Nitro Cir­cus ready for ac­tion

Townsville Bulletin - - News - Natalie Wynne

COW­BOYS CON­NEC­TION: Jonathan Thurston with Greg Pow­ell from Nitro Cir­cus EX­TREME sports lovers are in for some wild ac­tion tonight as the Nitro Cir­cus crew bring their trav­el­ling road show to the North.

More than 15,000 peo­ple are ex­pected to pack into Dairy Farm­ers Sta­dium tonight to wit­ness the perf o r mer s t r y wor l d - f i r s t stunts.

H e a d i n g t h e t o u r i s 17-times X Games medal­list Travis Pas­trana, whose con­tri­bu­tion to the world of mot o c r o s s i s wor l d r e - nowned.

Trav­el­ling with him are the stars of the hit MTV show, with long-time friend and mo­tocross cham­pion Andy Bell call­ing the shots.

‘‘ I’ve been in­jured for a while now, so my role on this tour while I heal is to talk on the mi­cro­phone and make fun of the guys,’’ he said.

Bell said the tour was un­like any­thing au­di­ences had ever seen.

‘‘ Nitro Cir­cus evolved out of all of our friend­ships and do­ing what we do to­gether,’’ he said.

‘‘ I think we’re just like any other friend group, we all push each other to go harder than the next per­son.

‘‘ We’ve had triple front­flip at­tempts on BMX on the gi­gant-a-ramp and we’ve had so many world firsts on this tour it’s un­be­liev­able.’’

Lin­ing up along­side some of the best ath­letes in the world i s su­per ex­treme wheel­chair ath­lete Aaron ‘‘ Wheelz’’ Fother­ing­ham.

Born with spina bi­fida, the Amer­i­can is fa­mous for l a n d i n g t h e f i r s t e v e r wheel­chair back­flip in 2006.

Wheelz said he had a lot more to of­fer crowds.

‘‘ I’m ready to stick some sick tricks,’’ he said.

Tick­ets are still avail­able at the sta­dium tonight.

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