Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

February 21, 2012
A busy season shaping up for Utah karters

Those who race the smallest vehicles at Miller Motorsports Park look to have the busiest year of anyone in 2012. The karting community will have a wide variety of events in which to participate.

The local racing championship, which had been a 14-race schedule in 2011, has reverted back to its previous form of two championships. The Icebreaker Kart Championship presented by Sunoco Race Fuels will be a four-race run starting in late March and ending in mid-May. The Utah Kart Championship will have a 10-race schedule running from early June to early November.

Another exciting development for local karters is the news that Miller Motorsports Park has joined the SuperKarts USA (SKUSA) Rocky Mountain ProKart Challenge series. This will be a six-race series across three two-race weekends. Other participating tracks are Grand Junction (Colo.) Motor Speedway and IMI Motorsport Complex in Dacono, Colo.

In addition, Miller Motorsports Park will again host a major national karting event in 2012. After the success of the 2011 Rotax Grand Nationals, MMP has been chosen as the site of the 2012 SKUSA Summer Nationals on July 20-22. This event will attract competitors from across North America, highlighting young talent who will undoubtedly be making future headlines in major professional racing series.

Miller Motorsports Park continues to refine its kart shop operation. The shop offers very competitive arrive-andrace programs in addition to concession kart rentals, which have been very popular as our rental karts are the fastest around with a top speed of approximately 45 mph. The kart shop also provides a terrific range of kart parts, accessories, engines and complete kart packages as well as service and repair services, and is an authorized Rotax dealer and service center.

“We’re very pleased with the way our karting programs are progressing,” said John Larson, General Manager of Miller Motorsports Park. “We continue to refine our processes and services to both the casual kart-rental customer as well as the serious kart racer, and we’re looking forward to our most successful season yet.” The schedule for the 2012 Icebreaker Kart Championship presented by Sunoco Race Fuels is as follows: March 24, April 7, April 21 and May 12.

The schedule for the 2012 Utah Kart Championship presented by Sunoco Race Fuels is as follows: June 2, June 16, July 7-8, August 4, August 25, September 8, September 29, October 13, October 20 and November 3.

The SKUSA Rocky Mountain ProKart Challenge series schedule is as follows: May 5-6 at Grand Junction Motor Speedway, June 2-3 at Miller Motorsports Park and September 1-2 at IMI Motorsport Complex. For additional information on the series, please visit www. rocky-mountain-pkc For information regarding Miller Motorsports Park, visit the track’s website at www. or call 435-277-8000.

Mark Watson

Sports Editor at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Mark directs all editorial coverage of sports in addition to reporting on a wide range of events from high school football to international racing. He has a wealth of journalism experience, having worked for four other newspapers in the state. Mark grew up in Tooele County and graduated from Grantsville High School and Brigham Young University.

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