Bike Fest Headlines Busy Weekend at Miller Motorsports Park
Inaugural Octane Party scheduled for Sunday
TOOELE VALLEY, UTAH — Miller Motorsports Park is gearing up for Bike Fest, one of the season’s busiest and most action-packed weekends.
This Saturday and Sunday, July 26-27, two-wheeled action will be the headline attraction as WERA Motorcycle Roadracing makes its annual visit to Utah. The top pro-am motorcycle road racing series in North America will be joined by the Utah Sport Bike Association’s Vortex Masters of the Mountains Series on the high-speed, 3.05-mile, 15-turn Outer Course. Also on the schedule are the AMA Pro Supermoto and Utah Supermoto series, which will race on Miller Motorsports Park’s renowned Supermoto course at the Miller Kart Center.
All spectators arriving on motorcycles will be admitted free of charge. There will be a free gear check, and all motorcyclists are encouraged to enter their bikes in an informal show Saturday from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. People’s Choice awards will be presented and $50 Maverik gift cards will be awarded to the winners in the following classes: Best Vintage, Best Custom, Best Cruiser, Best Sportbike, Best Dirt Bike and Best Scooter. A cookout with free hot dogs for spectators concludes activities from 5- 7:30 p.m.
There will also be four-wheeled action on Saturday, as the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series –Utah Region will hold Round 3 of their six-round 2014 championship on the Off-Road Short Course, and the Utah Kart Championship will contest Round 6 of their 10-round series at the Miller Kart Center.
On Sunday, the inaugural Octane Party, a show for cars and motorcycles, will take place from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. It will feature the entire Larry H. Miller Total Performance Museum collection, which will include cars normally displayed at the Shelby American Collection in Boulder, Colo., and will mark the first time that the entire collection has been displayed in one place. This will be the kickoff event for the Beehive Drive, a charitable touring event that begins on Monday.
Owners of interesting cars, motorcycles and off-road vehicles are encouraged to display their cars at the Octane Party. The entry fee is $10 and registration is available at www.BeehiveDrive.org. Proceeds from the Octane Party and Beehive Drive will be donated to the Utah Highway Patrol’s Honoring Heroes Foundation, which benefits widows and orphans of fallen police officers and officers injured in the line of duty, as well as community grants and educational scholarships in the cities and towns visited by the Beehive Drive.
Other off-track activities on Sunday will include a stunt rider performing in the East Paddock and public kart rentals, which will be available from noon-1 p.m. and from 3:30-8:30 p.m.
Tickets for the weekend are priced at $10/day and $15/weekend for adults, with kids 12 and under admitted free of charge. Parking will be free.
For information about Bike Fest or Miller Motorsports Park, call 435-277-RACE (7223) or visit the track’s website at www.MillerMotorsportsPark.com. For additional information about the Octane Party and the Beehive Drive, visit www.BeehiveDrive.org.
About Miller Performance
Miller Performance oversees three operational units: Miller Motorsports Park, a state-of-the-art motorsports facility for automobiles, motorcycles, karts and off-road vehicles located 35 minutes from Salt Lake City in Tooele, Utah; the Ford Racing School, the world’s only Ford-sponsored driving school that includes the Boss Track Attack, Raptor Assault and ST Octane Academy programs, plus a Teen Driving School and Highway Safety School; and Oneiro, a logistics company specializing in automotive driving programs. For more information, visit www.MillerPerformanceUSA.com.
Miller Performance is part of Miller Sports Properties, which includes the NBA Utah Jazz; MiLB Triple-A Salt Lake Bees; EnergySolutions Arena; KJZZ 14 Television; The Zone Sports Network (97.5 FM, 1280 AM, 960 AM); the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah men’s professional cycling race; and All-Star Catering.