Santa Monica, Calif. – After a highly successful inaugural event in 2014, Red Bull Straight Rhythm will return for a second consecutive year. The 2015 event will take place on October 11 and will once again be held at Fairplex in Pomona. An evolution of the sport of supercross, the event features head-to-head racing on an “unwound” track, where there are no turns, just a 1/2 mile-long straight rhythm section. Straight Rhythm is a flagship event of the Red Bull Signature Series, a collection of the most innovative and progressive events in action sports.
The inaugural event, held at the Auto Club Raceway at Fairplex, saw James Stewart win the Open Class, with Marvin Musquin taking home the top spot in the 250cc Class. This year’s format will feature twenty-four riders broken up into two classes—sixteen riders in the Open Class and eight 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.
“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.