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Washington Nitro National returns in May

by Staff Report
| April 6, 2022 1:00 AM

SUNNYSIDE – The Washington Nitro Nationals, formerly Northwest Nitro Nationals, is returning to the Rattlesnake Ridge ORV Park, about 18 miles north of Sunnyside, May 6-8 after a two-year hiatus, according to a press release from event organizers..

“This is hillclimbing at its best,” spokesman John Nyboer said. “Come watch the nation’s fastest professional riders tackle the demanding course in under 20 seconds.”

The Washington Nitro Nationals returns with gasoline, methane and nitrous-oxide motorcycle racers putting their machines and their skills against a 1,000-foot course, according to the release.

While there won’t be amateur hillclimb classes, there will be Pitbike Racing starting at about 5 p.m. May 6, two rounds of world-class pro hillclimbing starting at 8:30 a.m. May 7 and 8 and for the first time ever, there will be two King of The Hill Cash Climbs following the finals, according to the release.

Tickets cost $15 per day and a weekend pass is $45. Camping is also available on-site during the entire weekend, with campsites ranging in price from $40-$150. Tickets are available online at washingtonnitro.com and at the gate.

Everyone who purchased camping and tickets for the 2020 NW Nitro Nationals event that did not occur due to COVID-19, will have their campsite and tickets honored at this event, according to their website.

“This adrenaline-charged, family-friendly event will have something for everyone,” Nyboer said. “There will be food and product vendors, and a chance to meet, greet and get autographs from the pros.”

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