NITRO WORLD GAMES REVS UP WITH ANNOUNCEMENT OF NITRO RALLYCROSS COMPETITORS
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:
- Steve Arpin (CAN)
- Chris Atkinson (AUS)
- Cabot Bigham (USA)
- Ken Block (USA)
- Tanner Foust (USA)
- Kevin Hansen (SWE)
- Timmy Hansen (SWE)
- Travis Pastrana (USA)
- Patrik Sandell (SWE)
- Scott Speed (USA)
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.