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King Shocks Returns as Supporting Sponsor of 2022 BFGoodrich Tires Mint 400

Mint 400 officials are pleased to announce the return of King Shocks as a supporting sponsor of the 2022 BFGoodrich Tires Mint 400, returning to Las Vegas on March 9-13. As part of the agreement, King Shocks will be on hand at the Mint 400 Off-Road Festival on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas on Thursday, March 10, while King-backed racers will be on hand in Primm on Friday and Saturday competing for class victories on the challenging race course, which includes the King Shocks Sand Whoops. King will also put up a $10,000 contingency bonus for any driver who can take the overall win in Saturday’s Unlimited race while riding on King Shocks.

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“King Shocks always brings a strong presence to the BFGoodrich Tires Mint 400, and 2022 will be no exception,” said Mint 400 CEO Matt Martelli. “Between their presence on site with us at the Mint 400 Off-Road Festival and a top group of drivers ready to contend for victories, we know they’ve got what it takes to go big at the Great American Off-Road Race. Be sure to check out their full line on site with us at this year’s event!”

Once again King Shocks will bring a deep roster of athletes to the Great American Off-Road Race, led by top Unlimited Truck teams like Concrete Motorsports, BJ Baldwin, and a brand new truck from Dale Dondel. Other premier drivers and teams set to represent King at this year’s Mint 400 include Wilson Motorsports in Class 1, Householder Motorsports in Unlimited Truck Spec, Bruce Binnquist and Michael Mamelli Jr. in UTV Pro Turbo, and numerous others across both days of racing. They’ll look to add to a strong start to the year for King racers, who dominated King of the Hammers in both its desert events and the Race of Kings.

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King Shocks is a manufacturer and servicer of custom made adjustable and rebuildable automotive shock absorbers and performance racing products for utility vehicles, OEM replacement and professional racing use. Our company prides itself on putting quality, performance and customer service above all else. Every product we sell is the result of constant testing and development done with top racers in competition worldwide. This real world testing exposes our designs to a level of abuse and destructive forces that cannot be duplicated in a laboratory. Our “hands on” experience enables us to make rapid design advancements others haven’t even dreamed up yet.

Our product line consists of Coilover, Bypass, and Smoothie shocks as well as Bumpstops, tools and racing jacks. Our OEM and UTV upgrade kits offer serious performance upgrades and simple bolt-on installation. They are available for stock vehicles or those modified with aftermarket lift kits or long travel suspensions. King Shocks are serviced using simple hand tools when the time comes. You can order a seal kit and return them to factory fresh condition yourself or send them to the factory for service. All parts used in our products are machined in house at our Garden Grove, California facility from billet alloy materials on precision equipment to exacting standards and hand assembled by our trained technicians. For more information on King Shocks, visit www.kingshocks.com.

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The Mint 400 has held the title of the toughest, most spectacular off-road race in North America since 1968 when it was first run. Initially, the race was a public relations event promoting the Mint Hotel’s annual deer hunt, but what started out as a hotel promotion soon grew into a legitimate desert race. Since its 2008 revival, “The Great American Off-Road Race” has only gotten bigger and more prestigious, and deeper fields every year only make it tougher to win.

This year’s BFGoodrich Tires Mint 400 will take place from March 9-13 in Las Vegas. More information on the event for racers and spectators is available at TheMint400.com, or follow the event on Facebook and Instagram.

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.