Miller Motorsports Park recently announced that October 2015 will be its last month of operation as it will not be renewing its lease with Tooele County, marking a run of only 10 years for one of the highest rated racing facilities in North America.
The Larry H. Miller Group of Companies, who also owns the NBA’s Utah Jazz, operates the 511 acre motorsports hub, but has struggled financially since its opening in 2006.
“On behalf of my family, I would like to thank all of those who have supported the track over the years, both locally and worldwide, for their enthusiasm and use of the facility,” said Gail Miller, owner of the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies.
Originally planned by the late Larry Miller as a personal playground, Miller Motorsports Park blossomed into a $100 million state of the art facility due to enormous support from the local motorcycle and car racing community.
MMP has hosted high profile series such as NASCAR, American Le Mans, FIM Superbike World Championship and Pirelli World Challenge.
While the 2016 season is up in the air, the closure may not be permanent because all assets will be returned to Tooele County at the end of the lease and they will be tasked with finding new operators for the facility. The Miller Group has said they will assist in this process and ensure a smooth transition.
The 2015 racing season at Miller Motorsports Park kicks off this Saturday, May 16th, with sports car, off-road and superbike racing as well as a free party for attendees.
Images via Miller Motorsports Park.