Matt Schubring defies gravity
MOTOCROSS superstar Matt Schubring is set to unleash free-style tricks at Cabarita which have never before been seen on the Tweed.
The Crusty Demons veteran and Red Bull X-Rider has been revealed as the star performer in next month’s 2010 Tweed Coast Extreme Pro FMX Show, and event organiser Scott Fletcher predicts he will blow the crowd away with his world-class stunts.
“It will be the first time there has ever been a backflip down this way – it will be huge,” Fletcher said yesterday.
“It will be mega. I brought free-style riding to the Tweed for the first time, and now I am bringing Australia’s top rider, who will perform some of the best tricks you will see anywhere in the world.”
Fletcher said Schubring was of the same calibre as Robbie Maddison when it came to Australia’s best rider.
“To have him here for local kids on the Tweed is definitely a feat.”
Leigh Harriman will join Schubring in the centre of the Cabarita Beach Equestrian Centre on Saturday, January 16 to wow the crowds.
“Leigh used to be in the limelight in freestyle motocross in Australia and is one of the original guys who was right up there on top. Leigh’s back in shape and he is an awesome rider,” Fletcher said.
Riders like Adam Bayard, Pete Anderson and Ben Buchanan will also show off their skills with death-defying stunts.
According to Fletcher, the drug-and alcohol-free event is also about bringing positive attitude to the sport of freestyle motocross riding on the Tweed, in the hope of acquiring facilities in the area.
“I am trying to talk council into trying to set up a proper facility for the sport on the Tweed,” Fletcher said.
“There is great sporting talent in this area and there are possibilities for athletes in motocross, but we are restricted. The kids need the facilities to further themselves.”
Fletcher’s son, 10-year-old Israel “Izzy” Phillips, is awaiting the arrival of new equipment before being confirmed as a rider at the show. It was thanks to Izzy’s tour with the Crusty Demons that Fletcher was able to lure Schubring to Cabarita.
Gates open at 1pm (NSW) and there will be two demonstrations, one at 2pm and the other at 3.30pm.
Mini-motocross demonstrations will take place between the two sessions, and there will also be rides and food available.
DJ Jack Daley will perform most of the day
One dollar from every ticket will also be shared between Saint John Ambulance and Friends of the Pound.
“We’re giving a bit back to the community from freestyle motocross,” Fletcher said.