Auto racing teams from all over the Western United States will compete at Utah Motorsports Campus Saturday night from 6 p.m. to midnight in the 9th Annual 6 Hour Western Endurance Race championship.
The longest race of the Utah season is part of a three-day event this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at UMC. Events are free to the public.
The 6 Hour race gives teams everything from the heat of the afternoon, driving straight toward the sunset on UMC’s epic 3.3 mile outer loop configuration, and racing in the darkness of the Tooele Valley.
There are 40 amateur teams entered in the endurance race.
In addition to the 6 Hour Endurance Race, NASA Utah also has numerous 30 minute sprint races, and time trial sessions happening Saturday and Sunday.
About half of the cars are built from former street cars like Mustangs, Miatas, and Corvettes. The other half are purpose-built race cars purchased from Lamborghini, Audi and BMW.
The fastest cars in the field will reach close to 200 mph at the end of the UMC straight.
Winning teams earn bragging rights, a trophy, and valuable practice for the NASA 25 Hour race in California in November.
Friday is a practice day followed by sprint races, time trials, and high performance drivers education on Saturday.
UMC Cars & Coffee will begin at 6 p.m. and includes a free car show, food trucks and Drift Ride-Alongs.