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Red Bull Straight Rhythm | First Look
It has been a long time coming, but we finally got to check out some action on the Red Bull Straight Rhythm course that riders will go head-to-head on tomorrow afternoon at the Pomona Fairplex in Pomona, California, and to say the sprawling 1/2-mile long course was impressive would be an understatement. The Straight Rhythm track runs nearly the entire length of the Auto Club Raceway drag strip and consists of rhythm sections, huge double jumps, whoops, and a sand section that is found at the mid-way point. Today was the first chance that riders had to makes runs down the track, and it also served as qualifying for tomorrow’s main event, as riders will be seeded into tomorrow’s brackets based on their times today. Tomorrow’s event airs live on Redbull.com/straightrhythm.
Perhaps one of the biggest topics heading into the Straight Rhythm event is the fact that Pastrana is competing aboard what he lovingly refers to as RMZilla, which is a 500cc two-stroke wedged into a RM-Z450 chassis. It is truly rad hearing the throaty 500 blitzing the Supercross whoops.
Since this event falls right after the first of October, many riders are making their debut on their new rides. Dean Wilson is one of them, as he will be competing aboard his new Red Bull KTM 450SX-F tomorrow. Deano already looks very comfortable on the bike.
Fresh off his TransWorld SLAM victory last weekend, Josh Hill is aboard a full Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki KX450F for tomorrow’s race. Hill looks very confident and comfortable aboard the bike.
Riders will start out of separate corrals for each head-to-head race, and won’t see each other until after the gate drops.
Brett Metcalfe is one of the numerous riders competing tomorrow. He told us that he is currently working on getting sponsorship together for next year, however, if it doesn’t pan out, he will likely head back to Canada in the summer.
The Stewart brothers, James and Malcolm, both look very comfortable on the lengthy jump-riddled course and did numerous passes down the track together.
Josh Hansen has been putting in the work lately, and spent the most time out of any rider walking the track, looking for possible combinations through the rhythm sections. Expect Hanny to be a contender tomorrow.