Downtown Las Vegas - The Las Vegas off-road racing event and the most prestigious off-road race in America took a big step in its 2015 showing as record crowds were reported on Fremont St for the Mint 400 this year.
As tradition dictates , Mint 400 race cars go through their final inspection, also known as Tech, on the world renowned Fremont St in Downtown Las Vegas giving fans an opportunity to see the trophy trucks up close and mingle with the race car drivers.
The Mint 400 is known as the roughest desert race course in the world as each lap is 100 miles long and winds its way through the unforgiving Southern Nevada desert.
The race was temporarily stopped to allow medical teams to treat 2 injured racers who were transported by helicopter to a nearby hospital.
Trick Truck driver, Justin Lofton, took the overall win.
The first Mint 400 race took place in 1976. Trick Trucks in the unlimited class have over 1,000 horse power can go 140 miles an hour and cost up to $500,000