LHM to cease operation of Miller Motorsports Park in October

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TOOELE — The Miller Motorsports Park will cease operation at the end of the 2015 racing season.

The Larry H. Miller Group of companies announced Friday that it would not renew its lease for the motorsports park with Tooele County. Deseret News Jazz beat writer Jody Genessy was first to report the news.

“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,” owner Gail Miller said in a statement.

Operations will officially end Oct. 31. Until then, the full schedule of racing events and other activities will be held as normal, according to the LHM Group.

The land, track and buildings will be transferred to Tooele County, according to LHM Group vice president of communications Linda Luchetti. She said the Miller family and organization tried various business models for the facility in the past 10 years, but that they decided it was time to focus on other business ventures.

"The marketplace isn't big enough and racing isn't popular enough to sustain a motorsports park of this size and sophistication," she said.

The Miller Motorsports Park, which opened April 2006, was designed for automobile, motorcycle, kart, off-road and bicycle racing. It is a 511-acre facility.

Contributing: Jasen Lee, Geoff Leisik

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