Miller-Logo-4-30-12TOOELE VALLEY, UTAH — Miller Motorsports Park is putting the finishing touches on its facility for the second annual Zions Bank Utah National, the season finale for the 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship series, which will take place on Saturday, Aug. 23.

The nationally televised Zions Bank Utah National, featuring the world’s best motocross racers including Ryan Dungey, James Stewart, Chad Reed and Ken Roczen, will be Miller Motorsports Park’s biggest event of the year. With only one race remaining before the series returns to Utah, both the 450cc and 250cc class championships remain in contention, setting up a scramble for last-chance championship points and glory on the series’ most unique track, located in the infield of the state-of-the-art Miller Motorsports Park facility.

Monster-Villopoto-Off-Road-8-19-13Corona, Calif. (August 17, 2013) – After clinching his 2013 Monster Energy Supercross title one round early at the Salt Lake City stop, Monster Energy’s Ryan Villopoto provided a sense of deja vu when he collected enough points with his seventh overall victory to clinch his second Lucas Oil Pro Motocross 450 Class championship one round early at the inaugural event at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah. Villopoto has yet to lose a motocross championship while racing a full season, adding another title to his three previously earned 250 Class championships and one 450 Class championship.

Villopoto entered the penultimate round needing six points to celebrate his fifth motocross championship. He was a man on a mission during the first moto as he grabbed the holeshot and started separating himself from the rest of the pack, eventually winning by 26.6 seconds. Villopoto’s second moto wasn’t much different as he quickly put a gap of his rival Ryan Dungey and rode to his ninth professional championship.

MX-Nationals-Miller-Motorsports-8-19-13TOOELE, Utah – Over 21,000 fans were on hand to witness a historic day at Miller Motorsports Park for Saturday’s Built Ford Tough Utah National, where two champions were crowned at the inaugural event in Tooele, Utah. By virtue of a 1-1 moto sweep, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto captured his second career 450 Class Championship, while GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac clinched his first ever 250 Class title at Round 11 of the 2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing.

Villopoto began the day with his third consecutive Motorcycle Superstore Holeshot in Moto 1 of the 450 Class, immediately putting a gap on the rest of the field. Toyota/JGR/Yamaha’s Justin Brayton jumped into the second place position early on, with Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey and Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart close in tow. Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Trey Canard made his way into third, where he maintained a comfortable position throughout the first moto.

Villopoto and Dungey finished first and second respectively in Moto 1, thus extending the championship chase into Moto 2.

Villopoto-MX-8-16-13MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – The 2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, will make its inaugural visit to the greater Salt Lake City area this Saturday, August 17, for the debut of the Built Ford Tough Utah National from Tooele’s state-of-the-art Miller Motorsports Park. The new event will serve as the penultimate round of the 12-race series, which features the most talented field of competitors in over four decades of competition.

The Built Ford Tough Utah National will be the first professional outdoor motocross event to be held in the state of Utah since 1973. The event will take place on a brand-new motocross track constructed in the northeast corner of MMP’s East Road Course. Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto looks to continue his success this season by becoming the first 450 Class winner at the new venue, which could result in the points leader clinching his second 450 Class Championship with one round to go in the series.

Fouch-Lucas-Oil-Off-Road-7-25-13San Diego, CA – Noah Fouch is aiming for the stars in the next Lucas Oil Off Road Racing event at Glen Helen International Raceway. Rounds 9 & 10 will mark the start of the second half of the 2013 season. The ProLite division is stacked with talent and the top dogs have all marked their territory by collecting points and earning top ranking for a championship.

Noah Fouch is aiming his #52 Ford ProLite Truck for the stars and will be racing to claim the top finishes at this critical juncture in the season. Noah is a level-headed high school senior and he believes to know exactly how to achieve the best results. “Right now, I am just outside the top 5 and my heaviest competition is in the way. Our goal all along has come down to finishing consistently and ending each race with some solid points. I have proven that I can run in the top five every time I’m on the track. It is time to step it up and aim for the podium. My team is super focused and the truck is dialed running the best it has ever been. I think we will have the extra edge needed to chase down the leaders and break the top three. At this point in the season, my mind is set on winning and for me and my team that is worth the extra risk.  I’m going to keep my eyes on the big prize and I plan to be in the top three at the end of the weekend.”

