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HERVEY BAY PBR CHALLENGER SERIES AND FREESTYLE BIKE SPECTACULAR
HERVEY BAY, QLD
JULY 24, 2010
Aussie Champ To Lead The Charge in Hervey Bay
Australian bull riding champion David Kennedy will lead a posse of the toughest cowboys in the land next Saturday night when Hervey Bay plays host to round six of the 2010 Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Challenger Series.
Titled the Hervey Bay PBR Challenger Series and Freestyle Bike Spectacular, this unique event will combine the raw power and rock ‘n’ roll atmosphere of a Professional Bull Riders event with the thrills, spills and supreme dirt bike skills of freestyle motocross.
Hervey Bay’s Sea Front Oval will shake to its foundations as a pen of Queensland’s rankest bucking bulls cut loose against forty of Australia’s bravest young athletes. Over the course of three hours of no-holds-barred exhilaration, these bull riders will pit their skills against the nation’s nastiest bovines for a piece of the cash bounty and bragging rights as the inaugural PBR Hervey Bay champion.
Twenty-five-year-old David Kennedy from Kyogle, NSW will use the Hervey Bay event to test the right shoulder that he broke and dislocated last month in the 2010 PBR World Challenge Final in Sydney. Kennedy was to have recommenced riding in the US this weekend, but the shoulder didn’t heal in time. Kennedy’s misfortune is a stroke of luck for bull riding fans in the Wide Bay, as they now get to see a genuine world top 40 rider in action right here in their hometown.
Hervey Bay also gives Kennedy the opportunity to reignite his fiery relationship with Rockhampton stock contractor Brian Duggan’s supreme bull, Man Eater. A massive black and white bull with distinctive curved horns, Man Eater is a huge but highly athletic bull with a genuine dislike of human beings. Kennedy had two high scores on Man Eater in 2009 but in 2010 the monster bovine has been in supreme form, with three buck-offs from three outs and an average buck-off time of 2.7 seconds. The champ will have to bring his A-game to Hervey Bay if he is going to get the better of the mighty Man Eater.
Other bulls to watch out for on the night are Brian Duggan’s big white bull Titanic, and Pittsworth stock contractor Stuart Timm’s two contenders Zee Force and Hot Dogs. Representing the local Wide Bay/Burnett region will be the Postle brothers, Matt and Craig, from Mundubbera. Matt Postle currently sits at number six in the PBR Australia standings, with older brother Craig at number ten.
Another rider from the local area is Bundaberg’s Michael Cross. The 2006 PBR Rookie of the Year Cross suffered a serious leg break in 2007, which kept him out of competition for some time. A champion junior gymnast, Cross is a naturally gifted sportsman and dedicated father, who now divides his time between work, family and his love of bull riding.
In addition to the thrill-a-minute bull riding action, Hervey Bay sports fans will be treated to an octane-charged display of freestyle Moto X from the East Coast FMX crew. Both before the bull ride and during intermission, the five riders will launch their dirt bikes in and out of the bull-riding arena, in the process pulling off some of the hottest tricks in the FMX repertoire – the Hart Attack, the Ruler, the Dead Body and the Catwalk.
With Australia’s rankest beasts, toughest sportsmen and the edge-of-your-seat excitement of a Professional Bull Riders event, the Hervey Bay PBR Challenger Series and Freestyle Bike Spectacular is one bull-ride not to be missed. This is the real deal - the one and only PBR.
Hervey Bay PBR Challenger Series and Freestyle Bike Spectacular
Sea Front Oval, Cnr Main Street & Charlton Esplanade, Hervey Bay
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Gates open from 5pm. Bull Riding action from 6.30pm
Tickets available at the gate
Adults $20, under 16 $10
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