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MINT 400 2014 LIVE ! March 14-16 Las Vegas


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'Official Race Results Not Released Until March 20



Penalties; 'Retracted' 3.20.14

 Pat Dailey Comments: 
"What a cluster..."

Penalties; Published 3.19.14:
1963 15 min : Not Stopping at Stop Sign @ Pit A 80
34 1 hr : Leaving tire and wheel on race course
1917 15 min : Speeding thru pits @ Pit A
6044 1 hr : Leaving tire and wheel on race course
1945 15 min : Speeding thru pits @ Pit A
1130 1 hr : Leaving tire and wheel on race course
1076 15 min : Speeding thru pits @ Pit A
1007 1 hr : Leaving tire and wheel on race course
1525 1 hr : Leaving tire and wheel on race course
69 1 hr : Leaving tire and wheel on race course
7226 30 min : Not cleaning pit area @ Main Pit
6103 30 min : Not cleaning pit area @ Main Pit
6136 30 min : Not cleaning pit area @ Main Pit
3002 30 min : Not cleaning pit area @ Main Pit
1596 30 min : Not cleaning pit area @ Main Pit
1905 30 min : Not cleaning pit area @ Main Pit
1924 30 min : Not cleaning pit area @ Main Pit
1917 30 min : Not cleaning pit area @ Main Pit
1910 30 min : Not cleaning pit area @ Main Pit
1911 30 min : Not cleaning pit area @ Main Pit
1915 30 min : Not cleaning pit area @ Main Pit
1913 30 min : Not cleaning pit area @ Main Pit
1828 30 min : Not cleaning pit area @ Main Pit
7 30 min : Not cleaning pit area @ Main Pit
86 30 min : Not cleaning pit area @ Pit B

Time corrections for safety diversion: all are 30 min
1890, 5502, 1945, 4594, 2099, 1780, 1947, 6077, 104
8, 1115, 5501, 5062, 1045, 5504, 5506
14, 7287, 7254, 1525, 6130, 1550, 7226, 92, 1555

Penalty Reactions:


Richard Broos said to OFF-ROAD LIVE!:
 "I dont see any penalties for the #6 (King of Vegas, Voss Motorsports) so there's no reason 'Andrew' McMillin should keep the win"

Others:

"The diversion correction is for after 10:30 pm they bypassed vehicles around the back canyon wash, cutting 20 miles off . BITD wanted us to take the shorter line because they had already sent other vehicles around, adding 30 minutes. Racers were diverted from @ RM 54 to RM77."


"Here's something mind-blowing: I emailed BITD yesterday to point out that the lap time for 1872 of 1:06 was quite obviously impossible, and the reply I got was "I sent to scoring man, he will research." Yet, there it is on the Official Results for the two lappers: 1872 is shown in second place (first among non-prerunners) -- finishing just five minutes behind Voss! How does something like this even happen? Don't they have checkpoints and IRC to prevent something so ridiculous from happening? And when it gets pointed out to them don't they follow-up to set things straight?"

"So ? For you all I drove the 1963 Golf cart. I was awarded a 15 min penalty for not coming to a complete stop atthe entrance to pit a. I realized the stop sign with no course worker next to it was it. I quickly slammed on my brakes came to a complete stop after the imaginary limit line approximately 10 to 15 feet past it. I thinking the next best course of action was to slowly drive around the 1st set of cars that I assume were that of the pit staff. Come back to the imaginary limit line come to a second complete stop and get acknowledged by the pit workers who still have no flag or anything but wave me on. I know they were the pit people because when I failed to stop initially they raised their hands. So you have a trick truck as i was corrected by Casey blows a stop signs almost hits people and gets nothing. What do you guys think is their an appeal proses a crb or do we just take it in the shorts."


"The UTV guys are pretty upset about the trash penalties. The CanAm manufacture asked all the CanAm teams to use their main pit. All but one team did so. All the teams that used the CanAm main pit got penalized for trash at the pit spot they did not use. Marc Berrnett who finished 2nd In his CanAm got knocked down to 5 or 6th place. Then Lone Star Racing sponsored 6-7 cars and offered all the cars they sponsored main pit support. Several of those teams who did not use the pit that BITD assigned them also got trash penalties. Even though they did not use the pit, they too like the CanAm teams got 30 minute trash penalties."

