The season for massive stadium events is over, but Monster Energy’s Jackson ‘Jacko’ Strong is ending the year with a heavy dose of freestyle motocross progression. The 28-year-old FMX icon headlines an elite cast of riders in a high-energy video released to global audiences today across Monster Energy’s social media channels: ‘Jackson Strong’s Sand Quarry’ captures a boundary-pushing progression session on a custom dirt track in a seven-minute-long edit by Headstrong Films.
Filmed in late 2019 on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River in New South Wales, Australia, the high-definition video showcases eleven-time X Games medalist Jackson Strong pushing the sport’s progression alongside a select crew of Monster Energy teammates. Featured riders include a mix of FMX icons such as Josh Sheehan, Harry Bink, and Josh Hill next to the upcoming Monster Army recruits Tom Richards (16 years old) and Ben Richards (18 years old).
Jackson Strong himself dreamed up and built the challenging dirt track on the grounds of a 30-acre sand quarry near his hometown of Lockhart, Australia. “I used to ride there as a kid. One of my friends lived next door and we would jump the fence and do shovel jumps,” said Jackson Strong. Over the course of two weeks, ‘Jacko’ moved and shaped about 3000 cubic meters of sand into a never-seen-before freestyle motocross course.