MX Sports Pro Racing and Alli Sports announced that Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah, will become the 11th stop on the 2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. It will be the first time in 40 years that a National has taken place in Utah. The Monster Energy Supercross championship has also had an event in Salt Lake City off and on since 2001 and will do so in April 2013.
MMP was conceived by the late Larry H. Miller, owner of the Utah Jazz and opened in 2005. It features a 4.5-mile road course that can be cut into east and west tracks, a karting track, rock crawling course and an off-road truck course. It has played host to NASCAR events, World Superbike, AMA Superbike, the American Le Mans Series and more.
For the AMA MX series, the promoter will construct a permanent purpose-built, national-caliber motocross circuit in the infield of the east section of the road course to serve as host for the Utah National. The ability to use the paddock garages, grandstands and suites at Miller Motorsports Park will be a first for Lucas Oil Pro Motocross. The races will take place Saturday, Aug. 17.