Heidi Steele wins Mint 400 with Yokohama
It was a family affair for Yokohama off-road champions Heidi and Cameron Steele at the SNORE Mint 400 near Las Vegas over the weekend. Heidi won her first Class 7 race of the year, with a big assist from husband Cameron and teammate Jamie Campbell. That's Heidi racing in the photo by Joe Lee.
Driving her Ford Ranger (with off-the-shelf Yokohama Geolandar M/T+ tires), Heidi and her Desert Assassins team captured the race with a time of 10:47:16.296. Heidi drove the first 200 miles and was in third place when she handed the truck over to Campbell who quickly raced it into second place.
With one lap to go, Cameron Steele jumped in and used his veteran skills to maneuver the Ranger into first and held on for the victory.
"This is what teamwork is all about," said Heidi. It was a great day for the Desert Assassins and Yokohama." Added Cameron: "It was awesome and an honor to help win the Mint 400 for Yokohama and the team, and it was sweet to make it a Steele family deal, too."