2018 BITD Mint 400 News & Information

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  1. JoeyD23

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    There is going to be a flood of awesome news surrounding the Mint over the coming weeks, there has already been a lot. So I will keep this thread for that info to make it easy!
     
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    2018 Merchandise Now Available Exclusively through The Dirt Co.

    The 2018 BFGoodrich Tires Mint 400 is just around the corner. Show up in style and grab one of many new styles of #Mint400 t-shirts designed for men, women and youth. All Mint 400 shirts come stamped on a premium fit shirt in sizes S-3XL and are sold exclusively through The Dirt Co.

    2018 Mint 400 Merchandise

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    Mint 400 OG T-Shirt (Black)


    Womens Mint 400 OG T-Shirt (Black)

    Youth Mint 400 OG T-Shirt (Black)

    Mint 400 OG T-Shirt (White)


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    Mint 400 OG T-Shirt (Burgundy)

    50th Anniversary T-Shirt (Black)

    Womens 50th Anniversary T-Shirt (Black)

    50th Anniversary T-Shirt (White)

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    Mojave Horizon T-Shirt (Black)


    Womens Mojave Horizon T-Shirt (Black)

    Stacked T-Shirt (Navy)


    Plated T-Shirt (Black)


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    Plated T-Shirt (Navy)


    Ghost Driver T-Shirt (Brown)


    Youth Beasted Up T-Shirt


    Mint 400 Civilian Jacket


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    50th Anniversary Trucker Patch Hat (Black)

    50th Anniversary Twill Patch Hat (Black)

    OG Trucker Snap Back (Black)


    OG Twill Snap Back (Black)


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    Block Trucker Snap Back (Black)

    Block Twill Snap Back (Black)


    Bar Trucker Snap Back (Black)


    Bar Twill Snap Back (Black)


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    2018 Mint 400 Decanter

    50th Anniversary Mint 400 Wine

    2018 Mint 400 Heatwave Visual Sunglasses
    2018 Mint 400 Lanyards

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    The OG Mint 400 Patch
    The Great American Off-Road Race Patch
    The Original Mint 400 Patch

    2017 Mint 400 Poster Pack




    Additional Mint 400 Merchandise
    Limited sizes while Supplies Last*

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    Mint 400 OG T-Shirt (White Reverse Print)


    Mint 400 OG T-Shirt (Red)



    Youth Mint 400 OG T-Shirt (Red)


    Mint 400 OG Pocket T-Shirt (Black)


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    Mint 400 "Original" Logo T-shirt - (Black)


    2017 Mint 400 "Original" Logo T-shirt - (Grey)


    Mint 400 "Original" Logo T-shirt - (Red)


    Mint 400 "Word" T-Shirt



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    Mint 400 "Into The Sun" T-Shirt



    2016 Mens Mint 400
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    2016 Kids Mint 400
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    2015 Justin Lofton Mint 400 Victory Shirt


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    Mint 400 Unsung
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    Mint 400 Old Skool
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    Mint 400 1972 T-Shirt



    Mint 400 Comic Hero T-Shirt



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    Mint 400 100 Proof T-Shirt


    Mint 400 On Point T-Shirt


    Youth Mint 400 Truckin T-Shirt


    Mint 400 Ministry T-Shirt


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    Mint 400 Spade T-Shirt



    I'm a 400 Women's T-Shirt


    Mint 400 Women's I Love T-Shirt

    Youth Mint 400 Girls "Future" T-Shirt


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    Youth Mint 400 Let's Race T-shirt - Red

    Mint 400 Let's Race Kids T-Shirt - Blue


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    ZERO One Odysseys Named Official “Arrive & Race” Class for The 2018 BFGoodrich Tires Mint 400
    Come race The Great American Off-Road Race in Las Vegas, NV

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    The Mint 400 announced today the return of the official “Arrive & Race” Class for the 2018 BFGoodrich Tires Mint 400. Through a multi-year partnership with Zero One Odysseys you can easily “arrive and race” The Great American Off-Road Race.

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    Zero One Racing has been the official Mint 400 “arrive and race” partner for six consecutive years, hosting celebrity racers such as the Red Bull Signature Series host Sal Masekela, Denver Bronco DeMarcus Ware, actor and respected road racer Patrick Dempsey, and actor/comedian Dax Shepard to name a few. The Mint 400 has a rich history of celebrity racers competing in “The Great American Off-Road Race™” including Steve McQueen, Chuck Norris and James Garner.

    Zero One Odysseys is the premier off-road adventure group operating in Las Vegas, Nevada, offering single off-road adventures just outside of Las Vegas as well as and multi-day adventures that reach deep into some of the most scenic and remote terrain of the desert Southwest. Because of their responsible approach to the environment, Zero One Odysseys has specialized in providing off-road enthusiasts access to parts of the world hidden from the casual traveler. They take you to the places where history happened, where nature is still wild, and where people are real.

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    “Zero One cars offer an easy entry point in to off-road racing and now they offer and the economic platform of The Polaris RZR. Their team does a great job of handling all the prep, maintenance and pitting for you so you can just show up and race, without having to try and manage your own program. They make it easy for you to arrive and race,” stated Mint 400 CEO, Matt Martelli.

