Re-Cap of our trip to The Mint 400

by | Apr 13, 2020 | General | 0 comments

A few weeks ago, we headed out to The Mint 400 also known as the Great American off-road race, held in Las Vegas, NV. We have been attending this race for many years, and I have to say, the detail that the Martelli Brothers and their team put into this is pretty darn impressive! I was watching “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” the other night, and all though it’s a strange movie, it was great to see some of the details that are still incorporated in today’s race, which is pretty amazing. A few years ago Theresa received one of the famous limited edition decanters when she raced, and they truly are a work of art in their own! After watching the movie and seeing the decanters in it, this made me realize that even though I knew they would be a collectors item, also seeing it as a piece of history made me love the sport even more. Because this truly is what we have a passion for! So, it’s just awesome to be able to cherish these moments that we have together and be apart of history!

This year we did things a little different… While every year we have a great time and get to meet so many amazing people and see old friends. This year did not disappoint, but we did change things up by beginning our trip in the dirt. We went off-roading, all the way from Barstow to State line. Once at the Mint we got to meet new friends, saw some old friends, taught some classes with the Real Deal Renegades, went to parties, stayed in Old town Vegas, walked the Off-Road festival, went to a concert and watched some off-road racing! It was quite a week, life doesn’t get much better than this! It truly was an epic time and I can’t wait to go again next year. I hope that ALL OF YOU can one day join us in experiencing this off-road race and a part of history!

We will be starting an email list for anyone that would like to know about next year’s adventures. So sign up NOW. It’s always the first week of March so make sure to mark your calendars!

I can’t thank The Mint 400 enough for suggesting for us go out and do this. Thanks Matt for everything!

Below is some highlights of our 5 day Adventure…… Hope you can join us next year!

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Gmail
  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Gmail
  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Gmail
  • LinkedIn

Off-Roading to The Mint 400….Barstow to Vegas!

We left on Wednesday and headed to Barstow, CA where we hit the dirt at the Lake Delores water park that is located just off the 15 Fwy and ended the trip at Primm, NV overlooking the solar field.

We headed down Powerline road that was a total of 209 miles in the dirt. We stopped on the way a few times to check out the sights and had lunch at the Coliseum mine, which was truly epic. Make sure to check out our photos below of all the great places we stopped and a video that Auto Revolution made of the trip.

We took 3 of our LGE-CTS Motorsports vehicles on the trip with us. Our Ford Super Duty did not make it our on the dirt since it was carrying most of the Real Deal supplies for the booth but our Ford Expedition and Ford Ranger were out there tearing it up with its Icon Vehicle Dynamic suspension systems.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Gmail
  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Gmail
  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Gmail
  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Gmail
  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Gmail
  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Gmail
  • LinkedIn

I would like to give a huge shout out to Dirt Dynamics for helping lead the trip and pre-run it with us.

If you are looking for a cool umbrella or flag pole holder for your truck or SxS, make sure to check out their website at https://dirtdynamix.com/

We have one on our Ford Ranger and it’s pretty awesome to be able to get out of the sun when you are tailgating at your favorite event or just hanging out in the desert for a quick stop.

Auto Revolution did a short video of our off-road trip… Check it out!

If you have never checked out AutoRevolution.com , You should! They have some great video and shows. It’s a great time to catch up on their content with all this free time!

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Gmail
  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Gmail
  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Gmail
  • LinkedIn

Real Deal out at the Off-Road Festival

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Gmail
  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Gmail
  • LinkedIn
The Real Deal Renegades came along for the trip and set up their booth on Thursday and Friday at the Off-Road Festival in downtown LV, where they taught welding and painting classes to the spectators that stopped by. One of my favorite things about the Real Deal Renegades is watching how excited these girls get to share their talents with others and to see how excited people get when they learn something new! Theresa and Kayla were teaching paint classes but both have their different style and techniques. Ashley was out there teaching welding

Another Huge thanks to The Mint 400 for their support of Real Deal Revolution , which is a 501c3 non-profit. We all had an amazing time and the races were always great to watch. I can’t wait until next year! Make sure to mark your calendars for next year’s race and event … you don’t want to miss!

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Gmail
  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Gmail
  • LinkedIn
Theresa was teaching pinstriping and Kayla was teaching Helmet art. Both are super talented girls and it is just awesome to sit there and watch them share their magic.
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Gmail
  • LinkedIn
One of the newest Renegades is Ashley. She has been helping teach classes for the last few events and she is doing an amazing job.

This is a photo of her showing our friend Brian from Bink’s design’s son how to weld.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Gmail
  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Gmail
  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Gmail
  • LinkedIn

For more photos visit our website at …… www.lge-cts.com

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Gmail
  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Gmail
  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Gmail
  • LinkedIn

Race Day….Race Day…..Race Day!

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Gmail
  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Gmail
  • LinkedIn

Race Day….Race Day….Race Day….Who doesn’t love Race Day? Am I right?

Race day is one of my favorite days, the smell of race trucks in the air is a beautiful thing. The races start super early and have different start times throughout the morning depending on the class you are in. Of course, we were out there cheering on all of our friends and our favorite teams that were out racing and it was super fun to see some of them cross that finish line. It’s amazing to see the time and effort that goes into racing. The passion and love these guys and girls have been beyond anything I have ever seen. So, it is truly an honor to cheer, scream, cry and laugh with these teams of amazing people.

After the races were dying down we headed over to the VIP tents, listened to the amazing race commentators, looked at some awesome walls of art filled with old photos of past races, drank some great beer, and had some amazing food.

Like I said earlier, its a great time and the Martelli Brothers and their team do an amazing job bringing in all the best of the best. I don’t have all the stats on the races, but below are some links to catch up on the latest news and some cool gear that you might have missed.

Well, Folks, that is all for now, hope you enjoyed our newsletter.

Till next time!

-Sara and the LGE-CTS Crew-
To catch up on all the News from The Mint 400….Visit their news page Here.
Missed the Mint 400….Grab your Gear Here!

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This