Governor Gary Herbert, Utah Sports Commission President & C.E.O. Jeff Robbins, Action Sports Icon Travis Pastrana and Rally Stars Ken Block and Tanner Foust to Preview Third-Annual Action Sports Competition
Today – Thursday, August 30
Utah State Capitol
2:00 PM (Check In at 1:15 PM)
Salt Lake City, UT – With the return of Nitro World Games just a few weeks away, preparations for the third incarnation of the world’s premier action sports contest are starting to get under way. As anticipation builds, three of the biggest names in rallycross, Travis Pastrana, Ken Block and Tanner Foust will join Utah Governor Gary Herbert and Utah Sports Commission President & C.E.O. Jeff Robbins at the State Capitol on Thursday to preview the next evolution in action sports competition, coming to Utah Motorsports Campus on September 22 and 23.
Nitro World Games will once again draw the best athletes in action sports to Utah. But 2018 will see the exciting addition of two new disciplines, Nitro Rallycross (NRX) and FMX Quarterpipe, which will only accelerate the progression of motorized competition. At Thursday’s event, Travis Pastrana will detail the advances that Nitro Rallycross will bring to the sport, which will feature a unique and innovative all-new track layout like no other, and reveal its groundbreaking course layout.
Pastrana will also unveil renderings of the jaw-dropping FMX Quarterpipe. This is a one of a kind, mechanical ramp that allows the degree of takeoff and landing to be adjusted. Standing 32 feet tall and 70 feet wide, this set up gives riders a massive area of operation and lets them push harder and shoot higher than ever before. At nearly double the size of anything else out there, this event is going to leave fans speechless as the world’s best FMX athletes attempt to break into new heights.
Joining Pastrana on Thursday are fellow champion drivers, and Nitro Rallycross competitors, Ken Block and Tanner Foust. Block and Foust will be available to offer their thoughts on the growth of Nitro World Games and what it means for action sports, as well as how they feel about on taking on NRX’s challenging course.
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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, plus Skate and BMX expanding into Vert and Park, Nitro World Games is revolutionizing action sports competition once again. Further announcements regarding Scooter will be coming soon.
Nitro World Games competition sponsors include the Utah Sports Commission, Kevlar, Yokohama and Rocket League.
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.