DEFENDING CHAMPION TIMMY HANSEN PLUS KEN BLOCK, TRAVIS PASTRANA, TANNER FOUST AND MORE ROUND OUT WORLD-CLASS FIELD
Saturday, August 17th
Get Tickets at NitroWorldGames.com
Salt Lake City, UT – With anticipation building for the return of Nitro World Games, excitement is sure to accelerate with the announcement of the Nitro Rallycross field. 2018 winner Timmy Hansen must face off against a collection of the sport’s top drivers, including Ken Block, Tanner Foust, Travis Pastrana and more, in order to defend his title next weekend. Produced in partnership with the Utah Sports Commission, Nitro World Games returns August 17th at Utah Motorsports Campus.
Speed and Foust come into Nitro Rallycross 2019 vying for the lead in the Americas Rallycross Supercar Championship standings, separated by just five points, after Foust topped the podium at last Sunday’s Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres. Fellow Nitro Rallycross competitors Patrik Sandell and Steve Arpin are also in the ARX top 5. Next weekend, look for these rivalries to intensify even more on the Utah Motorsports Campus track.
In last year’s debut Nitro Rallycross transformed the sport, thanks to an innovative, purpose-built course featuring one of the largest jumps in Rallycross history. The result was an exhilarating, thrill-packed day of racing unlike any other which got pulses racing for both drivers and fans alike. In the adrenaline-charged final, things quickly heated up into an intense battle with none of the competitors willing to take a back seat. Afterwards, drivers gave the inaugural event rave reviews, with Tanner Foust proclaiming Nitro Rallycross had, “The most unique, exciting, fun, amazing Rallycross track ever built.” Foust added, “Universally, all the drivers are saying: This is the most incredible experience I’ve had in a rallycross car."
Nitro Rallycross Competitors:
Beyond the Rallycross track, Nitro World Games will offer even more premier motorized competition including the record-breaking Moto Quarterpipe, game-changing FMX Best Trick and the new addition of RSD Super Hooligan National Championship flat track racing.
How To Watch:
Tickets to Nitro World Games are on sale now at NitroWorldGames.com. General admission tickets are available at $39 while kids’ tickets (for 12 years old and under) are available at $25 (all ticket prices subject to additional charges and fees).
Utah Motorsports Campus:
UMC is the perfect venue for Nitro World Games, allowing fans to easily shift between the FMX events, the Super Hooligan racing, Nitro Rallycross, and the Fan Activation Zone. Known globally as a premier racing facility, Utah Motorsports Campus’ expansive footprint makes it possible to host all of Nitro World Games’ exciting competitions at one action-packed event.
About Nitro World Games:
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 while Nitro Circus' global livestream reached a hungry audience worldwide. With the addition of Nitro Rallycross and Moto Quarterpipe in 2018, Nitro World Games revolutionized action sports competition once again.
Now established as a premium brand in the U.S., Nitro World Games has since expanded into new territories, including the just-announced addition of Nitro World Games-Wales for 2020.
For Immediate Release
Two Full Days of Racing in Double-Header Event
TOOELE VALLEY, UTAH (June 12, 2019) — The best motorcycle road racers in North America return to Utah Motorsports Campus this weekend, June 15-16, for the MotoAmerica Championship of Utah.
The MotoAmerica Championship is the top level of motorcycle road racing in North America and has been a regular visitor to UMC since the track opened as Miller Motorsports Park in 2006. The track is a favorite of the riders, based on its long straights, fast corners and prodigious runoff areas for safety.
“We are thrilled to welcome MotoAmerica back once again,” said Dixon Hunt, UMC Director of Sales and Marketing. “They have been an integral part of our racing calendar for many years, and never fail to put on an amazing show. We encourage all our fans, especially those who have never witnessed a Superbike race in person, to come out and see some of the most exciting competition on the planet. It will be something they will never forget!”
The Utah round will be Round 5 of the 10-round 2019 championship, and riders will be fighting for championship points in five different classes. This will be a double-header event, with two races each for the headlining EBC Brakes Superbike class, the Supersport class and the Liqui Moly Junior Cup, while the Stock 1000 and Twins Cup classes will have one race each on Sunday.
There will be on-track action both days from 8am until 5pm on Saturday, and from 8:30am until 5pm on Sunday. Off the track, there will be numerous fun activities for fans to enjoy, including a Strider Bike Course for kids, the Cycle Gear Fan Party and Rider Meet-and-Greet in the paddock from 5:30-7:30pm on Saturday, a Hot Pit Walk and Autograph Session from 11:45am-12:30pm on Sunday and kart rentals at the UMC Kart Center. Guests arriving on motorcycles can take advantage of a free gear check compliments of the Christian Motorcyclists Association. There will be a variety of food options, including onsite cafes and a food truck.
There are numerous ticket-package offers, ranging from mild to wild, with RV camping options available.
For Immediate Release
Brazilian steakhouse’s last day will be April 7
TOOELE VALLEY, UTAH (April 3, 2019) — Utah Motorsports Campus (UMC) regrets to announce that Rodizio Grill Restaurant will not be renewing their subsidized lease at UMC and have made known that they will cease operations after this weekend.
