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Maddison set for Indy leap.

World-record holding freestyle motocross superstar Robbie Maddison will soar among the high-rises at next week's Nikon Indy 300 IndyCar event, from October 23-26.

The 27-year-old Australian is best known for his internationally televised world record jump in Las Vegas on New Year's Eve earlier this year - where he jumped his bike more than 322 feet adjacent to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino (pictured).

Portable ramps will be placed at various locations around the street circuit over the four days of the event, allowing all fans to catch a glimpse of the high-flying Maddison as he launches from the 75 foot jump before completing moves such as 'the heart attack', 'no-handed can-can', 'superman' and all-time crowd favourite 'the backflip'.

Maddison will headline the aerial entertainment but won't be flying solo as he is joined by fellow Aussie superstars Jarryd McNeil, Joel Brown, Rhys Hillier and Gold Coaster Joe Sheppard as a part of the Raceline FMX Air Show.

"I am really psyched to be heading back to Australia and showing the fans at the Nikon Indy 300 just what Freestyle Motocross is all about," said Maddison.

"Everyone I speak to tells me that the atmosphere of the event is simply amazing, I can't wait to get on my Yamaha and be a part of the show for the fans. As you'd expect I'm an adrenaline junky, so I think it's pretty cool that I get to perform on the same track as the guys in the IndyCars and V8 Supercars."

Nicknamed the 'Wizard of Oz', Maddison is the sole three-time winner of the Gold Coast based 'King of the Coast', the winner of a Gold Medal at the 2004 Planet-X Summer Games and set two world records in 2005 alone.

One of these was on his 125cc bike jumping it a gigantic distance of 221 feet, while the other left a 25,000 person crowd in awe when he jumped his 250cc bike a spectacular 246 feet doing a massive version of the heart attack trick. This was of course followed up by the Las Vegas success.

Nikon Indy 300 Entertainment and Events manager Josh Martin believes that the addition of the Red Bull-backed high flier to the entertainment schedule is a huge coup for the Event.



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Robbie Maddison leaps into history with a new distance record on New Year`s Day in Las Vegas   [pic credit: Christian Pondella/Red Bull]
Robbie Maddison leapt into history with a new distance record on New Year`s Day in Las Vegas   [pic credit: Justin/Red Bull]
Robbie Maddison leapt into history with a new distance record on New Year`s Day in Las Vegas   [pic credit: Chris Tedesco/Red Bull]
Robbie Maddison prepares for his record breaking Vegas jump (pic: Rich Van Every_Red Bull).
Robbie Maddison (pic: Rich Van Every_Red Bull).
Freestyle star Robbie Maddison during a massive jump (pic: Rich Van Every_Red Bull).
Ben Townley on his way to the 2007 AMA Supercross Lites East Coast title. (pic: TFS).
Ben Townley wins the 2007 AMA Supercross Lites East Coast title. (pic: TFS).
Ben Townley wins the 2007 AMA Supercross Lites East Coast title. (pic: TFS).
17 year old James `Bubba` Stewart celebrates winning the 125cc AMA West Coast Supercross series.
Brandon Jesseman on his way to the 125cc East Coast Supercross title [Photo: FrankHoppen.Com].
Australian Michael Byrne took two 4th placed finishes in the 250cc class before switching to the 125 East Coast series as a favourite for the title [Photo: FrankHoppen.com].
Matt Walker has mixed strong rides with controversy in the 125 West Coast Supercross series [Photo: FrankHoppen.com].
Reigning 125cc West Coast champion Travis Preston hangs on to his Honda [Photo: Frank Hoppen].
After finsihing 2nd in round one of the AMA 125cc West coast series, James `Bubba` Stewart took victory in round two at Phoenix [Photo: Frank Hoppen].

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