Miller Motorsports Park announced as newest venue for 2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship
December 10, 2012
The following is an industry press release...
MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (December 7, 2012) - MX Sports Pro Racing and Alli Sports, a
division of the NBC Sports Group, announce that the state-of-the-art Miller
Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah, will become the 11th stop on the 2013 Lucas
Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. Following
the announcement of the 2013 series schedule and advance ticket sales for next
summer, the series is pleased to welcome the prestigious Miller Motorsports
Park as host of the Utah National, Round 11 of the 2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross
Championship on Saturday August 17.
Miller Motorsports Park will
construct a permanent purpose-built, national-caliber, motocross circuit in the
infield of its road-racing course to host the Utah National. The proximity of
Salt Lake City will be very popular with teams and fans, and the ability to use
the paddock garages, grandstands and suites at Miller Motorsports Park will be
a first for Lucas Oil Pro Motocross.
"The Utah National is going
to be a milestone event for the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship," 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 and we can't wait to
show the great fans in Utah what the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship is
2013 will be the first time in 40
years that a National has been held in the state of Utah. In addition to
bringing great economic impact to the state and community, the Utah National
will provide fans in a new area of the country the opportunity to witness the
world's best motocross athletes compete for the prestigious title of Lucas Oil
Pro Motocross Champion. Miller Motorsports Park is a world-renowned race center
hosting prestigious racing and motorsports events throughout the year. As the
newest partner with Lucas Oil Pro Motocross, Miller Motorsports Park will bring
a new perspective to the 2013 series.
"Utah is excited to welcome
the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship and the opportunity it brings to
showcase Utah to a nationally televised audience and to generate significant
economic impact to our great state," said Gary R. Herbert, Governor of
"We are very pleased to
announce the addition of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship to Miller
Motorsports Park's schedule of events," said Greg Miller, CEO of the Larry
H. Miller Group of Companies, which owns and operates Miller Motorsports Park.
"This announcement has been a long time in the making and we appreciate
the cooperation of everyone involved in helping it become a reality. We look
forward to hosting the riders, teams and fans in August, and to providing
another world-class event for the State of Utah."
"We are very proud to bring
the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship to Utah," said John Larson,
General Manager of Miller Motorsports Park. "We believe the addition of a
world-class motocross facility to our campus makes Miller Motorsports Park the
most versatile motorsports facility in North America, if not the world. This
will be one of the most exciting events ever staged at our facility, and we
know that it is going to be a big hit with motocross enthusiasts and
action-sports fans throughout Utah and the western United States."
"The Utah Sports Commission
is thrilled to welcome the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship to 'The State
of Sport,'" said Jeff Robbins, president and CEO of the Utah Sports
Commission. "Our passionate Utah fans are already familiar with such
household-name action-sports athletes as Ryan Dungey, Ryan Villopoto, James
Stewart and Chad Reed through their annual Supercross visits to Salt Lake City.
The Utah National at Miller Motorsports Park will give them another chance to
see their heroes in action. We are anxiously looking forward to adding this
great event to Utah's calendar of world-class sporting events in 2013."
Tickets for the 2013 Utah
National at Miller Motorsports Park will be available on Saturday, December 15.
To obtain tickets or information about Miller Motorsports Park, call
435-277-RACE (7223) or visit the track's website at MillerMotorsportsPark.com.
The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross
Championship kicks off on May 18, 2013 with the Hangtown Motocross Classic.
Tickets for the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship are on sale at
AlliSports.com. Purchase tickets before December 24 for $20 off series
merchandise and a chance to win a Moto Swag Pack, complete with ticket
upgrades, series merchandise, and products from series sponsors etnies and FMF