Rob MacCachren Takes Emotional Mint 400 Win

Rob MacCachren Takes Emotional Mint 400 Win

It wasn’t the way Rob MacCachren wanted to win the Mint 400. Luke McMillin was the top qualifier, started out front and had the lead the entire race. In the final 5 miles late into the evening there was a thick layer of dust hanging over the dry lake bed north of Primm. Rob MacCachren was just a minute behind Luke. As Luke dodged lap traffic he slowed for a 90 degree turn on the course. Rob MacCachren clipped Luke accidentally, causing Luke’s truck to roll over at least four times. MacCachren immediately stopped to help and offered to roll Luke back over. The rescue team was seconds away. Luke yelled to MacCachren to go finish and win the race. Rob refused. Luke spent the next few minutes trying to convince Rob to go finish the Mint 400. Reluctantly, Rob headed towards the finish line. He was distraught and emotional as he arrived. Minutes later Luke arrived at the finish with Rob still apologizing. The two won the Baja 1000 together a couple weeks earlier. Both stood on the podium, their friendship and comradery stronger than any race.

Casey Currie claimed a win in class 1. Brent Fox won in the Spec Class while Chase Warren secured the Class 10 win.

Just a day earlier in the limited race, Dustin Jones took home his first ever Mint 400 win, racing a Can-AM. The Pro-UTV driver finished 4 laps in eight hours, twenty-eight minutes and seventeen seconds. Vito Ranuio had led the race most of the day, but Jones finished first on corrected time.

Over in the motorcycle race, Danny Cooper and Jacob Argubright went head to head with Cooper coming out on top, completing six laps in just over nine hours.

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