Much like his motocross bike is used to doing, Jay Woolley's fortunes have taken a dramatic turn for the better.
The Way South Militants Freestyle Entertainment president received a devastating blow in April when arsonists torched the club’s truck and trailer, causing about $80,000 damage.
Since then, donations from wellwishers have helped the club get back to its feet and now, Woolley and his brother Josh have been asked to perform in Nitro Circus’ March 25 Launceston performance.
With tickets to the Aurora Stadium event going on sale on Sunday, Woolley said he couldn’t wait to perform with some of the world’s best extreme athletes in his own backyard.
“Riding with Nitro Circus is a dream come true for us,” Woolley said.
“They're at a world level, they're at the top of the sport so even getting to pull the helmet on beside them is going to be an amazing experience that’s for sure.”
WSM have been flat out since obtaining a new truck and trailer earlier this month, performing at the Launceston and Flinders Island shows, with a performance at the Hobart Show locked in for next week.
Woolley said he was stoked that a nightmare scenario had led to a dream opportunity.
“We had really horrible things happen to us and it's all turned into something really good in the end.
“We're flat out with this and definitely getting involved with Nitro and having the opportunity to do that is going to lift our game and make us better riders.”
Tickets can be purchased at www.nitrocircus.live