Sacramento, CA – Sacramento’s Moss Brothers Racing team is heading for the wilds of Nevada to compete in this weekend’s General Tire Mint 400 Off Road race. Brothers Don and Ken Moss will be piloting their stalwart 1979 KC HiLiTES Ford Bronco with the support of their ‘Black Bronco Crew’ as they join nearly 300 racers on the Moapa Indian Reservation north of Las Vegas on Saturday, March 27, intent on winning their third Class 3 title at this event.
The Moss Brothers have been campaigning the same KC HiLiTES Ford Bronco for 10 years now in off road racing and estimate that they have put over 20,000 OFF ROAD miles on it in that time. The Moss Brothers have won seven SCORE Class 3 championships and have 31 class wins in those ten years. The all volunteer ‘Black Bronco Crew’ that supports the Moss Brothers are excited to get back in the dirt after making numerous repairs to the KC HiLiTES Bronco following the punishing SCORE Baja 1000 race last November.
Mint 400 race festivities will start on Wednesday, March 24 with a kick-off party at Hussong’s Cantina at Mandalay Bay. On Thursday, the increasingly popular FanFest on Fremont Street will take place between 6 and 8 pm. Moss Brothers Racing will hopefully be in town in time to participate in Thursday’s events, but will definitely be present and accounted for during Friday’s Contingency and Tech Parade, also on Fremont Street.
This year’s course will feature 4 laps on a 106 mile loop with five pit stops. There is no charge to come watch and there are several spectator areas set up. (See www.snoreracing.net for details). Racing starts at 7 am on Saturday, March 27 and Class 3 will be the third to the last class off the line. This has proven challenging in years past as the KC HiLiTES Bronco will have to battle the dust from the other entries while trying to navigate around other racers who may have already wrecked on course. An eighteen hour time limit has been allowed for completion. The race will be televised on Versus network and is set to air on May 5, but check your local listings for more details.