Shelby Hall Debuts as Driver of Record in 2017 Mint 400Posted in News on February 2, 2017 0) (
There are certain names in motorsports that are synonymous with a legacy of competition: Earnhardt, Andretti, and certainly in the off-road–racing community, Hall. Shelby Hall, the granddaughter of legendary off-road and Baja 1000 racer Rod Hall starts a new chapter in her career as Driver of Record in the Mint 400 this year. Adding to the significance is driving her grandfather’s restored 1968 Ford Bronco in the Vintage class and not having any members of her family on her racing team. Hall will compete with Amy Lerner, an experienced off-road competitor with experience in the Gazelle Rally, Australian Safari Rally, and most recently as navigator in the all-women’s Rebelle Rally.
Although this is Hall’s debut as driver of record, she is no stranger to off-road motorsports competition. She joined Rod Hall racing in 2012, competed in the Baja 1000, and has driven such diverse vehicles as her grandfather’s Bronco, a 1981 Dodge D40, and Hummer H1 and H2 to podium finishes. This year’s Mint 400 will be Hall’s second entry in the race.
Although a vintage icon in the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame, the Bronco is not afraid to get dirty, having been pulled out of display duty and refurbished to compete in the 2015 NORRA Mexican 1000 race. To this day, the Bronco holds the distinction of being the only four-wheel-drive vehicle to win the Baja 1000 overall. The 2017 Mint 400 runs from March 2-5 and will be covered by NBC Sports.
Source: Rod Hall Racing