Utah: Scott Jensen named wild card entry for MMP race

Scott Jensen Named World Superbike Wild Card Entry at Miller Motorsports Park TOOELE VALLEY, UTAH (May 23, 2008) -- Scott Jensen, a 32-year-old privateer motorcycle racer from Longmont, Colo., has been accepted by the Federation ...

Scott Jensen Named World Superbike Wild Card Entry at Miller Motorsports Park

TOOELE VALLEY, UTAH (May 23, 2008) -- Scott Jensen, a 32-year-old privateer motorcycle racer from Longmont, Colo., has been accepted by the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) and series organizers FGSport as a Wild Card entry for the HANNspree Superbike World Championship® StriVectin-SD® USA Round at Miller Motorsports Park, scheduled for May 29 -- June 1.

Jensen, who is a regular competitor in the Honda Presents the Plaza Cycle Masters of the Mountains Series at Miller Motorsports Park, has been racing professionally since 1999 and raced his first full season in 2001. He currently competes in the AMA Superbike and Superstock classes on his No. 61 Moto Garage Racing Suzuki GSX-R1000.

A native of Davenport, N.D., Jensen has been riding motorcycles since the age of four, and has competed in road racing since he was 19. His best finish to date has been a third place in AMA Superstock at Road America in 2007.

Jensen will be the only American rider competing in the HANNspree Superbike World Championship® StriVectin-SD® USA Round. For this event, Jensen's Suzuki will retain its No. 61 and the team will compete as Team OnTheThrottle.tv. His primary sponsors are OnTheThrotle.tv, Trackstar1.com, Miller Motorsports Park, Pirelli, Suzuki, TediJensen.com and Moto Garage.

"I am honored to have been chosen as the Wild Card entry in the HANNspree Superbike World Championship event at Miller Motorsports Park," Jensen said. "It is the opportunity of a lifetime! The amount of support that I have received from my extended racing family has been fantastic; without everyone rallying behind me, I would not be able to compete in this event. I intend to represent my family, friends, sponsors and my country to the best of my ability."

"We are very proud that Scott has been accepted as a Wild Card entry for the HANNspree Superbike World Championship® StriVectin-SD® USA Round," said Miller Motorsports Park CEO/General Manager Alan Wilson. "He is like one of the family here, since he is a regular competitor in our Plaza Cycle Masters of the Mountains series, and he will do a fine job representing our facility and our country. We wish him all the best."

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, or to purchase tickets, call (435) 277-RACE (7223) or visit www.MillerMotorsportsPark.com.

-credit: mmp

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