Utah Motorsports Campus to Extend Coronavirus Closure Through April 30

Situation to be monitored closely, plan to be adjusted as needed

 

TOOELE VALLEY, UTAH (April 1, 2020) — In light of recent social-distancing directives from both the White House and the State of Utah as well as the Public Health Order issued yesterday by Tooele County, Utah Motorsports Campus (UMC) has reluctantly decided to extend its temporary closure through April 30 to minimize the risk of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) to our guests and employees. 

“This is the time of year that we’re supposed to be kicking off our season, with lots of folks having fun with high-performance cars and motorcycles,” said Dixon Hunt, UMC Senior Vice President, “so it’s very disappointing to have to extend our closure. We’re all in this together, though, and safety is always our first priority.

“We will be monitoring events very closely, and the moment we can reopen our gates to our great racers and fans, we will do so.”

UMC will be working with all its partners and customers to reschedule events that are affected by the extended closure.

“We would like to thank our parent company, the Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, for their ongoing and outstanding support, and also all of those people who are putting themselves in danger on a daily basis on our behalf,” said Hunt. “We encourage everyone to follow published guidelines and stay safe.”

For event or ticket information, or for questions regarding UMC, call 435-277-8000 or visit the track’s website at www.UtahMotorsportsCampus.com.

  

 

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Track activities to be reassessed in 14 days

 

TOOELE VALLEY, UTAH (March 18, 2020) Utah Motorsports Campus will suspend operations for two weeks, effective immediately, to minimize the risk of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) to our guests and employees.

As an outdoor venue, we feel our risk is much lower than other venues but out of an over-abundance of caution we are following the guidelines put forth by national and local governmental agencies and suspending our operations for two weeks, said DixonHunt, UMC Senior Vice President.

The safety of our guests and employees is always our primary concern, and we will do whatever it takes to ensure everyone stays safe and healthy. We will reassess the situation in 14 days and proceedappropriately from that point.

Cancelled events include WOW Karting today, WinterX Round 6 and Round 1 of the UMC Karting Championship this weekend, Round 1 of the NASA Utah Region Championship on March 28-29 and Salt City Drift on April 4.

All guests who have prepaid for participation in UMC-operated events (WOW Karting, WinterX, UMC Kart Championship) over the next two weeks will have their registration fees refunded or credited.

 We would like to encourage everyone to follow all published guidelines and stay safe, and we would like to thank all the  officials and medical professionals who are working hard on our behalf, said Hunt.

For event or ticket information, or for questions regarding UMC, call 435-277-8000 or visit the track’s website at www.UtahMotorsportsCampus.com.

 

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John Gardner, Public Relations Manager

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TOOELE VALLEY, UTAH (March 11, 2020) In light of todays announcement by the World Health Organization that the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak is now considered a global pandemic, Utah Motorsports Campus (UMC) would like to reassure the public that we are doing everything possible to ensure safety for everyone at our facility.

Since we are an outdoor facility, our concerns are different than they might be for other event venues whose events take place indoors. We have only a few public touch points, and those are being meticulously monitored and disinfected on an ongoing basis.

Our parent company, the Zhejiang Geely Holding Groupof China, has already had to deal with the Coronavirus and has been most helpful in offering advice, assistance and support to our staff.

We will be following guidelines posted by the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control, the Utah Department of Health and the Tooele County Health Department to minimize the risk of Coronavirus to our employees, tenants, partners and guests.

UMC will continue to monitor the spread of the virus, and will make additional changes to our policies as and when necessary.

Until further notice, we will be operating all our events as normal, and we invite the public to feel free to come out and enjoy themselves at UMC.

For event or ticket information, or for questions regarding UMC, call 435-277-8000 or visit the track’s website at www.UtahMotorsportsCampus.com.

 

Media Contact:

John Gardner, Public Relations Manager

Email: John.Gardner@UMCampus.com

ARCA Menards Series West to headline Inaugural UMC Rock N’ Race Fest on Memorial Day Weekend

 

TOOELE VALLEY, UTAH (March 3, 2020) — Utah Motorsports Campus (UMC) is thrilled to announce that professional stock car racing will return to Utah in 2020 when the ARCA Menards Series West rolls into the Tooele Valley on Saturday, May 23, to headline the inaugural UMC Rock N’ Race Fest.

It will be a homecoming of sorts for the series, formerly known as NASCAR Winston West and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West prior to NASCAR acquiring ARCA in 2018, which raced here annually from 2007-14 and in 2016.

The race will headline the inaugural UMC Rock N’ Race Fest, which is planned to be an annual Memorial Day Weekend celebration going forward. The one-day show will also include the Fourth Annual Cruzer Palooza Classic Car and Motorcycle Show, a drifting exhibition and a concert featuring Jagertown, with local phenom Carver Louis as the opening act.

Fans will be able to purchase rental karting sessions and ride-alongs in drift cars. In addition, the new UMC Family Fun Center will be open, offering family-fun games like Archery Tag, Nerf Wars and Dodgeball. Food options will be plentiful, with both the Fast Track and Throttle cafes open for business as well as a variety of food trucks.

Admission to the Rock N’ Race Fest will be FREE, however there will be a parking fee of $10 per vehicle. There will be camping options available for those who would like to make it a full-weekend getaway.

“We could not be more pleased to welcome NASCAR-style racing back to UMC,” said Dixon Hunt, UMC Senior Vice President. “It’s been way too long since we heard the sound of those big V8 engines reverberating off our mountains, and we can’t wait to see the ARCA Menards Series West haulers rolling through our gate again. We appreciate the support of the series officials, and particularly the teams who pushed to bring the series back to Utah, and we’re looking forward to a fantastic inaugural UMC Rock N’ Race Fest!”

“We are very happy to bring the ARCA Menards Series West back to Utah for the inaugural UMC Rock N’ Race Fest,” said Brandon Thompson, NASCAR Touring Series Managing Director. “UMC has always been a favorite venue for our teams and drivers that has consistently provided great, competitive racing, and we’re excited to see more of that this May!”

Utah native Michael Self, who grew up racing here and was a six-time winner in the ARCA Menards West Series as well as a two-time and defending winner of the ARCA Racing Series’ Daytona 200, was excited to hear that the series is returning to his home track.

“It’s great to see the ARCA Menards Series West and stock car racing return to Utah and UMC,” said Self. “The track does such a great job of hosting not only the race teams, but the fans and sponsors as well. It’s always been a world-class venue. The ARCA Menards West Series is the premier development series for the national levels of NASCAR, so hopefully a lot of Utah race fans will show up to support some future stars of racing!”

The UMC race will be the fourth of 11 for the ARCA Menards Series West in 2020, and one of only two road courses on the schedule. It will be a one-day show, with practice, qualifying and a 70-lap race on the 3.05-mile Outer Course taking place on Saturday.

More details on the Inaugural UMC Rock N’ Race Fest will be released as they are finalized.

For event or ticket information, or for questions regarding UMC, call 435-277-8000 or visit the track’s website at www.UtahMotorsportsCampus.com.

 

Photo Caption: NASCAR-style racing will return to Utah on May 23, 2020 when the ARCA Menards Series West (formerly the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West) rolls into Utah Motorsports Campus to headline the inaugural UMC Rock N’ Race Fest. (Photo courtesy UMC/Jeremy Henrie)