ALMS Confirms Salt Lake City Race

The American Le Mans Series has confirmed that it will stage a race in Salt Lake City next season

ALMS Confirms Salt Lake City Race

The Grand Prix of Utah will take place at the new Miller Motorsports Park facility, currently being constructed. The event is scheduled for July 13-15.

The track, located in Tooele, Utah, will be the longest track in the ALMS, measuring 4.5 miles. Featuring a 3,500-foot main straight, it will also become the biggest permanent facility in the United States. The configuration also will feature an ALMS record 24 turns.

The track has been designed by Alan Wilson, who designed Barber Motorsports Park, Carolina Motorsports Park and BeaveRun Motorsports Park.

"Anytime the American Le Mans Series adds a new venue to the schedule, it's big news," said ALMS President and CEO Scott Atherton. "However, when the addition involves an important business market and features a brand new world-class, purpose-built road-racing facility, it becomes much more."

Current LMP1 championship leader Emanuele Pirro expressed optimism about the venue and its success as an ALMS event.

"For our team and our sponsors, it's a strategic area," said Pirro, who drives an Audi R8 for Champion. "It's always good to be in a new part of the country to present our show and give the TV fans an opportunity to watch us for real. From a driver's point of view, I'm interested and can't wait to see the racetrack."

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