Excitement Builds as Nitro World Games Competitors Arrive in Salt Lake City
SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE) The world’s best Rallycross drivers and FMX athletes have arrived in Salt Lake City for the planet’s premier action sports competition. With the weekend’s action forecast calling for high speeds, record-setting heights, and an increased chance of excitement, fans can expect a high-adrenaline weekend thanks to the third annual Nitro World Games. Tickets are still available at NitroWorldGames.com.
The world’s best Rallycross drivers and FMX athletes are gathering for the third annual Nitro World Games action sports competition, coming to Utah Motorsports Campus, Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23.
The flag drops on Saturday, September 22nd with the inaugural Nitro Rallycross qualifying races going down at Utah Motorsports Campus. Top drivers including Ken Block, Tanner Foust, Scott
Speed, Travis Pastrana, Mattias Ekstrom, Chris Atkinson, Steve Arpin, Patrik Sandell, and Timmy Hansen will go head-to-head on their journey to the first ever NRX podium. Nine renowned drivers each with their own unique style plan to do whatever it takes to make it to the finals. Of the initial nine, only three drivers will make it straight to the semifinals while the remaining six will be left to battle it out in Last Chance Qualifiers (LCQ). Of the six LCQ drivers fighting for a spot in semifinals, three will make it through putting the semifinal field at a solid six.
Moving into Sunday, six elite drivers will go head-to-head in an intense semifinal where two drivers will be eliminated from the field. From there, the final four will battle it out on the one of a kind rallycross track that features one of the largest jumps in Rallycross history.
Created by Nitro Circus and action sports icon Travis Pastrana, Nitro World Games pushes the limits of action sports competition. Featuring new big air formats, breakthrough ramp technology, and innovative judging criteria, Nitro World Games shifted the landscape for both athletes and the industry alike in its 2016 debut. Over 25,000 people in attendance saw it all go down live in Salt Lake City, while viewer numbers for its live TV broadcast surpassed all expectations and Nitro Circus’ global livestream reached a hungry audience worldwide.
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.”
For more information head to NitroWorldGames.com or follow on Instagram and Facebook.
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