Mintey made his debut in 1981, racing at Riverside. Driving a family-owned vehicle, Mintey started 38th on the field. He only got fourty laps in before retiring with an engine failure and finishing 34th.
Mintey returned to both Riverside races in 1983. After finishing 37th in the June race after a career best qualifying effort of 36th, Mintey finished a career-best 29th in the November event. He has not raced since.