Subaru Enters 3 WRX STIs Into First-Ever Nitro Rallycross (NRX)
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Subaru announced a three-car WRX STI entry in the first Nitro Rallycross (NRX) at the upcoming Nitro World Games in Salt Lake City, Utah. Chris Atkinson and Patrik Sandell along with Travis Pastrana will be behind the wheel of identically prepared 2018 Subaru WRX STI Rallycross supercars developed by Vermont SportsCar. The NRX is not part of the newly-formed ARX Rallycross series.
The Nitro World Games were created by Pastrana where BMX bikes have pushed the limits of action sports competition since its debut in 2016. For the first time, Nitro Rallycross will be introduced and will include other top rallycross drivers Scott Speed, Ken Block, Steve Arpin and Mattias Ekstrom along with Subaru’s three WRX STI teammates.
“Subaru has been a seminal supporter of Rallycross in the USA and what the Nitro World Games has in store for fans and drivers looks to be something truly special and unique. We’re excited to be a part of it,” said Bill Stokes, Motorsports Manager of Subaru of America. “Rallycross continues to serve as an ideal platform to show off Subaru’s core technologies such as Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive.”
Sponsored by RedBull, Nitro Rallycross will feature a unique and innovative track layout at the Utah Motorsports Campus and will air on Motor Trend Network. “Speed, jumping and head-to-head competition have always been at the core of action sports – and Nitro will build a track that allows the best drivers to soar to new heights,” said Travis Pastrana. “With that background and Nitro World Games’ strong track record for safety and innovation, NRX will be one of the highlights of this year’s events.”
Subaru brings three 2018 WRX STI Supercars to the third annual Nitro World Games taking place on September 22 and 23. You can get tickets here. More details on race formats, course design and drivers are set to be announced in the coming weeks.
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