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2013 Mint 400 Desert Race

2013 Mint 400

2013 General Tire Mint 400 Presented by Polaris
2013 General Tire Mint 400 Presented by Polaris

Over 250 off-road race teams, and tens of thousands of off-road enthusiasts converged on Las Vegas, NV for “The Great American Off-Road Race”. Drivers and crews representing 14 different countries, and spanning every continent –  competed in 21 different classes of vehicles during The 2013 General Tire Mint 400 presented by Polaris. The world famous Mint 400 kicked off Wednesday March 20th with the first ever “4wheel Parts Off-Road Vehicle Parade” that featured more than eighty custom built off-road trucks and buggies parading down Las Vegas Boulevard. Festivities continued Thursday afternoon and all day Friday on Fremont Street East, and culminated with the most challenging and brutal off-road race in America on Saturday, March 23rd.

The brutal Mint 400 course featured rocky washes, suffocating silt beds, high-speed graded roads, rock gardens, and the giant rolling jumps. The Casey Folks designed course featured four massive spectating areas where fans can witnesse first-hand the thrilling action of off-road racing.

The 2013 Mint 400 was broken into two races: The “Limited Vehicle” race which begins at 6am and consisted of two laps and 200 miles of racing, and the “Unlimited Vehicle” race which was four laps and 400 miles.  UTVs were off the line just after 6AM and were part of the Limited race.

1934 Scott Kiger / Mark Holz - Polaris RZR XP1934 Scott Kiger / Mark Holz - Polaris RZR XP
1st Pro UTV – 1934 Scott Kiger / Mark Holz – Polaris RZR XP

1936 Joseph & Jerome Vinagro - Polaris RZR XP 41936 Joseph & Jerome Vinagro - Polaris RZR XP 4
2nd Pro UTV – 1936 Joseph & Jerome Vinagro – Polaris RZR XP 4

1917 Derek & Jason Murray - Can-Am Maverick1917 Derek & Jason Murray - Can-Am Maverick
3rd Pro UTV – 1917 Derek & Jason Murray – Can-Am Maverick

1931 Craig Scanlon / Bill Schueler - Polaris RZR XP 41931 Craig Scanlon / Bill Schueler - Polaris RZR XP 4
4th Pro UTV – Craig Scanlon / Bill Schueler – Polaris RZR XP 4

1904 Cory Sappington / Eric Fitch - Can-Am Maverick1904 Cory Sappington / Eric Fitch - Can-Am Maverick
5th Pro UTV – 1904 Cory Sappington / Eric Fitch – Can-Am Maverick

1988 Lacrecia Beurrier - Polaris RZR 8001988 Lacrecia Beurrier - Polaris RZR 800
1st Sportsman (6th overall within UTVs) – #1988 Lacrecia Beurrier – Polaris RZR 800

2013 Mint 400 UTV Finish Order (Overall listed in order of corrected time finish):

PRO

  1. 1934 Scott Kiger / Mark Holz – Polaris RZR XP – 4:40:17 – 5th Overall
  2. 1936 Joseph & Jerome Vinagro – Polaris RZR XP 4 – 4:59:04 – 10th Overall
  3. 1917 Derek & Jason Murray – Can-Am Maverick – 4:59:06 – 11th Overall
  4. 1931 Craig Scanlon / Bill Schueler – Polaris RZR XP 4 – 5:06:27 – 12th Overall
  5. 1904 Cory Sappington / Eric Fitch – Can-Am Maverick – 5:20:31 – 15th Overall
  6. 1919 Brandon Schueler / Blake Van de Loo – Polaris RZR XP 4 – 5:46:28 – 21st Overall
  7. 1984 Tyson Gray & Sterling Dennet – Can-Am Commander – 5:51:13 – 23rd Overall

Sportsman

  1. 1988 Lacrecia & Eric Beurrier – Polaris RZR 800 – 5:26:01 – 17th Overall and 6th within UTVs

SR1

  1. 1991 Cody & Alan Frisby – 5:33:27 – 19th Overall and 7th within UTVs

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1985 Yamaha Rhino SR11986 Desert Toyz1984 Rowdy Dawg Racing - Can-Am Commander1998 Aldrich Racing - Can-Am Commander

1997 Can-Am Commander1920 Can-Am Maverick - Bristol Performance1980 Yamaha Rhino SR11961 John Deere Gator 825i with Apex

1972 SR11911 Scott Martinez - John Deere Gator RSX850i1918 Cognito Motorsports - Polaris RZR XP 41944 Tod Stephensen - Arctic Cat Wildcat

Tech & Contingency on Freemont Street East

FOX at The Mint 400Freemont Street EastCan-Am MaverickJohn Deere Gator RSX850i

The Mint 400, Freemonth Street - Cognito MotorsportsThe Mint 400, Freemonth StreetThe Mint 400, Freemonth Street - HCR RacingThe Mint 400 - Kingpin Polaris RZR XP 4

The Mint 400, Freemonth Street - YoshimuraThe Mint 400, Freemonth Street - Arctic Cat Wildcat - Burt JennerThe Mint 400, Freemonth Street

2013 Mint 400 UTV Pro and SR1 Signup List:

  • 1904 Cory Sappington – Can-Am Maverick
  • 1905 Marc Burnett – Can-Am Maverick (Did Not Start)
  • 1911 Scott Martinez – John Deere Gator RSX850i
  • 1917 Jason Murray – Can-Am Maverick
  • 1918 Justin Lambert – Polaris RZR XP 4
  • 1919 Brandon Schueler – Polaris RZR XP 4
  • 1920 Michael Lansky – Can-Am Maverick
  • 1931 Craig Scanlon – Polaris RZR XP 4
  • 1933 Burt Jenner – Arctic Cat Wildcat
  • 1934 Scott Kiger – Polaris RZR XP
  • 1936 Joseph R. Vinagro – Polaris RZR XP 4
  • 1943 Gabe Guerin – Polaris RZR XP 4
  • 1944 Todd Stephensen – Arctic Cat Wildcat
  • 1946 Christina Perkins – Polaris RZR XP
  • 1961 Matt Krimple – John Deere Gator 825i / Apex
  • 1965 Pierre Burns – SR1
  • 1970 Justin Felker
  • 1972 Frankie Esquivel – SR1
  • 1979 Jeff Kary – SR1
  • 1980 Brad Griego – SR1

2013 Mint 400 Sportsman UTV Signup List:

  • 1985 Roland Silva – SR1
  • 1986 Chris W Edwards – Polaris RZR XP
  • 1988 Lacrecia Beurrier – Polaris RZR
  • 1991 Cody Frisby
  • 1997 Jim Sharp – Can-Am Commander
  • 1998 Monty Aldrich – Can-Am Commander

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