We’re also hosting our largest international sporting event since the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.
The Lucas Oil Utah USA Round of the FIM Superbike World Championship Presented by HANNspree runs Saturday, May 29th through Monday May 31st at Miller Motorsports Park.
The Superbike World Championship is the third biggest racing series in the world. Each race is broadcast over 95 television networks to 175 countries and 120 million viewers. By comparison, 13.3 million viewers viewed this year’s Daytona 500.
The Miller Motorsports Park stop is the series’ only appearance in the Western Hemisphere. They also race in Australia, Portugal, Spain, the Netherlands, Italy, South Africa, Czech Republic, England, Germany and France.
If you like speed, this is the event for you. Supersport bikes have 600 cc engines that top out at 175 mph and Superbikes have 1200 cc engines with a top speed at of 200 mph.
The weekend kicks off today with a motorcycle parade from the State Capitol through the streets of downtown to The Gateway where the pre-event party includes an autograph session, skydivers, stunt bikes, live music as well as interactive displays and exhibits.
Since it’s Memorial Day, the weekend includes a major tribute to both military (active-duty and veteran) and civilian-service personnel (including police, firefighters, teachers, paramedics, etc.). There will also be a Tribute Field of 2,010 American flags erected in the track’s infield with a huge display of equipment and exhibits from all branches of the armed forces at the track throughout the weekend.
Miller Motorsports Park is also hosting a classic rock concert, titled “United in Rock” at the track on Saturday night from 6-10 pm featuring Styx, Foreigner and Kansas. Concert-only tickets are available.
There will also be plenty of fan-friendly activities during the weekend, including stunt bike demonstrations, BMX demonstrations, Lucas Oil Stunt Plane flyovers, car show, barbecue competition, pit walks, autograph sessions, Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series demonstrations, karting, free access to the paddock/teams and skid car rides.