Miller Motorsports Park will host its annual Bike Fest event over Labor Day Weekend, September 1-2, and the paddock will be brimming with nostalgia as the American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association (AHRMA) brings its amazing vintage and historic racing machines to share with Utah fans in the seventh annual Bonneville Vintage Grand Prix.
The AHRMA Bonneville Vintage Grand Prix is an event that has been part of Miller Motorsports Park since the track opened in 2006. The laid-back atmosphere and the friendliness of the competitors, plus the awesome vintage and historic bikes, combine to make it one of the most fun weekends of the year. Bring the family and turn back the hands of time to enjoy motorcycle racing the way it used to be!
The weekend will include racing on Saturday and Sunday, as well as a vintage motorcycle show presented by Motorcycle Classics magazine featuring Café Racers, a swap meet and vendor area.
On-track action will take place on the 2.2-mile East Course and begins both days with practice from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Following an hour-long lunch break and opening ceremonies, racing will get underway at noon. There will be 10 classes of racing on each day, with machines ranging from the 1930s to the 1980s.
In addition, one of the highlights of the weekend will be a demonstration race for Honda CB160s each day with a Le Mans-style standing start in which the riders sprint across the track and mount their bikes to start the race.
Also returning this year will be the always-popular Sidecar racers. These two-person machines, which can reach speeds approaching 150 mph, are awesome to watch as the passenger (called “the monkey”) positions their body in various places to maximize the traction during cornering.
For more information, please visit: www.BonnevilleVintageGP.com