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.

For more information on UMC’s karting plans and programs for 2020, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the Karting page online 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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John Gardner, Public Relations Manager

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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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John Gardner, Public Relations Manager

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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.

 

Media Contact:

John Gardner, Public Relations Manager

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THE WORLD’S BEST ATHLETES HAVE LANDED IN UTAH FOR NITRO WORLD GAMES

AFTER WINGSUIT JUMP INTO UTAH STATE CAPITOL TO LAUNCH THE FINAL COUNTDOWN, THE COMPETITION KICKS OFF SATURDAY, AUGUST 17TH AT UTAH MOTORSPORTS CAMPUS

 

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Salt Lake City, UT – With just days to go until the high-adrenaline, action-packed Nitro World Games get underway, Nitro World Games organizers called in help from the Red Bull Air Force to initiate the final countdown to the big air action sports competition. On Monday night, wingsuit flyers boarded a Cessna departing Tooele Valley Airport with one goal: light up the sky of Salt Lake City in the spirit of Nitro World Games and land safely at the Utah State Capitol. Running large pyrotechnics off of their legs and reaching speeds close to 120mph, the wingsuit flyers were successful in their mission and left many Utahns in awe contemplating what they had witnessed. Now, the world’s best are gathering at Utah Motorsports Campus for Saturday’s main event.

“Nitro World Games is the big air of action sports competition.” said Travis Pastrana about Monday night’s wingsuit jump. “The Red Bull Air Force are world-renowned skydivers and some of the only humans in the world who can pull something so astounding off with precision, just like the athletes at Nitro World Games. So, in that spirit, I phoned in some favors to the Utah Sports Commission and to Governor Herbert’s office and we were able to pull off something pretty spectacular. Now it’s time for me to get focused and into race mode for Nitro Rallycross.”

"Partnering with Nitro World Games and Travis Pastrana always brings great action and excitement to the state," says Jeff Robbins, president and CEO of the Utah Sports Commission, "Having this tremendous event take place that continues to generate significant economic impact and media exposure, further positions Utah as one of the top places in the world to host major action and motorsports events."

 

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Saturday is guaranteed to be action-packed with the return of Nitro Rallycross, the innovative race that has set the bar in rallycross racing. Ten of the best drivers in the world have touched down in Utah, all with the goal of standing on the top step of the podium Saturday evening and earning bragging rights for the next year.

The high-flying FMX Best Trick and Moto Quarterpipe events also return as fan- favorite competitions. You won’t want to miss most talented FMX riders taking on two of the most intimidating FMX and Moto events in the world. The recently added Super Hooligan National Championship will also be making its Nitro World Games debut. Catch the fastest flat track riders in the world as they bang bars and battle it out for a prize purse and bragging rights in this special round of the national championship.

Bring the whole family! Fans will also be able to drive rental go-karts at the UMC Kart Center during designated hours, there is a full family-friendly activation zone, and there will be a variety of food and other vendors onsite.

 

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Tickets

Tickets to Nitro World Games are on sale now at NitroWorldGames.com. General admission tickets are available at $39 while kids’ tickets (for 12 years old and under) are available at $25 (all ticket prices subject to additional charges and fees).

 

Utah Motorsports Campus:

UMC is the perfect venue for Nitro World Games, allowing fans to easily shift between the FMX events, the Super Hooligan racing, Nitro Rallycross, and the Fan Activation Zone. Known globally as a premier racing facility, Utah Motorsports Campus’ expansive footprint makes it possible to host all of Nitro World Games’ exciting competitions at one action-packed event.   

 

About Nitro World Games:

Created by Nitro Circus and action sports icon Travis Pastrana, and produced in partnership with the Utah Sports Commission, Nitro World Games pushes the limits of action sports competition. Featuring new big air formats, breakthrough ramp technology and innovative judging criteria, Nitro World Games shifted the landscape for both athletes and the industry alike in its 2016 debut while Nitro Circus' global livestream reached a hungry audience worldwide. With the addition of Nitro Rallycross and Moto Quarterpipe in 2018, Nitro World Games revolutionized action sports competition once again.

Now established as a premium brand in the U.S., Nitro World Games has since expanded into new territories, including the just-announced addition of Nitro World Games-Wales for 2020.    

Nitro World Games 2019 sponsors include the Utah Sports Commission, Red Bull, Yokohama, cbdMD, Kevlar, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Subaru, Brimstone Recreation, and O’Reilly Auto Parts.

For more information head to NitroWorldGames.com and follow us on Instagram and Facebook.