MotoAmerica July 20-22, 2018

MotoAmerica Superbikes Return This Weekend

 

America’s fastest road-racing motorcycles make their annual Utah appearance

 

TOOELE VALLEY, UTAH (July 18, 2018) — The fastest road-racing motorcycles in North America return to Utah Motorsports Campus this weekend, July 20-22, for the MotoAmerica Championship of Utah.

 

MotoAmerica serves as America’s national championship for road-racing motorcycles, and has been an annual fixture in Utah since the track opened as Miller Motorsports Park in 2006.

 

“We are excited to welcome back our friends from MotoAmerica,” said Willem Geyer, general manager of UMC. “They never fail to put on a great show for our fans. The speed of the bikes and the athleticism of the riders is just astounding, and we’re looking forward to a great weekend.”

 

There will be five separate classes of motorcycles competing this weekend in what will be Round 6 of the series’ 10-round 2018 championship. The headline attraction is the Motul Superbike class, with highly-modified 1000cc bikes ridden by many of the world’s best-known competitors. Other classes competing include Supersport, Liqui Moly Junior Cup, Stock 1000 and Twins Cup.

 

In the Motul Superbike class, defending champ Toni Elias of Spain, riding for Suzuki, is shooting for a second consecutive title. The former MotoGP pilot and 2010 Moto2 champion is currently second in the championship, chasing 2016 series champ Cameron Beaubier of Yamaha.

 

Fans are encouraged to cheer on our local team, Rickdiculous Racing, which is based here at UMC and fields Yamahas in the Supersport class for Hayden Gillim (No. 69, currently second in points) and Jason Aguilar (No. 96) as well as for Gauge Rees (No. 46) of Roy, Utah, in the Liqui Moly Junior Cup class. Also competing will be Justin Delong, Oleg Pianykh and Sherwick Min, who are regular competitors in the Utah Sport Bike Association’s Law Tigers Masters of the Mountains amateur superbike racing series that is based at UMC. 

 

Family-friendly activities will include rider autographs, karting, drift rides and a Kids Zone, and there will be a variety of food and other vendors onsite as well.

 

Friday’s schedule includes practice and qualifying sessions, and admission will be free for everyone. Races will take place on Saturday and Sunday, with the Motul Superbike, Supersport and Liqui Moly Junior Cup classes having two races each, while there will be one race for the Twins Cup and Stock 1000 classes. Tickets for Saturday and Sunday are available either on the track’s website or at the Box Office. There are VIP and camping options available. In addition, the Rodizio Grill restaurant onsite at UMC will be open for dinner on Friday and Saturday nights.

 

Utah Motorsports Campus is managing the facility formerly known as Miller Motorsports Park on behalf of Tooele County while the procedures to sell the facility take place.

 

Mitime Utah Investment, LLC, the parent company of Utah Motorsports Campus, has agreed with the Tooele County Board of Commissioners to an extension of the existing facility management agreement through December 31, 2018.

 

For event or ticket information, or for questions regarding UMC, call 435-277-8000 or visit the track’s website atwww.UtahMotorsportsCampus.com.

 

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Photo Caption: The fastest road-racing motorcycles in North America return to Utah Motorsports Campus this weekend, July 20-22, for the MotoAmerica Championship of Utah. (Photo courtesy UMC/Jeremy Henrie)

World’s premier action sport competition scheduled for September 22-23

 

TOOELE VALLEY, UTAH (June 25, 2018) — Utah Motorsports Campus is proud to announce that it will host the world’s premier action sport competition, the Third Annual Nitro World Games, on September 22-23, 2012.

 

“This is a huge achievement for our team,” said UMC General Manager Willem Geyer. “The Nitro World Games has the potential to be the biggest event in the history of this facility, and we are very excited to be able to provide events like this to our neighbors in the Tooele Valley and throughout the Intermountain West.”

 

Coming off tremendous success in years one and two, the third annual Nitro World Games will boast further progression in motorized competition with the addition of Nitro Rallycross (NRX), the debut of FMX Quarterpipe and the return of FMX Best Trick.