Despite the fact that UMC heavily subsidized the Rodizio Grill operation in a number of ways, they were unable to produce any positive results under the profit-sharing agreement with UMC.
"We have enjoyed our partnership with Rodizio and are sad to see them go,” said William Lee, President of UMC. “We wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors. An earnest attempt was made by everyone involved to find a mutually-beneficial arrangement for both parties. We will immediately begin a new search for a restaurant partner to host the tens of thousands of local residents, tourists and race fans who patronize UMC."
Rodizio has announced that their last day of service will be on Sunday, April 7th. Employees of their UMC location have all been offered positions within the company at their three other Utah locations.
UMC is very pleased with the various partnerships and user groups in place and will continually search for additional future partnerships that will benefit everyone involved.
The 2019 racing season at UMC got underway last weekend and will continue through mid-October. The UMC Kart Track is scheduled to be open for 2019 kart rentals starting April 15.
Rebuilding Year’ Sees Fewer Major Events, More Variety
TOOELE VALLEY, UTAH (March 8, 2019) — Following the long-delayed sale of Utah Motorsports Campus (UMC) from Tooele County to Mitime Utah Investment, LLC in late 2018, the track is proud to announce its 2019 event schedule.
UMC’s 2019 season will provide fewer “major” events due to the fact that the sale closing was delayed longer than anticipated, making it impossible to commit to 2019 dates in a timely manner. There will, however, be some new events, some old favorites and more variety.
“We’re really excited to finally start building a future for UMC,” said Dixon Hunt, UMC Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “With the schedule complete, we can turn our attention to a number of projects that we have been considering and we also have a lot of ‘sprucing up’ to do that would not have been appropriate when we were spending the hard-earned money of Tooele County’s taxpayers.
“Despite the fact that we’ll have a few less ‘major’ events in 2019, we maintain good relationships with the sanctioning bodies that have raced here and we expect to have more such events in the future. We have put together a great schedule for this year, though, and we can’t wait to get going. In addition, we have had an amazing number of requests for corporate and manufacturer events in 2019. We want to thank all of our racers, fans and neighbors for their patience and understanding. Now, let’s go racing!”
The highlight of the year will undoubtedly be the return of the Nitro World Games. Travis Pastrana’s innovative event was a smash hit and an overnight international sensation, and the second year is shaping up to be even more epic than the first. Nitro World Games will be announcing their event dates in the near future.
Also returning will be the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship on June 14-16. North America’s top professional motorcycle road racers will return to one of their favorite tracks, defying gravity as they rip around the track with knees and elbows dragging in the corners.
Endurance racing seems to be undergoing a bit of a resurgence, and UMC will host a number of endurance races this year. These include the Lucky Dog Racing League’s Salty Dawg Sprint-Duro on May 24-26, the ChampCar Endurance Series Double 8 on July 27-28, as well as two enduros for NASA Utah and one for the USBA Law Tigers Masters of the Mountains. There will be a pair of national-level kart races, with Superkarts! USA returning after a few years’ absence on May 3-4 and Stars and Stripes Rotax Racing make an inaugural appearance May 17-19.
Old favorites returning include the AHRMA Bonneville Vintage Grand Prix for vintage and historic motorcycles on Labor Day Weekend, our longest-running event, as well as the Porsche Pirelli Trophy West series on July 19-21. We will also have a couple of events with the Porsche Club of America’s Intermountain Region.
If you prefer your track action with less noise and speed, UMC has two bicycle races booked this season. The Utah Criterium Series will race on the West Track on June 7, and Extra Mile Racing will race on the same track on July 26.
Our two car shows that proved to be so popular last year will return in 2019. The third annual Cruzer Palooza Classic and Custom Car Show is scheduled for May 25, while the Import Sprint Showoff will take place June 1.
A new feature this year will be Xtreme Xperience on August 23-24. This is an interactive event that allows participants to drive (or be driven in) an exotic sports car such as a Ferrari, Lamborghini or Porsche on the racetrack. We expect this to be very popular with Utah’s sports car enthusiasts.
Other non-racing events include Night Lights on May 18 and September 28 and the Muddy Princess 5K Obstacle Mud Run on June 9.
UMC’s vibrant amateur racing scene will continue to be strong in 2019. The sports cars of NASA Utah will present a seven-race schedule, and the Utah Sport Bike Association will sanction six-round championships for both the Law Tigers Masters of the Mountains road racing series and the Utah Supermoto Championship.Also, Salt City Drift will conduct amateur drifting events and the Utah Region of the Sports Car Club of America will host autocross competitions throughout the season.
As was the case last year, and as a “thank-you” to our neighbors in Tooele County, all of UMC’s amateur racing events will be free admission.
The UMC Kart Center will open for kart rentals and group/corporate events on April 15, the Ford Performance Racing School will be conducting classes throughout the season and the onsite Rodizio Grill restaurant continues to serve amazing Brazilian fare on the weekends.
For event or ticket information, or for questions regarding UMC, call 435-277-8000 or visit the track’s website at www.UtahMotorsportsCampus.com.
John Gardner, Public Relations Manager