Star rider helps build new Farm Jam track

NATHAN BURDON
Last updated 05:00 01/03/2014
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PRACTICE RUN: Gore teenager Ben Wilson riding during a sunset session at the Frew Farm.

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New lines, new tracks and a satellite dish feature will provide a point of difference for this year's Farm Jam.

The seventh editon of the annual dirt sports event on the Frew farm at Otapiri Gorge features New Zealand and international riders across BMX, FMX and MTB.

"There have been a lot of adjustment to the motocross track and the mountainbike, BMX line has had a lot of changes as well," co-organiser Dan Frew said.

"There's a whole new line up jumps there and a new wooden satellite dish feature. The level of riding on all aspects is going to be quite amazing."

Not only will Red Bull X-Fighters star Levi Sherwood be featuring in competition, he's also been helping build the track.

"For a young guy, and it's not his profession, he's got incredible talent and great work ethic, Frew said.

"It looks amazing. Levi Sherwood has been here since Monday playing around in the digger and it's looking good. The tracks are looking as good as they can physically be."

The event traditionally attracts a crowd of about 2000, and with a good weather forecast, Frew is hoping for a similar number today.

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- The Southland Times

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