mint dinner mb

2024 Mint 400 Dinner of Champions Brings Off-Road Luminaries Together

Wednesday’s kickoff events to the 2024 BFGoodrich Tires Mint 400 in Las Vegas culminated with a return to Oscar’s Steakhouse at The Plaza Hotel & Casino for the annual Mint 400 Dinner of Champions. Hundreds of the biggest names in off-road racing came together for the seventh consecutive year for a night of fine dining in the heart of Las Vegas before the attention turns to this weekend’s competition.

mint dinner mb

“The Mint 400 Dinner of Champions is always one of my favorite parts of the Mint 400,” said Mint 400 CEO Matt Martelli. “It’s a great way for us to bring the off-road industry together in a high-class setting with some amazing food and drink before we get down to the business of racing. Thank you to everyone who attended, and especially Oscar’s Steakhouse for playing host to the event once again. If you didn’t join us this year, make sure you do next year—there’s nothing else like it on Mint 400 week!”

The Mint 400 Dinner of Champions is a curated dining experience where sponsors, exhibitors, and racers are invited to rub elbows at a multi-course meal. It marks the traditional end of the first day of Mint 400 festivities in Las Vegas, which are led off by the Mint 400 Vehicle Parade down the Las Vegas Strip and continues to Fremont Street East, where the annual Mint 400 Kickoff Party takes place at Atomic Liquors.

mint dinner mb

For the second consecutive year in 2024, the Dinner of Champions returned to Oscar’s Steakhouse, named for its founder, longtime Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman. Alongside Mint 400 and UNLTD Off-Road Racing leadership, attendees of this year’s Mint 400 Dinner of Champions included names like 2024 Mint 400 Grand Marshal Ivan Stewart; former Mint 400 champion Rob MacCachren and his son Cayden, both of whom will be competing this weekend; longtime Mint 400 race director KJ Howe; off-road icon and Mint 400 livestream commentator Bob Bower; and many other event partners and racers.

mint dinner mb

This year’s Dinner of Champions also featured the limited edition 2024 Mint 400 Red Wine Blend, Mistura, produced by Doffo Winery under its Moto Doffo label. This limited-edition blend of 40% Syrah and 60% Cabernet Sauvignon is available online at, for pick up in Las Vegas at Atomic Liquors, or at Doffo Winery in Temecula, CA.

mint dinner mb

BFGoodrich Tires Mint 400 festivities continue on Thursday with the Mint 400 Off-Road Festival, an all-day, free-to-attend celebration of all things off-road on Fremont Street East. The Mint 400 Off-Road Festival runs from 9AM to 6PM and will play host to the biggest names in off-road racing showing off their latest products, while more than 400 race vehicles from all classes will go through tech inspection and contingency. To follow along with the 2024 BFGoodrich Tires Mint 400, visit or follow @themint400 on all social media platforms.

About The Mint 400

The Mint 400 is the oldest and most prestigious off-road race in America, and is held each March in the treacherous foothills of Sin City. The multi-day event features a massive vehicle parade down the world famous Las Vegas Strip, a two day festival on historic Fremont Street, and two days of grueling off-road racing on a desolate and punishing 400-mile racecourse. Nearly 65,000 off-road and recreational enthusiasts come to watch 500 race teams in 50+ classes from 25 different states and 15 different countries go door to door, while the Livestream coverage is beamed to over 800,000 viewers worldwide.  No other off road race allows fans the thrilling experience of watching the top off-road race teams from around the world battle for fame and glory, in a festival setting – complete with a luxury VIP section. The Mint 400 is “The Great American Off-Road Race”!

About UNLTD Off-Road Racing

The Unlimited Off-Road Racing league was formed by The Martelli Brothers in 2023 after more than a decade of successful desert off-road race promotion, including The Mint 400, The UTV World Championship and The California 300. The league was formed to promote the sport of desert off-road racing, the off-road industry, and to expand the reach of off-road companies beyond the industry and into the homes of every off-road race fan, globally. Key attributes of the newly formed league include large racer car counts, competitive and challenging race courses, safe and family-friendly spectating areas, multiple days of racing and off-road festivities all located near major cities and markets that positively affect the off-road industry. The Martelli Brothers, owners of the motorsports powerhouse production group Mad Media have made it their mission to grow the league into a four race series that showcases the best off-road racers on the best courses in North America.

Chris Leone

A veteran of the motorsports industry (both physical and digital), Chris Leone contributes coverage of race events of all types to Off-Road Racer. Elsewhere, he is the marketing/communications manager at iRacing, media director of Jim Beaver's Down & Dirty Show, and a frequent contributor to UTV Underground.