Bonneville Vintage Grand Prix This Weekend
Vintage and contemporary road racing motorcycles and sidecars on tap
TOOELE VALLEY, UTAH (August 27, 2014) — Miller Motorsports Park will be transformed into a rolling museum of motorcycle racing history this weekend, August 30-31, as the American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association returns for the ninth annual Bonneville Vintage Grand Prix.
The longest-running annual event at Miller Motorsports Park, the Bonneville Vintage Grand Prix attracts vintage and historic road racing motorcycles from the 1930s to the 1980s.
The weekend schedule includes a practice day on Friday, followed by racing on both Saturday and Sunday, all on the 2.2-mile East Course. Following morning practice sessions, racing will start at noon on both days, with 10 races scheduled each day.
Included in the event will be the extremely popular Le Mans-start “Battle of the CB-160s” race. To start this race, the 30-40 racers must run across the track to a “bike holder,” bump-start their motorcycle then battle for the lead.
Also included will be two rounds of vintage and modern sidecar racing with the Superside America Sidecar Championship and Sidecar Racers Association West Inc. Race Series, the first and only sidecar road racing series at MMP.
On the MMP West Course, the Utah Sport Bike Association will hold Round 5 of their six-round 2014 Vortex Masters of the Mountains championship, with the best amateur motorcycle road racers from throughout the Intermountain West competing in 21 different classes. They will have practice sessions and a 90-minute endurance race starting at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, with feature sprint races starting at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday.
Also taking place this weekend will be Round 4 of the five-round 2014 Lucas Oil Off Road Regional Racing Series championship on Miller Motorsports Park’s Off Road Short Course, with a variety of off-road machinery racing on Saturday.
Off the track, Saturday’s Motorcycle Classics Vintage Motorcycle Show will feature an unusual collection of vintage bikes, with Vincent being honored as the featured marque. On Sunday, Salt City Builds will host a Custom Bike Show. Motorcycle-riding spectators will be allowed to ride the track during lunchtime on Saturday and Sunday for $10/day, with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge, a facility planned to open in Fall 2015 which will provide free housing to cancer patients (and their caregivers) from throughout the Intermountain West. In addition, the Miller Kart Track will be open for kart rentals throughout the weekend.
Tickets will be available at the MMP Box Office for the ninth annual Bonneville Vintage Grand Prix, priced at $10/day or $15/weekend for adults, with kids 12 and under admitted free of charge. All patrons arriving on motorcycles will be admitted free of charge, and there will be a free gear check provided for motorcyclists courtesy of the Christian Motorcycle Association. There will be no admission fee on Friday, and parking is free throughout the weekend.
For facility and event information about Miller Motorsports Park, call 435-277-RACE (7223) or visit the track’s website at www.MillerMotorsportsPark.com. For more information about the Bonneville Vintage Grand Prix, visit their website at www.BonnevilleVintageGP.com. For more information about the USBA Vortex Masters of the Mountains series, visit www.UtahSBA.com.
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