"Just be glad you didn't watch the second race from pit B or you would be really pissed. A good 70% of the Trick Trucks blew the stop sign some slid through sideways some just slowed down and kept rolling. If you were given a penalty for that then there is definitely a double standard at play. Thanks for the response Martein, funny how the person that will benefit from our penalty and will put them in 1st place was driving a John Deer UTV , John Deer being a a BITD official sponsor just saying."

Saturday, March 15 7:17 PM; Final Finish List Released from promoter

Sourapas Team/Andy McMillin first across the line! Trick Truck #6, Time stamped at 7:15 PM.


1. Sourapas/Andy Mac, 2. M.Weyhrich, 3. Vildosola>>> FINISH


The Backstory of this years MINT 400. The promoter announced the "Champion" of the MINT 400, before they crossed the finish line. Not the race organizer, race sanctioner. We have questions.
 
Before Andy McMillin even came to a stop at the finish line, "The Mint 400" announced via twitter, McMillin as the "Champion" of the event. Overall winner. We'll need some proof. Like assurances there are no protests, penalties or substantial tech reviews.


More MINT 400 2014 storyline...


Bryce Menzies report, "We had a good start following Dondel on lap one. We got to around race mile 60 and there was a car stuck in the course so we went to go around and smashed a rock that took out the drive line. Pete Mortensen got it changed in the field and ended up 24th car on the road. We charged hard all day back up to 3rd truck on the road and had a blast doing it but on the last lap we lost a rear gear. Have to thank all my crew for sticking it out and getting us to the finish". ...Rob Mac/Olliges had electrical problems. (Lingering from the wet/cold San Felipe 250?) BJ Baldwin Broke, OUT. Gary Weyhrich Rolls OUT. Josh Daniel, crashed OUT. BJ Baldwin OUT?  Dale Dondel OUT (Motor Fail), Robby Gordon OUT (Trans Fail), MORE>>>


4:30 AM Final Finish List

Sourapas 
6
06:14:29
Finish
59.9

Vildosola
21
06:28:54
Finish
57.7
+00:14:25
Dan McMillin (26)
33
06:31:41
Finish
57.3
+00:17:12
Pastrana 
60
06:32:36
Finish
57.2
+00:18:07
Tim Herbst (50)
19
06:49:48
Finish
54.8
+00:35:19
Jon Walker (47)
1501
06:55:37
Finish
54.0
+00:41:08
Keysar 
1520
06:59:20
Finish
53.5
+00:44:51
Vest 
46
06:59:21
Finish
53.5
+00:44:52
Ruane 
6101
07:13:54
Finish
51.7
+00:59:25
Dawson
1510
07:16:18
Finish
51.4
+01:01:49
Welchel 
6175
07:21:14
Finish
50.9
+01:06:45
Clyde Stacy (69)
4
07:22:18
Finish
50.7
+01:07:49
Carl Beal (47)
69
07:24:40
Finish
50.5
+01:10:11
Tracy Graf (50)
58
07:25:36
Finish
50.4
+01:11:07
Fritas (28) 
1572
07:30:42
Finish
49.8
+01:16:13
Bailey 
1529
07:33:49
Finish
49.4
+01:19:20
Ray Griffith (26)
1553
07:36:46
Finish
49.1
+01:22:17
Mattox 
1517
07:44:43
Finish
48.3
+01:30:14
Lofton 
1577
07:44:44
Finish
48.3
+01:30:15
Menzies 
70
07:45:51
Finish
48.2
+01:31:22
Tuls 
1599
07:48:49
Finish
47.9
+01:34:20
Staats 
42
07:49:29
Finish
47.8
+01:35:00
Kleinman 
6103
07:49:48
Finish
47.8
+01:35:19
Thompson 
1590
07:55:28
Finish
47.2
+01:40:59
Carty Beal (75)
57
08:02:00
Finish
46.6
+01:47:31
Justin Matney (28)
1508
08:03:59
Finish
46.4
+01:49:30
CJ Hutchins (29)
1527
08:08:20
Finish
46.0
+01:53:51
Olliges 
27
08:10:05
Finish
45.8
+01:55:36
Wingeming 
1583
08:11:04
Finish
45.7
+01:56:35
Schovajsa
45
08:11:08
Finish
45.7
+01:56:39
Horsley 
7217
08:16:48
Finish
45.2
+02:02:19
Richard Boyle (49)
1563
08:18:25
Finish
45.0
+02:03:56
Lekavicius
7224
08:20:03
Finish
44.9
+02:05:34
Bask 
1596
08:29:34
Finish
44.0
+02:15:05
Adam Householder (29)
24
08:32:57
Finish
43.7
+02:18:28
Rumsey (18) 
7294
08:55:29
Finish
41.9
+02:41:00
Brenthel
7298
08:57:13
Finish
41.8
+02:42:44
Morgan Langley (40)
1593
09:06:48
Finish
41.0
+02:52:19
Carlos Apdaly Lopez (19)
6104
09:08:50
Finish
40.9
+02:54:21
Scot Fluharty (47)
64
09:09:59
Finish
40.8
+02:55:30
Jason Voss (27)
1
09:22:00
Finish
39.9
+03:07:31
Weyhrich 
9
09:22:39
Finish
39.9
+03:08:10
Scheeler
51
09:23:37
Finish
39.8
+03:09:08
Kovach
7207
09:24:18
Finish
39.8
+03:09:49
Glass
8025
09:25:18
Finish
39.7
+03:10:49
Steele 
14
09:26:37
Finish
39.6
+03:12:08
Luttrel
7287
09:37:23
Finish
38.9
+03:22:54
Dixon
7205
09:39:53
Finish
38.7
+03:25:24
Kersenboom 
1547
09:42:13
Finish
38.5
+03:27:44
Rockhill 
1566
09:44:20
Finish
38.4
+03:29:51
Hall 
6130
09:49:01
Finish
38.1
+03:34:32
Chad Dohrman (31)
1505
09:51:15
Finish
38.0
+03:36:46
Hogan
7226
09:54:43
Finish
37.7
+03:40:14
Whitted 
1525
09:57:38
Finish
37.5
+03:43:09
Bovich 
1550
10:05:32
Finish
37.1
+03:51:03

