Fans to Get Unprecedented Access This Weekend at Miller Motorsports Park TOOELE VALLEY, UTAH (May 28, 2008) -- Fans attending this weekend's HANNspree Superbike World ChampionshipÂ® StriVectin-SDÂ® USA Round and Honda Summit of Speed AMA...
Fans to Get Unprecedented Access This Weekend at Miller Motorsports Park
TOOELE VALLEY, UTAH (May 28, 2008) -- Fans attending this weekend's HANNspree Superbike World Championship® StriVectin-SD® USA Round and Honda Summit of Speed AMA Superbike Championship event at Miller Motorsports Park will enjoy access unprecedented in the history of professional motorcycle racing.
Thanks to the layout of the facility and agreements reached between the facility and series officials, fans will be allowed to stroll the pit lane outside the pit garages being used by the HANNspree Superbike World Championship teams at designated times during the weekend.
Race Fans who purchase a paddock pass in addition to their admission ticket will be eligible for the pit walk. Paddock passes are available at $15 for a single day, $25 for two days and $40 for a four-day pass. During the designated times, fans will be able to walk into the pit lane and observe the HANNspree Superbike World Championship mechanics, riders and team leaders prepare for the practice sessions and races. Entrance to the Pit Walk will be located at the pedestrian entrance of the east pit lane.
The AMA Superbike Championship paddock will also be open to Paddock Pass holders at all times throughout the event. The AMA paddock is located north of the GP building in front of the East and West day garages. The AMA Pit Lane is viewable by Paddock Pass holders from the West Paddock fence at all times.
The pit walks will be scheduled as follows: Thursday, 8:30 am - 6:00 pm; Friday, 8:30-9:30 am, 12:00-1:30 pm, 3:30-6:00 pm; Saturday, 8:30-10:30 am, 12:30-2:30 pm. 5:15-6:00 pm' Sunday, 8:00-8:45 am, 10:00-11:45 am.
"At other international events, fans are allowed almost no access to the riders," said Alan Wilson, Miller Motorsports Park CEO/General Manager. "We have tried very hard to overcome this by working with the HANNspree Superbike World Championship, and as a result we have been able to provide a series of pit lane walks where the teams will cooperate to allow interaction between the riders and the fans and allow the fans to look into the garages at the bikes. We are pretty confident that this will be the most access that fans have ever had to the international riders."
The HANNspree Superbike World Championship® StriVectin-SD® USA Round and Honda Summit of Speed AMA Superbike Championship weekend will be the biggest event ever staged at Miller Motorsports Park, and may well be the biggest international sporting event in the State of Utah since the 2002 Winter Olympics. The Superbike World Championship races will be broadcast live on 95 television networks to 173 countries and an estimated television audience of 120 million. Advance ticket sales have already exceeded any other event in the track's history.
The event will be four days of on-track action, plus a myriad of off-track entertainment for fans including stunt bikes, freestyle motocross exhibitions, live bands, helicopter rides and sky diving. Fans are also invited to the Zantrex-3 Insta-Shot Bike Bash at Gallivan Center in downtown Salt Lake City at 6:00 pm on May 29, featuring live music from the band "Chevelle," BMX and freestyle motocross exhibitions, plus an autograph session with many of the top World Superbike and AMA Superbike riders.
For more information on the HANNspree Superbike World Championship, visit the series website at www.WorldSBK.com. For more information on the AMA Superbike Championship, visit their website at www.AMASuperbike.com.
For event or facility information, or to purchase tickets, call (435) 277-RACE (7223) or visit www.MillerMotorsportsPark.com.