The Children of the Dirt team came into the Mint 400 race week prepared for battle. Taking what they had learned about the truck from the previous race in Parker, making necessary adjustments PJ felt confident the truck would have a good run.
Children of the Dirt would seemingly be at the center of the Mint 400 experinece and taking part in all of the activities that come along with one of the largest off-road races in the world. The #6124 Southern Cal Seafood, Armada Engineering SPEC-TT would participate in the "Mint 400 Parade" down the strip on Wednesday, then take out their impact guns and jacks for the Method Race Wheels "Pit Crew Challenge" on Thursday night. Tech and Contingency on Friday, the team would slowly make their way through the contingency area that would eventually take more than 8 hours on a day where temps were a little above average for early March.
Saturday, race day is here and the Children of the Dirt team is lined up in the 7th row starting 15th position of 38 trucks to take the green flag. "Our entire crew was on point this weekend!" PJ remarked. Other than a slight steering issue the #6124 has a solid day out on course and with zero flats due to the great product BFGoodrich puts under them. PJ was very exited about obtaining a finish on a brutal Mint course, even more so about placing 4th and just 7 seconds from a 3rd place podium in just their 2nd race in the new truck.
Children of the Dirt would like to thank KC HiLites for lighting the way once the sun went down, Armada Engineering, BFGoodrich, Martelli Brothers & Mad Media for putting together such an amazing week of events, his Dad, for making all of this possible and everyone who supports the COD team. Booyah Casey.