Updated 2021 Nitro Rallycross series calendar revealed

The organizers of the 2021 Nitro Rallycross series revealed an update to the earlier announced calendar for the upcoming 2021 season. An event at San Bernardino’s Glen Helen Raceway is now part of the series calendar.

The season is still set to go ahead at Utah Motorsports Campus (Tooele, UT), the home of Nitro Rallycross, on September 24-25. Then the event originally set for Wild West Motorsports Park (Sparks, NV) has been dropped from the calendar with the fixture at ERX Motor Park (Elk River, MN) brought forward by one week to October 2-3.

The series continues on November 13-14 at Wildhorse Pass Motorsports Park (Chandler, AZ) with the new event at Glen Helen Raceway (San Bernardino, CA) following on the next weekend on November 20-21.

The season finale remains in its December slot on the calendar (December 4-5) and takes place at Florida International Rally & Motorsports Park (Starke, FL).

Nitro Rallycross action at Utah Motorsports Campus. (Photo: © Nate Christenson)

“It’s awesome to see NRX’s first championship series come together,” Travis Pastrana, creator of Nitro Rallycross, said.

“Glen Helen Raceway is a great addition to the calendar. Such an iconic venue. I raced my first outdoor national motocross event there when I was 16 years old and been there for so many other amazing events.

“It’s a perfect fit for NRX’s multi-surface courses.

“Southern California also has a rich Rallycross history and passionate fans, who over the years has seen fantastic finishes from the sport’s biggest drivers.”

Organizers furthermore announced that fans can attend the events in-person as, citing the organizer, ‘the pace of reopening accelerates across the U.S.’ Tickets for all five events are going on sale for the general public on July 20 next month.

After its 2021 season the series is set to expand to a global series from 2022 on including a transformation to an electric Supercar class.

Following this strategic expansion a number of European and North American teams with backgrounds in Rallycross, Indycar and Off-Road Racing, that are set to compete in the global series in 2022, were announced earlier. Names included Olsbergs/MSE, GRX, Xite Racing, Vermont SportsCar, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing and Good Times Racing.

The plan for the 2022 Global series is to run over at least 10 events across North America, Europe and the Middle East with the first one to kick off in the first quarter of 2022.