The Great American Race Resumes This December in Las Vegas!
BFGoodrich® Tires returns as Title Sponsor of The Mint 400
BFGoodrich® Tires to provide complimentary onsite tire service and race pit support to its racers
The brand that invented the all-terrain tire category seeks its 9th consecutive Mint 400 overall in 2021
The Mint 400 announced today its continued partnership with BFGoodrich® Tires as Title Sponsor of the largest off-race in North America. BFGoodrich has put its heritage of success in off-road racing behind The Great American Off-Road Race™ since 2015 and will continue support of the event.
The multi-year sponsorship allows BFGoodrich to expand on the foundation built over the previous six years. To highlight their commitment, BFGoodrich is providing complimentary onsite tire service and race pit support to its racers. The BFGoodrich support trailer will be on site at the Mint 400 Off-Road Festival on Thursday, December 2nd providing tire mounting services to racers, then relocate to the Main Pit located in Primm, NV for pitting service during the race action on Friday and Saturday.
“No other brand has invested more into the sport of off-road racing than BFGoodrich Tires,” said Mint 400 CEO, Matt Martelli. “With their support over the years, The Mint 400 has grown into a signature, global motorsport event. Year after year, BFGoodrich has invested in our event through our full Schedule of Events and onsite activations. Their commitment to the Mint has been the key to our expansion and their continued support will undoubtedly enable our vision to come to life in future years.”
In 2020, two of the top three spots at the end of the race were held by BFGoodrich racers. Luke McMillin captured first place overall in the Unlimited Truck class, and Ryan Arciero took third place. Both were racing on 40-inch BFGoodrich® Baja T/A® KR3 tires. BFGoodrich racers Tim Herbst and Steve Olliges followed in fourth and fifth place respectively. Overall, BFGoodrich Tires took first place in eight different classes, including a podium sweep in Unlimited Truck SPEC, a first place finish in Class 1 and a first place finish in the UTV Rally Class by second-generation racer Jack Olliges on the BFGoodrich® Baja T/A® KR2 UTV tire.
“The Mint 400 has quickly re-established itself as the premier desert race in the United States. Each year hundreds of amateur and professional off-road racers descend on Las Vegas to tackle the notoriously difficult Nevada terrain,” stated Peter Calhoun, motorsports manager BFGoodrich Tires. “It continues to test the performance and toughness of BFGoodrich tires, while pursuing a victory on the course.”
With a 150-year legacy, BFGoodrich produces tough, durable and race-winning tires that offer unmatched traction and toughness and excel in the most precarious conditions. The brand has more off-road race victories than any other tire maker.
About BFGoodrich® Tires
BFGoodrich Tires is dedicated to providing high performance tires for those who have a passion for driving in virtually any environment. Combining technical expertise with 50 years of motorsports experience, BFGoodrich delivers tires for a full range of driving experiences from ultra-high performance street to off-road terrain with one common theme – extreme performance. Come upgrade your performance with BFGoodrich and see where our tires can take you at www.BFGoodrichTires.com, www.BFGoodrichRacing.com, as well as on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @BFGoodrichTires.
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”!