Thursday, December 16


New Zealand’s very own freestyle motocross (FMX) superstar, Levi Sherwood, will join Travis Pastrana and the entire Nitro Circus crew for their huge one night only show at North Harbour Stadium on Saturday February 5.

The 18-year-old from Palmerston North has shot to global fame in recent years following his huge success on the international competition circuit, which includes a silver medal in FMX at this year’s X Games and three Red Bull X Fighters World Tour wins, one in his debut in Mexico in 2009 and two in this year’s competition.

Sherwood will ride alongside FMX legend Pastrana in his first ever Nitro Circus Live performances. The two went head to head at the 2010 X Games in what was one of the closest FMX battles in the event’s history, with Pastrana taking gold on the day and pushing his X Games medal collection to 17.

“I am so pumped about riding with the Nitro Circus crew and to make my debut with them in front of all of my NZ fans is going to be amazing,” said Sherwood.

“Riding alongside Travis [Pastrana] who has always been my idol is going to be incredible and I can’t wait to get out there and throw down everything I have got.”

Nitro Circus ring leader Pastrana said “Levi [Sherwood] is without doubt the most exciting young rider in the world right now. If he remains uninjured he could dominate the sport for years to come and I am so pumped to have him riding on my NZ tour.”

Joining Pastrana and Sherwood will be the entire Nitro Circus crew from the hit MTV show including Jolene Van Vugt (CAN), Erik Roner (USA), Jim De Champ (USA), Special Greg (USA), Streetbike Tommy (USA) and Dusty Wygle (USA).

2009 FMX X games gold medalist Blake ‘Bilko’ Williams (AUS) and the only rider performing FMX double back flips, Cam Sinclair (AUS) will headline as well as Steve Mini (AUS), Chuck Norris (AUS), Josh Sheehan (AUS) and Jarryd McNeil (AUS). Clint Moore (AUS) is also heading to New Zealand to throw down his insane body varial, which got him fourth overall in the 2010 X Games FMX Biggest Trick.

Fans can expect to see kids trikes, snow skis, tandem bikes, razor scooters and much more launched with skill off the Gigant-A-Ramp.

The Nitro Circus brand founded by Travis Pastrana, Gregg Godfrey and Jeremy Rawle has enjoyed a rapid rise to global popularity, started by the innovative DVD series featuring Travis and friends performing outrageous stunts and on a range of crazy contraptions.

In 2009, they partnered with MTV to create a new smash hit TV series produced by Entertainment and Dickhouse productions, which has aired to huge ratings in over 60 countries over two seasons.

In 2011 Nitro Circus Live will tour the globe with shows scheduled in the USA, Europe, New Zealand and Australia.

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Tour schedule
Date                                       Location                Venue
Saturday February 5              Auckland                North Harbour Stadium
Wednesday February 9          Wellington             Westpac Stadium
Saturday February 12            Hamilton                Waikato Stadium
Wednesday February 16       Christchurch           AMI Stadium
Saturday February 19            Dunedin                  Carisbrook Stadium