Excitement Builds as Nitro World Games Competitors Arrive in Salt Lake City

Nitro Rallycross Reveals Innovative Course Renderings That Include
Big Jumps, Banked Turns, and More Dirt

Sept 22nd & 23rd:
Tune-in to Nitro Rallycross on Velocity and Catch the High Flying FMX
Competitions Streaming Live on Facebook

SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#NitroRallycross–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 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. Click
here
for an exclusive interview with Travis Pastrana on Nitro
Rallycross.

NRX Saturday Sept 22nd:

NRX Sunday Sept 23rd:

FMX Quarterpipe

The Nitro World Games FMX Quarterpipe is a one of a kind, innovative
beast that stands 32’ tall, 70’ wide, and is the largest mechanical moto
quarterpipe in the world. With such a massive field of play, fans can
expect the moto world height record to be shattered. Only six riders
were brave enough to step up and attempt to conquer the beast in its
Nitro World Games debut. Fan favorite Axell Hodges looks to carry
his success from X Games into this year’s Nitro World Games while Colby
Raha
and underdog Corey Creed know they have what it takes to
pull off an upset. Rounding out the field is a highly talented group of
riders that include X Games step-up champ Jarryd McNeil, Kohl Denney,
and Elijah Aldoff.

Formatting will be simple. Riders will have two attempts to make it over
the starting height. Once all riders have made it over the baseline
height, Nitro World Games officials will raise the distance to clear by
six feet. Any rider who fails to clear the set height with their two
attempts will be knocked out of the competition. Finally, when the field
is down to two riders, they will go head to head trading turns on the
ramp as they raise the bar, but the riders will always have one last
chance to one-up the other rider until a rider misses the set height
twice or declines to attempt the set height.

FMX Quarterpipe Sunday Sept 23rd:

FMX Best Trick

Back by popular demand, the record shattering Nitro World Games FMX Best
Trick competition returns to Salt Lake City for its third year. During
the inaugural 2016 Nitro World Games fans witnessed Gregg Duffy take
home gold by landing an unbelievable double front flip on a motorcycle.
In 2017, we saw Australian madman Harry Bink land the world’s first
front flip rock solid on a motorcycle, and as we head into the 2018
Nitro World Games, only time will tell what we’ll see accomplished this
year.

Each athlete will be given two attempts to execute the best trick of
their choice with judges scoring on degree of difficulty in real-time.

FMX Best Trick Sunday Sept 23rd:

About Utah Motorsports Campus

Utah Motorsports Campus is one of the premier facilities in the
industry. It has hosted some of the most prestigious car and motorcycle
racing series in the world, including the Pirelli World Challenge and
the National Auto Sport Association (NASA) National Championship for
cars, as well as the MotoAmerica Superbike Challenge for motorcycles.
The facility also fosters the growth of motorsports with a variety of
other professional and amateur racing series. Located just a short drive
from downtown Salt Lake City, Utah Motorsports Campus has been an
integral part of the state’s sports culture and motorsports scene for
over a decade.

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. 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. Now, with the addition
of Nitro Rallycross and FMX Quarterpipe, Nitro World Games is set to
revolutionize action sports competition once again.

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.”

For more information head to NitroWorldGames.com
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Contacts

For Nitro World Games
Greg Terlizzi
greg@nitrocircus.com
or
Reid
Vokey
reid@nitrocircus.com

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