K&N’s Dr. Macrae Glass Grabs the Class 8 Victory at the History Making 2014 Mint 400

 
 
Dr. Glass and his son Walker were on top of the world after winning their class in the 2014 Mint 400.

Dr. Glass and his son Walker were on top of the world after winning their class in the 2014 Mint 400.

The Great American Off-Road Race remade its own history by once again claiming the title as the biggest off-road desert race event on the planet.

The Great American Off-Road Race remade its own history by once again claiming the title as the biggest off-road desert race event on the planet.

Picking up right where he left off last season, Macrae Glass is clearly on a tear, winning the last four contests he’s entered. Yet none were more significant or any bigger than the 2014 General Tire Mint 400 Presented by Polaris.

"This win marks our 4th in a row and 2nd for the year," Glass reported. "We sit atop the points as we head to the Silver State 300 in early May."

Last year The Mint 400 officially became the biggest off-road desert race event on the planet, according to Mint 400 CEO Matt Martelli. This year, The Great American Off-Road Race went even bigger, as it assembled the largest group of world-class off-road racers in the history of the sport. The spectator areas for Saturday’s Unlimited race sold out before the event began, which has never happened before.

Dr. Glass, a Kingman, Arizona chiropractor, would have been well served to hand out business cards at one of the nastiest, bone-crunching races in the world. Held in Jean, Nevada, the four 100-mile loops traversed over ridiculously brutal rock sections, silt, lake beds, and tidal wave size whoops. As a result, the demanding racecourse had a devastating effect on the field of the 335 starters. Only 163 vehicles finished within the time limit, making the rate of attrition at just over 50%.

Remarkably, Macrae Glass has completed 10 races in a row without a flat.

Remarkably, Macrae Glass has completed 10 races in a row without a flat.

"We survived the legendary Mint 400 to grab the class 8 win!" declared Glass. "This was easily one of the roughest I've raced in quite a while, making the King Shocks/Eibach Springs worth their weight in gold. Our team performed a rare mid-race repair in fine style and my hat goes off to them, as it was truly a group effort. This marks our 10th race in a row without a flat, and our KC HID Pods showed us the way as half the race was run at night."

Matt Klenke rode along for the start of the race, while Walker Glass held co-pilot duties for the balance of the event. "Walker is my youngest son (middle child) and he is coming along nicely in the navigator department," said Glass. "He races dirt bikes too and I think he has a knack for reading the terrain like I do. That helps because he provides a second set of eyes for me. Matt K is a long time crew member, turning navigator. He’s a professional fireman, paramedic, and both did a great job!"

"Walker and his brother Robby will switch off this year in the navigator department," adds Glass. "Next up is the SS 300 in early may, then Vegas to Reno in August."


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