The Buck Stops With Luke Johnson At The Mint 400 - race-deZert.com

The Buck Stops With Luke Johnson At The Mint 400

Las Vegas, NV
Luke Johnson has earned his due in racing with wins in short course, at King of the Hammers, and in the desert. His championship seasons in TORC Pro-2, Pro Buggy, and CORR UTV, highlight his driving skill, mechanical aptitude, and versatility. In addition to running his own race preparation and fabrication shop, Luke Johnson Motorsports, he works with his Father, teaching offensive and defensive driving to military special operations units and law enforcement. He has also coached several budding offroad racers, including 2017 MORR/TORC series Super Buggy Champion Michael Meister.

At The Mint 400 offroad race in Las Vegas, Nevada, he will be driving a Brenthel Industries truck #6114 with a brand identity by Bink Designs for Luke Johnson Motorsports in the highly competitive 6100 class. He’s done all the mechanical preparation on the truck, and is driver of record; the buck stops with him.

Luke Johnson, The Mint 400, Multicam, BFGoodrich Tires, Vision Wheel, STEEL-IT, Bink Designs Luke Johnson, The Mint 400, Multicam, BFGoodrich Tires, Vision Wheel, STEEL-IT, Bink Designs
“I feel very fortunate to have this opportunity at The Mint 400,” said Luke, “The Brenthel Industries truck I will be driving has all the latest suspension design updates. When the truck owner offered me this shot, I jumped on it. Instead of racing in the truck as a relief driver, I am the driver of record; my name is on the door. It’s my chance to shine at the Mint 400 for MultiCam, STEEL-IT, and my other sponsors. MultiCam has been a huge sponsor for me. They were on board for my Pro-2 championship.

I am also very happy to have BFGoodrich Tires and Vision Wheels on the truck, and have them across all platforms I am racing this year, short course and in the desert. I own my short course team and my goal is to expand Luke Johnson Motorsports to also include a desert program. My crew and I have done a thorough prep on the truck and feel we can put it on the podium. The Mint 400 is a rough race so we will have to be smart; the course is known to take drivers out. We have to be there in the end to be in contention for the win.”

Luke Johnson will have his work cut out for him. Due to the late entry, he will be running his qualifying lap in the final position. He will have to earn his starting position on a qualifying course torn to shreds from the 49 trucks that go before him. He will have to tap into the same skills he used to qualify the COPS Spec TT number one at the SCORE San Felipe 250, and then again at the Baja 500 in 2017.

Luke hopes to qualify in the top 10, but regardless where he starts, he has proven he can finish on top.

Photography By: Bink Designs

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