Preston Campbell, Ricky Brabec Team Up to Win 2024 BFGoodrich Tires Mint 400 Motorcycle Race

March 10, 2024
Chris Leone

Two of desert motorcycle racing’s finest proved to be an unbeatable combination in Saturday’s BFGoodrich Tires Mint 400 Motorcycle Race, as the JCR Honda duo of Preston Campbell and Ricky Brabec dominated all day. When all was said and done, their #P3 machine finished six laps of a 60-mile course in 7:37:16.1, more than 15 minutes clear of their closest competition.

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“We split up the duty today, and everything went well,” said Brabec, who also won this race alongside Kendall Norman in 2019 in the return of bikes after a 43-year absence. “We did three laps and three laps, and my first lap was probably the smoothest. On the last lap that I just did, the whoops and holes multiplied in size and depth. I’m glad to make it to the finish line, and Preston did a great job!”

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“The morning was a little cold, but not too bad,” added Campbell, who also won the 2023 UNLTD Off-Road Racing season finale at the California 300 in Barstow. “We had to fight the shadows a little bit, but the course was more smooth. The fifth lap was way rougher than the first, and Ricky had an even rougher course on the last one, but the JCR Honda worked really well today.”

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Saturday marked the second straight year that the Open Pro Motorcycle class locked out the top three spots, after multiple class winners were on the overall podium in 2022. 2021 winner Danny Cooper would settle into the second spot on corrected time, while Jesse Canepa would extend his multi-year podium streak as he came home third. Just eight teams of the more than 80 entered were able to finish all six laps of the race before time expired.

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Top finishers from the 2024 BFGoodrich Tires Mint 400 Motorcycle Race were as follows:

  1. #P3 Preston Campbell, Open Pro Motorcycle, 7:37:16.0
  2. #P7 Danny Cooper, Open Pro Motorcycle, 7:56:18.2
  3. #P55 Jesse Canepa, Open Pro Motorcycle, 8:25:49.5
  4. #P12 Kyle Hutcheson, Open Pro Motorcycle, 8:30:30.5
  5. #S01 Wyatt Cooper, Open Sportsman Motorcycle, 8:41:06.0
  6. #S16 Coleman Westbay, Open Sportsman Motorcycle, 8:49:21.1
  7. #P200 Tony Nolen, 201-300cc Pro Motorcycle, 8:59:24.4
  8. #P57 Graydon Smith, Open Pro Motorcycle, 9:30:51.2
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To follow along with the 2024 BFGoodrich Tires Mint 400, visit themint400.com or follow @themint400 on all social media platforms. To watch the live stream and follow along with live timing and tracking, visit themint400.com/live.

About The Mint 400

The Mint 400 is the oldest and most prestigious off-road race in America, and is held each March in the treacherous foothills of Sin City. The multi-day event features a massive vehicle parade down the world famous Las Vegas Strip, a two day festival on historic Fremont Street, and two days of grueling off-road racing on a desolate and punishing 400-mile racecourse. Nearly 65,000 off-road and recreational enthusiasts come to watch 500 race teams in 50+ classes from 25 different states and 15 different countries go door to door, while the Livestream coverage is beamed to over 800,000 viewers worldwide. No other off road race allows fans the thrilling experience of watching the top off-road race teams from around the world battle for fame and glory, in a festival setting – complete with a luxury VIP section. The Mint 400 is “The Great American Off-Road Race”!

About UNLTD Off-Road Racing

The Unlimited Off-Road Racing league was formed by The Martelli Brothers in 2023 after more than a decade of successful desert off-road race promotion, including The Mint 400, The UTV World Championship and The California 300. The league was formed to promote the sport of desert off-road racing, the off-road industry, and to expand the reach of off-road companies beyond the industry and into the homes of every off-road race fan, globally. Key attributes of the newly formed league include large racer car counts, competitive and challenging race courses, safe and family-friendly spectating areas, multiple days of racing and off-road festivities all located near major cities and markets that positively affect the off-road industry. The Martelli Brothers, owners of the motorsports powerhouse production group Mad Media have made it their mission to grow the league into a four race series that showcases the best off-road racers on the best courses in North America.