Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross Head to Nitro World Games

Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross is getting ready to enter the Nitro World Games this weekend. The event, held in Salt Lake City, is adding rallycross for the first time.

The Nitro Rallycross competition won’t affect the Americas Rallycross standings, but that doesn’t mean that the drivers sitting one-two in that championship will be taking it easy at this event.

Scott Speed and Tanner Foust will both be looking to put their name on the new trophy.

This is an all-out, go-for-broke situation,” said Speed. “This race doesn’t pay points, so it’s all about going for the win, especially when you have some of the top drivers out there competing for the trophy.”

The course layout was designed by Travis Pastrana is has banked corners, multiple joke lap options – including the intersection of a tunnel, tabletop jump and gap jump.

Foust said that “just looking at the track map, you can tell that this event is going to be insane. It’s a different challenge to what we normally face, and I think it will provide something truly unexpected for drivers, teams, and fans alike.”

The event will air live on Velocity as well as the Motor Trend app. That’s 4 pm Eastern this Saturday and 4:30 pm Sunday. The Nitro World Games includes skateboarding, BMW biking, and motocross with big jumps and massive stunts.