Nitro World Games Returns to Utah in 2019

By Charley Daniels | May 22, 2019

FMX Best Trick, Moto Quarterpipe, and Nitro Rallycross are headed back to Utah Motorsports Campus Aug. 16-17 as part the 2019 Nitro World Games. For the fourth year in a row, the best athletes will battle it out in events designed to raise the bar on progression and entertainment simultaneously. Nitro World Games Utah, made possible by a partnership with the Utah Sports Commission, will feature two days of action-packed competition, with the finals on Aug. 17 open to the public. Tickets go on sale June 1. Stay tuned for more details on how to watch.

The 120-foot jump and unique track design of NRX changed the game in 2018, and according to Travis Pastrana, it’s about to get even wilder. “Last year we proved that race cars could fly, and this year we have redesigned the track to be even crazier,” he says. Last year’s champion Timmy Hansen, Ken Block, and Pastrana are confirmed to return. Keep an eye out for more confirmed athletes in the coming days.

The largest mechanical quarterpipe ever ridden was responsible for a new world height record in 2018. Only six riders were brave enough to hit this 32-foot-tall, 70-foot-wide monster. Axell Hodges and Colby Raha battled it out for the highest jump last year, and Raha’s 45’2” above the quarterpipe (meaning more than 70 feet above the ground) was good for the win and the world record. In 2019, with more experience under their belts, expect a stacked lineup of moto pros to come after that record with all they’ve got.

And an event that needs no introduction to Nitro World Games fans: FMX Best Trick is back with one of the biggest ramp setups in history that allows riders to attempt tricks previously considered impossible. This is the competition that yielded the World First FMX double frontflip and rock solid frontflip, among others.

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