Branden Sims Scores 2020 BFGoodrich Tires Mint 400 UTV Victory

| March 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

For the second time in his career and the first since 2016, Branden Sims scored the UTV Pro Turbo victory in the BFGoodrich Tires Mint 400 when he took the top spot in Friday’s limited class race. After drawing the second starting spot, Sims was on the first row of racers to start the Great American Off-Road Race and never looked back from the top spot.

“It was a long time coming, but man, was it worth it!” Sims said from the podium. “Today was a great day. We started out front, and never had any other battles we had to worry about. The only battle we had was what was in my mind, about who was in the back trying to sneak up on us. You never know when you’re in front—your car can only do as much as it can do.”

Friday’s race kicked off with Class 5 and quickly moved into the UTV field before including dozens of familiar and unique race classes. From Class 11 Baja Bugs and vintage racers to even military-spec vehicles, the limited race featured just about any type of car, truck, SUV, or buggy imaginable, with driving appearances from UFC fighters Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Brian “T-City” Ortega, Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes, and YouTube sensation Blake Wilkey scattered throughout the eclectic field.

While Sims’ dominance at the front of the field was unmatched, a number of other top drivers were in the hunt for podium finishes all race long. Justin Smith and Jacob Carver spent a large portion of the race battling for second and third, while Mitch Guthrie Jr. overcame a mechanical setback to claw his way back into podium contention. Full results for today’s BFGoodrich Tires Mint 400 limited race will be shared as available.

Action from the BFGoodrich Tires Mint 400 will continue on Saturday at 11AM PT with the unlimited race, headlined by the premier Unlimited Truck class. As always, the event can be streamed live via themint400.com and The Mint 400 Facebook page. For up to date information on this year’s event, and to livestream the action, visit themint400.com or follow @themint400 on social media.
About The Mint 400
Known as “The Great American Off-Road Race™,” The Mint 400 is the most celebrated, prestigious, and challenging off-road race on the planet. This annual four-hundred mile marathon between the top off-road racers in the world includes over four hundred and fifty race teams in twenty-four different classes of off-road vehicles. Established in 1968, The Mint 400 is steeped in American lore. Thousands of racers and celebrities from around the world have attempted to tame the brutal Nevada desert, but less than half of them have ever finished the Mint. An entire week of events lead up to the famed off-road contest in and around Las Vegas, including a vehicle parade down the Las Vegas Strip, a drivers meet and greet, a pit crew challenge contest, the Miss Mint 400 beauty pageant, massive parties, a qualifying race, and a huge ten-block “contingency” gathering on Fremont Street East. Over forty-thousand spectators gather to watch the world’s best off-road race teams do battle at The Mint 400!

About Mad Media
Established in 1995, Mad Media is a San Diego based marketing and creative agency, specializing in adrenalized film and television production. Owners Matt and Josh Martelli have spent over two decades crafting authentic, culturally engaging brand messages in print, web, photography, and film platforms for some of the worlds top brands including Red Bull, BFGoodrich Tires, and Polaris Industries.  Mad Media’s viral film projects, such as the Gymkhana series and XP1K series, have been viewed hundreds of millions of times. From their early days as pioneers of branded viral video content for skateboard companies Osiris and Expedition, to their most recent work spreading the gospel of off-road racing with the world famous Mint 400, Mad Media remains a powerhouse pioneer of digital media. 

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