2021 NRX: Utah Preview

Date: Sept 24-25, 2021
Where: Utah Motorsports Campus

Friday (Mountain Time)
12 pm – Doors Open
12:15 pm – Sierra Cars Heats
12:30 pm – NRX NEXT Heats
1:30 pm – Supercar Solo Qualifying
2:15 pm – Sierra Car Final
2:30 pm – NRX NEXT Final
3 pm – Supercar Battle Brackets
5 pm – Supercar Autograph Session

Saturday (Mountain Time)
12 pm – Doors Open
2:15 pm – Sierra Car Heats
2:30 pm – NRX NEXT Heats
2:45 pm – Supercar Heats
3:30 pm – Supercar Semifinals
4 pm – Happy Hour
4:45 pm – Supercar LCQ5 pm – Sierra Car Final
5:15 pm – NRX NEXT Final
5:45 pm – Supercar Final

After a wait of nearly two years, the all-new Nitro Rallycross series is finally ready for launch! Subaru Motorsports USA returns to top-level rallycross with a core two-car lineup of Nitro Circus mastermind Travis Pastrana and four-time U.S. rallycross champion Scott Speed piloting 600-horsepower WRX STI rallycross cars. International star Andreas Bakkerud will join the team to round out a three-car effort for select events, as Subaru looks to capture the first-ever Nitro Rallycross championship.

Travis Pastrana #199 Subaru WRX STI
“Rallycross is such an awesome sport but I always felt the cars were cooler than the tracks. Drivers from all disciplines wanted to be challenged so we built a more technical track with bigger jumps in 2018. We got a positive response from around the world, and decided to try and make Nitro RX into a full championship! I can’t to battle the best of the best and see where we sit after the dust settles.”

Scott Speed #41 Subaru WRX STI
“It’s been a long anxious wait to get back to racing for us. No real expectations as we have no idea what the competition brings yet, with so many teams coming from overseas and cars we haven’t seen before! Super excited to find out how we stack up.”

Andreas Bakkerud #13 Subaru WRX STI
“For me personally it’s great to finally be back signing for a factory team again, even though it’s only for the first two races right now. I had a great experience with Subaru and Vermont SportsCar back at ARX in 2019 and I can’t wait to go after new challenges together this year! Nitro Rallycross is a really exciting concept and I`m very much looking forward to attacking the big jumps and the dirt around the various tracks in America!”

The Nitro RX
 concept is a total reimagining of what rallycross can be. With all-new tracks featuring huge jumps and highly banked dirt corners straight from the mind of Travis Pastrana, Nitro is set to take competition and excitement to the next level. A field of more than a dozen cars driven by top-level American and international rallycross talent will be fighting it out in the five-round series kicking off this weekend at the signature Nitro Rallycross track at Utah Motorsports Campus.

Tune in this Saturday and Sunday on NBC’s Peacock streaming app for free live coverage, or catch live-streaming on YouTube for viewers outside the United States. And as always, follow Subaru Motorsports USA on FacebookInstagramTwitter and TikTok for updates throughout the weekend!