MMP plans big weekend for 2010 WSBK round

WSBK to race Memorial Day Monday

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Feb. 18, 2010
Miller Motorsports Park officials say its 2010 World Superbike event will be its biggest ever.

“We are very excited about this year’s event,” says John Larson, senior vice president and general manager of Miller Motorsports Park. “We have added a significant amount of entertainment to complement the outstanding racing provided by the HANNspree FIM Superbike World Championship. This will be the biggest international sporting event in Utah since the 2002 Olympic Winter Games and the beginning of a Memorial Day weekend tradition for families throughout Utah and the United States to enjoy.”

The Tooele, Utah track hosts the WSBK Championship on Memorial Day weekend, May 28-31. Events will kick off on May 28 at the State Capitol in Salt Lake City with Governor Gary Herbert greeting racers and their teams. Racers will lead a motorcycle parade to The Gateway which will host a street party with live music, autograph sessions and stunt bike demonstrations.

Racing action begins May 29 and extends to the Memorial Day, May 31, as the WSBK Championship will hold races on a Monday for the first time in series history. Supporting the WSBK double-header will be the World Supersport Championship as well as the second annual Larry H. Miller Superbike Challenge featuring events in both GTU and GTO classes.

“The 2010 event at Miller Motorsports Park promises to be the most exciting U.S. round ever in the history of World Superbike,” says Paolo Ciabatti, director of the WSBK Championship. “Our championship will be returning to Utah this year with 26 permanent riders in the top class and 20 riders in World Supersport and with two young American stars: Roger Lee Hayden, riding a Kawasaki in World Superbike, and Jason DiSalvo riding for the factory Triumph team in World Supersport. We are extremely pleased to see all the thrilling activities that have been put together and are sure that fans from all over the country will come to Miller Motorsports Park in huge numbers to enjoy a fantastic Memorial Day weekend!”

The Saturday will feature a classic rock concert featuring acts such as Foreigner, Styx and Kansas, with a firework display closing the evening. Throughout the weekend, the circuit will honor the U.S. Military with a 2,010-flag tribute on the track’s infield. Other highlights include demonstrations by the Lucas Oil Stunt Plane, stunt bike exhibitions, manufacturer displays and a vendor village.

Single-day and three-day tickets are available online at http://www.sbkusa.com/.