    Zero One Odysseys is always looking for ways to cater to the untamed spirit in all of us. With Zero One Odysseys, you can climb into a professionally maintained off-road race vehicle at The Mint 400 and run a worry free race. Their professional staff prep and maintain the race car and give participants the thrill of a lifetime.

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    “We have spent years running tours and supporting race teams to perfect our program. Now we offer the ultra capable and economic Polaris RZR platform in addition to our Zero One buggies. You don’t have to spends years and hundreds of thousands of dollars to come race the Mint 400. You just call us and we handle everything for you from your flights, to hotels, to race logistics. Our “arrive and race” program makes it easy and safe and lets our clients concentrate on the parts that matter most to them – driving, partying and winning (in whatever order they decide). Our drivers have fun, we handle the stress,” said Earl Desiderio CEO of Zero One Odysseys.

    Zero One Odysseys operates as a SPEC class, meaning it’s an even playing field and driver talent and strategy is the only advantage in the race. Limited Vehicles available so make your reservations now.

    Contact Earl Desiderio at Zero One Odysseys
    (702) 361-9100
    [email protected]

    About Zero One Odysseys
    Zero1’s Odyssey packages offer single day, and multi-day, off-road adventures that reach deep into some of the most scenic and remote terrain of the desert Southwest. You’ll find yourself covering miles of challenging trails at speed utilizing a purpose-built vehicle, and experiencing a one-of-a-kind journey you’ll remember for a lifetime.

    Zero1 specializes in two things: Adventure and Access.

    1) ADVENTURE: The Zero1 experience has been carefully crafted to deliver a wealth of stories and memories to our guests. Our treks are singularly unique experiences; ones that provide exploits that simply can’t be matched elsewhere.

    2) ACCESS: With Zero1, you’ll see parts of the world hidden from the casual traveler. We take you to the places where history happened, where nature is still wild, and people are real.

    Zero1 combines these core priorities to deliver authentic sojourns into undeniable splendor. You won’t see roadside markers, “viewing areas” or or tourist attractions on our watch. What you will experience is unspoiled nature at its most stunning, and points of interest that aren’t on any map. Because we know it isn’t just about what’s out there – it’s how you get there.

    When you take an adventure with Zero1, you’ll discover something in yourself. Getting behind the wheel of our tour cars is something only a few will ever experience, but the few that do walk away with something invaluable: Stories, confidence and friendships that will last a lifetime.

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  4. JoeyD23

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    The Miss Mint 400 Competition Returns to Las Vegas and Fremont Street


    [​IMG]The Mint 400 is happy to announce the return of the Miss Mint 400 competition, and the continuation of our longstanding tradition of finding the ultimate spokeswoman and model for “The Great American Off-Road Race”. In an effort to respond to the current climate of women's empowerment, The Mint 400 organization has decided to reshape the competition in a way that is wholly respectful and supportive to women, including awarding the newly crowned Miss Mint 400 the opportunity to pilot her own race car!

    The announcement comes on “Miss Mint 400” contest founder and race director KJ Howe’s birthday who will be hosting this years competition with his infamous co host Spanish Tony. Together with a panel of judges they will crown one women who best embodies the Spirit of 50 years of the Mint 400.


    “This year we will be looking for six finalists who personify the history and heritage of the Miss Mint competition and celebrate its past styles and glory. This is a call to arms to find a woman worthy of 50 years of American off road racing culture. Spandex, high waisted daisy dukes, lip gloss, Farrah Fawcett blowouts and an attitude to match. A throwback to the strong and powerful women of the 1970’s,” commented Mint 400 owner Joshua Martelli.

    CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE 2018 MISS MINT 400 COMPETITION


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    The 2018 Miss Mint 400 will be given a platform within off road racing to reshape and change attitudes with the full support of the race owners. A cash prize of $5000 and a $30,000 photo shoot with world famous fashion photographer Simon Emmett for a highly regarded fashion magazine are some of the benefits of winning. New to this year's competition is the opportunity for the newly crowned Miss Mint to driver her very own race car in the 2019 Mint 400 race, courtesy of Zero 1, Las Vegas - a premiere arrive and drive race group that offers competitive and safe racing at The Mint 400.


    The quest to find the new Miss Mint 400 begins Monday, February 12th and culminates with the selection of one lucky woman onThursday, March 8th on historic Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas.


    Former Miss Mint winners include "Wheel of Fortune's" Vanna White and "Wonder Woman" Lynda Carter. Twelve lucky Finalists will receive a four-night stay at the beautiful official Mint 400 host hotel, The Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino. The 2018 Miss Mint 400 will be crowned Miss Mint 400, receive $5,000 and a professional photo shoot arranged by The Mint 400 ($30,000 value).

