Motorcycle stunt king Jason Britton will burn rubber at the Fontana, California, leg of the US Cup cross-country mountain bike series.
Britton will perform a show and shoot a segment of his TV show, SuperBikes, which airs on the Speed Channel in the US. He hopes his appearance will attract a wider audience for the race.
His involvement stems from his friendship with Scott Tedro, a former motorcyclist who now runs the Sho-Air cross-country team.
Britton said: “I’ve known Scott Tedro, president of [air freight firm] Sho-Air International, for over a decade. He and I used to ride motorcycles together, and he helped me make my first stunt video. I raced BMX as a kid, have ridden road bikes for fitness for years and more recently have turned towards mountain bikes to keep in shape. I’m stoked to help grow the sport in any way I can, and look forward to creating a scene at Fontana.”
Tedro said: “It’s awesome that Jason wants to bring outside exposure to our sport. His stunt shows are unbelievable and will bring people who don’t normally watch mountain bike racing into our venue. When Jason gets on the mic to pump the bicycle racers, that will bring mainstream credibility to our sport. Maybe we’ll get him out for a lap or two on the cross-country course!”
The US Cup hits Fontana on 28 and 29 March. To find out more, visit www.usopencup.com.