Famous Off-Road Race Returns to the Desert
Racing enthusiasts and rough riders of all ages are getting revved-up for the return of the world famous Mint 400 Off-Road Race.
The rugged 400 mile race was started in 1978 as a promotion for the Mint Hotel in Las Vegas. Billed as the "Great American Desert Race," the brutal course quickly skyrocketed to fame as racers braved the rough roads of the Moapa Indian reservation and treacherous trails like the infamous Rock Garden. With the race back on track, more than 250 drivers are expected to participate.
Fans can also get their fix at the annual Fan Fest, where car buffs can meet the racers, check out the hottest cars and pose for pictures with Miss 400, a title once held by Vanna White.
The Mint 400 will take place March 25th - 28th.
Broadcasters: please courtesy Las Vegas News Bureau