Class 11 at the Mint 400

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Hey all,

For the fourth year running, the Martelli Brothers, who own the Mint 400, and Best in the Desert have set aside slots for Class 11s. They are strong supporters of old school racing and, as they have in the past, are making a special deal for Class 11 teams.


The entry fee for Class 11s is $1000 and they are including two nights comp'd at Buffalo Bill’s Resort and Casino in Jean out near the start line. I suspect we will be getting space on Contingency Row if you want to put up a display to support your sponsors. As with past years, we will be doing two laps of the 100 mile course. Because we are a Limited Class, we have to be done with racing before the Unlimited vehicles start.


When registration for the Mint opens, you will have to move quickly, as we expect a big turnout for the 50th Anniversary of the race. We’ve had a couple of teams lollygag and they didn’t get to race because all the slots were filled. (If we don’t reserve them, they go to other classes, like those shifty-looking Class 9 people.)


If you or someone you love is interested in racing the Mint, you can contact me at jim@themint400.com .


Here’s a quickie FAQ based on what I’ve been asked in the past…


Q. When is the race?
A. Race Week is March 7-11. Race is Saturday, March 10.


Q. Can I keep my 11XX number?
A. Best in the Desert already has a Class 11 and it’s not us. We’ll be 51XX, so you need to prepare new number plates.


Q. ZOMG, HOW COME ONLY 200 MILES?! IN THE OLD MINT WE DID ALL THE MILES!
A. Yes, in some past Mint 400s, Class 11s did all 400 miles. But I’m (still) writing the first book on the history of the Mint and, point of fact, sometimes Class 11s did all 400 miles, some years they did less. Some years they didn’t even have Class 11. For 2018, it's two laps. Turn that frown upside down.


Q. What days are the hotel room for?
A. They are for Friday and Saturday night. The race is on Saturday.


Q. But what if I want to get there earlier?
A. You can, if you reserve in advance, pay for the room for whatever extra days you want.


Q. Can I get in the parade?
A. I can probably hook you up, but you need to be in Vegas by Wednesday morning of Race Week at the latest and you have to tell me way in advance because participation is capped at something like 100 vehicles and it’s first come, first served.


Q. Can I lead the parade? (Seriously, someone asked me this).
A. Yeah, no.


Q. What rule book are you using?
A. If you are a SCORE-tagged car, you should be good to go.


Q. What’s the prize money?
A. I don’t know yet, but I’ll keep you in the loop.


Q. Who is signed up so far?
A. Robert Johnson, Scott Weir (5156), Jereme Wade Robinson, Jorge Ventura (5181), Mauro Diaz (5106), Scott Small (5150), Alex Rivas (5149) and Julie Boyer (5100) and Robert Wolfe (5199). Robert Morgan (HSD) 5169


Q. What can I do to ensure I get an automatic rear start?
A. Attach a concert rider that includes M&Ms, deli plates and Fiji Water with your application (Dave Bolles). Keep changing the name on your hotel reservation (Robert Johnson). Asking if you can have the number 5100 when you didn’t actually win last year (You know who you are).


Q. Are you ever going to buy me that McDonalds meal you owe me because you lost that bet?
A. Yes, Dave Hendrickson. This year for sure.
 

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Copied from the Class 11 Facebook page.


Hey all,

For the fourth year running, the Martelli Brothers, who own the Mint 400, and Best in the Desert have set aside slots for Class 11s. They are strong supporters of old school racing and, as they have in the past, are making a special deal for Class 11 teams.


The entry fee for Class 11s is $1000 and they are including two nights comp'd at Buffalo Bill’s Resort and Casino in Jean out near the start line. I suspect we will be getting space on Contingency Row if you want to put up a display to support your sponsors. As with past years, we will be doing two laps of the 100 mile course. Because we are a Limited Class, we have to be done with racing before the Unlimited vehicles start.


When registration for the Mint opens, you will have to move quickly, as we expect a big turnout for the 50th Anniversary of the race. We’ve had a couple of teams lollygag and they didn’t get to race because all the slots were filled. (If we don’t reserve them, they go to other classes, like those shifty-looking Class 9 people.)


If you or someone you love is interested in racing the Mint, you can contact me at jim@themint400.com .


Here’s a quickie FAQ based on what I’ve been asked in the past…


Q. When is the race?
A. Race Week is March 7-11. Race is Saturday, March 10.


Q. Can I keep my 11XX number?
A. Best in the Desert already has a Class 11 and it’s not us. We’ll be 51XX, so you need to prepare new number plates.


