News 21 Aug 2018

Off-track entertainment ramps up for Geelong supercross

Celebrity trophy karts, two-wheel stunts and more to take off at GMHBA Stadium.

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Round three of the 2018 Australian Supercross Championship is set to boost the entertainment to another level, with Troy Bayliss Events announcing a host of off-road buggies and bikes to perform at GMHBA Stadium in Geelong on 13 October.

Three-time Superbike world superbike champion Troy Bayliss believes supercross has huge potential in Australia and wants everyone to see the spectacle, with the support entertainment for the Geelong event to be almost as impressive as the racing itself.

“I have searched around and found the best looking off-road buggies to race on a supercross track and got a group of motorsport friends who want to come and have some fun for the crowd,” Bayliss said.

“Trophy karts are purpose-built 450cc off-road mini trophy trucks, they are fast, fun and exciting to watch. Guys like Jeremy McGrath have raced them in America and we can’t wait to have a go here in Australia.

“All up we will have six drivers coming from all different disciplines of motorsport and the first guest to be announced is Mr Hot Wheels himself, Matt Mingay, who has a dream shed full of real-life Hot Wheels cars, buggies and bikes. He can’t wait to race in Geelong.”

Hot Wheels stuntman Mingay says, after seeing photos of the impressive Geelong stadium and the quality of events that Troy Bayliss Events produce, there was no way he was going to miss being apart of the action.

“Along with my son Madz, fans can come and grab a photo and sit in the Hot Wheels trophy kart,” he said. “I’m also packing thousands of Hot Wheels cars and will give them all away at the pit party that is taking place just prior to the main event. I can’t wait to meet all the fans and then put on my helmet and mix it with some stars of motorsport.”

Rally driver for Subaru in the Australian Rally Championship Molly Taylor has also been invited to take part in the support feature, with Taylor set to let the boys know who is boss when it comes to four wheels.

“I’m really looking forward to having the opportunity to be a part of the event,” Taylor said. “I’m not really sure what to expect, but I love driving on the dirt, taking on new challenges and adventures, and I’m sure this will be an event I won’t forget. I have such admiration for the skills supercross riders have and this will be my first time actually seeing a supercross event in the flesh, so to be able to do that and also get out on the track myself is a big bonus.”

Also confirmed is FMX superstar and X-Games gold medalist Cam Sinclair, who is also three-time Victorian Supercross Champion, making the perfect addition to the now four confirmed champions of motorsport set to compete in the feature race.

“I’m really looking forward to to the supercross in Geelong,” Sinclair said. “I’ve always been a massive fan of supercross, so I am pumped to watch the racing and catch up with all my old racer friends. I’m excited to race the trophy karts with a bunch of legends too, it’s gonna get crazy, and I can’t wait to see everyone down at GMHBA Stadium.”

With two more names to be announced next week, with both having won Australian championships on four wheels, one off road one on bitumen, Troy Bayliss Events continues to add great support events for round three of Australian Supercross Championship, with further announcements to come in the following weeks.

Plus, it’s only fitting for Troy Bayliss Events to also head to the sky, securing the biggest air-bag in Australia, set-up in front of a huge ramp and will send an incredible line-up of riders ready to back-flip, front-flip and double back-flip dirt bikes, quads, mini bikes, four-wheel buggies, postie bikes and don’t be surprised if you see a Harley go upside down.

Round three of the Australian Supercross Championship is at GMHBA Stadium on 13 October, proudly presented by Yamaha Motor Australia. Tickets are available via www.ticketmaster.com.au.

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