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Pit Information Guide

2022 MINT 400 PIT INFORMATION GUIDE
*Access to the Mint 400 pits is for race teams only*

Click here to download a printable PDF.

All pits at The Mint 400 are considered “hot pits”.  Meaning, they are designated for race teams who are actively racing, and should be used for pitting operations only.  Space is limited, please only use the space you need and make efficient use of the space.

Pit Move In: Approximately one hour before the start of your race.
Pit Move Out:  Immediately after your race concludes.
Pit Marking: There is no pit marking allowed in any pits.
Overnight Camping: There is no overnight camping in any pits, including the motorcycle pit.

RACE COURSE DIRECTION:
Car/Truck Race Course = Counterclockwise
Motorcycle Race Course = Clockwise

The Car/Truck and Motorcycle courses SHARE race course in two locations:
The controlled 25mph speed zone across the bridge in and out of Primm.
The controlled 25mph speed zone in and out of the Gonzo Pit.  

The Car/Truck and Motorcycle courses will CROSS each other in one location: 
The controlled stop check at the south end of the Gonzo Pit. 
All vehicles must come to a complete stop and can proceed when instructed.  
Please see the Gonzo Pit Map.

THERE ARE THREE PIT LOCATIONS:

  1. Main Pit (Primm, NV) – Accessible via Exit Primm Boulevard off FWY15.  ​​Please access the Car/Truck Main Pit via S Las Vegas Boulevard, to the west of Buffalo Bills Hotel & Casino.
  2. Gene Hirst Pit (Jean, NV) – Accessible via Exit Goodsprings Road off FWY15
  3. Gonzo Pit (Jean, NV) – Accessible via Exit Goodsprings Road off FWY15

SPEED IN THE ALL PITS = 25 MPH

SPEED LIMIT ON ALL ROAD LEADING TO THE PITS = 25 MPH

DISTANCE BETWEEN PITS:
Car/Truck Race Course = ~95.4 miles
Start Line —> Gonzo Pit = ~33.85
Gonzo Pit —> Gene Hirst Pit = ~35.35 miles
Gene Hirst Pit —> Finish Line = ~26.20 miles

Motorcycle Race Course = ~58.00 miles
Primm —> Gonzo Pit = ~24 miles
Gonzo Pit —> Primm = ~34 miles

PIT ACCESS REQUIREMENTS:

All crew members will be checked for waiver wristbands & vehicle pit passes prior to pit entry.

1. VEHICLE PIT PASSES – Any vehicle entering a pit must have a pit pass for the correct day.

There is only one vehicle pit pass for each race day.
The Friday Vehicle Pit Pass will get you into all three pits on Friday.
The Saturday Vehicle Pit Pass will get you into all three pits on Saturday.

Cars/Trucks – Each Driver of Record will be issued (6) vehicle pit passes at on-site registration.
Motorcycles – Each Rider of Record will be issued (4) vehicle pit passes at on-site registration.

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

2. WAIVER WRISTBANDS – All racers, crew members and anyone entering any pit must sign our event waiver.

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 signed their waiver and get their wristbands prior to entering the pit entrance.

Adults 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, March 9th)
  • Driver Registration (Thursday, March 10th // 8am-6pm // El Cortez)
  • *Terrible Herbst Gas Station (Friday, March 11th // 7am-10am // West of 15 Freeway)
    • 1 Goodsprings Rd, Jean, NV 89019
  • *Terrible Herbst Gas Station (Saturday, March 12th // 7am-10am // West of 15 Freeway)
    • 1 Goodsprings Rd, Jean, NV 89019
  • Main Pit Entrance (Friday, March 11th)
  • Main Pit Entrance (Saturday, March 12th)

*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 MIDWAY ACCESS:

Pit passes and waiver wristbands do NOT grant you access to the Jean Spectator Areas or Start/Finish Line Midway. Support crews are not allowed in Jean spectating areas. Failure to follow these simple rules may result in penalties assessed to your race team.

Each race team will receive (4) tickets to the Mint 400 Start/Finish Line Midway at onsite registration. Additional Start/Finish Line Midway tickets can be purchased here.

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.

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.

2022 MINT 400 PIT MAPS:

Download printable PDF’s of the maps:

Remote Pits Located in Jean, NV:

  1. Exit Goodsprings Road and turn East and arrive at the stop sign at S. Las Vegas Boulevard (0.25 miles).
  2. Turn left onto S. Las Vegas Boulevard.
  3. In ~4.10 miles, turn right on to Ranch Road.
  4. In ~3.00 miles, turn right for “Gene Hirst Pit”.
  5. Continue another 4.15 miles for the Gonzo Pit.

Gonzo Pit (Car/Trucks/Motorcycles):

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

The Car/Truck and Motorcycle courses will CROSS each other on the South end of the Gonzo Pit.
The controlled stop check at the south end of the Gonzo Pit. 
All vehicles must come to a complete stop and can proceed when instructed.  

 

Gene Hirst Pit (Car/Trucks ONLY):

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

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.  ​​Please access the Car/Truck Main Pit via S Las Vegas Boulevard, to the west of Buffalo Bills Hotel & Casino.

Motorcycle Main Pit:

There will be one main pit for all motorcycle classes, located to the EAST of the Primm Short Course.  ​​Please access the Motorcycle Main Pit via S Las Vegas Boulevard, to the west of Buffalo Bills Hotel & Casino.