Polaris has been a big supporter of desert racing in recent years, providing factory support for multiple race teams. Now Polaris has been announced as the presenting sponsor for the 2013 General Tire Mint 400. According to Polaris, there are more RZRs entered in The Mint 400 than any other vehicle.
“We are thrilled to have Polaris as the presenting sponsor for the 2013 Mint 400,” says Mint 400 CEO Matt Martelli. “The UTV Class has exploded in growth over the past few years because they are affordable to campaign and virtually race-ready from the showroom floor. You can literally go buy a Polaris RZR from a dealer – and with a few modifications be out racing the next weekend! It’s really exciting to watch people get into these vehicles and then become die-hard off-road race fans!”
“Polaris is honored to be the presenting sponsor of a race as legendary as The Mint 400,” says Craig Scanlon, general manager, Recreational Off-Road Vehicles for Polaris. “The Mint has a rich history that puts off-road racing right in the heart of Las Vegas. From racers and celebrities tackling the brutal Nevada desert to the festivities surrounding the race, such as a pre-race display on Fremont St., The Mint is a celebration of off-road racing and Polaris is excited to be part of it.”
The 2013 General Tire Mint 400 presented by Polaris, begins Wednesday March 20th, and will continue through Sunday, March 24. The most hardened off-road racers in the world, as well as more than 20,000 off-road racing enthusiasts and fans will descend upon Las Vegas to race, spectate and party during the four days of events surrounding The Mint 400. The Mint 400 hosts racers from every continent, competing in 22 different classes of race vehicles across 400 miles of brutal Nevada desert, for the chance to earn the coveted Mint 400 Class Championship, and host of cash and prizes. The Mint 400 festivities and race spectating are completely free and open to the public.