The legendary Mint 400 is an annual off-road race started in 1967 known as The Great American Desert Race. Held just north of Las Vegas, NV the race is a 400-mile test of man and machine alike. The race is well known as being one of the toughest and roughest courses in all off-road racing.
The Mint 400 has a rich and storied history with entrants from around the world that have included some of the most well-known names from all racing genres as well as the television and motion picture industry. The race was depicted in 1971 in Hunter S. Thompsons epic novel Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, which was later made into a feature film starring Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro. This years race took place March 25th -28th and had over 300 participants in 24 Classes. The course features the infamous Rock Garden, silt beds, miles of rocky moon-hills, sandy washes, and high speed graded roads.
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