TOOELE — Officials at Miller Motorsports Park say that rain will not affect this weekend's Superbike World Championships and other racing events scheduled at the track this week.

"Superbike riders are accustomed to racing in the rain," said Miller Motorsports Park CEO/general manager Alan Wilson, "And our track is

designed to accommodate them. Besides, when you're banging handlebars at 190 mph, adding in the rain just makes it all the more exciting."

Series staff, television crews and race teams will begin setting up today for the weekend's events, and the first bikes will hit the track on Wednesday for a promoter's practice day open only to AMA privateer teams.

Official AMA practice begins on Thursday, along with qualifying for the AMA Formula Xtreme Series. Qualifying and practice for both the HANNspree Superbike World Championship and AMA Superbike Championship follows on Friday, along with the AMA Formula Xtreme Series race.

Qualifying continues on Saturday, with the first of two AMA Superbike Championship races, the AMA Superstock Championship race and the Superpole session for the HANNspree Superbike World Championship in the afternoon. The AMA Supersport Championship race, the second AMA Superbike Championship race and both HANNspree Superbike World Championship races will take place on Sunday. All events will run rain or shine.

The HANNspree Superbike World Championships, USA Round and Honda Summit of Speed AMA Superbike Championship weekend will be the biggest event ever staged at Miller Motorsports Park, and may well be the biggest international sporting event in the State of Utah since the 2002 Winter Olympics.