Miller Motorsports Park news 2009-04-17

Sponsors, Purse, Additional Details Announced for Larry H. Miller Superbike Challenge at Miller Motorsports Park TOOELE VALLEY, UTAH (April 17, 2009) -- The Utah SportBike Association (UtahSBA) today released additional information about ...

Sponsors, Purse, Additional Details Announced for Larry H. Miller Superbike Challenge at Miller Motorsports Park

TOOELE VALLEY, UTAH (April 17, 2009) -- The Utah SportBike Association (UtahSBA) today released additional information about the Larry H. Miller Superbike Challenge, which will serve as a support event to the HANNspree FIM Superbike World Championship and FIM World Supersport Championship over the weekend of May 29-31, 2009.

The Larry H. Miller Superbike Challenge will be comprised of two UtahSBA classes, GTO and GTU, each of which will have a separate 30-minute race. Event sponsors will be the Utah Sports Commission, Plaza Cycle and Zantrex-3.

The purse for the event will total $55,000. The GTO race will pay a total of $30,000 with $8,000 to win, $6,000 for second, $4,000 for third, and will pay through 20th place, with 12-20 receiving $200. In the GTU race, the winner will receive $6,000 of a total purse of $20,000, with $4,000 for second, $3,000 for third and payment through 16th position, with 11th through 16th receiving $200. In addition, there will be $5,000 available for a King of Clubs award, to the group or club whose representatives obtain a combined best result.

In order to be eligible to enter, a racer must satisfy the following requirements: 1) be an AMA Member, 2) hold a current expert class or equivalent road racing license from a recognized club (including but not limited to CMRA, CCS, AHRMA, OMRA, WMRRA, USGPRU, UtahSBA, MRA, AFM, WSMC, WERA), 3) must have held an expert class license for at least one full year, and 4) must be at least 14 years of age. Alternatively, a racer may hold an AMA Pro Racing license (the license will satisfy all requirements listed above), or may petition for inclusion due to special circumstances. Racers and all of their support personnel must sign UtahSBA and AMA waivers of liability; for racers under the legal age, waivers must be signed by both parents or legal guardians.

The UtahSBA has created a new website specifically for this event, and entrants are advised to register online and get additional information at www.SuperbikeChallenge.com.

"We are thrilled to have the support of great sponsors like the Utah Sports Commission, Plaza Cycle and Zantrex-3 to make this event, and this generous purse, possible," said Lance Lee, President of the UtahSBA. "The level of interest has been huge, and now that registration is open we're sure that the fields will fill very quickly, so we encourage anyone who wants to race to register immediately.

"As always, working with the staff at Miller Motorsports Park has been terrific, and we are very excited to be part of what is going to be a fantastic weekend. We're ready to go racing right now!"

The HANNspree FIM Superbike World Championship returns to Miller Motorsports Park over the weekend of May 29-31, 2009, and will be joined by the FIM World Supersport Championship and the Larry H. Miller Superbike Challenge. Tickets for the event are on sale now at www.MMPTix.com.

For information regarding Miller Motorsports Park, call 435-277-RACE (7223) or visit the track's website at www.MillerMotorsportsPark.com.

-credit: mmp

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