Volunteers Pulled 30 Tons of Garbage Out of the Desert Before the 2019 Mint 400

The 2019 Mint 400 is gearing up to race at the end of this week, but before the trucks hit the course, a group of dedicated volunteers hit the desert to clean it up.

The race takes place in Jean, Nevada, on the trails of a very busy off-road vehicle area. Sadly, illegal dumping is prevalent in this part of the desert, and that’s why a team of volunteers comprised of off-road enthusiasts go out each year before the race to clean up.

This year alone, over 30 tons of trash was pulled out of the desert, also thanks to the help of Republic Services recycling company.

The Mint 400 kicks off this Wednesday, March 6 with a vehicle parade down the Las Vegas strip. Thursday and Friday will be tech inspection on Fremont Street along with a huge variety of vendors and activities. The motorcycle classes will race on Saturday morning, followed by a number four-wheel categories in the afternoon. Sunday will see the fastest four-wheel vehicles race, including the massive Trick Trucks.

It’s encouraging to see the off-road community come together for such a great cause, so thanks to all the volunteers out there in Jean!