Second Race 
At Finish Line of 347 Miles:

1 Sourapas 
6
06:14:29
Finish
59.9

2 Vildosola
21
06:28:54
Finish
57.7
+00:14:25
3 D. McMillin
33
06:31:41
Finish
57.3
+00:17:12
4 Pastrana 
60
06:32:36
Finish
57.2
+00:18:07
5 T. Herbst
19
06:49:48
Finish
54.8
+00:35:19


At Race Mile 280:

1 Sourapas 
6
04:35:43
280
60.9

2 Weyhrich 
9
04:36:40
280
60.7
+00:00:57
3 Vildosola
21
04:44:08
280
59.1
+00:08:25
4 D. McMillin (26)
33
04:44:44
280
59.0
+00:09:01
5 Pastrana 
60
04:46:21
280
58.7
+00:10:38



































At Race Mile 186:

Sourapas 
6
02:58:42
186
62.5

Weyhrich 
9
03:00:54
186
61.7

Weyhrich (46) 
98
03:02:25
186
61.2

Dan McMillin (26)
33
03:06:47
186
59.7

Vildosola
21
03:07:17
186
59.6

Pastrana 
60
03:07:23
186
59.6

Kemp 
3
03:08:36
186
59.2

Pat Dean (45)
1575
03:08:53
186
59.1

Tim Herbst (50)
19
03:09:04
186
59.0

Shawn Croll (26)
32
03:09:14
186
59.0



At Race Mile 144:


Kemp 
3
02:28:37
144
58.1

Tim Herbst (50)
19
02:28:45
144
58.1
+00:00:08
Jon Walker (47)
1501
02:31:31
144
57.0
+00:02:54
Scott Whipple (46)
95
02:31:32
144
57.0
+00:02:55
Olliges 
27
02:31:53
144
56.9
+00:03:16
Scheeler
51
02:32:52
144
56.5
+00:04:15
Keysar 
1520
02:32:53
144
56.5
+00:04:16
Carl Beal (47)
69
02:34:03
144
56.1
+00:05:26
Staats 
42
02:34:34
144
55.9
+00:05:57
Jones
76
02:35:07
144
55.7
+00:06:30
Tracy Graf (50)
58
02:35:16
144
55.6
+00:06:39
Bailey 
1529
02:44:15
144
52.6
+00:15:38

