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The Mint 400 Announces New Two-Day Race Format

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The Mint 400 Announces New Two-Day Race Format

2019 Schedule of Events includes racing on
Saturday, March 9th & Sunday, March 10th

The Mint 400 owners Matt and Joshua Martelli announced today that “The Great American Off-Road Race™” will be return to Las Vegas on Wednesday, March 6th and run through Sunday March 10th, 2019. The already massive off-road festival will once again expand by featuring two days of thrilling off-road racing on both Saturday, March 9th and Sunday, March 10th, with pre-race festivities beginning earlier that week.

For the first time since 1976, motorcycles will return to The Mint and compete on a singletrack course designed to challenge even the most seasoned desert moto racers. The addition of bikes and a second day of racing is expected to draw an even greater pool of race teams and thousands more spectators, once again solidifying the Mint 400 as the biggest and best off-road race on the planet.

Other improvements to the famed contest include moving driver registration to a brand new digital web based format and final in-person registration will move down to the Mint 400 Main Stage area on Fremont Street – making in person verification a breeze during tech and contingency. The media and safety meetings will take place in front of the main stage this year as well.

Race registration for The Mint 400 will first open to all racers signed up for the 2019 Parker 250 or Parker 425 on Tuesday, December 18th at 10:00AM PST at this link. The advanced registration period will last until Friday, January 4th at 10:00am PST – when registration will open to all teams.

All of the marquee Mint 400 events will remain in the same position as previous years including the second annual Mint 400 Desert Clean-Up on Saturday March 2nd. The Mint 400 Legends Rally, and the world famous Mint 400 Vehicle Procession and Dinner of Champions will all return on Wednesday March 6th. Time Trials will remain on Thursday March 7th, along with Day 1 of the Mint 400 Off-Road Festival, including the Driver Meet and Greet, Miss Mint Crowning and Pit Crew Challenge later that night. Then Friday March 8th it’s a second day of tech and contingency and the media and drivers meetings, which will all be held at the Mint 400 Main Stage, and will be open to the public for viewing. Racing will take place Saturday March 9th and Sunday March 10th, from 6am to Midnight, and the drivers awards banquet will take place on Monday March 11th.

Information regarding Tech & Contingency class schedule will be released in the coming weeks.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FULL 2019 MINT 400 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

RACE DAY CLASSES

Saturday Morning Classes: All motorcycle classes.
Saturday Afternoon Classes: 6000 Trophy Lite, 2000, 7300, 3000, 5000, 1100, 1200, UTV Unlimited, UTV RS1, UTV Sportsman, 7100 Sportsman, Vintage, Vintage Open, Class 11 Stock VW, 1700 Jeepspeed 1, 2700 Jeepspeed 2, 3700 Jeepspeed 3, 4700 Jeepspeed 4 and UTV Rally.
Sunday Morning Classes:  1000, UTV Pro Turbo, UTV Naturally Aspirated, 4400 Ultra 4, 7200, 8100 Sportsman and 5500.
Sunday Afternoon Classes:  Trick Truck, 1500, 6100, 6200 and 8000.

KEY DATES FOR BOOKING YOUR TRIP TO THE 2019 MINT 400

  • Discount Codes from partner hotels will be made available on or about January 15th via TheMint400.com.
  • Jean Spectator Parking Passes will go on sale Friday, December 21st at 10:00AM PST.  Click here for more information.
  • Primm Preferred Parking Passes and Primm Tickets will go on sale Friday, December 21st at 10:00AM PST.  Click here for more information.
  • VIP Tickets will go on sale Friday, December 21st at 10:00AM PST.  
  • Exhibitor/Seller registration for the Mint 400 Off-Road Festival is now open.  Click here to register.

In 2019, The Mint 400 will kick off its events in Las Vegas on Wednesday, March 6th with their annual vehicle procession down the Las Vegas Strip, showcasing over fifty million dollars worth of race cars in the direct spotlight of Sin City.  

Qualifying for the Unlimited Trick Trucks and select classes, will once again take place on Thursday, March 7th. Select events will take place downtown Fremont East, with the help and support of The Fremont East Entertainment District  and the City of Las Vegas – and once again put the race and race teams front and center for the amazing spectacle only Las Vegas can deliver.

The Mint 400 Off-Road Festival, Contingency & Technical Inspection will take place over two days on Thursday, March 7th and Friday, March 8th.  Two days of incredible racing centered around the Official Mint 400 Primm Valley Start/Finish Line behind Buffalo Bills Hotel and Casino will take place on Saturday, March 9th and Sunday, March 10th from 6am to midnight.  

The Martelli Brothers and their production group Mad Media, have successfully grown The Mint 400 into the largest and most important off-road race in the world, and one of the biggest events on the Las Vegas calendar. The festival attracts over 40,000 spectators to Las Vegas for the race and week long activities and it features over four hundred and fifty race teams from as many as twenty-seven different states and seventeen different countries. Teams compete on a 120-mile loop that extends from the edge of Las Vegas to the California-Nevada state line at Primm.  With five massive spectator areas, The Mint 400 puts fans safely in front of high speed off-road racing action.