News 7 Feb 2018

Kiwi flyer Jackson soars to 2018 Farm Jam FMX victory

Local takes freestyle motocross spoils ahead of Bereman and Bowen.

Image: Simon Makker.

New Zealand’s Andrew Jackson topped the freestyle motocross at last weekend’s 2018 Farm Jam in what has been deemed to be the biggest, most successful and most competitive yet.

Jackson toppled some of the biggest names in the sport as he flipped and whipped his way to the win ahead of American free-riding phenomenon Tyler Bereman and legendary Australian FMX rider Jake Bowen.

Bereman destroyed the field in the free-ride contest on Friday, but 24-year-old Jackson from Gore stunned everyone with his relentless bag of tricks and whips Saturday’s freestyle competition. When the results from the two contests were collated, Jackson came away with a memorable win.

“I’m so surprised to come away with the win!” Jackson beamed afterward. “I came in with no expectations, with top guys such as Tyler and Josh Sheehan coming over this year. I just thought I’d do the best I could and practised a lot on similar jumps leading up to the Farm Jam, but yeah, to win this is a dream come true.”

Farm Jam organisers Dan and Brett Frew were ecstatic on how the entire day unfolded and the high level of riding that was on offer.

“The weather came right, the riding level was at an all-time high, and we couldn’t be more stoked with how it all went,” said Dan Frew. “The 2018 Farm Jam was an amazing day that will go down as one of the best, if not the best, event we’ve ever organised.”

The next Farm Jam will be held in early 2020 at the same venue in Winton, New Zealand.