Sick Air heads to fairgrounds

Daily Press file photo At right, Scott Murray, left, and a fellow motocross rider catch some air during a performance at the Upper Peninsula State Fair in 2016.

ESCANABA — Fans of high-octane excitement will have something to cheer about Saturday when Sick Air Inverted, a motocross stunt show by Scott Murray of Helps, Mich., comes to the U.P. State Fairgrounds.

Murray is a veteran stunt performer who has been hooked on motocross bikes since a young age.

“(It’s) something I wanted to do since I was 8 yrs old. I always had three wheelers and pedal bikes but once I watched a supercross race back in 1989, I was hooked! I wanted to ride a dirt bike,” Murray writes in his bio on his website,

Murray’s mother, father, and stepfather bought him his first bike when he was twelve. He has upgraded since then, now riding a 450cc 2017 KTM 450SX-F.

Murray and his Sick Air riders have performed all over the world, including Vienna, Austria, and Prague, Czech Republic. Closer to home, Murray has also performed in Houghton, Iron Mountain, and Green Bay.

Doors open for the stunt show at 5 p.m., with the show beginning at 7 p.m. in the grandstand. Individuals with VIP tickets will also be able to enjoy a VIP pit party at 5:30 p.m.

General admission and VIP tickets are available at Cycle City Escanaba or at the Island Resort and Casino.