Tooele County, Utah (July 28, 2011) – Scott Michaels, co-founder of Mi7 Events, announced in a press conference on July 26 that a major off-road race will take place at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah, September 29 – October 2.
The inaugural Robby Gordon SPEED Energy Desert Challenge is a joint effort among NASCAR driver Robby Gordon, Mi7 Events and Blessing Bridge International that will be staged on a 900-acre parcel of private property located on the east side of N. Sheep Lane in Tooele, across from Miller Motorsports Park.
An international cast of world-class off-road racers and extreme-sports athletes will participate in the event, which will be open to a variety of vehicles that normally compete in long-distance desert racing events such as the Baja 1000.
Boasting a series of star-studded concerts and a freestyle motocross exhibition showcasing the world’s best, this weekend promises to be nothing short of spectacular!
Although the event will utilize certain elements of Miller Motorsports Park’s existing facility and staff, the event will be wholly operated and promoted by Mi7 Events, a Las Vegas-based event-management company.
The race will take place on a 7-mile desert-racing course constructed specifically for this event and will provide spectators with an excellent view of all the action and access to the drivers for autographs.
Joining Robby Gordon in the Robby Gordon SPEED Energy Desert Challenge will be other top racing greats, including: “Ballistic” BJ Baldwin (Monster Energy); Bryce Menzies and Gus Vildosola (Team Red Bull); “Pistol” Pete Sohren; and Joe Willardsen (Team Nitro Circus), plus top off-road teams from as far away as Canada and Mexico to showcase Trophy Trucks for the first time ever in Utah, In addition, Class 1, Class 10, Class 12, Class 16 and Class 72 vehicles will be eligible to compete.
The Freestyle Motocross exhibition will feature Mike Metzger, “the Godfather of Freestyle Motocross,” along with FMX superstars from around the globe including Brody Wilson, Libor Podmol (Czech Republic), Allistair “Jackalas” Sayer (South Africa), Rob Adleberg (Australia) and many others. These incredible athletes have competed in venues including The Dew Tour, X Games, IFMA, AFMXA, Rockstar Mayhem Festival Tour, Journey’s Backyard BBQ Tour, Gravity Games and Red Bull X-Fighters.
A portion of net proceeds from the Robby Gordon Speed Energy Desert Challenge will be dedicated to benefit various children’s charities in the United States, through Blessing Bridge International.
More information is available at www.Mi7Events.com.