Miller Motorsports Park news 2010-09-07

One Lucky Racer to Win the Ride of a Lifetime at Miller Motorsports Park Six Vying for Ford Racing Mustang Challenge Shootout TOOELE VALLEY, UTAH (September 7, 2010) -- When the Ford Racing Mustang Challenge lines up for two races at Miller...

One Lucky Racer to Win the Ride of a Lifetime at Miller Motorsports Park
Six Vying for Ford Racing Mustang Challenge Shootout

TOOELE VALLEY, UTAH (September 7, 2010) -- When the Ford Racing Mustang Challenge lines up for two races at Miller Motorsports Park this weekend, September 11-12, one lucky driver will be the winner of the ride of a lifetime.

The Ford Racing Mustang Challenge is a professional national series owned and operated by Miller Motorsports Park utilizing identical Ford Mustang FR500S race cars. The series joined forces with BFGoodrich Tires and MMP's Ford Racing High Performance Driving School to create the Ford Racing Mustang Challenge Shootout, in which aspiring young racers were urged to submit videos in hopes of winning a drive in the final races of the season, which will be held at Miller Motorsports Park in conjunction with the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.

Six finalists -- Chris Neria of Mount Olympus, Utah; Dean Thomas of San Anselmo, Calif.; Eddie Nakato of Lake Oswego, Ore.; Sean Johnson of Mt. Shasta, Calif.; Michael Maduske of Wappingers Falls, N.Y.; and Pat Wilmot of Roswell, Ga. -- will arrive in Utah this week. Working with series staff and the Ford Racing High Performance Driving School, they will undergo a series of rigorous on- and off-track tests including driving, data analysis, suspension set-up and media interaction.

The driver who scores the highest will get an all-expenses-paid drive in the final two races, and a chance to be exposed to some of America's top professional racing teams.

"We were impressed not only with how many racers responded to this opportunity, but even more so with the passion that was clear from all of them," said Mustang Challenge Series Director Lynda Randall. "It was a challenge to pick just six! I am looking forward to meeting all the finalists and I know that this will be a week to remember for everyone involved. Thanks to BFGoodrich and the Ford Racing High Performance Driving School for helping to make this dream a reality for these drivers."

Tickets for this weekend's event are priced at $25 for Saturday and $20 for Sunday, with a weekend ticket available for $40. Kids 12 and under are admitted free of charge, and access to the facility on Friday is free for everyone.

-source: mmp

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Series Road racing
Drivers Dean Thomas , Michael Maduske , Eddie Nakato