And he will do that in front of a huge home crowd at this year’s Monster Energy S-X Open Auckland at Mt Smart Stadium on November 16.
This news means that the S-X Open Auckland will be the last time the Kiwi will ever compete in a Freestyle Motocross competition and says there’s no other place he’d rather do it than in front of his devoted Kiwi fan-base.
‘I have decided to pull back from riding competitions and to have my last competition ride in New Zealand at the S-X Open in Mount Smart Stadium is going to be an awesome send-off,” says Sherwood. “I’ve never actually competed in New Zealand so for my final event to be on home soil at the S-X Open is going to be pretty cool.”
“I’m now moving into the next step of my life which I’m really looking forward,” Sherwood said. “But it’s bittersweet for me, I’ve got so many great memories from the past 10 years of competition but am really looking forward to putting on my final show for the Kiwi fans so make sure you grab your tickets and come check it out!”
The event in Auckland will be the first and last time Sherwood ever competes on Kiwi soil and the two-times X Games & Nitro World Games Gold Medallist says he’ll be looking to throw down a never before seen trick for the fans only chance to ever see him compete in New Zealand.
Sherwood will come up against some fierce rivals in the Monster Energy Best Trick competition which is sure to heat things up in between Supercross racing on the night.
With the best trick element crowd-judged Sherwood will be hoping for as many Kiwis to attend as possible to help the former X Games gold medalist retire with one final Gold medal around his neck.
“I’m really going to do my best to bring something brand new at S-X Open because I really want to win this one, says Sherwood. “Bilko and Cam (Sins) I’ve been riding against for 10 years now and Harry Bink is at the top of his game so that’s why I’m down here (at home) riding everyday to get prepared and make sure I bring my A-game on November 16.”
“We’ve got world class riders coming here to New Zealand which doesn’t happen very often, the world’s best Freestyle riders, the world’s best Supercross riders, and together I think it’s going to put on one hell of a show.”
Fans who attend the S-X Open on Nov 16 will also be able to see Sherwood even closer than ever as he performs insane stunts and additional FMX shows free to all ticket holders within the Pit Party precinct prior to the evening’s racing and competition.
Not only will fans see Sherwood in action on-track at Mt Smart Stadium in the Monster Energy Best Trick competition on November 16 but he’ll also be keeping everyone entertained before the gates drop, with some insane tricks up on Pit Party level between 2pm-4pm
Tickets to the 2019 Monster Energy S-X Open Auckland on November 16 at Mt Smart Stadium are now via Ticketmaster HERE
ABOUT THE S-X OPEN AUCKLAND
The record-breaking success of the 2018 event was unprecedented, with a crowd of over 22,500 attending Auckland’s Mt Smart Stadium, making it the biggest international Supercross event to ever take place on Kiwi soil.
Featuring the very best international athletes as well as New Zealand and Australia’s best for the second year running in New Zealand and Australia, the S-X Open FIM Oceania Supercross Championship is the most unique international Supercross Championship outside of the USA, and will be sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme with FIM Oceania status and sanctioning.
S-X Open Auckland will also form the fourth round of the Australian Supercross Championship, the first time an event in New Zealand will be a part of the Australian series, and will feature the Triple-Crown Final race format, with non-stop, high-intensity action that will have fans on the edge of their seats, for the entire duration of the event.
The 2019 Monster Energy S-X Open Auckland is proudly supported by Auckland Tourism Events & Economic Development (ATEED) and Monster Energy.
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