Mooneyham-ultra4-off-road-7-18-13TOOELE, UT: Driver “EZ” Rick Mooneyham is no stranger to the ULTRA4 podium.  Over the years, he’s been one of the most consistent top three finishers at the Griffin King of The Hammers Presented by Nitto Tire. However, despite all of his podium finishes, a first place trophy had proved elusive to Mooneyham; that is until last weekend’s American Rocksports Challenge held at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, UT where Mooneyham crushed the competition and claimed first place finishing nearly 45 seconds ahead of Shannon Campbell. The American Rocksports Challenge is thethird and final race in the Trail-Gear Western Regional ULTRA4 Series.

Miller-Motorsports-Motocross-Video-7-3-13TOOELE VALLEY, Utah – On April 26, 2013, Miller Motorsports Park hosted an Open House to debut its brand-new motocross track, designed by master track builder Marc Peters for the inaugural Built Ford Tough Utah National, Round 11 of the 2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, set to take place on Saturday, August 17. Chad Reed, the most successful international rider in the history of motocross, along with local up-and-coming rider Landen Powell, took to the track for some demonstration laps and the verdict was overwhelmingly positive.

“The track is fun!” exclaimed Reed, the 2009 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross 450 Class Champion. “You almost feel like you are at the Motocross Des Nations, whether it be Donington or Genoa, Italy, with this style of facility. For me, it was awesome. I had a blast out there!”

“I think the riders are going to love this layout,” said Peters, whose impressive layout will mark the first motocross national in Utah since 1973. “Once they get the top coat on the surface and rip it deep, this race will be like no other national out there, with an epic track surrounded by a beautiful facility.”

2013 LOORRS Round 7 & 8Fort Mill, SC – Apparently a 100 race win record was not enough for Team GT’s Carl Renezeder.  During Rounds 7 & 8 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) at Miller Motorsports Park, Renezeder made history yet again by winning his ninth Pro-4 race in a row on General’s GRABBER tire.  The nine-race win streak dates back to Round 15 of the 2012 season and was almost extended to 10 in Round 8 but Renezeder fell just shy of a win settling for second.

“It was my own fault – total driver error,” said Renezeder following the Round 8 race.  “Going into turn four, I went to set the track and hit the wrong brake pedal.  So frustrating!”

Team GT’s veteran driver handily broke Kyle LeDuc’s old streak of six wins set back in 2012.  Renezeders most recent achievement also adds to his overall career wins bringing his total to 112 – and still counting.

BFGoodrich-6-1-11Greenville, SC – Over a two weekend stretch, drivers on BFGoodrich Tires® claimed 12 wins in Pro Class short course off road racing. With seven wins and 22 podiums, BFGoodrich Tires took the weekend at Rounds 4-6 of the Traxxas TORC Series at Bark River, Mich. A week later, drivers on the tires claimed five more wins and 10 podium spots at Rounds 7 and 8 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah.

Team BFGoodrich members Rob MacCachren and Bryce Menzies were joined by Ricky Johnson, Mark Jenkins, Luke Johnson, and Sheldon Creed claiming wins in their respective classes over the past two weeks.

Sheldon Creed at LOORRS UtahSheldon Creed and the OCCR crew made their way to Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele Utah for Rounds 7&8 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series where “The Prodigy” would once again prove that he has what it takes to win.

Heading into Rounds 7&8 “The Prodigy” Sheldon Creed was sitting third overall in the championship points standings, right behind seasoned Pro Lite drivers Brian Deegan and Casey Currie.  Creed did all he could in order to gain valuable championship points in Utah knowing that the 2013 season is at its tipping point.

Round 7 was yet again another huge test for “The Prodigy” Sheldon Creed.  Mayhem ensued from green to checkered, and it was Sheldon’s job to make sure the AM Ortega Pro Lite #74 made it to the finish.  Qualifying 2nd, Sheldon started in the third position after the invert and it looked as though he would start far enough to the front of the filed to avoid any kind of unwanted contact.