 

Rallycross may be new to Nitro World Games, but rally racing is certainly not new to the four-wheel motorsports world. To attract some of the biggest names in the sport, Nitro Rallycross has developed a unique and innovative all-new track layout like no other. The world’s best drivers will battle for the top spot on a challenging, purpose-built, permanent track at Utah Motorsports Campus.

 

More details on race formats, course design and drivers are set to be announced in the coming weeks.

 

Also new to Nitro World Games is the FMX Quarterpipe competition. The NWG Quarterpipe is a one-of-a-kind mechanical ramp that allows the degree of takeoff and landing to be adjusted. Standing 32 feet tall and 70 feet wide, this set up gives riders a massive area of operation and allows them to push hard and shoot higher than ever before. With a setup that is nearly double the size of anything else out there, this innovative quarterpipe is going to leave fans speechless as the world’s best FMX athletes attempt to break into new heights.

 

After wowing the world in year one and year two, FMX Best Trick will return to Nitro World Games at UMC. With numerous world firsts landed in the FMX Best Trick discipline thus far, including Gregg Duffy’s double front flip in 2016 and Harry Bink’s front flip rock solid in 2017, the competition will be steep heading in to this year’s contest. Formatting will remain the same as years past, where each athlete will get two attempts to execute the best trick of their choice, with judges scoring tricks in real time. Who will take home the trophy this year?

 

Tickets for the Nitro World Games at UMC are now on sale via Ticketmaster. For additional event and ticket information, visit www.nitroworldgames.com.

 

Utah Motorsports Campus is managing the facility formerly known as Miller Motorsports Park on behalf of Tooele County while the procedures to sell the facility take place.

 

Mitime Utah Investment, LLC, the parent company of Utah Motorsports Campus, has agreed with the Tooele County Board of Commissioners to an extension of the existing facility management agreement through December 31, 2018.

 

For questions regarding UMC, call 435-277-8000 or visit the track’s website at www.UtahMotorsportsCampus.com.

UMC NASA

UMC Eliminates Spectator Entry Fees

for Amateur Races

 

Admission fees applicable only for four major events

 

TOOELE VALLEY, UTAH (May 7, 2018) — In an effort to give back to our community and to promote our local amateur racing series, Utah Motorsports Campus has announced that it is waiving spectator admission fees for all of its amateur racing events in 2018.

 

“Our community has been so supportive since we took over running the track that we wanted to do something to give back to them,” said Willem Geyer, General Manager of Utah Motorsports Campus. “Additionally, our local sports car, motorcycle, karting and off-road racing series put on excellent races, and they deserve the support of the local fans. We thought, by eliminating spectator gate fees for these events, that it would give our local fans some great events to attend for free and also increase the exposure for our local racers who work so hard to put on a good show.”

 

The free-admission status applies to all races staged by the sports cars of the Utah Region of the National Auto Sports Association (NASA Utah), the road racing and Supermoto motorcycles of the Utah Sport Bike Association (USBA), the go-karts of the Utah Kart Championship and the off-road trucks and buggies of the Utah Region of the Lucas Oil Regional Off Road Racing Series.

 

Additionally, the policy extends to all semi-pro events such as the new ChampCar Rocky Mountain 24 endurance race, the two visits from the Porsche Pirelli Trophy West USA and the two annual appearances of the Porsche Club of America, as well as the second annual Cruzer Palooza Classic and Custom Car Show.

 

The only racing events that will require spectator admission fees will be the four major events at UMC this year: the MotoAmerica Championship of Utah, July 21-22; the Pirelli World Challenge Grand Prix of Utah, August 11-12; the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, August 25-26; and the AHRMA Bonneville Vintage Grand Prix, Sept. 1-2. At these events, children aged 12 and under will be admitted at no charge.

 

Tickets for the major events are now available for purchase by clicking here. Note that The Lantern Fest on May 19 is a separate, non-racing event and tickets are available at www.TheLanternFest.com.  

