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Racing 2 Save Lives Returns to Miller Motorsports Park This Weekend TOOELE VALLEY, UTAH (June 30, 2007) -- Motorcycle enthusiasts from Utah and throughout the western United States will be able to ride their bikes on one of America's most ...

Racing 2 Save Lives Returns to Miller Motorsports Park This Weekend

TOOELE VALLEY, UTAH (June 30, 2007) -- Motorcycle enthusiasts from Utah and throughout the western United States will be able to ride their bikes on one of America's most challenging racetracks and support a worthy cause at the same time when Racing 2 Save Lives (R2SL) returns to Miller Motorsports Park this weekend, July 3-6, to kick off the organization's fifth season.

R2SL is a Colorado-based, 501(c)3 charity that brings together motorcyclists to help raise funds for children's charities. Founded in 2004, it provides motorcyclists the opportunity to safely explore the performance potential of their bikes in the controlled environment of a racetrack, but without the pressure of competition. Proceeds from R2SL are donated to a variety of carefully selected children's charities.

Over the course of four days, R2SL comprises not only on-track riding sessions, but coaching for first-time track riders, a silent auction and celebrity guest riders. Proceeds are donated to carefully selected children's charities in the communities that R2SL visits.

Last year, despite inclement weather, R2SL managed to increase both the number of participants and their fund-raising results, attracting a total of 372 participants, some coming from as far away as New York, and collecting $70,000 to donate to children's charities in Utah and Colorado.

"We sincerely thank Larry Miller and his great staff for finding dates that would work on their calendar," commented R2SL Executive Director Stan Foxworthy. "The track has become so popular -- and understandably so, given the incredible facility -- that dates can be hard to come by. For the track to step up to the plate and give us such a prime date, especially over the Fourth of July holiday, is just incredible!"

R2SL Vice President Ralph Forsythe emphasized the organization's commitment to safe riding, as it offers free track instruction at all of its events, opening the door for sportbike riders of all levels to experience the thrill of track riding.

"Over the years we've refined our program, and 2008 promises to be the best yet," asserted Forsythe. "Our participants, sponsors and volunteers have helped us donate significantly to children in need, and we're looking forward to continuing that tradition. The culture of safety and 'smart riding' that we promote also ensures that participants will have fun while doing a great thing for the world around them."

Tickets for Riding 2 Save Lives at Miller Motorsports Park are priced at only $5. Kids 12 and under are free.

For online registration or information on participating or volunteering for R2SL's Miller Motorsports Park, visit their website at www.Racing2SaveLives.org. For tickets or facility information, contact Miller Motorsports Park at 435-277-RACE (7223) or visit the track's website at www.MillerMotorsportsPark.com.

-credit: mmp

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