Mega Motocross to the max at Okanagan festival

Chris Nolan almost dismounts on this jump, managing to keep both hands on the bike. (Mark Brett - Western News)
Jeff Fehr does his patented back flip to the delight of spectators above and below. (Mark Brett - Western News)
Kris Garwasiuk gets up on the handlebars on this jump. (Mark Brett - Western News)
Jeff Fehr goes horizontal as he flies through the air at the Canadian Tire Mega Motocross demonstration. (Mark Brett - Western News)
It’s hands off briefly for Chris Nolan. (Mark Brett - Western News)

Up, up and away.

The high-flying Canadian Tire Mega Motocross riders were at it again Thursday, their first show of Peach Festival in the fourth year in a row they’ve participated in the annual event.

Set up on a section of Lakeshore Drive at Okanagan Lake Park, some of the top riders in Canada are showing off their high-flying skills through Saturday.

Among them are Chris Nolan and Jeff Fehr.

READ MORE: Top motocross riders in Canada coming to Penticton Peach Festival

Fehr had the large crowd at Thursday’s opening show calling for more as he landed numerous gravity-defying back flips.

He currently holds the record of 105 feet for the longest natural terrain back flip.

For his part, Nolan threw down some of the biggest cliff hangers and rock solids to be seen on the planet.

There are shows Friday starting at noon and 4 p.m. and Saturday at 1:05 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.


 

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