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Jun 11, 2014

Miller Motorsports Park To Host "Utah's Party Of The Year For Motorheads" July 27

Miller Motorsports Park is hosting the inaugural Octane Party on July 27.

Inaugural Octane Party Car and Motorcycle Show Set for July 27

Public Invited to ‘Utah’s Party of the Year for Motorheads’

TOOELE VALLEY, UTAH (June 11, 2014) — The Octane Party, a show for automobiles and motorcycles of all types including a display of the Larry H. Miller performance car collection, will hold its inaugural event at Miller Motorsports Park on Sunday, July 27 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Gates open at 9:30 a.m.

The Octane Party welcomes all types of cars – including hot rods, classic cars, sports cars, muscle cars, off-road vehicles and trucks – as well as motorcycles – such as sport bikes, cruisers and off-road bikes – to what is planned as “Utah’s party of the year for motorheads.” Vehicle registration is available at www.BeehiveDrive.org. “People’s Choice” awards will be presented in various categories, and other special awards and prizes are planned.

Vehicle entrants for the Octane Party will be charged $5 per vehicle until June 30. After that date, the fee will increase to $10 per vehicle, and $15 per vehicle will be charged on the day of the show. The fee includes two adult admission tickets. Spectator admission tickets are $10 per person with free admission for children age 12 and under.

The event will kick off the annual Beehive Drive (formerly known as the Utah Fast Pass), which will begin its annual tour around Utah the following day. Like the Beehive Drive, proceeds from the Octane Party 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.

“We are creating an annual event to complement the Beehive Drive that is open to all car and motorcycle enthusiasts,” said Zane Miller, event organizer. “Owners and admirers of interesting vehicles are encouraged to attend this showcase of the coolest rides from throughout Utah and the Intermountain West, while simultaneously benefiting some very worthwhile charities.”

One of the biggest attractions for enthusiasts will be the first-ever gathering of all of the cars from the Larry H. Miller Total Performance Museum. The cars are customarily split between Miller Motorsports Park and the Shelby American Collection in Boulder, Colo. For the Octane Party, all the Colorado cars will be shipped to Miller Motorsports Park and the entire collection will be displayed outdoors on the lawn of Club MMP, including Shelby Cobras, Shelby Mustangs and Ford GT40s. Many of the cars have significant racing histories, most notably the 1964 GT Class winner in the 1964 24 Hours of Le Mans (Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe No. CSX-2299), the 1966 overall winner of the first-ever 24 Hours of Daytona (Ford GT40 Mk II No. P-1015) and the winner of the 1967 12 Hours of Sebring (Ford GT40 Mk IV No. J-4). The Larry H. Miller collection is considered to be the most significant collection of street and racing cars associated with the late, legendary Carroll Shelby.

The Octane Party will take place during the final day of Bikefest, the second major event of the year at Miller Motorsports Park. On-track activities will include motorcycle road racing from WERA and the Utah Sport Bike Association’s Vortex Masters of the Mountains Series, as well as Supermoto racing from USA Pro Supermoto. Also on the schedule will be an autocross event staged by the Utah Region of the Sports Car Club of America. All Octane Party attendees will have access to the racing events.

For more information regarding the Octane Party or Beehive Drive, visit their website at www.BeehiveDrive.org. For additional information about Miller Motorsports Park, call 435-277-RACE (7223) or visit the track’s website at www.MillerMotorsportsPark.com.

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.