LAS VEGAS, March 15, 2019 — BFGoodrich® Tires were all over the podium as the dust settled at the 51st Mint 400, known as the Great American Off-Road Race. Justin Lofton, racing on 40-inch BFGoodrich® Baja T/A® KR3 tires, accomplished an unprecedented third Mint 400 overall win.
Finishing nearly three minutes ahead of the next truck, Lofton was asked how he pulled off a third win on the notoriously wild Mint 400 course. Lofton pointed to the BFGoodrich logo on the side of his truck, saying, “It’s our partners and equipment like BFGoodrich that helped us get this win.”
Lofton’s win was rewarded with a $10,000 contingency award from Fox Shox and a $25,000 contingency prize from BFGoodrich.
Brett Sourapas took second place, followed by Jason Voss in third, both racing on the champion BFGoodrich® Baja T/A® KR3, a tire that stole the show at the Mint 400 by taking nine of the top 10 overall finishing positions.
“BFGoodrich is proud to partner with Justin Lofton on his historic third Mint 400 victory. Justin, Brett and Jason all trusted the KR3 to help them grab podium spots in a very competitive race,” said BFGoodrich motorsports manager Peter Calhoun. “When you’re the title sponsor of the race, it means a lot to see your product dominate the race in open competition.”
UTV racers on BFGoodrich tires swept the podium for both Pro Turbo and Naturally Aspirated classes. In the UTV Pro Turbo class, Mitch Guthrie Jr. took the top spot. In the UTV Naturally Aspirated class, 16-year-old BFGoodrich racer Seth Quintero took the top spot. Both were racing on BFGoodrich® Baja T/A® KR2 UTV tires.
BFGoodrich took the top spots in multiple classes over the two days of racing, including Trick Truck, Class 1500, Class 6100, Class 1000, Class 6200, Class 7100, Class 8000, Class 7300, UTV Turbo, UTV Pro and UTV Sportsman.
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