This Saturday, the inaugural Utah National at Tooele’s state-of-the-art Miller Motorsports Park will be home to round 11 of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship series. Positioned in the northeast corner of Miller Motorsports’ East Road Course, the new 1.1-mile track will include a unique uphill start, two huge triple step-up jumps and some tricky off-camber turns. The mile-high elevation will also pose a challenge for both riders and their teams. This marks the first time a professional outdoor motocross event has been held in the state of Utah since 1973.
Last weekend at Unadilla—the last East Coast round of the series—Team Honda Muscle Milk rider Justin Barcia put on quite a show in his home state of New York, capturing second overall with 4-2 scores. GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac put forth a flawless performance to capture his fifth overall win of the season, extending his lead to 39 points over second. Tomac has the opportunity to clinch the 250 class championship this weekend if he can finish with a 51-point edge over second.
“This weekend is a clean slate for everyone. It’s a brand new track and nobody has ever raced on it, so we are all on the same page,” explained Barcia. “Hopefully the track will be good. I don’t know how hard or easy it is to build a national caliber track on a flat surface but I am looking forward to checking it out. I am going into it with high expectations and am looking to build on all the other progress we have made up until now.”