Some of stock car racing’s up-and-coming stars will visit Utah Motorsports Campus in Grantsville for a pair of 30-lap races on the facility’s East Course on Saturday, marking the track’s first event this year where spectators will be allowed.
The ARCA Menards Series West will compete in front of up to 500 spectators on Saturday, with a qualifying session at 2 p.m. and races at 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Pre-race festivities will include a skydive with the American flag by Skydive Utah.
Gates will open at 11 a.m., with all guests having their temperature tested and social-distancing protocols in place in accordance with county and state regulations.
The series, formerly known as the K&N Pro Series West, is returning to Tooele County for the first time since 2016, and previously held events at UMC each year from 2007-14.
“We are really looking forward to getting back to racing and having our great fans able to come out and enjoy themselves,” UMC Senior Vice President Dixon Hunt said in a press release. “We have worked closely with the county and the ARCA staff to ensure everyone’s safety, which is always our first priority, and we can’t wait to hear those engines roaring and see smiles on all those faces!”
A limited number of tickets are available for $50 each plus taxes and fees through Ticketmaster.com. All ticket sales will be conducted electronically. There will be a $5 per car parking fee, payable by cash or card on the day of the event.
Fans will also be able to rent karts and mini-moto sessions at the UMC Kart Center, and they will also be able to enjoy archery tag, Nerf wars and dodgeball at the facility’s new Fun Dept. The Throttle Cafe will be open, along with food trucks and beer gardens.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call (435) 277-2000 or visit www.utahmotorsportscampus.com.