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Miller Motorsports Park

Miller Motorsports Park is a state-of-the-art road racing facility for automobiles, motorcycles and go-karts located just 35 minutes from downtown Salt Lake City in Tooele, Utah. It is considered the finest facility of its type in North America. Opened in 2006, Miller Motorsports Park hosts many of the world’s most significant racing series, including the American Le Mans Series, Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series, NASCAR Grand National West Series, AMA Superbike Championship and, new for 2008, the FIM SUPERBIKE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, one of the top three racing series in the world.

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In addition to the professional racing series that visit Miller Motorsports Park, the track also has its own locally-based racing series for road racing cars and motorcycles, Supermoto motorcycles and karts (with competitor’s ages ranging from five to 65 years old). There is racing taking place almost every weekend between April and October.

The track at Miller Motorsports Park is a 4.5-mile, 40-50 foot wide, 24-turn circuit, the longest in North America. It has four different configurations, ranging from two different 2.2-mile circuits (East and West Courses) to the 3.08-mile Perimeter Course and the 4.5-mile Full Course. The 3500-foot main straightaway allows the fastest cars and motorcycles to approach 200 mph before braking for Turn 1. The 511-acre facility also boasts a 0.9-mile paved karting circuit, one of the finest in the country, with 20 different configurations available.

Miller Motorsports Park offers something for almost every motorsports enthusiast. There are rental karts available for young and old. The Performance Training Center offers classes in auto racing, high-performance driving, karting and Supermoto, plus a Teen Driving Academy, Highway Survival School and Winter Driving Academy. The Larry H. Miller Museum is home to some of the world’s most significant racing cars, specializing in cars associated with the legendary Carroll Shelby. The Race Fanzz retail store offers clothing, souvenirs, collectibles and gift certificates. The track also holds open track days during which individuals can drive their car on the track after a brief orientation course, and has a multi-level Club Membership Program that offers exclusive access and amenities.

Corporate Activities are very popular at Miller Motorsports Park, with full banquet, conference and classroom facilities available plus a variety of entertainment and team-building options utilizing the racetrack, school and karting facility.

Miller Motorsports Park is unique in that it offers spectators almost 100% sightlines of the entire track from any viewing location, while providing up-close viewing of prime race-action zones. This is possible because of the inherently level nature of the property, which allows spectators to be located around the perimeter of the course while ensuring that the track layout brings major overtaking and action zones close to spectator areas.

Six different spectator areas, known as Oases, are prime viewing areas featuring raised spectator banks, grandstands, restrooms, concessions, catering, nearby parking and other amenities. These Oases are linked by roadways that provide access to each other and to the Paddock and Expo area, and are also connected by pathways that follow the track’s perimeter.

Miller Motorsports Park is situated in Tooele County, just 25 minutes from Salt Lake City International Airport, 35 minutes of downtown Salt Lake and about 10 minutes from Tooele or Grantsville. It is directly adjacent to Tooele County’s Deseret Peak Recreation Complex. Miller Motorsports Park is easily accessed by major highways (I-80) and surrounding county roads.

Miller Motorsports Park is the most advanced, safest and best-equipped road racing facility in North America. So outstanding was its design and execution that it was named “Motorsports Facility of the Year” by the Professional Motorsport World Expo in Cologne, Germany, on November 8, 2006. The facility offers something for everyone, with outstanding fan amenities, unmatched corporate meeting and entertainment options and the finest paddock and garages available for teams. Miller Motorsports Park is a significant addition to the national road racing industry, and a major component of the ever-growing Salt Lake City sporting market.

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Peppermill Concert Hall

Peppermill Concert Hall - Wendover, Nevada, Live Music Venue, Performance Venue, Salt Lake City, Utah, Wendover, Utah, Tooele, County, Casino Resort

Nominated by the Academy of Country Music as the Casino Venue of the year, the Peppermill Concert Hall is an intimate, non -smoking venue with just 1035 seats. There isn’t a bad seat in the house with the furthest seat only 88′ from the stage! From the state of the art sound system and acoustically designed showroom this is one of the best venues in the west to see your favorite performing artist. Get geared up for your favorite band with an ice cold draft, tasty margaritas & daiquiris and a Scooby snack of popcorn with the show. Artist merchandise is available for most performers and ticket windows open 4 hours before the doors. Rock on…at the Peppermill.

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Utah Bonneville Salt Flats

Utah Bonneville Salt Flats, Tooele County, Wendover, Nevada, World Speed Racing, Auto, Motorcycle, RecordThe Bonneville Salt Flats is a densely-packed salt pan in northwestern Utah that is a remnant of the Pleistocene Lake Bonneville. It is the largest of many salt flats located west of the Great Salt Lake, is public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management, and is known for land speed records at the “Bonneville Speedway”.

The area was named after Benjamin Bonneville, a U.S. Army officer who explored the Intermountain West in the 1830s. In 1907 Bill Rishel and two local businessmen tested the suitability of the salt for driving on by taking a Pierce Arrow onto the surface of the flats. A railway line across the Bonneville Salt Flats was completed in 1910, marking the first permanent crossing.The first land speed record was in 1914 by Teddy Tetzlaff.

Movies filmed at the salt flats include portions of Warlock, Independence Day, SLC Punk, Cremaster 2 from Cremaster Cycle, The Brown Bunny, The World’s Fastest Indian, Gerry, and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End. In addition, the Pontiac Bonneville, former flagship sedan of the Pontiac motor division, the Triumph Bonneville motorcycle, and the Bonneville International media company, are named after the salt flats.*

Bonneville Speedway

Utah Bonneville Salt Flats Auto Racing, Speedway, California, Nevada, Wendover, Cars, MotorcyclesBonneville Speedway is an area of the Bonneville Salt Flats near Wendover, Utah, that is marked out for motor sports. It is particularly noted as the venue for numerous land speed records. The salt flats were first used for motor sports in 1912, but didn’t become truly popular until the 1930s when Ab Jenkins and Sir Malcolm Campbell competed to set land speed records.*
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Events & Meetings

In August, the Southern California Timing Association and Bonneville Nationals Inc. organize SpeedWeek, the largest meet of the year, which attracts several hundred drivers who compete to set highest speed in a range of categories.

In late August, the BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials are held.

In September each year is the World of Speed, (similar to Speedweek) organized by the Utah Salt Flats Racing Association. The USFRA also meet on the first Wednesday of each month throughout the summer.

In October, the Southern California Timing Association puts on World Finals, a scaled down version of SpeedWeek.

Each year, there are usually a few private meets that are not publicized scattered between the larger public meets.*

*All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License‎ – Wikipedia

Utah Grand Prix

Nascar Auto Racing, Utah Grand Prix, Larry H Miller Motorsports Park, Tooele, Utah, Salt Lake City, UtahThe thundering stock cars of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West will headline the 6th annual Larry H. Miller Dealerships Utah Grand Prix at Miller Motorsports Park, joined by the SCCA Pro Racing World Challenge Championship, the SCCA Pro Racing Trans-Am Championship, the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge presented by Yokohama and the Pirelli Cup USA. Awesome cars, great racing at a fantastic facility and fun for the whole family!