Nitro Circus ready for action
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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