Last stop the South West

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - NEWS - Mitchell Wood­cock

BIG­GER ramps, big­ger stunts and Don­ny­brook’s own Josh Shee­han is the prom­ise for next month’s Ni­tro Cir­cus show at Hands Oval by pro­moter and leg­endary dare­devil Travis Pas­trana.

Pas­trana, who founded the worldrenowned spec­ta­cle, is bring­ing the Next Level Tour to Bun­bury on April 25.

The tour stops in Mil­dura be­fore mak­ing its way to War­rnam­bool on April 14 and then Perth on April 21.

Pas­trana has been suf­fer­ing from an in­jured wrist for the first part of the tour, but ex­pects to be fit for the WA leg.

“I am re­ally ex­cited to get out to the west coast of Aus­tralia,” he said.

“I should be rid­ing for the rest of the tour, in­clud­ing Bun­bury. So, yes, I am su­per ex­cited.”

The 34-year-old said the tour had so far ex­ceeded his ex­pec­ta­tions.

“The rid­ers have all stepped up and most of them have stayed healthy de­spite a few big crashes,” he said.

“The new moto ramps have been the high­light for me with mul­ti­ple dou­ble back flips and front flip vari­a­tions in every show.

“But the con­test we added on the gi­ganta (ramp) has el­e­vated the tricks and the new con­trap­tions have pro­vided a lot of en­ter­tain­ment.”

Shee­han has been putting in some big per­for­mances so far this tour, ac­cord­ing to Pas­trana.

“Josh truly is a uni­corn,” he said.

“He has won the MVA (most valu­able ath­lete) at two of the first three shows.

“Josh and Harry Bink are on a level of their own in the sport of FMX.

“It’s a priv­i­lege watch­ing them per­form to­gether in the shows.”

The crew will stay at Shee­han’s house for the week be­fore the Bun­bury show. Pas­trana said he was ex­cited to be com­ing to the South West.

“It’s a re­ally fun place that feels like a se­cond home for a lot of our crew,” he said.

“Also, be­cause it’s the last stop of the tour, ev­ery­one will be go­ing huge and putting it all on the line.

“He (Josh) isn’t one to hold much back any­where, but I know Josh wants to make his home­town show his best per­for­mance of the tour.

“Josh is our an­chor. Not just for Ni­tro Cir­cus but the en­tire FMX world. His blue col­lar work ethic is un­par­al­leled.

“He’s not afraid to get his hands dirty when it comes to build­ing his own ramps and work­ing on his own equip­ment.

“That and he is the only rider in the world who has ever done a triple back flip.”

Pic­ture: Ni­tro Cir­cus Live

Travis Pas­trana is ex­cited to bring Ni­tro Cir­cus’ The Next Level Tour to Bun­bury next month.

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