Lucas Oil Off Road Utah 2020

TOOELE VALLEY, UTAH (January 20, 2021) — Utah Motorsports Campus is pleased to announce the schedule for what will be a busy 2020 season, with the return of some favorite events and a wide variety of fun races and activities.

“This will be our second year of full ownership of UMC,” said Dixon Hunt, UMC Senior Vice President, “and we’re optimistic that it will be another excellent one. We had a good bit of success and learned a lot last year, particularly in terms of how the racing industry is changing, and we’re adapting our plans to ensure that this facility will be a viable, profitable, welcoming and fun part of this community for many decades to come.”

Perhaps the biggest news for Utah’s racing fans is the return of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, which will hit UMC’s Off Road Short Course over the weekend of June 26-28 for the first installment of a multi-year agreement.

Making its third UMC appearance in 2020 will be Travis Pastrana’s innovative Nitro World Games, which will return in the fall but has not yet announced the actual dates.

On the road course, the National Auto Sport Association (NASA) Nationals will return to UMC for the first time since 2014 over the weekend of September 11-13. This is one of the biggest amateur sports car racing events in North America and will determine national champions in a variety of classes. 

Other 2020 racing events will include the Superkarts USA! Spring Nationals in May, the ChampCar Endurance Series in July and the Porsche Sprint Trophy USA in September. The amateur racing calendar remains busy, with full seasons from the Utah Region of the National Auto Sport Association (NASA Utah) and the Utah Sport Bike Association’s (USBA) Motorcycle Law Masters of the Mountains and Supermoto championships as well as a Quarter-Midget series and a new amateur karting championship sanctioned by the World Karting Association.

For those who would rather drive (but not necessarily race) than watch, UMC is continuing its popular Wide Open Wednesday program and adding a Wide Open Weekend component to allow entry-level enthusiasts to get some track time. For more experienced drivers, the UMC Open Track Day program continues in 2020 as well. Apex Track Days will provide two-wheeled track time throughout the season. Also, the Xtreme Xperience event, which allows fans to drive exotic cars on track, will return in August. Drifting events were very popular last year, and those will continue with UMC Drift Nights and visits from Salt City Drift. 

Non-racing events in 2020 will include an Easter Egg Hunt on April 4, two visits from Night Lights on May 16 and August 22 and the second annual Twinkle Drive holiday festival in December (exact dates TBD). In addition, UMC’s two very popular car shows will return, the Fourth Annual Cruzer Palooza on May 23 and the Import Spring Showoff on June 13.

The UMC Kart Center has big plans for 2020. In addition to the new racing series, the Kart Center will now be open seven days per week during the season. Tuesdays will become “Two Wheel Tuesdays,” and there will be a new fleet of Pitster motorcycles for the public to rent and ride. Every Wednesday will be Wide Open Wednesday, with the full-track configuration available to drive on. Corporate karting events, which have been hugely popular, will continue to be a priority. UMC’s new, yet-to-be-named family fun center, which will feature Nerf gun wars, archery tag, dodgeball and other family-friendly games, is expected to open in the spring.

As was the case for the past two years, and as a “thank-you” to our neighbors in Tooele County, all of UMC’s amateur racing events will continue to be free admission.

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: The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series will return to Utah Motorsports Campus in 2020 with a multi-year agreement after being absent in Utah since 2018. (Photo courtesy UMC/Jeremy Henrie)

Utah Karting Racing

Local Kart Racing Returns to Utah Motorsports Campus in 2020

Partnership with World Karting Association ensures long-term vision, stability

 

TOOELE VALLEY, UTAH (November 4, 2019) — Utah Motorsports Campus (UMC) is pleased to announce that local kart racing will be returning in 2020. UMC has entered into a partnership with the World Karting Association (WKA) and will adopt the WKA class structure, rules package and more as it establishes the new UMC Karting Championship. 

“Karting is very important to UMC and the overall growth of the facility,” explained Jody Niemann, UMC Vice President of Guest Experience. “Utah has a dedicated group of local karting families with in-depth karting knowledge and a passion to support a long-term vision for the facility. Working together to overcome past challenges, the commitment to attract national-level racers along with opportunities for beginners to get introduced to the industry has been embraced on all levels.”

“Utah Motorsports Campus is such an iconic karting circuit in the West, it was a no-brainer for WKA to get involved,” stated WKA President Kevin Williams. “WKA is thrilled to support the facility in bringing structured karting back to the racers in the area.”

