Shields, Berhorst, Cotter Win 2024 BFGoodrich Tires Mint 400 Youth Races

March 10, 2024
Chris Leone

UNLTD Off-Road Racing's commitment to the future stars of the sport remained as evident as ever on Friday and Saturday, as dozens of top young drivers competed in the 2024 BFGoodrich Tires Mint 400 Youth Races. Brody Berhorst and Mason Cotter split the victories in Friday's races, while Declan Shields dominated the day on Saturday to win both events.

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With nearly 50 youth entries taking part in four races across both Mint 400 race days, the next generation of racers has never been stronger. Saturday’s finishes were a strong example, as Shields had to fend off challenges from both Nixon Nagel in the Youth 170/200 race to open the morning and Landon Morrow in the 250 race shortly after. His combined margin of victory across both of those races was just 10 seconds, showcasing just how closely matched those divisions are.

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For Nagel, the consolation prize was his second 170 Open class win in as many races, after he took the class win in January at the Parker 400. Meanwhile, Youth 1000 winner Mason Cotter improved one spot from last year’s second place in the final running order, while Brody Berhorst took his third consecutive podium in the Youth 570 race with his victory.

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Friday's Youth 570 podium finishers were as follows:

  1. #O544 Brody Berhorst, 32 laps/46:01.923
  2. #Y585 Estella Gaddis, 31 laps
  3. #Y501 Indigo Bartley, 28 laps

Friday's Youth 1000 podium finishers were as follows:

  1. #Y1610 Mason Cotter, 7 laps/48:09.674
  2. #Y1037 Jacob Williamson, 7 laps/49:06.101
  3. #Y1119 Cole Warner, 7 laps/49:48.708
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Saturday’s Youth 170 Open/170 Production/200 podium finishers were as follows:

  1. #159Y Declan Shields, 170 Open, 11 laps/25:38.731
  2. #O099 Nixon Nagel, 170 Open, 11 laps/25:44.626
  3. #O114 Korbin Grinolds, 170 Open, 11 laps/26:36.213

Saturday's Youth 250 podium finishers were as follows:

  1. #Y258 Declan Shields, 12 laps/25:09.538
  2. #Y250 Landon Morrow, 12 laps/25:13.748
  3. #Y212 Wyatt Cotter, 12 laps/26:59.629
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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.