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American Le Mans Series Returns to Miller Motorsports Park This Weekend Many Activities On and Off the Track for Fans to Enjoy TOOELE VALLEY, UTAH (July 7, 2010) -- The Oquirrh and Stansbury Mountains will reverberate with the sound of ...

American Le Mans Series Returns to Miller Motorsports Park This Weekend

Many Activities On and Off the Track for Fans to Enjoy

TOOELE VALLEY, UTAH (July 7, 2010) -- The Oquirrh and Stansbury Mountains will reverberate with the sound of highly-tuned racing engines this weekend as the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron returns to Miller Motorsports Park for the fifth annual Larry H. Miller Dealerships Utah Grand Prix.

"We are thrilled to have the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron back with us again this weekend," said John Larson, General Manager of Miller Motorsports Park. "They always put on a thrilling show, and the cars that they bring to our track are just amazing. We're looking forward to a great event."

The American Le Mans Series features the world's most sophisticated racing cars, including prototype sports racers and production-based GT cars. This weekend's event will be the fourth of nine rounds that comprise the 2010 championship schedule. The cars will race on the 3.048-mile Outer Course, with practice on Friday, practice and qualifying on Saturday and feature races on Sunday. The Larry H. Miller Dealerships Utah Grand Prix is scheduled to take the green flag at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday and will last two hours and 45 minutes.

The American Le Mans Series promotes "Green Racing," and is the only racing championship in the world to take such a strong stance. All cars in the series are required to utilize some form of alternative fuel, either E10 or E85 ethanol, sulfur-free clean diesel, electric-hybrid technology or isobutanol. That technology, plus the performance-derived data gathered on the track, helps manufacturers such as Ferrari, Porsche, BMW, Chevrolet, Jaguar, Mazda and Honda build more efficient and better-performing cars for the street.

Support races include the Patron GT3 Challenge presented by Yokohama, the Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Championship, the Air Power GT Invitational and the Radical Challenge West.

There will be a wide variety of activities for families to enjoy in addition to the racing during the weekend. The Miller Kart Track will be open for kart rentals, there will be "Tech Talks" with top teams and autograph sessions with drivers on Saturday and Sunday, Chevrolet will be doing "ride-and-drive" demonstration with their hottest cars throughout the weekend, and the customary American Le Mans Series "grid walk" will allow fans access to the pre-race grid prior to Sunday's race.

Tickets for this event are priced at $25/Saturday and $35/Sunday or $50/weekend for adults. Kids 12 and under are admitted free of charge. Tickets are available online at www.SmithTix.com or at the box offices at Miller Motorsports Park, EnergySolutions Arena or Spring Mobile Ballpark.

-source: mmp

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