Press Release from Miller Motorsports Park — Wide Open Utah Dates and Details Set

For Immediate Release

Dates, Program Details Set for Wide Open Utah

New Off-Road Adventure Program Ready to Launch

TOOELE VALLEY, UTAH (August 24, 2011) — Miller Motorsports Park’s newest offering, Wide Open Utah, is now taking orders to give off-road enthusiasts the experience of a lifetime.

Wide Open Utah is the result of a long-term agreement with Wide Open Excursions, which offers off-road driving experiences in Baja California, Mexico, and the USA. The new joint venture will offer unique riding and driving experiences using custom-built Baja Challenge off-road race cars on Miller Motorsports Park’s one-mile Off Road Short Course and multi-configurational Off-Road Desert Course, with tracks ranging in length from 4.5 to seven miles.

“We are very excited to launch Wide Open Utah,” said John Larson, General Manager of Miller Motorsports Park. “We have been working closely with our partners from Wide Open Excursions to create a program that will offer off-road enthusiasts throughout the Intermountain West an experience that simply is unavailable anywhere else. Wide Open Utah is going to be a great complement to our other programs and gives us yet another way to help enthusiasts satisfy their need for speed in a safe and controlled environment.”

“The Great Basin encompasses the western half of Utah and is a Mecca for off-road driving adventure,” said Robert Smith, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Wide Open Excursions. “The goal is to provide the same type of legendary off-road driving adventures that our clients have experienced for over 14 years in Baja California. Our Wide Open Utah partnership with Miller Motorsports Park is an ideal situation to bring these adventure tours and experiences to off-road enthusiasts across the USA.”

Four distinct programs are being offered by Wide Open Utah, ranging from a ride-along with a professional driver to half- and full-day driving experiences and a one-day offsite excursion on the historic Pony Express trail.

The Off-Road Ride-Along Experience puts you in the right-hand seat of a Baja Challenge car with a professional driver to get the full “co-driver” experience for four exhilarating hot laps around the MMP Off-Road Short Course. Remaining 2011 dates for the Ride-Along Experience are September 3, September 10, October 8 and October 15.

The Intro to Baja Off-Road Experience puts you behind the wheel of a Baja Challenge car after a brief classroom session and vehicle orientation. Participants can choose between six laps on the MMP Off-Road Short Course or three laps on the MMP Off-Road Desert Course. Available dates for 2011 are September 3 and October 8.

The Full Day Off-Road Experience includes the classroom and vehicle orientation sessions, followed by eight laps around the MMP Off-Road Short Course. Following a catered lunch, the program moves to the MMP Off-Road Desert Course for three more hours of full-throttle excitement. Available dates are September 10 and October 15.

The Pony Express Lunch Run is the ultimate adventure for off-road enthusiasts. Following the classroom and vehicle orientation sessions, you’re off on the historic Pony Express trail across the Great Salt Lake Desert for the drive of your life. The day will include seven hours of challenging trail drives and a safari-style lunch. Call for available dates for this unique program.

Dates for 2012 Wide Open Utah programs will be announced in the near future. For pricing, additional information or reservations, please call 435-27SPEED (77333) or visit For more information about Wide Open Excursions, call 949-635-2292 or visit

PHOTO CAPTION: Wide Open Utah’s Baja Challenge cars are purpose-built off-road racing machines that weigh 2,600 lb., powered by a 190-hp Subaru engine with 17 inches of suspension travel. They are capable of speeds approaching 100 mph and can comfortably handle any type of off-road terrain. (Photo courtesy Miller Motorsports Park/Jeremy Henrie)