2020 THE MINT 400 UTV CLASS RESULTS NOW OFFICIAL

Robby Gordon striped of win

This years Mint 400 was a battle of brands with over 100 teams fighting in nearly 10 classes for the crown. So far the UTV class results are unofficial but here’s the podiums in several classes.

In the Pro Turbo ranks, Branden Sims lead wire to wire taking his second Mint win. Sims was trailed all day by fellow Polaris RZR teammate Jacob Carver. Dustin Jones brought his S3 Powersports Can-Am X3 home in third.

   At the start of the day, the big question is how well will the Hondas do? Unfortunately, both of the new Proctor Racing Talons failed to finish. 

Two youth drivers also turned heads in the full sized UTV Classes. Twelve year old Jake Olliges took another first in the Rally class driving an X3. He shared driving duties with his Off-Road racing Icon father Steve Olliges. Even more impressive, is that 11 year old Ruslan Yankilevich piloted his Polaris RS1 by himself for three laps and finished 10th in UTV Rally way passed his bed time.

The major news out of the official results is that Robby Gordon was striped of his Pro N/A UTV win. The Mint 400 describes the penalty below.

2020 Mint 400 Race Penalties and Disqualifications

Following thorough research into each race incident, we have come to the following decisions regarding race incidents:

● Robby Gordon – Class UTV Pro NA – #1971

  • ○  Incident
    • Driving with no co-driver for a 35 mi stretch of racecourse
    • Utilizing an unregistered person in a co-driver position for 1 full lap of therace.
  • ○  Determination – Driver is Disqualified from the race

■ Reason – Having an unlicensed/unregistered driver in the co-driver position for 1 full lap of the race

  • ○  The incident of driving with no co-driver for a 35 mi stretch was allowed via Pit A Captain due to a medical emergency.
  • ○  The incident of short coursing was evaluated. It was determined that this was done by several other racers as well and is being allowed due to confusion with course markings.

So, the official podium results are below.

PRO TURBO PODIUM

Branden Sims…Polaris RZR XPT4

Jacob Carver…Polaris RZR XPT4

Dustin Jones….Can-Am Maverick X3

PRO N/A PODIUM 

Adrian Orellana…Polaris RZR XP4

Kaden Wells…Polaris RZR XP4

Joe Bolten…Polaris RZR XP

PRO UNLIMITED PODIUM

Travis Zollinger…Can-Am Maverick X3

Eric Phillips…Can-Am Maverick X3

Jeremiah Drew…Can-Am Maverick X3

UTV RALLY PODIUM

Jack Olliges…Can-Am Maverick X3

Cameron Meister…Can-Am Maverick X3

Lucas Kassity…Textron Wildcat XX

UTV SPORTSMAN PODIUM

Hector Jimenez…Polaris RZR XP

Elijah Kiger…Polair XP

Billy Wilson…Can-Am Maverick X3

 

Full Overall Results Here.

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