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Dohrman Family Racing: Heroes and Legends of the Mint 400

There were a lot of firsts at the 2013 General Tire Mint 400 presented by Polaris.  Starting last off the line at this years race was 94 year old Paul Dohrman, aka #IronGramp. Grandpa drove the Dohrman racing Class 1800 car off the start line, making him the oldest driver ever to race in the Mint 400. For the Dohrmans, off-road racing isn’t just a past time. It has brought four generations of thier family closer together. Dohrman Family Racing began about eight years ago when they started getting heavy in to off-road but have been racing since 1977.

“I’m not nervous about it no but I am excited about it because when I came to California years and years ago, little did I ever dream that at ninety four years old I’d be sitting here talking to you about starting the Mint 400 at my age.  So I’m really excited about it and really thankful and blessed that I can do it,” said Paul Dohrman.

Directed by The Martelli Brothers – Produced by Mad Media

Ernesto Araiza

Being born right in the heart of Off-Road Racing, Ernesto always had a dream to be an Off-Road Racer. After finish college he ditched his engineer career to chase the dream of action photographer. It didn't took long to get spotted by MadMedia where he still works. In less than 5 years after 'going pro' he reached some of the most important peaks in his life working for several international brands and events like the Rally Dakar. After 30 years of dreaming, he still have one goal in mind, to keep his face full of dust.