Qualifiers Are Here | Nitro World Games News Fest

May 13, 2017

Qualifiers for the 2017 Nitro World Games are this week, and to celebrate we’re bringing you a round-up of all things NWG. Some of the finalists and semifinalists are already set, so this week’s qualifiers will select the rest of the semifinalists for this year’s competition. The qualifiers are closed to the public, but luckily we’ll be covering the events live on the Nitro Facebook and Instagram, as well as and the NWG Facebook and Instagram. If you don’t follow us there, there’s no better time to start. The finals are just over a month away, set to be broadcast live from Salt Lake City on June 24. Now, time to catch up on NWG news:


Qualifiers are about to go off. Get ready for the first official competition runs of the 2017 NWG with a bunch of highlights from practice, including World Firsts. Based on the progression we’ve already seen before the a single official run, this year’s NWG is going to be simply incredible. SEE IT

Travis talks open qualifying. One of the items on the top of Travis Pastrana’s must-have list in the very early stages of creating the NWG was open qualifying. Now, years later and into the second-annual competition, Travis discusses what made that a mandatory addition. WATCH IT

Marvel at the Lake Perris training grounds. If you’ve been following us or any of the athletes practicing at the compound, you’ll have seen how amazing this setup is. Now take a full-on tour of the practice facility that will also be the qualifying setup and eventually the ramps the champions will ride before being be crowned in Salt Lake City. WATCH IT

Check out the athletes who are pre-qualified. Last year’s podium finishers all received invites back to defend their titles — with the first-place winners from each event advancing directly to the finals and the second- and third-place winners to the semifinals. An independent committee voted on a handful of other pre-qualifiers. Check out who’s already destined for Salt Lake. KNOW THEIR NAMES is new and improved. The NWG website is all new and improved, with all the good stuff you’ve come to expect plus a whole lot more. It’s also a whole lot prettier, if you’re into that sort of thing.  CHECK IT OUT

Sneak peek at next week: We’ll be reporting live from qualifiers all next week, so make sure you keep an eye on the NWG Facebook,, and right here at!