The 2012 General Tire Mint 400 A Week Away!

The opening events of the 2012 General Tire Mint 400 begin a week from today.  Many new things have been put together for this years race.  Check em out!


mint 400 get schooled contest

Get Schooled by the Mint! The guys were feeling a little left out with all this Miss Mint insanity. So we created a contest that the men can enter (women are welcome to enter too). We’re giving away some really amazing stuff check it out and then make sure you enter! What’s the catch? 1. You MUST Like Fab School – Like Tim O’Neil Rally School – Like Maxima Race Oil – Like Fox Shocks 2. You MUST be over 18. 3. You MUST BE AT THE RACE.

1st – Wins a 6 month semester (200 hours) at Fab School where you will learn Tube Bending, notching, patter design, chassis design, MIG, TIG welding and sheet metal work.

2nd – Wins a 2 Day Rally School Course from Tim O’neil Rally School. Learn how to control your vehicle at speed in race and street applications from the pros who know. Everyone thinks they are good driver, until they get schooled by the real deal.

3rd – Wins a Fox Shocks prize package including A Certificate for (4) FOX Performance Series IFP Shocks, FOX Tee Shirt, and FOX Sticker kit.

4th – Wins a prize package form Maxima racing oils including a selection of their line up of great products.


mint 400 schedule

Finally all the information you’ve been waiting for is here! The 2012 General Tire Mint 400 Schedule of events is up. This year we’re taking things to a whole new level, with a Trick Truck Parade, Pit Crew Challenge, Parties and Events all week long. Don’t forget about the big race on Saturday. You can’t miss this year’s Mint 400.

Click here to download the PDF of the 2012 Mint 400 Schedule of Events


mint 400 poster

The Martelli Brothers are proud to present The 2012 General Tire Mint 400 Limited Edition Artist Poster! This years poster features the work of artist Jeral Tidwell of Human Tree – and includes a thrilling image of off-road racer Mikey Childress launching his Class 1 vehicle as originally captured by Mad Media’s Director of Photography, Vincent Knakal. Jeral Tidwell is know for his modern take on classic iconic motorsports imagery including skulls, pin-stripes, and pin-up girls – all laid against killer old school hot rods. This years poster pays tribute to the Mint 400’s thirty plus years of racing history with a nod to both the racers of the past and the present.

These custom 24×32 inch three-color hand screened works of art, are being printed on heavy archival quality acid-free manila cover stock. Each print will be signed and numbered by the artist. Only four hundred prints will be made – making these posters extremely rare collectors items valued at $150 each. Each of this years Mint 400 teams will receive one poster – with the remaining limited stock to be sold on here.

In addition to the main poster run, a very special edition of “variants” will be made with a different color paper and ink, for sponsors and VIP’s of the Mint. A mere fifty variants will be created, and will be signed by both the Artist and The Martelli Brothers. The 2012 General Tire Mint 400 variants are valued at $250 each and will not be available for sale.

For more amazing art by Jeral Tidwell visit
To see the best photography in off-road visit


mint 400 camburg 7200 prize

Camburg has stepped up big offering $10,000 off a new 7200 KINETIK roller to the overall winner in the 7200 class or a $4000 Camburg gift card towards Camburg built product.  This parts prize package valued up to $10,000 thousand dollars to the overall winner of the 7200 Class in the 2012 Mint 400. The Cambrug prize will make an already competitive field even more heated, as the 7200s battle to take the win and the Camburg schwag home with them!

*$10,000 off a 7200 roller is for a new truck order after the Mint 400.


miss mint 400

The 2012 Miss Mint Competition Voting is LIVE. Who is your favorite? CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL THE COMPETITORS!

The famous Miss Mint 400 competition is back for its 4th consecutive year, bigger, brighter and better! The top prize has been raised to a whopping $5,000 dollars and the lucky winner joins the likes of past winners like Vanna White of TV game show fame and The super-powered Linda Carter. Girls from across the country will compete for the Miss Mint 400 crown, which brings with it the prestigious Miss Mint title, a prize package, national exposure and a professional photo shoot.


mint 400 oakley bomb awards

For the first time ever in Desert Off-Road Racing the prestigious Oakley Bomb Award is being given out to the racers clocking the fastest lap at the 2012 Mint 400. Drivers in three different classes will take home a heavy duty “bomb” trophy of their own to commemorate their scorching lap time.

The Oakley Bomb Award has traditionally been given out to short course off-road racers however Oakley is exciting to allow the Desert drivers a chance to test their mettle and show what they can do over challenging terrain of the 2012 Mint 400 course. Drivers can get their “Bomb” by nuking the rest of the field and throwing down a top lap time in one of the three clases listed below:

Fastest Lap in Unlimited Class
Fastest Lap in Limited Class
Fastest Lap in 1600/2000 Class

mint 400 oakley champions watches

Oakley was created for those who defy all limits, and the Oakley Watch Division is honored to measure those limits as the Official Timekeeper of The 2012 Mint 400. The Mint 400 honors desert racing with thehighest standard of competition. Our Watch Division was founded on those same uncompromising standards of precision, performance and style, and we are proud to be part of a sport that fuels competition by adding octane to innovation.

Overall Champion Unlimited Class (Driver/Co Driver) – 12 Gauge Titanium
Fastest Qualifier Unlimited Class (Driver/ Co Driver) – Gearbox Titanium
Overall Champion Limited Class (Driver/Co Driver) – 12 Gauge White Dial Stainless Steel Bracelet


mint 400 backpacks

Mint 400 Back Packs are now on sale to the general public!  IMPACT, an official sponsor of the 2012 Mint 400, created these back packs specifically for racers.  Each racer and their co-driver will receive a back pack as a gift upon registration.  However, anticipating high demand, IMPACT has now opened sales to the general public and can be bought at


mint 400 azunia tequila

Azuñia Tequila and Mad Media are proud to present the 2012 General Tire Mint 400 Azuñia Tequila Bottle.  Filled with 2 year aged Añejo tequila, the hand blown custom glass bottle has both elegance and resilience.  Corked with a beautifully crafted glass cap, the appearance alone will make owning one of the 1,000 bottles created a collecting delight.  Strong vanilla notes create an array of creamy, buttery flavor.  Having soaked in whisky barrels for its lifetime, the rich Añejo delivers a mouthfeel of attributes.  Known as “the Great American Off-Road Race,” the Mint 400 has a rich history steeped in the drama and excitement of Last Vegas, NV.  Azuñia Tequila is thrilled to partner with the Mint 400 and create a one of a kind presentation of the 2012 General Tire Mint 400 Azuñia Tequila Bottle.

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