Pit
Two (2) vehicle pit passes for Gonzo Pit

Pit passes must be displayed in the upper right hand corner of the front exterior of the vehicle window.

Waiver Wristbands:

All racers and crew members entering ANY pit must sign our event waiver. Anyone entering a pit must have a waiver wristband and be part of a race team. This includes children, who must have an adult with them at all times. Teams needing pit access on race day must ensure all pit crew members have waiver wristbands prior to arriving at the pit entrance.

Anyone may sign the waiver ahead of time on this page.

Once signed, you can pick up your actual waiver wristband in person at the following events:

  • Parade Staging (Wednesday, December 1st) // TBA Location
  • Driver Registration (Thursday, December 2nd // 8am-6pm // The Western on the corner of 9th & Fremont)
  • *Terrible Herbst Gas Station (Friday, December 3rd // 7am-10am // West of 15 Freeway)
    • 1 Goodsprings Rd, Jean, NV 89019
  • *Terrible Herbst Gas Station (Saturday, December 4th // 7am-10am // West of 15 Freeway)
    • 1 Goodsprings Rd, Jean, NV 89019
  • Main Pit Entrance (Friday, December 3rd)
  • Main Pit Entrance (Saturday, December 4th)

*Please note – Terrible Herbst Gas Station will be the only pickup location for wristbands in Jean, NV on Friday and Saturday. You can not get these WRISTBANDS at the entrance of the remote pits. Period.

START/FINISH LINE ACCESS:

Pit passes and waiver wristbands do NOT grant you access to the Jean Spectator Areas or Start/Finish Line Midway.

Each Car/Truck race team will receive (4) tickets to The Mint 400 Start/Finish Line Midway at onsite registration.

Each Motorcycle race team will receive (2) tickets to The Mint 400 Start/Finish Line Midway at onsite registration.

Additional Start/Finish Line Midway tickets can be purchased here.

Support crews are not allowed in Jean spectating areas. Failure to follow these simple rules may result in penalties assessed to your race team.

DISTANCE BETWEEN PITS

Distance Between Pits (Car/Truck Race Course)
Total Loop = ~97.3 miles
Course Direction = Counterclockwise

Primm —> Gonzo Pit = ~24 miles
Gonzo Pit —> Gene Hirst Pit = ~46 miles
Gene Hirst Pit —> Primm = ~27 miles

Distance Between Pits (Motorcycle Race Course)
Total Loop = 58.0 miles

Primm —> Gonzo Pit = ~23 miles
Gonzo Pit —> Primm = ~34 miles

All pit distances are calculated from the bridge entrance/exit in Primm and do not account for mileage in Primm. Additionally, Race Mile markers on the GPS file will be measured from the entrance/exit in Primm.

Final lap mileages are contingent upon exact mileage in Primm.
Please plan for an additional ~4.0 miles in Primm.

MINT 400 PIT RULES & REGULATIONS

Due to insurance and BLM permit stipulations, camping and pitting must remain separate at the Mint 400, with few exceptions. All of the Mint 400 pits are “hot pits” and designated for race teams who are actively racing, and should be used for pitting operations only. Spectating is not allowed in the hot pits.

You MUST sign the Mint 400 release waiver and be wearing the waiver wristband to be in any of the hot pits.
No exceptions. Campfires (or fire of any kind), pets, bicycles, firearms, alcohol, or any illegal substances are strictly prohibited in the hot pit area. Minors MUST be accompanied by an adult at all times.

No Mint 400 participant (driver or crew member) may use or be under the influence of alcohol, drugs or any other controlled substance while working/competing. Failure to obey these restrictions will result in ejection from the pit area and may prevent you or your team from participating in The Mint 400.

Each team will receive four (4) vehicle pit passes for their main pit, four (4) vehicle pit passes for Pit A and two (2) vehicle pit passes for Pit B. These will be issued at on-site Driver Registration to the Driver of Record. A time penalty will be assessed to any team that distributes vehicle pit passes to spectators or those not directly involved in pitting. Pit captains will be checking all vehicles and staff entering the pits.