Miller announces 2010 WSBK Events

2010 Miller SBK Events

This year’s World Superbike Championship (WSBK) race event will be the biggest and best yet, officials from Miller Motorsports Park announced in a press conference.

The WSBK race event, which will take place over Memorial Day Weekend, will include a major classic-rock concert, a downtown street party at The Gateway outdoor mall, a stirring tribute to America’s military and a number of additional new features. Below is a complete listing of all the exciting activities:

WSBK Friday, May 28:

State Capitol Visit:
World Superbike riders representing each of the different manufacturers and their racing motorcycles, plus dignitaries from the State of Utah, championship organizers Infront Motor Sports, Miller Motorsports Park and the Larry H. Miller Sports and Entertainment Group will kick off the weekend on the steps of the State Capitol. It is anticipated that Governor Gary Herbert will be on hand to greet them.

Motorcycle Ride to Gateway:
Following the State Capitol visit, the motorcycle racers will be joined by the motorcycle-riding public to ride their motorcycles, with police escort, from the State Capitol to the Gateway Mall.

Gateway Street Party:
Upon arrival from the State Capitol, Rio Grande Street through the Gateway Mall will be closed to all but motorcycle traffic. Separate parking areas will be established for each brand of motorcycle. There will be live music, stunt rider demonstrations and autograph sessions for the fans. The Helmet Art Party will be an invitation-only event, at which custom-painted helmets will be auctioned to benefit Larry H. Miller Charities.

WSBK Saturday, May 29:

Racing:
The on-track action gets underway at Miller Motorsports Park, with practice sessions for the World Superbike, World Supersport and the GTO and GTU classes of the Larry H. Miller Superbike Challenge.

Entertainment:
Fans will be able to participate in motorcycle parade laps, purchase a two-up ride on a racing motorcycle (limited availability) or Off-Road Course Jeep Rides, take a pit walk (unprecedented access to the pit lane with open team garages), and see stunt bike demonstrations.

Concert:
A Classic Rock concert will take place at the track on Saturday night, featuring Foreigner, Styx and Kansas. A fireworks display will take place at the conclusion of the concert.

WSBK Sunday, May 30:

Racing:
On-track action continues with Qualifying for World Superbike, World Supersport and the GTO and GTU classes of the Larry H. Miller Superbike Challenge. World Superbike Qualifying is conducted in a format called Superpole, in which three "knockout" sessions are held: the first 14-minute session is for the 20 fastest riders; the second 12-minute session is for the fastest 16 riders; and the final 10-minute session is for the fastest 8 riders. The grid is set based on the Superpole results. The GTU class of the Larry H. Miller Superbike Challenge will race Sunday afternoon.

Entertainment:
Opening Ceremonies prior to the Superpole sessions will include dignitaries and a Flyover by Blackhawk helicopters from the Utah Air National Guard. Fans will be able to participate in motorcycle parade laps, purchase a two-up ride on a racing motorcycle (limited availability) or Off-Road Course Jeep Rides, take a pit walk (unprecedented access to the pit lane with open team garages), and see stunt bike demonstrations. Post-qualifying and post-race rider interviews will be open to the public at the Paddock Show Stage on Sunday and Monday.

WSBK Monday, May 31

Racing:
The final day of on-track action includes two feature races for the World Superbikes, one feature race for World Supersport and the GTO class race for the Larry H. Miller Superbike Challenge.

Entertainment:
Opening Ceremonies prior to the first World Superbike race will include dignitaries and a Flyover by F-16 jet fighters (in missing-man formation) from Hill Air Force Base. Fans will be able to participate in motorcycle parade laps, purchase a two-up ride on a racing motorcycle (limited availability) or Off-Road Course Jeep Rides, take a pit walk (unprecedented access to the pit lane with open team garages), and see stunt bike demonstrations. Post-qualifying and post-race rider interviews will be open to the public at the Paddock Show Stage on Sunday and Monday.

Other Attractions:

Tribute Field: In honor of Memorial Day, a field of 2,010 American flags will be displayed in the infield at Miller Motorsports Park in honor of Larry H. Miller and to celebrate the service of our present and veteran military personnel as well as those policemen, firefighters and first responders who keep us safe..

Ride For Kids: Ride For Kids is a charity event in which motorcycle riders will do a parade lap of Miller Motorsports Park on Saturday, May 29, to support the efforts of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation to find the cause of and cure for childhood brain tumors.

Contests: Miller Motorsports Park, Yamaha Motor Corporation and MMP’s Yamaha Champions Riding School have joined forces to give away a Yamaha R6 sportbike during the weekend. BMW will also be giving away an S 1000 RR sportbike during the weekend. Another contest will see the winner getting a two-up ride on a racing motorcycle courtesy of Roadracing World Magazine and Team Hammer. Also, there will be a contest to give away a ride in the Lucas Oil Stunt Plane.

Camping: Miller Motorsports Park, in conjunction with the Deseret Peak Recreation Complex, is offering a very expanded camping option in 2010. The complex’s outstanding aquatic center will be open for campers to enjoy.

Vendor Village: A large variety of vendors will be set up on the Midway offering all sorts of racing- and non-racing-related merchandise.

Manufacturer Displays/Corrals: All the major motorcycle manufacturers will have big displays showcasing their various models, with dedicated parking for each brand of motorcycle near their displays. Some will offer test rides and technical help.