 

Utah Motorsports Campus is managing the facility formerly known as Miller Motorsports Park on behalf of Tooele County while the procedures to sell the facility take place.

 

For event or ticket information, or for questions regarding UMC, call 435-277-8000.

 

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Photo Caption: Utah Motorsports Campus is dropping spectator fees for all its amateur racing events, including those of the Utah Region of the National Auto Sport Association (NASA Utah). (Photo courtesy UMC/Jeremy Henrie)

Track signs management contract with Tooele County for 2018 season - Download Event Schedule

TOOELE VALLEY, UTAH (March 30, 2018) — Utah Motorsports Campus is pleased to announce its schedule of events for the 2018 season.

The 2018 season will include a full slate of amateur and professional racing events as well as the return of the very popular Lantern Fest and Cruzer Palooza Car Show, and the UMC Kart Center will be open for kart and simulator rentals in addition to group and corporate events.

“We are very excited to get going again in 2018,” said Willem Geyer, General Manager of UMC. “We have another exciting schedule of events for our great fans, and we continue to strive to make UMC one of Utah’s best venues for family fun and entertainment.” 

There will be three major racing events in 2018, commencing with the 200-mph Superbikes of the MotoAmerica Championship over the weekend of July 21-22 in the MotoAmerica Championship of Utah. The Pirelli World Challenge returns to UMC on August 11-12 with its staggering variety of world-class sports cars for the Grand Prix of Utah. The action switches to the dirt on August 25-26 as the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series brings their 900-hp, gravity-defying trucks for two days of all-out off-road war.

Other notable racing events include the 13th annual AHRMA Bonneville Vintage Grand Prix for vintage and historic motorcycles on Labor Day weekend (September 1-2), two visits from the Porsche Pirelli Trophy West USA for Porsche 911 GT3s (May 5-6, October 20-21), and three visits from the Intermountain Region of the Porsche Club of America (April 28, June 23, September 22). In addition, the weekend of July 28-29 will see the inaugural visit from the ChampCar Endurance Series, with its Rocky Mountain 24 endurance race.

A very busy amateur racing calendar will include an eight-round schedule for the sports cars of the Utah Region of the National Auto Sport Association (NASA Utah), a six-round schedule for the Superbikes of the Utah Sport Bike Association’s Law Tigers Masters of the Mountains series, a four-round series for the Utah Region of the Lucas Oil Off Road Regional Racing Series, a six-round series for the Utah Supermoto Championship and a 13-round series for the Utah Kart Championship.

As ever, there will be numerous ways for enthusiasts to satisfy their own need for speed. The UMC Kart Track will be open all season starting April 2, and the popular Wide Open Wednesday program also returns, allowing fans to drive their street cars on the racetrack in controlled conditions on the first Wednesday evening of each month. UMC’s Open Track Days, which started in 2016, will continue with more dates and opportunities for participants to really explore the limits of themselves and their cars.

Off the track, the extremely popular Lantern Fest will return to UMC on May 19, followed a week later by the second annual Cruzer Palooza Car Show on Memorial Day Weekend (May 26).

UMC’s group- and corporate-event staff expects to be busier than ever in 2018, providing groups of all sizes with custom-designed, fun and fast-paced events either as spectators or participants.

Tickets for the MotoAmerica Championship event are now available for purchase. Tickets for other events will be on sale in the near future. UMC is pleased to continue its policy that allows kids 12 and under to be admitted free of charge to all events. Also, we have all eliminated gate fees for spectators to our amateur events. Note that this schedule of events is tentative, and some changes could be made.

Utah Motorsports Campus is managing the facility formerly known as Miller Motorsports Park on behalf of Tooele County while the procedures to sell the facility take place.

Mitime Utah Investment, LLC, the parent company of Utah Motorsports Campus, has agreed with the Tooele County Board of Commissioners to an extension of the existing facility management agreement through December 31, 2018.

For event or ticket information, or for questions regarding UMC, call 435-277-8000.


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John Gardner, Public Relations Manager

 

 

 

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