Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Red Bull Straight Rhythm Returns for 2015

Courtesy of Red Bull Media House

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 24 riders broken up into two classes – 16 riders in the Open Class and 8 riders in the Lites Class (less than 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.

About Fairplex
Under the direction of the Los Angeles County Fair Association, Fairplex is home to the L.A. County fair, one of the largest county fairs in the nation. Fairplex is also home to the Auto Club Raceway at Pomona dragstrip, which hosts both the opening and closing rounds of the NHRA drag racing series annually.

About The Red Bull Signature Series
The Red Bull Signature Series is a collection of the most progressive action sports events in the world, featuring some of Red Bull’s top properties including Frozen Rush, Double Pipe, Joyride, Rampage and Straight Rhythm. Red Bull Media House and Alli Sports, a division of the NBC Sports Group, showcase the most progressive and innovative snowboarding, mountain biking, off- road trucking, freestyle motocross, skiing, surfing and BMX events, on custom courses from the inspiration of the athletes themselves. For more information, please visit www.redbullsignatureseries.com. Be sure to follow the Red Bull Signature Series on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

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