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.”

Twin Peaks, CA: The 2012 Ultra4 Pro Series Championship began with the 2012 Griffin King of The Hammers and ended with the 2012 Ultra4 American Rocksports Championship last weekend in Tooele, Utah.  More than 50 drivers from 20 states competed for a chance to be named the 2012 Ultra4 Pro Series Champion. Ultimately, Ultra4 veteran and short course champion, Brad Lovell, would claim the title.

The 2012 Ultra4 Pro Series Championship consisted of three races. Each race was meant to highlight the unique characteristics and strengths of Ultra4 cars. The three races for this year’s series were: 2012 Griffin King of The Hammers, which emphasized high speed desert racing, endurance and rock crawling, Best in the Desert’s Vegas to Reno; a 500+ mile race through the Nevada desert that tested both cars and drivers endurance, and The American Rocksports Challenge which combined short course racing and rock crawling with multiple cars competing simultaneously in a series of heat races.

Ponte Vedra, FL – E3 Spark Plugs is pleased to announce the winner of its 2012 Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Trip promotion. Kari Roben, who won an all-expenses-paid trip for two to the E3 Spark Plugs Utah Off Road Nationals at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah, this June 21-23, 2012, will be giving her tickets to her husband and son.

Roben passed her prize onto her husband Richard Chandler Jr., who elected to bring their 23-year-old son Richard III, on the trip-of-a-lifetime.

The grand prize included airfare for two with hotel accommodations for three nights, two tickets to the Lucas Oil Off-Road race, ride-a-longs in both the E3 Spark Plugs Daugherty Off-Road truck and the Lucas Oil helicopter, as well as the chance to drive a Ford Racing-prepped Mustang GT in the two-hour Mustang Experience and two tickets to one of the top karting road courses in America.

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – NASCAR driver Robby Gordon, Mi7 Events and Blessing Bridge International are proud to present the inaugural 2011 Robby Gordon SPEED Energy Desert Challenge – Sept 29 – Oct 2.

Due to an overwhelming demand, this event will be staged at the $110 Million Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah upon 900 acres of private property, to guarantee spectators an unobstructed view of all the action and will be filmed for HDTV!

Joining Robby Gordon will be other top racing greats including: “Ballistic” BJ Baldwin-Monster Energy, Bryce Menzies & Gus Vildosola-Team RedBull, “Pistol” Pete Sohren, Joe Willardsen-Team Nitro Circus from as far away as Canada and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico to showcase for the first time ever in Utah, Trophy Trucks, Class 1’s, Class 10’s, Class 12’s Class 16’s, & Class 72’s.

King Shocks Pro-4 class racers dominated rounds 7 and 8 of the Lucas Oil Offroad racing series held at the beautiful Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah. It was a clean sweep of the podium for King Shocks taking all three spots at both rounds. Carl Renezeder and Kyle LeDuc each battled fiercely trading places at the top of the podium. Kyle took the win over Carl and third place Adrian “The Wildman” Cenni in round 7 and Carl returned the favor with a win in round 8 over Kyle and third place Kent Brascho. Carl not only picked up his 96th career shortcourse victory but also climbs to the top of the Pro-4 points standings.  Currently Carl leads the point standings in both Pro-4 and Pro-2. “The shock dyno work we have been doing with King is really paying off,” said Team Renezeder crew chief Bill Smith, “suspension control is so important in this type of racing and the conditions are different at every track. Our set-up, our crew and Carl are continuously improving on everything we do. We start every race with the intent to win. Closing in on the magic 100 wins does not really affect the team strategy but the significance is in the back of our minds, it’s a huge accomplishment.”

