AMA Superbike Returns to Miller in 2011
AMA Pro Racing will return to the Miller Motorsports Park schedule in 2011 and will join the FIM Superbike World Championship presented by HANNspree on Memorial Day weekend, May 28-30, 2011.
This motorcycle racing event will mark the return of AMA Pro Racing to Miller Motorsports Park for the first time since 2008. They will be joined on the schedule by the third annual Lucas Oil Superbike Challenge.
The AMA Pro Racing series will complement the Utah USA Round of the FIM Superbike World Championship presented by HANNspree, which will be making its fourth WSBK appearance in Utah.
John Larson says: "AMA Pro Racing was one of the highlights of Miller Motorsports Park’s schedule when the track opened in 2006," said the general manager of Miller Motorsports Park. "We are very pleased to welcome them back, and we look forward to renewing old acquaintances with our AMA friends. We are particularly excited about having the new Vance & Hines XR1200 series here, since Utah is a hotbed of Harley-Davidson enthusiasts."
David Atlas says: "We are delighted to be returning to Miller Motorsports Park," said AMA Pro Chief Operating Officer and Managing Member.
"Our riders have indicated that racing at Miller Motorsports Park was very important and we were delighted that we could come to an agreement with the Miller family and the track to combine the best of AMA Pro road racing with the Superbike World Championship to create a real celebration of motorcycle racing."
AMA Pro Racing previously competed at Miller Motorsports Park from 2006 through 2008. A number of current AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike competitors have won AMA Pro races at Miller including Jake Zemke, Josh Hayes and Geoff May.
Bryan Miller (assistant general manager of Miller Motorsports Park) says: "With the return of AMA Pro Racing, we will host the most competitive motorcycle race weekend in North America in 2011; the best in the world with SBK, the best in the U.S. with AMA Pro Racing and the best semi-pro race with the Lucas Oil Superbike Challenge."
"This competition is the cornerstone of the new Memorial Day tradition we are working to build for America’s motorcycling community."
As was the case this year, the Memorial Day weekend event will be one of the biggest sporting events in the state of Utah since the 2002 Winter Olympics.
This year’s World SBK event included a welcome ceremony with Governor Gary R. Herbert at the Utah State Capitol, a street party at the Gateway Mall, a major classic-rock concert featuring Foreigner, Styx and Kansas at the track, and three days of racing and entertainment for families.
"This year’s event was the most successful event in the track’s history," said Larson. "We look forward to making our 2011 event even bigger and better."
Information on ticket prices and event details, including a major concert, for the 2011 World Superbike / AMA Pro Racing weekend will be announced in the near future.