AFTER WINGSUIT JUMP INTO UTAH STATE CAPITOL TO LAUNCH THE FINAL COUNTDOWN, THE COMPETITION KICKS OFF SATURDAY, AUGUST 17TH AT UTAH MOTORSPORTS CAMPUS
Salt Lake City, UT – With just days to go until the high-adrenaline, action-packed Nitro World Games get underway, Nitro World Games organizers called in help from the Red Bull Air Force to initiate the final countdown to the big air action sports competition. On Monday night, wingsuit flyers boarded a Cessna departing Tooele Valley Airport with one goal: light up the sky of Salt Lake City in the spirit of Nitro World Games and land safely at the Utah State Capitol. Running large pyrotechnics off of their legs and reaching speeds close to 120mph, the wingsuit flyers were successful in their mission and left many Utahns in awe contemplating what they had witnessed. Now, the world’s best are gathering at Utah Motorsports Campus for Saturday’s main event.
“Nitro World Games is the big air of action sports competition.” said Travis Pastrana about Monday night’s wingsuit jump. “The Red Bull Air Force are world-renowned skydivers and some of the only humans in the world who can pull something so astounding off with precision, just like the athletes at Nitro World Games. So, in that spirit, I phoned in some favors to the Utah Sports Commission and to Governor Herbert’s office and we were able to pull off something pretty spectacular. Now it’s time for me to get focused and into race mode for Nitro Rallycross.”
“Partnering with Nitro World Games and Travis Pastrana always brings great action and excitement to the state,” says Jeff Robbins, president and CEO of the Utah Sports Commission, “Having this tremendous event take place that continues to generate significant economic impact and media exposure, further positions Utah as one of the top places in the world to host major action and motorsports events.”
Saturday is guaranteed to be action-packed with the return of Nitro Rallycross, the innovative race that has set the bar in rallycross racing. Ten of the best drivers in the world have touched down in Utah, all with the goal of standing on the top step of the podium Saturday evening and earning bragging rights for the next year.
The high-flying FMX Best Trick and Moto Quarterpipe events also return as fan- favorite competitions. You won’t want to miss most talented FMX riders taking on two of the most intimidating FMX and Moto events in the world. The recently added Super Hooligan National Championship will also be making its Nitro World Games debut. Catch the fastest flat track riders in the world as they bang bars and battle it out for a prize purse and bragging rights in this special round of the national championship.
Bring the whole family! Fans will also be able to drive rental go-karts at the UMC Kart Center during designated hours, there is a full family-friendly activation zone, and there will be a variety of food and other vendors onsite.
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, and produced in partnership with the Utah Sports Commission, 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.