Compton, California (March 7, 2017) – 4 Wheel Parts President and CEO, Greg Adler, raced to the 4400 Class win in this past weekend’s Mint 400 off-road race in the grueling desert just outside of Las Vegas, Nevada. Teaming up with off-road racing icon, Rob MacCachren, the duo attacked the three 116-mile loops in a blistering time that saw them completing the 348-mile race nearly an hour ahead of their nearest competitor. The victory came just three weeks after they battled to the finish line in the King of the Hammers event in Johnson Valley, California.
“I can’t say enough about our team,” said Adler. “We made the decision to run the Mint 400 after Hammers and Brian Kirby and Justin Bodewitz busted their tails preparing to get us ready to race. Racing over 500 miles of some of the most grueling terrain imaginable in the last three weeks, this car has taken a ton of abuse. The guys gave us a great car and we had zero issues the entire day.”
Taking the start, MacCachren set a pace that saw the #4444 quickly put a 20-minute gap on the field before turning the car over to Adler for the second and third laps. As the course deteriorated and became littered with vehicles that had succumbed to the desert and attrition, Adler increased the lead with each subsequent lap in bringing home the Team 4 Wheel Parts Ultra4 to the checkered flag and a resounding class win.
“We had a lot of fun racing today,” Adler said. “We hopped in the car with a nice lead and set off to find our pace, keep moving forward and not make any mistakes. As the race went on, the course got rougher, but as we were counting down the miles to the finish, it started to sink in that we were headed to our first Mint 400 win. Some of my first races in the early ‘90s were at the Mint 400, so to come back here and bring home a win is extremely special. This really is a bucket list moment for me.”
For Adler and Team 4 Wheel Parts, the triumph put the exclamation point on a week of Mint 400 festivities that exemplified the renaissance of the iconic event as it has returned to its former glory. The week kicked off with the 4 Wheel Parts vehicle procession that saw the #4444 leading the field of competitors down the famed Las Vegas strip on Wednesday and continued through Friday with a festive contingency party.
“The Martelli Brothers have brought The Mint 400 back from the ashes to become the biggest desert race in the nation,” said Adler. “They have restored the Mint 400 to glory with its pageantry and a nod toward tradition. Honoring the history of the sport and paying homage to the legends that laid the foundation, not only for this event, but for off-road racing, make it a truly distinctive experience. We’re proud to be a part of this historic race and look forward to attending for years to come.”
Greg Adler Motorsports is Supported by:
4 Wheel Parts · BFGoodrich Tires · ODYSSEY Battery · MagnaFlow Exhaust · AMP Research / AVS · LUND · Rigid Industries · G2 Axle & Gear · Bushwacker · Makita Industrial Power Tools · Impact Racing · MasterCraft Safety · King Shocks · K&N Filters · FiberwerX · AAM
About 4 Wheel Parts
4 Wheel Parts is the global leader in truck, Jeep, SUV and off-road performance products. With 78 locations across the U.S. and Canada and growing, 4 Wheel Parts Service Centers install all the products they sell. Maintaining the nation’s largest inventory of off-road tires, wheels, suspension products, and accessories, 4 Wheel Parts serves customers across the country and around the globe. Life is Better Off-Road™. Visit them at 4wheelparts.com or call toll-free 877-474-4821.
Compton, California (February 28, 2017) Global leader in off-road performance product sales and installation, 4 Wheel Parts, is among the sponsors of the Mint 400 held March 1-5 at the Nevada state line, with multiple activities scheduled in Las Vegas. In addition to leading the vehicle procession down the famed Las Vegas Strip, 4 Wheel Parts President and CEO Greg Adler will compete in the “The Great American Off-Road Race” on Saturday, March 4.
The annual Polaris RZR Mint 400 presented by BFGoodrich Tires began in 1968 with six classes and today it boasts over 20 as it attracts the sport’s elite from around the country. Team 4 Wheel Parts driver Greg Adler returns to the iconic event in his #201 4400 Class Jeep after completing the King of the Hammers Race earlier in the month.
The event also marks the fifth straight year 4 Wheel Parts participates as a sponsor of the Mint 400 Vehicle Parade featuring race vehicles in a procession down the Strip on Wednesday, March 1. Powered by ODDYSSEY Battery, the 10-mile parade will give off-road enthusiasts an up close look at over 350 of the world’s most rugged off-road vehicles before they compete.
“The Mint 400 has a rich history dating back to the origins of off-road racing in the wide open Nevada desert,” said Greg Adler, President and CEO of 4 Wheel Parts. “Kicking off the festivities with 4 Wheel Parts Vehicle Parade presented by ODDYSSEY Battery with all that horsepower roaring down the Strip is quite a sight for fans. When you combine that with contingency and activities right in the heart of downtown on Fremont Street, it’s developed into so much more than an off-road race. We’re proud to share in the continued legacy of this storied event.”