Kyle leDuc’s win on Saturday, his second in a row, was impressive but his second place finish in Sunday’s round 8 was remarkable, a real testament to never giving up. He got tangled up in a wreck in the early going but managed to work his way up to third spot shortly after the mandatory restart at the midpoint of the race. A spin in turn four then dropped him back to sixth place with only a few laps left. The race was then red flagged for a crash involving Josh Merrel who was uninjured but unable to continue. With Merrel out, Kyle was in fifth with only a three lap, green, white, checkers shootout to the finish. On the green flag lap, Adrian Cenni and Curt LeDuc got together putting them out of contention. Kyle then got around Travis Coyne to come from fifth place to second in just three laps of racing. “I was frustrated after coming from dead last to third and then giving those places back when I spun,” said Kyle, “I was determined to close the gap with Huseman in the points chase and my truck was really hooking up out of the corners. The forward drive gave me more momentum going off the jumps so I passed several guys in the air or on the inside of corners. I hoped to win three in a row but we had to settle for a second on Sunday.”

The battles in the Pro-4 class are getting more and more intense as the season goes on and as Kyle has demonstrated, you can never count anyone out. That’s why we at King Shocks continue to develop new technology and to push the boundaries of shock performance. Our goal is to make you a contender every time you line up to race. King shocks provide the precise adjustability and optimum damping performance you need when the competition is as tough as the track. Nothing else rides like a King.

Photos by: MikesRacePhoto.com

TOOELE, UTAH— When the dust settled at the Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah, Sunday two new faces had ascended to the top step of the podium in the SuperLite Championship Series — Patrick Clark positioning himself for a run at the overall points championship and Wyatt Kirchner breaking out as one of the youngest racers to win a SuperLite showdown.

Saturday’s SuperLite race was Patrick Clark’s from seconds after the start. The Las Vegas racer jumped out to a commanding lead and never let up, taking it to a stacked field of SuperLite racers and coming away with his first Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series win.

“My heart’s still pounding,” said Clark, following the finish. “I knew what I had to do when I got out there. Off the start, got out around the outside, just held it open, put my head down, wanted to keep the lead, stay smooth, stay out front.”

Overall points leader RJ Anderson (Walker Evans Racing/SoCal Super Trucks) battled hard all race to move up from deep in the pack and come away with second place.

“I was just trying to pick them off, be smooth and keep my head on. That’s what we ended up doing. On a day like this, you can’t complain too much about second,” said Anderson.

Kawasaki/Monster Energy’s Chad George also started at the back of the field, but wrung every bit of horsepower out of his truck on the last lap to pass Jacob Person and take third place at the line.

“We knew it was going to be me and R.J. (Anderson), moving from the back to the front. We both started dead last,” said George. “We knew that Pat (Clark) was going to just break out. He was up front, and on a track like this, it’s as many passes as you can get, and we got the third place. I’m so pumped, just throwing the car in there.”

In Sunday’s race, SuperLite siblings Wyatt and Dawson Kirchner both took to the front of the pack and raced hard for the finish.

Anderson got in between them, finding himself in what he called a “Kirchner sandwich,” before a fight to the finish that saw Wyatt take the checkered flag, Anderson finish second and Dawson come in third.

“Everyone was running really good. Those General Tires were hooking up great. I have no complaints. I felt like I ran a good race and was fortunate enough to land a first place,” said Wyatt Kirchner.

Wyatt’s spotters in the pit where pumped full of adrenaline as he pushed toward the line with the lead.

“He was screaming at me the whole time, ‘Inside, inside, inside. You’ve got to beat him,’” said Kirchner. “I’ve got to thank my family and the Lord for keeping me safe, General Tire, Oakley, Speed Racing and Bull Barbeque.”

Kirchner’s patience behind Pat Clark and Brent Fouch paid off, as the two tangled up and allowed him to run to the front of the race.

Anderson praised Wyatt Kirchner’s racing down the stretch.

“He drove awesome. Being out in front, I don’t know if it’s his first time or not, I was trying to be really clean, and he never even made one mistake. So in the last lap, I was like, if he’s not going to give it to me, I guess I’m going to have to try, but it didn’t end up working,” said Anderson. “I can’t thank all the guys who help me enough. All my crew who busted their butts all weekend. We ran three classes. They busted their butt for every single one, worked into the night, worked into the morning. That’s the real success story here. On a day like this, I’m happy to bring home second.”

Torchmate-sponsored Dawson Kirchner’s third place finish follows up a win in round 6 of the SuperLite series.

For more information on SuperLite racing or the Arrive and Drive program, go to: www.superlitechampionship.com.