Motorcycle News - Nitro World Games Adds Rallycross and FMX Quarterpipe
Nitro World Games continues to add disciplines, looking more like an X Games alternative each year.
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NITRO WORLD GAMES RETURNS TO SALT LAKE CITY WITH EXCITING NEW COMPETITION DISCIPLINES
NITRO RALLYCROSS AND ALL-NEW FMX QUARTERPIPE TO DEBUT
Los Angeles, CA – The world’s premier action sport competition is heading back to Salt Lake City in 2018 with the exciting addition of two new sport disciplines! Coming off tremendous success in years one and two – the 3rd annual Nitro World Games will boast yet further progression in motorized competition with the addition of Nitro Rallycross (NRX), the debut of FMX Quarterpipe and the return of FMX Best Trick. The action is coming to Utah Motorsports Campus on 22 & 23 September 2018. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 22 at 10:00AM MST and will be available at Ticketmaster.
Nitro Rallycross has already attracted some of the biggest names of the sport including Scott Speed, Ken Block, Steve Arpin, Mattias Ekstrom and Travis Pastrana himself, all fighting for a podium spot in the competition.
“I understand racing and I understand jumping. With the help of Ken Block and industry experts Nitro will build a track that allows the best drivers to soar to new heights,” said Travis Pastrana on the addition of NRX at Nitro World Games. “With that experience and Nitro World Games’ strong track record for safety and innovation, drivers will be able to push their vehicles and progress the sport.”
More details on race formats, course design and drivers are set to be announced in the coming weeks.
The FMX Quarterpipe competition will see eight riders invited to compete. Each will have two attempts to clear the baseline starting height before it is raised to a higher level. The height will be increased until there are only two competitors left who will go head to head in the finals. The rider who is then able to clear the highest mark will become champion. Who is willing to push the limits?
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Now, with the addition of Nitro Rallycross and FMX Quarterpipe, Nitro World Games is set to revolutionize action sports competition once again. Further announcements regarding BMX, Skate and Scooter are coming soon, as well as more details on how fans outside of Salt Lake City can watch the action.
Nitro World Games 2018 sponsors include the Utah Sports Commission, Red Bull, Kevlar, Yokohama, United States Air Force, Subaru and Volkswagen.
Jeff Robbins, president and CEO of the Utah Sports Commission said, “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with one of the top action sports events in the world, the Nitro World Games, that also brings significant economic impact and extensive international exposure to our great State.”
“We are so excited to team up with Red Bull for Nitro Rallycross,” said Travis Pastrana. “The years of experience in the sport they bring to the table validates our vision for the best rallycross event in the world.”
“We’re pleased to continue our partnership with Nitro World Games in 2018 and especially excited to be able to showcase our product this year,” said Andrew Briggs, Yokohama Tire, Vice President of Marketing. “We’ve got a great history and a lot of experience in Rallycross and will be bringing the ADVAN A054 as the official spec tire for the NRX competition. Our tire, combined with these drivers on Nitro’s track, is going to make for some great racing.”
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June 19, 2018 at 12:11PM