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)