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Tickets are now on sale for fans to witness the evolution of the sport of Supercross, where 32 of the best Supercross / Motocross riders will compete on an “unwound” track where there are no turns, just a 1/2 mile-long straight rhythm section. The watershed event will take place on Saturday, October 4 at 3pm at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. All tickets are general admission and cost $20, and parking passes can be purchased ahead of time for $10 (also available on-site). Both can be purchased at www.redbull.com/straightrhythm.
The innovative event will pit a field of 32 riders against each other in a head-to-head, best-of-three bracket format. By isolating just the whoops, triples, doubles, table tops and step on/offs, riders must focus exclusively on reading the terrain directly in front of them and correctly judging their speed for precise distance and control. Many of the world’s top riders are expected to compete, with the full rider list to be announced shortly. The 2013 proof-of-concept featured riders James Stewart, Ryan Dungey, Marvin Musquin, Malcolm Stewart, Cole Seely, Justin Bogle and Jessy Nelson riding the unique course in a non-competitive format.
Auto Club Raceway at Pomona is the oldest and most well known on the NHRA drag racing series circuit. Built in 1951, it was opened as a way to encourage street racers to compete safely, and was built through the combined efforts of the Pomona Valley Timing Association, Pomona Police Chief Ralph Parker and the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds. In 1992, Auto Club Raceway at Fairplex entered the final phases of a $4.5-million modernization project, which included the installation of permanent grandstand seats that can accommodate up to 40,000 fans.
Red Bull Straight Rhythm will air on NBC in 2014 as part of the Red Bull Signature Series, a collection of the most progressive action sports events in the world. For more information, please visit www.redbullsignatureseries.com.