Friday September 12th, 2014

Travis Pastrana, Ryan Dungey and James Stewart headline the first of eight riders announced to participate in the Red Bull Straight Rhythm motocross competition on Oct. 4. 

The event is a head-to-head motocross competition featuring 32 riders facing off in a bracketed best-of-three single-elimination format, racing head-to-head on a 1/2 mile-long, “unwound” track. 

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Confirmed participants so far also include Josh Hansen, Josh Hill, Brett Metcalf, Cole Seely and Dean Wilson.

The event is the first of its kind and includes a $100,000 prize. It will be held at the Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, California.

“I think I can safely speak for the entire group of riders, in saying how excited I am about the opportunity to compete in this man-against-man, win-or-go-home situation,” said Stewart, in a press release.

“Straight Rhythm is a fresh take on the traditional format, and the fact that it’s bringing out guys like Travis (Pastrana) says it all about what a truly unique opportunity it is.”

Pastrana is a 10-time X Games gold medalist. Dungey was the 2012 AMA 450 Class Motocross Champion and Stewart was the 2009 FIM World Supercross Champion.
 

- Molly Geary

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