Kyle Jergensen brought home his first career Mint 400 victory over the weekend. The Mint 400 race returned to the Nevada desert with some of the biggest names in the sport off-road racingJustin Lofton started out front after posting the fastest qualifying time. It wasn’t long before Ryan Arciero, who qualified third took over the lead. Unfortunately for Arciero, a motor issue would take him out of the race in the early afternoon. Rob MacCachren moved into the lead. Sharing driving duties with his son Cayden, the duo struggled to maintain their lead. When the dust settled, Jergensen had made his move to the front by the time he hit the checkered flag.
“(This win) means a lot for me and my team,” Jergensen said after crossing the finish line in Primm. “The Brenthel team works so hard, and it’s another big team win for them. The race has to come to you, and it did. We were just kind of staying patient behind Rob (MacCachren), we saw a trail of oil, and then we saw Rob pulled over, but after that we had our bundle of issues. Once we got oil put back in it at Pit B by our crew, it ran great. There was a little excitement on the last lap, but everything else ran great.”
James Dean took a win in Class 1, Nick Isenhour took a spec truck win and a day earlier in the limited race, Dustin Jones took the overall win in a Can-Am UTV, going back to back.