Thursday, March 2 at 11 a.m., time trials sponsored by Method Race Wheels will commence and teams competing in the Pit Crew Challenge will have a chance at 7:30 that night to qualify and compete in the single elimination contest. The Limited Race gets underway at 6 a.m. Saturday, March 4, with the Unlimited class race beginning at 12:30 p.m.
The Mint 400 began in 1968 and after a 20-year hiatus, the legendary race resumed in Las Vegas in 2008. The 400-mile battle pits the world’s premier off-road racers against each other. Among the stars who have competed in past races are actors Patrick Dempsey and James Garner and celebrated off-road champions Mickey Thompson and Walker Evans.
Greg Adler Motorsports is Supported by:
4 Wheel Parts · BFGoodrich Tires · ODYSSEY Battery · MagnaFlow Exhaust · AMP Research / AVS · LUND · Rigid Industries · G2 Axle & Gear · Bushwacker · Makita Industrial Power Tools · Impact Racing · MasterCraft Safety · FOX Racing Shox · K&N Filters · FiberwerX · AAM
About 4 Wheel Parts
4 Wheel Parts is the global leader in truck, Jeep, SUV and off-road performance products. With 77 locations across the U.S. and Canada and growing, 4 Wheel Parts Service Centers install all the products they sell. Maintaining the nation’s largest inventory of off-road tires, wheels, suspension products, and accessories, 4 Wheel Parts serves customers across the country and around the globe. Life is Better Off-Road™. Visit them at 4wheelparts.com or call toll-free 877-474-4821.
Compton, California (March 8, 2016) – Las Vegas is geared up for the Polaris Mint 400 off-road race presented by BFGoodrich Tires this weekend and 4 Wheel Parts is revved up for an exciting week of activities as an official sponsor. President and CEO, Greg Adler will represent Team 4 Wheel Parts in the grueling “Great American Off-Road Race” on the outskirts of Sin City as he campaigns his Unlimited Ultra4 car in the competition.
The festivities kick off on Wednesday at 12:45 p.m. with the 4 Wheel Parts Vehicle Parade, as many of the race entrants including Adler’s Ultra4, will bring the thunder of over 75,000 horsepower down the famed Las Vegas Strip to Fremont Street. The green flag drops on the race itself on March 12 and features a field of over 350 of desert racing’s most prominent competitors.
The Mint 400 has built a reputation for attracting thousands of enthusiasts to Las Vegas to join the hundreds of race participants, creating what has become the greatest spectacle in American off-road racing. For the drivers and teams, the weeklong event culminates in a desert battle where the attrition rate makes merely finishing the first step on the way to capturing one of the many coveted class victories.
For Greg Adler, an experienced desert and short course competitor who raced in the Mint early in his off-road career, this Mint 400 represents his return to the desert as he brings his four-wheel drive Ultra4, purpose-built machine, normally reserved for King of the Hammers duty, to the open desert environment.
“We are proud to be a part of The Mint 400 and its tradition for being a very special event for racers and fans alike,” said Adler. “Beyond our support of the weeklong activities, we are looking forward to seeing what we can do in our Ultra4 car. It’s a rough course and this car has been built to take on anything that’s thrown at it. It’s going to be a lot of fun.”
4 Wheel Parts is returning to sponsor the Mint 400 Vehicle Parade for the fourth consecutive year. The 4 Wheel Parts Vehicle Parade down the world renowned Las Vegas Strip, will showcase some of the toughest off-road vehicles on the planet with a procession spanning 10 miles. Grand Marshal and off-road legend Rod Hall will lead the immense group of racecars past the Las Vegas crowds eager to catch a glimpse of their favorites.
Time trials will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 10 and teams competing in the Mint 400’s Pit Crew Challenge sponsored by Method Race Wheels will have a chance to qualify and contend in the finals on Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, the Limited Race starts at 6 a.m. with the Unlimited class racing at 12:30 p.m. The Awards Brunch at the Golden Nugget Hotel is slated to happen at 11 a.m. Sunday.
About the Mint 400
The Mint 400 began in 1967 and has established itself as a classic 400-mile battle between the world’s premier off-road racers. In 1988, after the Mint Hotel was sold, the race took a 20-year sabbatical until 2008 when it was restarted. Actor/director Steve McQueen, astronaut Gordon Cooper and power boat champion Bill Muncey number among the luminaries who have competed in past races.
About 4 Wheel Parts
4 Wheel Parts is the global leader in truck, Jeep, SUV and off-road performance products. With 74 locations across the U.S. and Canada and growing, 4 Wheel Parts Service Centers install all the products they sell. Maintaining the nation’s largest inventory of off-road tires, wheels, lift kits and accessories, 4 Wheel Parts serves customers across the country and around the globe. Life is Better Off-Road™. Visit them at 4wheelparts.com or call toll-free 877-474-4821.