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Fun-Filled Weekend Planned for Zions Bank Heroes of Speed at Miller Motorsports Park TOOELE VALLEY, UTAH (July 31, 2007) -- The return of Historic Sportscar Racing, Ltd. (HSR) to Miller Motorsports Park this weekend, August 3-5, for the...

Fun-Filled Weekend Planned for Zions Bank Heroes of Speed at Miller Motorsports Park

TOOELE VALLEY, UTAH (July 31, 2007) -- The return of Historic Sportscar Racing, Ltd. (HSR) to Miller Motorsports Park this weekend, August 3-5, for the second annual Zions Bank Heroes of Speed presented by The Grand and Little America Hotels will feature fun-filled activities for both spectators and participants.

Thanks to the generosity of Zions Bank, ALL spectators will be admitted FREE throughout the weekend. Grandstand seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Everyone is invited to come out and discover the incredible MMP facility and the variety of interesting historic cars racing with HSR.

On Friday evening, July 27, starting at 5:00 pm, the HSR race cars will leave MMP and travel on public roads to Grantsville and on to Tooele, where they will participate in a car show at Veterans Park (at the corner of Main and Vine). It is free to the public, who are encouraged to come and get a close-up look at the cars, chat with their drivers and vote for their favorite car. Food and refreshments will be available. The event will end at 8:00 pm.

On Sunday, fans with cars built in 1970 or before, or particularly fun or unusual cars of any age, are invited to park in the special Golden Oldies Car Corral in the paddock at MMP. The Golden Oldies cars will be allowed to take parade laps of the track during the lunch hour (11:55am -- 12:35pm). Car clubs throughout the State of Utah are invited to "Rally to the Track," where they will park in groups in the Midway area. Special awards and fun activities will be developed to entertain car owners and spectators, including awards such as "Most Unusual Car," "Oldest Car," "Oldest Combined Age of Car and Driver" and "Best Car Club Group."

Those spectators with a need for speed will have a unique opportunity to ride around the track at high speed with a professional driver in one of MMP's track-prepared Ford Mustang GTs from the Ford Racing School of High Performance Driving. The cost is only $20 per person. Sessions will be held 10:50am -- 12:00noon and 2:20pm -- 3:00pm on Saturday, and 11:15am -- 12:00noon and 1:05pm -- 1:45pm on Sunday.

HSR races feature historic racing cars that illustrate motorsports history from the 1960s to the 1990s, in a variety of classes. The types of cars that will be competing include Formula 1 cars, Indy cars, various small-bore formula (open-wheel) cars, IMSA GTP prototypes, IMSA GTO and Trans-Am coupes, Can-Am cars, NASCAR cars and production-based sports cars including examples from Porsche, Lotus, Cobra, Alfa Romeo, Corvette and Mustang, among others.

The event will be very low-key, with drivers racing strictly for trophies, points and fun. The paddock will be completely open to the public, so fans can get up close and personal with all the cars.

-credit: mmp

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