Memorial Day activities connected with the Lucas Oil Utah USA Round of the FIM Superbike Championship presented by HANNspree will kick off Friday, May 28, with Gov. Gary Herbert opening the ceremonies on the steps of the Utah Capitol Building. Racers will then lead a parade of motorcycles to the Gateway shopping center in Salt Lake City. A street festival will follow with live music, stunt demonstrations and autograph sessions for the kids.
On Saturday, on-track action begins with practice sessions, fan participation parade laps, off-road course Jeep rides, pit walks and stunt demonstrations.
A Classic Rock concert will take place at the track Saturday night with Foreigner, Styx and Kansas.
Sunday, the race qualifying runs and the GTU class race for the Lucas Oil Superbike Challenge will be held, and opening ceremonies at 12:30 p.m. will include a flyover by the Utah Air National Guard Blackhawk helicopters.
Monday, Memorial Day, Col. Patrick Higby, 75th Air Base Wing commander, will speak during opening ceremonies at 11:33 a.m. and an F-16 flyover is scheduled for 11:45 a.m.
The final day of racing will include two feature races for the World Superbikes, one feature race for World Supersport and the GTO class race for the Lucas Oil Superbike Challenge.
There will be almost four acres of displays connected with the military and on Monday there will be a barbecue contest with teams cooking up their specialties in custom-built, specialized cookers.
All military families, and those with Hill Air Force Base identification cards, receive 50 percent off on regular events through the Information, Tickets and Tours office, pending ticket availability, or else by entering a special promotional code on the Web site (Hill AFB). All those purchasing tickets at 50 percent off must have a valid ID. This brings Monday prices for a package deal for events all day to $16 with the discount, said Ray Olson, representative for the park.
The Saturday "United in Rock" Classic Rock Concert tickets are being offered to military families and Hill workers at $10 apiece, available at the ITT office, but children 2-12 must pay $10, as seating is limited.
For information visit the Web site at www.millermotorsportspark.com.