As one of the top motorsports facilities in North America, karting is a very important segment for UMC and critical to the overall growth of the track and motorsports participation in and around the area. The new partnership with WKA will see a structure and rules package in place that are consistent around the country.  UMC will continue to offer rental karts, memberships, corporate and team-building events, group/birthday parties, gift cards, community outreach, internship programs and more.

Niemann continued, “Plans for growth at the kart center include an onsite karting academy with local champions Bryce and Jared Englehart of Englehart Racing and possibly a local kart shop to support customers trackside. Most importantly, we have support from industry professionals to help train UMC associates to ensure we provide unparalleled support to the karting community, racers and guests.” 

The 2020 schedule for the new UMC Karting Championship is as follows. Test and Tune dates will run from 7:00am until 11:00am and race dates are scheduled from 7:00am until 2:00pm. Additional non-exclusive track time will be available during hours of operation.

 

Test and Tune Dates                                      Race Dates

 

March 21, 2020                                               March 22, 2020

April 11, 2020                                                 April 12, 2020

April 25, 2020                                                 April 26, 2020

May 9, 2020                                                    May 10, 2020

May 23, 2020                                                  May 24, 2020

June 6, 2020                                                  June 7, 2020

July 25, 2020                                                  July 26, 2020

August 15, 2020                                              August 16, 2020

September 5, 2020                                          September 6, 2020

October 3, 2020                                              October 4, 2020

 

Stay tuned for more announcements in the very near future from UMC.

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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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Twinkle Drive

TOOELE VALLEY, UTAH (October 22, 2019) —Utah Motorsports Campus is happy to announce a new holiday tradition – Twinkle Drive and Mistletoe Mall! The new events will take place December 5-8, 2019. 

Twinkle Drive is a drive-through holiday lights display to welcome in the holiday season. It will be set up along the racetrack’s pit lane and part of the East Course. UMC is seeking participants – individuals, families, groups, businesses or any interested party – to build and display holiday light creations. There is no charge to participate, and six distinguished awards will be presented in various categories, judged by a panel of community leaders. 

Mistletoe Mall will be an arts and crafts exhibit staged in Legends Hall in the UMC Event Center. Arts, crafts and food items will be available for purchase, and there will be music, a charity auction and visits from Santa Claus. 

A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Tooele County Children’s Justice Center.

 “We’re always looking for ways to better utilize our racetrack, especially in the winter months,” said Dixon Hunt, UMC Senior Vice President. “Our outstanding staff came up with the idea for Twinkle Drive and Mistletoe Mall, and we think it’s excellent! We hope to make this an annual tradition, and we invite everyone to come join us for a magical holiday experience.” 

Visitors to Twinkle Drive will pay a small fee per car to enter. Information and registration information is available at www.UtahMotorsportsCampus.com.

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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Utah Motorsports Campus Drive Away Hunger Food Drive

 

UMC Reviving ‘Drive Away Hunger’ Holiday Food Drive 

Participants get to drive on the racetrack in exchange for donations

 

TOOELE VALLEY, UTAH (October 15, 2019) — Utah Motorsports Campus is pleased to announce the revival of the popular “Drive Away Hunger” food drive, which is scheduled for Saturday, November 2, from 11 am – 2 pm. 

“’Drive Away Hunger’ was a holiday tradition that we established during the Miller Motorsports Park days,” said Dixon Hunt, UMC Senior Vice President. “We’re very happy to bring it back as an annual event this year. We wanted to do something to give back to the community that has been so welcoming and supportive, and this seems like the perfect way to do that.”

Participants are asked to make a donation of non-perishable food items, clothing (coats, gloves, hats), blankets or toys. In exchange for their donation, participants will be allowed to participate in a Parade Lap around UMC’s world-renowned 4.5-mile Full Course circuit. The Parade Lap will commence at 1:30 pm. All vehicle occupants must wear seat belts. Any street-legal vehicle is eligible, and no experience is necessary.

As in years past, all proceeds will be donated to the Utah Food Bank and Tooele Food Bank.

“Utah Food Bank is incredibly grateful for the support of Utah Motorsports Campus,” said Ginette Bott, Utah Food Bank President & CEO. “Their event will help ‘Drive Away Hunger’ for the 374,000 Utahns who struggle with food insecurity.”

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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