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Miller Motorsports Park - Track Review

Location Tooele, Utah

Feb 12, 2011

Location Tooele, Utah (35 miles from Salt Lake City)
Track Configuration 4.5-mile, 24-turn Full Course; 3.08-mile Perimeter Course; 2.2-mile East Course; 2.2-mile West Course; 0.9-mile Kart/Supermoto track
Facilities 24 acres, 220 team garages, 40 day garages, 27 Grand Prix garages, 8,000-seat grandstands, historic race car museum, luxury clubhouse for MMP members, Ford Racing High Performance Driving School, Yahama Champions Riding School, hospitality services, on-site tire sales and service, race prep and setup service, golf kart rental, paddock camping with power
Elevation Change 54 feet
Longest Straight 3,500 feet

Modp_1102_02_o+miller_motorsports_park+on_track Photo 1/3   |   The Attitudes section of Miller Motorsports Park is one of our favorites, since you have to link all three turns together for maximum speed. And as you see, the scenery surrounding MMP ain't too shabby either.

Named the "Motorsports Facility of the Year" at the Professional Motorsport World Expo in 2006, Miller Motorsports Park is truly a world-class facility and quite possibly the finest of its type in America. When we first visited MMP back in 2007 for a time attack event, the quality of on-site amenities, track design, visibility from all spectator areas, stadium-style big screen display in the last corner and gorgeous mountain vistas completely blew our minds, especially when you consider that this motorsports wonderland is located near Salt Lake City, Utah, a city better known for the Winter Olympics and "Sister Wives" than racing.

Despite its relatively remote location, MMP has attracted the crème de la crème of racing series. Name your favorite road racing series and chances are they're on MMP's annual schedule: FIM Superbike World Championship, American Le Man Series, Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series and Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, AMA Superbike Championship, and World Challenge. MMPs first-class facilities include a huge number of garages and all manner of trackside services, but the fact that Miller is the longest road course in America and provides a fantastic mix of corner shapes and speeds is surely the main draw. Renowned track designer and engineer Alan Wilson also built in just enough elevation and camber change to make the 24-turn counterclockwise Full Course extremely challenging and rewarding to drive.

Modp_1102_04_o+miller_motorsports_park+parked Photo 2/3   |   In pit lane you get a sense of the high-quality experience MMP offers, including Grand Prix garages on the ground level, a covered spectator area above, and air-conditioned media center and classrooms to go along with the main tower.

Since we feel the need, the need for speed, Miller ranks right up there among our all-time favorite circuits, thanks to its 3,500-foot long front straightaway and high average speed. The monster front straight is long enough to get deep into top gear in just about any street car, with speeds exceeding 150 mph in GT class race cars. That's Depends Undergarments quick, especially when you combine it with a 1g braking zone going into the deceiving quick turn 1 lefthander known as Sunset Bend. Other highlights for us include the turns 16, 17 and 18 cluster, better known as First Attitude, Second Attitude and Bad Attitude. This tricky group of bends rises and falls over a crest, making it impossible to see the apex for Second Attitude as you enter the high-speed First Attitude. Get the line wrong and the name for the final part of this section starts to make a lot of sense.

There may not be much nightlife in sleepy but charming Salt Lake City, but if you're a fan of high-speed racetracks that'll take you days if not years to master, you owe it to yourself to make your way to Mormon country and try Miller Motorsports Park out for yourself.

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