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    The 2018 Miss Mint 400 competition is easier than ever to enter. Contestants simply upload five photos and create a public profile on the Mint 400 website - themint400.com, then encourage their friends and fans to “vote” for their Mint 400 profile page via social media. The contestant with the most votes will automatically be selected as a Finalist. Judges will review ALL entries and pick eleven additional Finalists. All six Finalists will travel to Las Vegas and receive a free 4-night hotel stay at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino, the official host hotel and headquarters for The 2018 BFGoodrich Tires Mint 400.

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    In Las Vegas, “Miss Mint 400” contest founder KJ Howe and cultural attache “Spanish Tony” will lead an esteemed panel of judges choosing the woman who best represents the spirit of The Mint 400. K.J. created “The Girls of the Mint 400″ in 1972 to add glamor and PR value to the race. The 2018 Miss Mint Crowning Ceremony will take place on Thursday March 8th at 7:30pm, on historic Fremont Street East and 9th street. ALL of the Finalists will hold the title of being a “Mint 400 Girl”, but only one can wear the crown!

    Famous Miss Mint 400 winners include Tracy Vaccaro, Vickie Reigle, Lisa Soulé, Anita Merritt, Angela Aames, Lisa Hunter, Suzanne Regard, and of course Vanna White and Lynda Carter, who all went on to star in various movies and television series - as well as national advertising campaigns.

    *The 2018 Miss Mint 400 Contest (the “Contest”) is open only to women who are legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, eighteen (18) years of age and older as of February

    CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE 2018 MISS MINT 400 COMPETITION
     
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    Spectator Areas Nearing Capacity! Get Your Pass Before They Sell Out..
    Already got a pass? Parking passes have begun shipping!

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    Spectator areas for the 2018 BFGoodrich Tires are filling up fast and nearing capacity. Spectator parking passes are designed to guarantee the holder a parking spot at The Mint 400. There are a limited number of available parking spots in each spectator area and the PRIMM Valley Start/Finish. All areas are filling up quickly and are expected to sell out prior to the event.

    CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE A MINT 400 SPECTATOR PARKING PASS

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    Already have a pass? Parking passes will begin shipping this week! Start/Finish VIP Hospitality Passes for the 2018 BFGoodrich Tires Mint 400 are now available for purchase exclusively through The Dirt Co. Take in panoramic views of racers screaming through the brand new short course style in-field, the infamous Primm “dyke jump”, and a massive tabletop “flying finish”. Off-road rans will unite to watch The Great American Off-Road Race and sip on complimentary craft and domestic beer offerings, wine and cocktails at an open bar and enjoy food prepared by Michelin Star Chef, Drew Deckman. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is included and Mint 400 VIP’s will have access to shaded seating, air conditioned restrooms, phone charging stations and a 2018 merchandise package.


    CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE A BFGOODRICH TIRES MINT 400 VIP HOSPITALITY PASS
     
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    K&N Filters Returns to Sponsor The 2018 Mint 400
    Come check out the full line of air intake systems at The Mint 400 contingency!

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    The Mint 400 announced today its extended partnership with K&N Filters for the 2018 BFGoodrich Tires Mint 400. K&N will be displaying and vending its thorough line of air filters and air intake systems at the massive Odyssey Battery Mint 400 Tech & Contingency on Fremont St. East on Thursday, March 8th & Friday, March 9th and Saturday, March 10th at the Primm Valley Mint 400 Start/Finish in Primm, NV directly behind Buffalo Bills Casino.

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    K&N air intakes are designed to dramatically reduce intake restriction as they smooth and straighten air flow. This allows your engine to inhale a larger amount of air than the factory air filter assembly. More air means more usable power and acceleration throughout the engine’s RPM range. Some of the biggest names in off-road racing use K&N Filters including Tavo Vildosola, Tracy Graf, Adam Householder and Greg Adler to name a few.

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    K&N is excited to announce the release of their new Can-Am X3 intake system…it’s a true air intake system! The K&N 63-1141 AirCharger air intake system replaces the restrictive factory air filter and air intake housing in select CAN-AM models. The 63-1141 air intake comes with a K&N high-flow air filter which is protected from the elements with an enclosed filter housing. Air is directed through a custom-molded intake tube into the engine’s throttle body for better low-end torque and guaranteed horsepower. The oversized cone shaped air filter is washable and reusable with over double the filtration surface area for better dust holding capacity over the stock filter.

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    “Last year, K&N joined us as a sponsor and quickly saw the potential in using The Mint 400 as a way to showcase new products and get them in front of the right people. We had been talking with them about the off-road and UTV market for quite some time,” Mint 400 CEO, Matt Martelli. “We’re thrilled to have them back and to receive their support again in our 50th anniversary year.”

    K&N Engineering in Riverside California is the world's leading manufacturer of washable performance air filters and air intake systems. K&N invented the reusable high flow cotton air filter in 1969 and has been perfecting the technology ever since. K&N is a world class filtration company selling air filters, oil filters, and air intakes in over 30 countries. K&N sells over 5,000 products designed for cars, trucks, motorcycles, engines, and industrial applications. From their Million Mile Warranty to their Consumer Protection Pledge, K&N stands behind their products and their consumers 100%. The distinctive K&N logo represents performance from one of the original performance companies.
     

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