Aug 28, 2013
© 2013, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.
From a press release
issued by Miller Motorsports Park
The eighth annual Bonneville Vintage Grand Prix is coming to Miller Motorsports Park this coming weekend.
Eighth Annual Bonneville Vintage Grand Prix This Weekend
Vintage and historic motorcycles, plus sidecars
TOOELE VALLEY, UTAH (August 28, 2013) — Miller Motorsports Park will turn back the hands of time this weekend as the vintage and historic motorcycles of the American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association (AHRMA) return for the eighth annual Bonneville Vintage Grand Prix.
The Bonneville Vintage Grand Prix is not the biggest event that Miller Motorsports Park hosts each year, but it may be the most fun. It has quietly but steadily grown in popularity – fueled, in large part, by word of mouth thanks to enthusiastic fans – and is renowned for its laid-back, family-friendly atmosphere and the camaraderie among its participants.
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 for a variety of classes featuring bikes from the 1930s to the 1980s.
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 series at MMP.
Off the track, Saturday’s Motorcycle Classics Vintage Motorcycle Show will feature an unusual collection of vintage bikes, with Moto Guzzi being honored as the featured marque. On Sunday, Pangea Speed 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, and Miller Motorsports Park’s unique zip line will also be open for rides. The Ace Café and the MMP Clubhouse will be open for lunch on both Saturday and Sunday.
Tickets for the eighth annual Bonneville Vintage Grand Prix are priced at $10/day or $15/weekend for adults, with kids 12 and under admitted free of charge. 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 . For more information about the Bonneville Vintage Grand Prix, visit their website at .