Mint 400 in December

mig29

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It’s still wild to me that they aren’t allowing the biggest resource for racing news to report on their race.

MANY major screwups during so-called LIVE coverage

They incorrectly showed Dustin Jones (T978, winner of Pro UTV Turbo)..as a Trophy Lite! He was 2nd physical, following 1st physical finisher (T950, Italian guy), see pic 1. Really hysterical, 1 announcer was saying

"wow, listen to that motor..it's LOUD"

..because it was a FREAKING Trophy Lite (in between Dustin Jones/T978 & Italian guy/T950)!! See last pics, you can see Dustin Jones graphic on TWO vehicles (red TrophyLite & T978)

^^^ It was dark, so they couldn't visually confirm the finishers coming across S/F.

NOBODY (announcers, Mint 400, etc) KNEW what cars were coming into S/F !!

Impossible to figure it out from the LIVE GPS tracking (YB), since they update at different times. LIVE coverage = JOKE, the $$ spent by

racers, sponsors (notably O'Reilly Auto, Harbor Freight, etc), vendors

was wasted. I figure the premium rates charged/$$, should get a partial refund

This info should be sent to Corporate, racers, vendors, etc.

Fishgistics (noted for outing out cheaters as "What a Joke"), would have found it..& reported it. But, he was BANNED. Likely, because Martelli brothers wanted "control". Funny thing, the media-coverage (controlled by Mint 400/Martellis) is itself a JOKE!

"Freedom of the Press" was put in the Consitution by the Founding Fathers of America, to act as check-and-balance against corruption & incompetence.

"Careful what you get..YOU JUST MIGHT GET IT"

Martelli Bros have insured their crumbling "empire", they've removed any "constructive criticism"..for further improvement

The Stokes (who got BONED for their 2020 Mint 400 infield construction work), are still DUE their $$.

"Word travels fast, it's a small community"

I assume O'Reilly Auto & Harbor Freight are getting "fed a line" about exposure (LiveWebCast #'s, quality coverage, etc).

THEY DIDN'T GET IT

Someone needs to work thru the ENTIRE coverage (since 8:30am, I only started watching at 3:30pm), & find any other gaffs


They got the Qualifying results..wrong?

See pic 1, screenshot from LiveWebCast. An RDC poster posted a graphic (from another thread "Who makes best TT"). Or, did Robert Johnson (listed as #2 qualifier), get DQ'd?
 

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mig29

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MANY major screwups during so-called LIVE coverage

They incorrectly showed Dustin Jones (T978, winner of Pro UTV Turbo)..as a Trophy Lite! He was 2nd physical, following 1st physical finisher (T950, Italian guy), see pic 1. Really hysterical, 1 announcer was saying

"wow, listen to that motor..it's LOUD"

..because it was a FREAKING Trophy Lite (in between Dustin Jones/T978 & Italian guy/T950)!! See last pics, you can see Dustin Jones graphic on TWO vehicles (red TrophyLite & T978)

^^^ It was dark, so they couldn't visually confirm the finishers coming across S/F.

NOBODY (announcers, Mint 400, etc) KNEW what cars were coming into S/F !!

Impossible to figure it out from the LIVE GPS tracking (YB), since they update at different times. LIVE coverage = JOKE, the $$ spent by

racers, sponsors (notably O'Reilly Auto, Harbor Freight, etc), vendors

was wasted. I figure the premium rates charged/$$, should get a partial refund

This info should be sent to Corporate, racers, vendors, etc.

Fishgistics (noted for outing out cheaters as "What a Joke"), would have found it..& reported it. But, he was BANNED. Likely, because Martelli brothers wanted "control". Funny thing, the media-coverage (controlled by Mint 400/Martellis) is itself a JOKE!

"Freedom of the Press" was put in the Consitution by the Founding Fathers of America, to act as check-and-balance against corruption & incompetence.

"Careful what you get..YOU JUST MIGHT GET IT"

Martelli Bros have insured their crumbling "empire", they've removed any "constructive criticism"..for further improvement

The Stokes (who got BONED for their 2020 Mint 400 infield construction work), are still DUE their $$.

"Word travels fast, it's a small community"

I assume O'Reilly Auto & Harbor Freight are getting "fed a line" about exposure (LiveWebCast #'s, quality coverage, etc).

THEY DIDN'T GET IT

Someone needs to work thru the ENTIRE coverage (since 8:30am, I only started watching at 3:30pm), & find any other gaffs


They got the Qualifying results..wrong?

