The final piece of the 2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship schedule has been put into place, as Miller Motosports Park in Salt Lake City, Utah has been announced as the circuit's newest venue.
Scheduled for August 17, The Utah National will be the 11th stop of the 2013 season and will mark the first time in 40 years that the state has hosted a National. For fans looking to see the action firsthand, tickets will go on sale Saturday, December 15.
Below is the press release welcoming Miller Motorsports Park to Lucas Oil Pro Motocross.
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 newest 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 all about.”
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 a the newest partner with Lucas Oil Pro Motocross, Miller Motorsports Park will bring a new perspective of racing 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 Utah.
“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.