At Race Mile 92






Dondel
7
01:24:09
92
65.6

Letner
1570
01:26:50
92
63.6

Sourapas 
6
01:27:41
92
63.0

Weyhrich (46) 
98
01:27:42
92
62.9

Justin Davis (20)
85
01:28:08
92
62.6

Baldwin
97
01:28:28
92
62.4

Jason Voss (27)
1
01:28:50
92
62.1

Pat Dean (45)
1575
01:28:58
92
62.0

Vildosola
21
01:30:20
92
61.1

Weyhrich 
9
01:31:19
92
60.4

Tim Herbst (50)
19
01:31:56
92
60.0

Clyde Stacy (69)
4
01:32:13
92
59.9

Dan McMillin (26)
33
01:32:21
92
59.8

Ryan Poleman (37)
62
01:32:33
92
59.6

Lofton 
1577
01:32:40
92
59.6

Pastrana 
60
01:32:48
92
59.5

Travis Chase (35)
1595
01:32:59
92
59.4

Vest 
46
01:33:02
92
59.3

Scheeler
51
01:33:17
92
59.2

Tuls 
1599
01:33:28
92
59.1

CJ Hutchins (29)
1527
01:33:36
92
59.0

Kemp
3
01:34:37
92
58.3

Staats
42
01:35:07
92
58.0

Eric Hardin (31)
79
01:35:19
92
57.9

Jon Walker (47)
1501
01:35:36
92
57.7

Justin Matney (28)
1508
01:35:36
92
57.7

Scott Whipple (46)
95
01:35:47
92
57.6

Keysar 
1520
01:36:05
92
57.5

Olliges 
27
01:36:13
92
57.4

Carl Beal (47)
69
01:36:33
92
57.2

Shawn Croll (26)
32
01:37:01
92
56.9

Gruber 
1548
01:38:07
92
56.3

Dawson
1510
01:39:11
92
55.7

Tracy Graf (50)
58
01:39:51
92
55.3

Loren Brown (39)
1578
01:40:03
92
55.2

Menzies 
70
01:41:06
92
54.6

Jones 
76
01:41:28
92
54.4

Bailey 
1529
01:41:48
92
54.2

Strobel 
94
01:43:45
92
53.2

Troy Herbst (47)
91
01:44:10
92
53.0

After Race Mile 50

Strobel 
94
00:51:32
50
58.2

Tim Herbst (50)
19
00:51:49
50
57.9
+00:00:17
Potts
59
00:52:35
50
57.1
+00:01:03
Kemp
3
00:52:36
50
57.0
+00:01:04
Scheeler
51
00:52:47
50
56.8
+00:01:15
Justin Matney (28)
1508
00:52:56
50
56.7
+00:01:24
Staats
42
00:52:57
50
56.7
+00:01:25
Sam Baldi (49)
1542
00:52:58
50
56.6
+00:01:26
Eduardo Laguna (23)
1537
00:53:07
50
56.5
+00:01:35
Eric Hardin (31)
79
00:53:10
50
56.4
+00:01:38
Keysar 
1520
00:53:19
50
56.3
+00:01:47
Zak Langley (38)
50
00:53:23
50
56.2
+00:01:51
Jon Walker (47)
1501
00:53:29
50
56.1
+00:01:57
Carl Beal (47)
69
00:53:36
50
56.0
+00:02:04
Erick Jacobs (46)
1511
00:53:42
50
55.9
+00:02:10
Fritas (28) 
1572
00:53:46
50
55.8
+00:02:14
Adam Householder (29)
24
00:53:51
50
55.7
+00:02:19
Scott Whipple (46)
95
00:54:06
50
55.5
+00:02:34
Olliges 
27
00:54:58
50
54.6
+00:03:26
Dawson
1510
00:55:15
50
54.3
+00:03:43
Loren Brown (39)
1578
00:55:50
50
53.7
+00:04:18
Tracy Graf (50)
58
00:57:48
50
51.9
+00:06:16
Bailey 
1529
00:59:56
50
50.1
+00:08:24
Jones 
76
01:00:13
50
49.8
+00:08:41





In todays first race, here are the Finish Line Results:


