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Miller Motorsports Park to Close

Miller Motorsports Park to close on Oct. 31…

Photo: John Dagys

Photo: John Dagys

One of North America’s highest graded motorsports facilities will be closing its doors later this year, as the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies announced Friday that it will cease operations of Miller Motorsports Park.

The start-of-the-art facility, located near Salt Lake City, opened in 2006 and played host to a variety of two and four-wheeled championships, including the American Le Mans Series and GRAND-AM.

Most recently, it held rounds of Pirelli World Challenge, with its 2015 event still scheduled for Aug. 21-23, as well as the full schedule of other racing events this summer.

The facility, a project of the late Larry H. Miller, will close its doors on Oct. 31, after the group elected not to renew its lease with Tooele County.

“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 in a statement.

The Alan Wilson-designed circuit had struggled financially since its opening, reportedly costing the Miller family millions of dollars.

It’s unclear what the future will hold for the property, although given the previous financial issues, the possibility of another group reviving the circuit appears to be unlikely.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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