View Full Version : Miller Park

05-18-08, 06:53 PM
Not a bad race but that circuit looks like it needs to be somewhere in the Middle East.

05-18-08, 07:06 PM
Ohio? Indiana? :laugh:

You should have seen Stardust.

05-19-08, 02:25 AM
Miller does not own enough water rights to irrigate the course. There isn't a whole lot that they can do about it. It has also been an abnormally dry March & April out there. The track is located on the edge of an area called the West Desert. They weren't kidding when they named it that.

05-21-08, 03:11 PM
When we had the discussion following the announcement I think we agreed cheap land with few neighbors was the driving force for Miller's location decision. After my visit many years ago to the Tooele Army Depot I harbored no illusions.

The upside is that it's the most significant new road course built in decades and it takes road racing to a new market. I'm no Larry Miller fan, but he could have built a cookie cutter 1.5mi oval and told the tin top fans to come on down....


05-21-08, 05:16 PM
on the bright side, they don't have to worry about gravel traps

05-21-08, 05:49 PM
On a side note, Miller is building an industrial park across the street from the track.