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Miller Motorsports Park Utah news 2008-05-26

Rain Will Not Affect Superbike Races at Miller Motorsports Park TOOELE VALLEY, UTAH (May 26, 2008) -- Although it is raining this morning in Northern Utah, and the forecast shows a possibility of rain later in the week, officials at Miller...

Rain Will Not Affect Superbike Races at Miller Motorsports Park

TOOELE VALLEY, UTAH (May 26, 2008) -- Although it is raining this morning in Northern Utah, and the forecast shows a possibility of rain later in the week, officials at Miller Motorsports Park remind fans that rain will not affect this weekend's HANNspree Superbike World Championship® StriVectin-SD® USA Round and Honda Summit of Speed AMA Superbike Championship events.

"Superbike riders are accustomed to racing in the rain," said Miller Motorsports Park CEO/General Manager Alan Wilson, "and our track is designed to accommodate them. Besides, when you're banging handlebars at 190 mph, adding in the rain just makes it all the more exciting!"

Series staff, television crews and race teams will begin setting up today for the weekend's events, and the first bikes will hit the track on Wednesday for a promoter's practice day open only to AMA privateer teams. Official AMA practice begins on Thursday, along with qualifying for the AMA Formula Xtreme Series. Qualifying and practice for both the HANNspree Superbike World Championship and AMA Superbike Championship follows on Friday, along with the AMA Formula Xtreme Series race. Qualifying continues on Saturday, with the first of two AMA Superbike Championship races, the AMA Superstock Championship race and the Superpole session for the HANNspree Superbike World Championship in the afternoon. The AMA Supersport Championship race, the second AMA Superbike Championship race and both HANNspree Superbike World Championship races will take place on Sunday. All events will run rain or shine.

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.

-credit: mmp

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