Current X Games Best Trick Gold Medallist – Jackson Strong, has confirmed that he’ll compete at the AUS-X Open for 2016, joining the decorated roster of FMX World Champions (Clinton Moore and Tom Pagès) who are headed to Qudos Bank Arena on November 12 and 13.
Strong, who won Monster Energy Best Trick contests on both the Saturday and Sunday in 2015, is prepared to once again lay it all on the line in 2016, and send it for his Australian fans.
“Nothing sounds more patriotic to me than launching into the roof in front of thousands of screaming Aussie fans,” said Strong.
The AUS-X Open is the richest Freestyle Motocross contest in the Southern Hemisphere, with a record-breaking $120,000 prize pool up for grabs.
Strong identifies the AUS-X Open event as the perfect platform to attempt the impossible, and ‘send it’ on home soil.
“Last year’s AUS-X Open was without a doubt the best supercross and freestyle motocross event Australia has ever seen; and something that I’m not going to miss (out on).”
Strong captured both AUS-X Open victories in 2015 along with $40,000 worth of prize money. To repeat the same in 2016, Strong believes it’ll come down to two factors. “I think it’s pretty much going to come down to who’s got the biggest balls, and who’s willing to send it the furthest,” offered Strong.
The AUS-X Open is the largest and most prestigious action sports event in the Southern Hemisphere. An international supercross exclusive will run alongside the FMX Best Trick competition, creating an absolutely unmissable experience that the whole family can enjoy.
The AUS-X Open kicks off at Qudos Bank Arena (formerly AllPhones) on November 12 and 13. Tickets start at $40 and are selling fast, get your tickets now via Ticketek.