Free style motocross riders wow Vanderhoofians

Motocross pro riders jumped as high as 75-feet at the Nechako Valley Exhibition Grounds in Vanderhoof. (Rebecca Dyok photo)Motocross pro riders jumped as high as 75-feet at the Nechako Valley Exhibition Grounds in Vanderhoof. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
The crowd was thrilled to watch motocross pro riders such as Vanderhoof’s own Jeff Fehr perform numerous stunts at the Nechako Valley Exhibition Grounds. (Rebecca Dyok photo)The crowd was thrilled to watch motocross pro riders such as Vanderhoof’s own Jeff Fehr perform numerous stunts at the Nechako Valley Exhibition Grounds. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
A series of ‘death defying’ stunts were recently performed by motocross pro riders in Vanderhoof. (Rebecca Dyok photo)A series of ‘death defying’ stunts were recently performed by motocross pro riders in Vanderhoof. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Vanderhoof’s Luke Wheeler was amongst the pro riders performing with Global FMX this past Friday and Saturday at the Nechako Valley Exhibition Grounds. (Rebecca Dyok photo)Vanderhoof’s Luke Wheeler was amongst the pro riders performing with Global FMX this past Friday and Saturday at the Nechako Valley Exhibition Grounds. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Two ramps were set up at the Nechako Valley Exhibition Grounds a for two-day show August 20 and August 21 by Global FMX. (Rebecca Dyok photo)Two ramps were set up at the Nechako Valley Exhibition Grounds a for two-day show August 20 and August 21 by Global FMX. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Enthusiastic cheers could be heard at the Nechako Valley Exhibition Grounds in Vanderhoof where renowned motocross pro riders performed eye-popping exhilarating stunts.

The Global FMX series attracted large crowds Friday, August 20 and Saturday, August 21, featuring Vanderhoof’s own Luke Wheeler and Jeff Fehr.

Also jumping into the air were four other pro riders from across Western Canada, including Lance McMorran, Jordan Gledhill, Chris Nolan and Dylan Foulston.

Two youth riders from Kelowna and Prince George rounded out the shows clocking in at two hours.

“Normally this would be our fall fair weekend,” said Carolyn Leigh, executive director of the Nechako Valley Exhibition Society.

While COVID-19 restrictions were lifted later this year, it was not enough time to finish organizing for what would have also been the 55th annual Nechako Valley Exhibition Fall Fair.

“We couldn’t run a fall fair, but we already had Global FMX booked to show up at the fair,” Leigh said.

“While we couldn’t get all the events running in conjunction, we thought that at least with the lifting of restrictions, we could put on a show for the community of some sort.”

Extra seating was made available, and Leigh added that they were in close communication with Northern Health as well as the RCMP.

“We were just really hoping to give people something to enjoy in a safe way during this time.”

Read More: 55th Fall Fair in Vanderhoof cancelled


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