2015 Red Bull Straight Rhythm
This year’s event is set for Oct. 11 once again in the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif.
The race is the first of its kind – a drag-racing style bracket format duel. During the race, two riders go head-to-head down a straight, 3,000-foot-long rhythm section. The course was laid out on the Pomona drag strip, and included 300-foot whoop section and 80 jumps.
Straight Rhythm is a flagship event of the Red Bull Signature Series, a collection of the most innovative and progressive events in action sports.
During last year’s debut Red Bull Straight Rhythm at the Auto Club Raceway at Fairplex, two-time Supercorss Champion James Stewart (Suzuki) won the Open Class, and KTM’s Marvin Musquin taking home the top spot in the 250cc Class.
This year’s format will feature 24 riders broken up into two classes – 16 riders in the Open Class and 8 riders in the Lites Class (less that 250cc).
Riders will race in a head-to-head, best-of-three bracket format. By isolating just the whoops, doubles, table tops and step on/offs, this format demands that riders focus exclusively on reading the terrain in front of them and correctly judging their speed / throttle input for precise distance and control over the features. Many of the world’s top supercross and motocross riders are expected to return to the competition, Red Bull reports.
“The Red Bull Straight Rhythm course demands a style of riding unlike the traditional tracks we face all year long. Ultimately there’s less time to recover from a mistake so the goal is to maintain a certain rhythmic tempo. It’s a definite challenge,” said James Stewart, 2014 RBSR Open Class champion.
Straight Rhythm will air on NBC on November 29, 2015 as part of the Red Bull Signature Series, the most progressive action sports property in the world. For more information, please visit www.redbullsignatureseries.com. For additional event information and updates, please visit redbull.com/straightrhythm. The event is presented by Pennzoil and supported by GoPro, Samsung Milk Video and Polaris RZR.
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