Justin Lofton Overalls at 2015 Best in the Desert Mint 400Posted in Events on March 17, 2015
The 2015 Best in the Desert Mint 400 drew record numbers of crowds, as well as entries. It was the #41 AHBEEF sponsored Trick Truck of Justin Lofton who came blasting across the finish line ahead of second place Robby Gordon. Lofton’s tracker wasn’t working all day, so fans had no idea who was really in the lead. Announcers at the finish line kept fans entertained and on the edge of their seats as everyone would play a waiting game to see just who would cross the finish line first.
“It was pretty amazing, we had our sights set on doing this and here we are” said Lofton. Lofton was able to gain time after Gordon stopped to change a tire. The unlimited race was briefly stopped when a Class 1500 car hit a rolled over truck on the course. The driver and co-driver of the rolled truck were airlifted to a local hospital where they are expected to recover from their injuries.
Mint 400 CEO, Matt Martelli said in a statement, “the safety of our racers is paramount. Best In the Desert Officials stopped the race immediately upon learning of the accident and only resumed after the injured were treated and vehicles removed from the course.” Sam Berri would take the win in Class 1500. The 62-year old races a single seat buggy.
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