See pic 1, screenshot from LiveWebCast. An RDC poster posted a graphic (from another thread "Who makes best TT"). Or, did Robert Johnson (listed as #2 qualifier), get DQ'd?

Something else was pretty obvious during the so-called LiveWebCast -- commentators were injected "fillers" (non racing banter) to cover the dead-time. ALL the LIVE video was from S/F (overhead drones, ground camera) & helicopter (near S/F) -- NO coverage on the famed "brutal Mint 400" course.

That British guy was injected some pretty ridiculous fabrications of the top-runners in Pro UTV Turbo

"Dustin Jones, Italian guy, Sourapas brothers, & xx..this guy is making a MOVE!"

He was simply looking at the YB Tracking & observing map positions. He has NO idea of what's going on!!

Commenters pointed this out, see screen shots

BillBallin69
"We need better racing coverage & less commentators. Fire 2 of them, spend less time on the booth, and spend more time on being able to provide real racing coverage

DHiller:
"Man Yall focus too much time on stories [ past Baja 1000s, etc ]. Can you focus when someone passes on the finish line. Jeez man"

^^^ This. The reason they do "stories" as filler, is that

THERE AREN'T ANY VISUALS [ video ] of RACE ACTION!!!

In EVERY other motorsports (F1, Indycar, NASCAR), they have camera coverage from the track, pits, etc. In Mint 400, there simply ISN'T ANYTHING TO TALK ABOUT race-wise!!

They actually got a director cue of a pit-stop by Phil Blurton. The replay shows him stopping on the track, doing a power-cycle (turn off, turn back on)..as per the commentator.

^^^ THAT ain't a pit stop, for chrissakes!!

Anybody knowledgable in Motorsports would have realized the crockery, & tuned off. If they already haven't, because of the POOR coverage.

Just a bunch of visuals coming in from around S/F (big deal!), with some clowns trying to fake race commentating. See last pic, I feel sorry for them

Again, as per above, a "nice email" to Corporate (O'Reilly Auto, Harbor Freight, etc) should point this out. They DIDN'T get a premium LiveWebCast product, which likely was a phony pitch by the Martellis. 968 Youtube viewers..??

I go back few yrs ago, Ricky Johnson was caught "fumbling over words", when he couldn't figure out who was leading (or what)"

"This truck .. is.. uh I dunno"

Again, NOBODY at the Mint 400 knows what's going on, who the leader is, etc..!! They have a LIVE tracker (YB Tracking) with a bunch of icons on a map (which update at different times). Fishgistics woulda figured this out for everyone. And, he got BANNED!!?? WAJ

The visuals were all around the S/F line (ground, drone, helicopter)..NOTHING from around the "brutal Mint 400" race course. Got BORING..real fast! Then, the commercials (O'Reilly Auto & Harbor Freight). Kinda funny:

"Harbor Freight [ cheap junk from China ], where you get more tool for the money"

Mint 400 = FAKE ("poser") -- they charge PREMIUM rates (racer entries, Corporate sponsors, vendors, etc)..but deliver CHEAP JUNK.

"You get what you pay for"
-- automotive saying

Martellis charge a TON of $$..for JUNK

"It [ Mad Media ] costs a FORTUNE"
-- Dan McMillin

[ McMillins were a Mad Media client ]

"..thank the Martelli family"
-- Cameron Steele

The Martellis boned the Stokes (2020 Mint 400 track contractors, who went above/beyond..), now the spectators are getting BONED. Actually, the latter has been going on for YEARS. Dave Cole & Martellis have some sort of "relationship", the so-called LIVE coverage is from KOTH. Which ITSELF is FAKE -- same thing..NOBODY knows who is leading (on corrected time). Just a bunch of visuals "floating in". Again, Fishgistics would have figured out the "corrected times"

This year, they even got the winner of the Pro UTV Turbo WRONG (Dustin Jones), falsely putting "Dustin Jones" on a red TrophyLite (with commentators exclaiming "wow, that motor's loud!"). That was pretty hilarious
 

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I saw some of the Typical RJ and LR stories about their hay day and their accomplishments. Not paying attention to what’s going on.
 

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Coverage was terrible

Only stomached the talking heads for a few minutes...they had no idea what was going on...like a campfire story fest.
Who was the British guy?
Seems a lot of media is tossing a British accent into their coverage...not sure why...probably some focus group bullshit.

Congrats Dustin Jones.
Also honorable mention to Brandon Sims...2nd I believe at the B1K...now a third.
 

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Sam is in a spec truck. And qualified 13th

Mike
 
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