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Monday, December 10, 2012

Motocross Racing Coming To Miller Motorsports Park

Miller Motorsports Park has been named a venue for the 2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship tour.The park is located near Tooele, west of Salt Lake City.

Miller has a very popular road racing that is open for public when it is not being used for pro races. The park hosts top international races in many classifications. But it does not have a motocross track – yet. A permanent facility will be constructed in time for the Lucas Championship tour stop on Aug. 17.

The Deseret News has this article about the announcement. Below are excerpts.

The size of the facility and the use the permanent garages, grandstands and suites at Miller Motorsports Park will be a first for this series, which normally hosts its events on rural motocross tracks rather than at established racing facilities.

"The Utah National is going to be a milestone event," said Davey Coombs, President of MX Sports Pro Racing. "Miller Motorsports Park is an amazing facility, with incredible amenities that our teams and fans will love, in a market where action sports are everywhere. It is a different sort of venue than we are accustomed to visiting, but it is ideal in light of the rapid growth our series is enjoying. We think it's a perfect fit for us, and we can't wait to show the great fans in Utah what the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship is all about."

The addition of this event give the state two major dirt-bike race events, with Salt Lake City's Rice-Eccles Stadium hosting one of AMA Supercross' 17 events on April 27.

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