Start your engines, the Fall Fuel Fest roars into town

ST. GEORGE – The first event of its kind in the area, Fall Fuel Fest on Saturday promises an action-packed day of races, stunts and everything else a “gear-head” could ask for.

Fall Fuel Fest was created by H&S Performance and the SGMX St. George Motocross Park. Numerous local businesses have also contributed to making it a national-scale event, with professional riders and drivers coming from across the country to compete.

The day will start off with the Nitro GP motorcycle race, in which beginning, intermediate and professional riders battle for their share of $100,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs. With obstacles such as “Death Hill,” “The Matrix” and “Mud Pit,” the course is touted as one of the most challenging ever built. A race will also be held featuring utility task vehicles (sometimes called side-by-sides), with prizes given for best crash, biggest jump, wildest driver and best-looking rig.

Schedule of events

Some of the most powerful diesel trucks in the country can be seen during the sled pull, where drivers must navigate a muddy course while dragging an enormous amount of weight. Owners of everyday trucks are invited to take part in the Dyno competition and learn how much horsepower their vehicle puts out.

For many, the highlight of the day will be a live show by action sports collective Nitro Circus. Led by multiple-time X Games champion Travis Pastrana, the crew will perform the daring motorcycle stunts that have earned them worldwide fame and shows on Fuel TV and MTV. This is their first appearance in St. George.

The gates open at 7 a.m. and spectators are encouraged to bring chairs, as seating will be limited. For information on tickets and event times, visit the Fall Fuel Fest website.

Event details and contact information

Date: Sept. 22

Time: All day – see schedule for details

Location: SGMX St. George Motocross Park

Admission: Varies by event – see website for details.

Contact: [email protected]

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  • Tyler September 21, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Here we go again, scheduling outside events in the heat of “Fall”! Damn, people this is St George, why not have events like the county fair and now this one, in late October or early November when the daytime highs are in the 70s and 80s instead of 90s or 100s?! Even the Utah state fair up north is much later in the year than the Washington County fair.
    It’s a joke to put on the fair in mid August in the middle of a treeless, hot, dusty desert valley. The number of people would probably skyrocket if they moved the fair (and other new events) well into the Fall season.

  • Tyler September 21, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Sounds like a pretty dope fest though 🙂

  • Hard Mike September 21, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    I’m so there! ‘Bout time the STG gets some manly shtuff around here instead of family, religious crap that not everybodys into. So a big hell yea to the City!

  • urbanboy September 22, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Wish I coulda made it out, but had to work all day. It just sucks you gotta pay for everything out here. Seems elsewhere, one can go to many different types of shows like this, even air shows for free. No wonder this town gets dubbed Saint Gouge

    • cody September 23, 2012 at 9:49 am

      Nothings free anywhere . Get used to it . It was worth the money by the way

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