‘World’s best’ ready for Jump Jam


WINTON is set to host some of the world’s best BMX, mountain bike (MTB) and freestyle motocross (FMX) athletes at Farm Jam next weekend.
Farm Jam organisers and prop› erty owners Dan and Brett Frew said they had been overwhelmed at both the response from action› sports athletes, as well as the public interest.
‘‘We have been really humbled by the sheer quality and quantity of riders who have expressed interest in coming to the 2016 Farm Jam, and one thing’s for sure — the spectators are going to witness some insane riding from some of the world’s best,’’ Brett said.
The biennial two›wheeled action sports event had secured American BMX stars Michael ‘‘Hucker’’ Clark, Kris Fox and Victor Salazar who will compete against a huge contingent of Australia’s and New Zealand’s finest BMX riders including Corey Bohan, long› distance record holder Paul Lang› lands, Australian shredder Logan Martin and Poland’s Dawid Godziek, he said.
In the FMX contest, New Zealand’s 2012 Red Bull X›Fighters champion and X Games medallist Levi Sherwood would be back to defend his 2014 title, Brett said. However, there would be plenty of competition for him, including Red Bull and ilabb team› mate Nick Franklin, and in›form Australians Jake Smith and Ryan Brown.
The 21›year›old Englishman and defending champion Matt Jones was returning to the event which gave him his first major MTB contest win. He will be up against former champion Conor Macfar› lane, New Zealand’s Kelly McGarry, Melbourne’s Richard Swindel›Hurst and a swathe of Australia’s and New Zealand’s finest dirt jumpers, Brett said.
New Zealand action sports life› style clothing brand ilabb was a major sponsor of this year’s event and, in a unique collaboration, had released a limited edition Farm Jam T›shirt which would also double as a ticket into the event, Brett said. Adult shirts cost $49.90 and children’s $39.90.
Dan said if spectators arrived at the gates wearing the T›shirt they would gain free entry.
‘‘Considering our event entry is usually $30 for adults, $20 for children and under›5s are free, this is a great deal for those interested in seeing some of the world’s best riders first›hand.’’
T›shirts can be pre›ordered through www.ilabb.co.nz/farmjam.
Í 2016 Farm Jam, 738 Otapiri Gorge Rd, Winton, February 6. Gates open 11am with the action starting at noon. For more informa› tion and updates follow @farm› —jam on Instagram or go to Southern Freeriders and Farm Jam on Facebook.Running Sneakers StoreΑνδρικά Nike