Red Bull Straight Rhythm is an evolution of the sport of supercross, where riders race dirt bikes head-to-head on an half-mile “unwound” straight track with no turns. Here is all you need to know about Saturday’s event:
– The event has built off of that premise and transformed into a celebration of years gone by, with riders racing 20-year-old two-stroke dirt bikes and donning vintage-inspired gear.
– As it takes place at the end of the supercross/motocross race calendar with no race series points at stake, the event is just a great time – for riders and spectators alike.
– Held at Fairplex in Pomona, Ca, the event featured only two-stroke motorcycles – older technology machines that have a fervent fanbase even though they are no longer used in professional racing.
– Racing was broken up into two classes by engine size – 250cc and 125cc – and operated on a single-elimination bracket, with racing a best-of-three format.
– In addition, a special one-off exhibition race featured action sports hero Travis Pastrana racing Tyler Bowers on massive 500cc bikes. Pastrana, true to form, couldn’t help himself from throwing backflips on every run of the race.
– Once the dust settled, it was Ken Roczen, who was perfect throughout the night – never losing a matchup to take the 250cc title.
– In the 125cc class, Joey Crown lived up to his name, racing his way to the top step of the podium.
– And in the most anticipated and exciting match of the night, Tyler Bowers edged out Travis Pastrana in the Maxxis 500cc Showdown.
Maxxis 500cc Showdown
Tyler Bowers defeats Travis Pastrana
250 Class Results
1. Ken Roczen 2. Brandon Hartranft 3. Josh Hansen
125 Class Results
1. Joey Crown 2. Michael Leib 3. AJ Catanzaro
Words: Red Bull Content Pool