The 2018 Nitro World Games will add brand-new disciplines, including Rallycross and FMX Quarterpipe, and FMX Best Trick will be back again for the competition slated for Sept. 22-23 near Salt Lake City. In its third year, the NWG motorized events will play out at Utah Motorsports Campus, with qualifying rounds on Saturday, Sept. 22, and finals on Sunday, Sept. 23. Check out the video below for more on the new events:
Nitro Rallycross and FMX Quarterpipe add new dimensions to the NWG, which already raised the bar in several action sports disciplines in 2016 and 2017. The unique course design for NRX promises to attract top rally drivers from around the world, including Scott Speed, Ken Block, Steve Arpin, and Mattias Ekstrom. Naturally, Travis Pastrana is also set to compete. “Nitro will build a track that allows the best drivers to soar to new heights,” Travis says.
The setup for FMX Quarterpipe is huge at 32 feet tall and 70 feet wide. It’s also specially designed so that the angle of takeoff and landing is adjustable. Eight riders will have two attempts to clear the baseline starting height. The height will be increased after each round, and the rider who is able to clear the highest mark will be the champion.
More disciplines for the 2018 Nitro World Games are to be announced. For tickets, more information, and to stay up to date on all the latest, head to NitroWorldGames.com.