Q. ZOMG, HOW COME ONLY 200 MILES?! IN THE OLD MINT WE DID ALL THE MILES!
A. Yes, in some past Mint 400s, Class 11s did all 400 miles. But I’m (still) writing the first book on the history of the Mint and, point of fact, sometimes Class 11s did all 400 miles, some years they did less. Some years they didn’t even have Class 11. For 2018, it's two laps. Turn that frown upside down.


Q. What days are the hotel room for?
A. They are for Friday and Saturday night. The race is on Saturday.


Q. But what if I want to get there earlier?
A. You can, if you reserve in advance, pay for the room for whatever extra days you want.


Q. Can I get in the parade?
A. I can probably hook you up, but you need to be in Vegas by Wednesday morning of Race Week at the latest and you have to tell me way in advance because participation is capped at something like 100 vehicles and it’s first come, first served.


Q. Can I lead the parade? (Seriously, someone asked me this).
A. Yeah, no.


Q. What rule book are you using?
A. If you are a SCORE-tagged car, you should be good to go.


Q. What’s the prize money?
A. I don’t know yet, but I’ll keep you in the loop.


Q. Who is signed up so far?
A. Robert Johnson, Scott Weir (5156), Jereme Wade Robinson, Jorge Ventura (5181), Mauro Diaz (5106), Scott Small (5150), Alex Rivas (5149) and Julie Boyer (5100) and Robert Wolfe (5199). Robert Morgan (HSD) 5169


Q. What can I do to ensure I get an automatic rear start?
A. Attach a concert rider that includes M&Ms, deli plates and Fiji Water with your application (Dave Bolles). Keep changing the name on your hotel reservation (Robert Johnson). Asking if you can have the number 5100 when you didn’t actually win last year (You know who you are).


Q. Are you ever going to buy me that McDonalds meal you owe me because you lost that bet?
A. Yes, Dave Hendrickson. This year for sure.

I think all our FAQ’s will work like this moving forward.


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I would love to use last year the 4700 since we won in 2016, but will be there, no matter what, will be trying to do another awesome run !

Victor Gasca/Alex Rivas #5149 View attachment 188340


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Count in BajaORS Motorsports in our still new Class 11 that we made for the Baja 1000.
 

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The Johnson/Mahoney Racing #5189 will be looking to go back to our MINT 400 winning ways.........PM for side bet information
 

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Scratching, scraping, scooting, and pinching...The Small Time XXX Motorsports Class 11 bug isn't quite finished yet...but I know Scott is hard at it, and my wallet is losing weight just like me.
 

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Class 11 MINT 400 side bet is $200.......must be pre-paid at tech or in the pits prior to the drop of the green flag. (Winner take all) In the event that a side bet contributor does not win, the pot will go the best finisher entered in the side bet and winnings will be delivered to the award ceremony. Find the Johnson Racing #5189 to get in on the action.
 

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5117 IS READY, HAD A GREAT TIME IN SAN FELIPE DEZERT MAYHEM, "EL TROMP" IS ON.

WE MIGHT HAVE AN AWSOME TEAMMATE TO GO FOR THAT PODIUM FINISH...

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MaymesORS

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Class 11 MINT 400 side bet is $200.......must be pre-paid at tech or in the pits prior to the drop of the green flag. (Winner take all) In the event that a side bet contributor does not win, the pot will go the best finisher entered in the side bet and winnings will be delivered to the award ceremony. Find the Johnson Racing #5189 to get in on the action.

WE ARE ON FOR THE SIDE BET !!
 

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Can’t wait to meet Hector and the ORS crew at the Mint.

#5157 (1157)

I'm working our with Jim Graham for an alternate payment method, we are coming up from Mexico and it's not easy to send a US Check... hope to work this out.

Will meet your for sure in the Mint !! Thanks Buddy.
 

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Just my 2 pesos - you 11 guys are awesome. We came from NZ in '16 to check out the mint and loved every minute. One of my favorite pics of the trip is my girlfriend sitting in an 11 at tech. Great group of people who must have titanium vertebrae!
 

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Just my 2 pesos - you 11 guys are awesome. We came from NZ in '16 to check out the mint and loved every minute. One of my favorite pics of the trip is my girlfriend sitting in an 11 at tech. Great group of people who must have titanium vertebrae!

You gotta get with the lingo mate. The class 11 guys have "huevos de acero" Look it up. ;)
 
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