Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Nitro Is a Real Blast for Josh; World Champ Bringing His Double Backflip Here

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Nitro Is a Real Blast for Josh; World Champ Bringing His Double Backflip Here

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Luis Narvaez

luis.narvaez@dailymercury.com.au

NITRO CIRCUS

Stadium Mackay:

April 18, 2015

50 performers

Tickets on sale Tuesday, October 7, 2014

To book, visit www.nitrocircuslive.com

HE'S the best in the world in his chosen field but you probably haven't heard of him.

Josh Sheehan is currently the number-one rated freestyle motocross athlete and when he performs in the Nitro Circus Live Tour next year Mackay will get a chance to see him up close defying gravity and sanity.

Sheehan is the only freestyle motocross rider who regularly performs the holy grail of tricks, the double backflip.

"The double backflip is a huge trick for me. It's been a big help to my career," he said. "Every time I do it, it is just as scary as the first time."

The humble farm kid said being able to travel doing what he loves is definitely an upside of his dangerous profession.

"I love being on tour with the Nitro (Circus) guys," Sheehan said. …

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