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Ken Block’s Custom Ford Focus ST to be Featured at Inaugural Octane Party Car and Motorcycle Show

Miller Motorsports Park Press Release

TOOELE VALLEY, UTAH (July 15, 2014) — The inaugural Octane Party, a show for automobiles and motorcycles of all types at Miller Motorsports Park on Sunday, July 27, will include a very special Ford Focus ST owned by international motorsports superstar Ken Block.

Block, who is known around the globe for his “Gymkhana” stunt-driving videos as well as his exploits in professional rally and rallycross racing, will enter a customized Ford Focus ST that was a joint effort amongst himself, Ford Racing and renowned tuning house Fifteen52. It was one of three cars created as part of the project and is Block’s personal daily driver. This particular Focus ST features a custom interior, mild performance modifications, modified suspension and braking systems and HID headlights.

The Octane Party will kick off the annual Beehive Drive (formerly known as the Utah Fast Pass), which will begin its annual tour around Utah the following day. Like the Beehive Drive, proceeds from the Octane Party will be donated to the Utah Highway Patrol’s Honoring Heroes Foundation, which benefits widows and orphans of fallen police officers and officers injured in the line of duty, as well as community grants and educational scholarships in the cities and towns visited by the Beehive Drive.

The Octane Party welcomes all types of cars – including hot rods, classic cars, sports cars, muscle cars, off-road vehicles and trucks – as well as motorcycles – such as sport bikes, cruisers and off-road bikes – to what is planned as “Utah’s party of the year for motorheads.” Vehicle registration is available at www.BeehiveDrive.org. “People’s Choice” awards will be presented in various categories, and other special awards and prizes are planned.

Vehicle entrants for the Octane Party will be charged $10 per vehicle in advance, and $15 per vehicle on the day of the show. The fee includes two adult admission tickets. Spectator admission tickets are $10 per person with free admission for children age 12 and under.

KenBlockFocusSTOne of the biggest attractions for enthusiasts will be the first-ever gathering of all of the cars from the Larry H. Miller Total Performance Museum. The cars are customarily split between Miller Motorsports Park and the Shelby American Collection in Boulder, Colo. For the Octane Party, all the Colorado cars will be shipped to Miller Motorsports Park and the entire collection will be displayed outdoors on the lawn of Club MMP, including Shelby Cobras, Shelby Mustangs and Ford GT40s. Many of the cars have significant racing histories, most notably the 1964 GT Class winner in the 1964 24 Hours of Le Mans (Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe No. CSX-2299), the 1966 overall winner of the first-ever 24 Hours of Daytona (Ford GT40 Mk II No. P-1015) and the winner of the 1967 12 Hours of Sebring (Ford GT40 Mk IV No. J-4). The Larry H. Miller collection is considered to be the most significant collection of street and racing cars associated with the late, legendary Carroll Shelby.

The Octane Party will take place during the final day of Bikefest, the second major event of the year at Miller Motorsports Park. On-track activities will include motorcycle road racing from WERA and the Utah Sport Bike Association’s Vortex Masters of the Mountains Series, as well as Supermoto racing from USA Pro Supermoto. Also on the schedule will be an autocross event staged by the Utah Region of the Sports Car Club of America. All Octane Party attendees will have access to the racing events.

For more information regarding the Octane Party or Beehive Drive, visit their website at www.BeehiveDrive.org. For additional information about Miller Motorsports Park, call 435-277-RACE (7223) or visit the track’s website at www.MillerMotorsportsPark.com.

 

About Miller Performance

Miller Performance oversees three operational units: Miller Motorsports Park, a state-of-the-art motorsports facility for automobiles, motorcycles, karts and off-road vehicles located 35 minutes from Salt Lake City in Tooele, Utah; the Ford Racing School, the world’s only Ford-sponsored driving school that includes the Boss Track Attack, Raptor Assault and ST Octane Academy programs, plus a Teen Driving School and Highway Safety School; and Oneiro, a logistics company specializing in automotive driving programs. For more information, visit www.MillerPerformanceUSA.com.

Miller Performance is part of Miller Sports Properties, which includes the NBA Utah Jazz; MiLB Triple-A Salt Lake Bees; EnergySolutions Arena; KJZZ 14 Television; The Zone Sports Network (97.5 FM, 1280 AM, 960 AM); the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah men’s professional cycling race; and All-Star Catering.

Photo Caption: Ken Block’s customized Ford Focus ST will be one of the cars on display at the inaugural Octane Party at Miller Motorsports Park on Sunday, July 27. (Photo courtesy Hoonigan Racing Division)

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Press Release Supplied By: Miller Motorsports Park

Press Release Contact Email: jgardner@millerperformanceusa.com

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Website: www.MillerPerformance.com

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