Cody Freeman 
1002
04:59:55
Finish
56.0

Troy Messer (26)
1087
05:16:28
Finish
53.1
+00:16:33
Boyer 
1021
05:22:37
Finish
52.1
+00:22:42
Jason LaFortune
1039
05:31:13
Finish
50.7
+00:31:18
Pamela Hall (36)
1057
05:32:06
Finish
50.6
+00:32:11
Banning Sr. 
1023
05:37:47
Finish
49.7
+00:37:52
Waibel 
1072
05:38:20
Finish
49.7
+00:38:25
Brown 
3002
05:39:48
Finish
49.4
+00:39:53
Melton 
1178
05:46:00
Finish
48.6
+00:46:05
Brad Wilson (24)
1153
05:46:49
Finish
48.4
+00:46:54
Ritchie 
1061
05:46:50
Finish
48.4
+00:46:55
John Hsu
1046
05:50:53
Finish
47.9
+00:50:58
Tim Carolan (52)
1044
05:51:18
Finish
47.8
+00:51:23
Abatti III 
6060
05:54:05
Finish
47.4
+00:54:10
Meier 
1065
05:55:54
Finish
47.2
+00:55:59
Bruce Mills (50)
1058
05:58:07
Finish
46.9
+00:58:12
Joey Ritorto (38)
1141
05:58:25
Finish
46.9
+00:58:30
Guglielmo 
6001
06:01:30
Finish
46.5
+01:01:35
John Webster (42)
8118
06:02:05
Finish
46.4
+01:02:10
Bret Jeffers ()
1076
06:03:06
Finish
46.3
+01:03:11
Stemmerman 
1041
06:04:58
Finish
46.0
+01:05:03
Burman 
7101
06:09:45
Finish
45.4
+01:09:50
Jackson 
6002
06:11:11
Finish
45.3
+01:11:16
Aaron Hawley (47)
2024
06:13:26
Finish
45.0
+01:13:31
Scully ()
1098
06:17:16
Finish
44.5
+01:17:21
Eric Trondle (38)
1004
06:20:01
Finish
44.2
+01:20:06
Carrie Smiley (44)
1047
06:27:16
Finish
43.4
+01:27:21
Sato 
6061
06:27:18
Finish
43.4
+01:27:23
Proctor 
6025
06:30:24
Finish
43.0
+01:30:29
John Langley (70)
1011
06:44:51
Finish
41.5
+01:44:56

Today's desert off-road racing begins with the 'limited' classes in the morning, 6AM-12Noon. The outrageous, 'unlimiteds', launch in the afternoon race, 12 Noon until the vehicles are recovered from the race course.

The MINT 400 racing schedule, today:
Race 1:
Start: 6:00 AM PST
Classes: 1100, 2000, 3000, 3700, 5000, 5500, 6000, 7100, 8100
These classes will race around an approximate 92 to 94 mile loop tree times, total of 280 miles.

Race 2:
Staging 12 Noon PST
Start: 1:00 PM (approx.)
Classes: 1000, 1400, 1500, 6100, 7200, 8000
These classes will race around an approximate 92 to 94 mile loop four times, total of 374 miles.

 


The 2014 Mint 400 desert, off-road race consists of four, 100-mile laps of silt, rock, and dirt just outside of Las Vegas Nevada. Each of 57 "Trick", also known as "Trophy", off-road racing trucks, must battle a minimum of seven and a half hours non-stop, to finish on the podium. Each lap, the course conditions deteriorate radically – and drivers are forced to navigate carefully around other slower classes. This is the 28th  Mint 400, the event has a terrific history and its one of the biggest parties of the year, for these well heeled American teams.


LIVE FROM THE MINT 400 Race course:

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 DeZert News Images From Vegas:


Last night, while many teams recovered from the Qualification time trials and the 'Meet & Greet' on Fremont, some teams got it together enough to put on the 'Pit Crew Challenge', in front of the El Cortez Casino. This year, across the street from the casino was the 'Invite only' event, last year it was up Fremont at the 'Nugget'. 






On Friday, teams and marketers will filled Fremont with their Off-Road and Desert racing wares, from the covered Fremont Experience all the way down to 10th street and Atomic Liquors.



**Race Start Trials Results:
 TOP 10 : MINT 400 Qualifying


1. Dale Dondel
2. Bryce Menzies
3. Robby Gordon
4. Harley Letner
5. Justin Lofton
6. Steve Sourapas
7. Derrick Sproule
8. Tavo Vildosola
9. Pat Dean
10. BJ Baldwin




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