The 2019 Mint 400 is getting ready to accept an expected six hundred race entries when the the event goes on March 4-10, 2019.
For the first time in decades, moto classes are being added back to the Mint, which is going to result in a full two days of racing. Over four hundred different race teams are expected to enter from as many as 27 different states and 17 countries.
Details on exactly how many moto classes and what those classes will look like haven’t been released yet. A specific single-track race course is being designed to test each riders limits in the Nevada desert.
The race takes place on a 120-mile loop that extends from the edge of Las Vegas to the California-Nevada state line in Primm. The start/finish line and main race festivities are hosted right behind Buffalo Bills Hotel and Casino.
“For 2019, we are continuing to expand and adding new events to the Mint – building on the festival idea – including adding an additional day of racing to accommodate professional desert moto racers,” said Mint 400 CEO, Matt Martelli. “Our focus since buying the Mint has been to not only grow the event and re-establish it as a worldwide phenomenon, but to also bring the sport of desert off-road racing and culture of off-roading to anyone with a TV or smart phone.”
The Mint 400 is part of the Best in the Desert off-road race series.