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.
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.”
- Molly Geary